The waiting is nearly over. We stand on the edge of what Marvel has been working on since what feels like the dawn of time. Of course, the MCU actually first came into existence in 2008 with the release of Iron Man, but ten years is a long time in movie-land.
Avengers: Infinity War promises to shape everything that follows in the MCU and hopes to build on its rather average predecessor Age of Ultron, in almost every way. It’s longer (at 149 minutes), has more characters than anything else like it and is one of the most expensive films ever made, costing an estimated $400million.
Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed the rather fabulous Captain America: Civil War certainly have their work cut out. Here however, I’ve been working on this project for a good few weeks, re-watching all of the MCU and conducting some mini reviews. Without further ado, this is the ultimate, definitive ranking of the entire MCU. Read on to find out the best and worst Marvel movies. And I do believe a spoiler warning is in effect.
The first thing I’m going to tell you about Spider-Man: Homecoming is that it has been gloriously undersold in its uninspiring trailers and promotional posters. In fact, most of the marketing materials shown made it look like this would be Iron Man 4 ft. Peter Parker. Thankfully that’s not the case.
The second thing I’ll tell you is that Tom Holland’s turn as Peter Parker is very good indeed. But is he better than Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield? Well, for that you’ll have to read on. Continue reading
By Adam Brannon
Oh Marvel, when will you slow down? Taking a look through films released under the Marvel name now looks like a science lesson in creating the perfect formula for box-office success. Of course, that wouldn’t be the case had it not been for the brains behind these beloved stories, Stan Lee.
Here, Adam Brannon looks through his top five Stan Lee cameos from across the Marvel spectrum. But which five made the cut? Naturally, a spoiler warning is in force.
Adam Brannon looks at some film parodies.
For those of us living in the UK over the last couple of weeks, a bizarre road rage incident has taken the country and the internet by storm. Hailing from my hometown of Hull, Ronnie Pickering has become an online star after his unusually aggressive confrontation with a moped driver was recorded on a helmet cam.
Naturally, the internet went into overdrive with thousands of videos and memes being created in a matter of hours. These are now littering the web and I thought it was high time for me to trawl through some of the best film-related parodies out there. Continue reading
Contributor Rob Stoakes takes on his first MM Top 5 with a look at a selection of Marvel characters that should probably join the Avengers – and why they probably won’t even get their own movies.
So, Avengers: Age of Ultron came out last week. However, today, we’re taking a break from movies at Movie Metropolis to look at the comics that spawned the films we know and love, and look at the Marvel characters who would make great cinematic experiences of their own…
…and also why it probably won’t happen anyway. Continue reading