Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe
15. Marvel’s Agents of Shield
14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
13. Iron Man 2
Considered by many to be the worst movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this movie is another example of a failed sequel. However dull it might be at times, it did probably do the most of any of the first five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to set up The Avengers. The movie did introduce War Machine, but more than made up for him with it’s horrible villains.
Unlike the past 3 entries on the list, this movie did everything right. It had good casting, a storyline that was reasonably faithful to the comics, and it introduced Hawkeye. This movie even introduced the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki. No matter how good it sounds, it ended up falling short. Anybody who reads the comics will know that Thor is not the most interesting of superheroes. Thor is worth watching, even though it’s not one of the best.
11. Thor: the Dark World
10. Captain America the Winter Soldier
9. Captain America the First Avenger
8. The Incredible Hulk
7. Captain America Civil War
5. Iron Man 3
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. The Avengers
2. Iron Man
The final Superhero on this list is the only one who is more vigilante than superhero. Daredevil has no lazers, no iron suit, no gamma radiation, no magic hammer, no web-shooters, no super-soldier serum, and no vibranium suit. In fact, he’s blind. His alter-ego, Matt Murdock is not a billionaire. He’s a lawyer who works in a firm with no clients. Daredevil did everything right that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did wrong. Instead of wasting time on meaningless fight scenes that are completely unbelievable, Daredevil spends most of it’s minutes on developing it’s characters. In fact, it goes so far as to show Matt Murdock’s favorite bar, the church he attends, where he goes to work out, and his rival law firm. But don’t worry about the time it takes away from fancy fight scenes; it more than makes up for it. One of the things that Daredevil has gotten famous for is it’s extremely realistic fights; some of which are more straight up murders (bowling ball, car-door, hammer, all those throat slices). When the show isn’t bashing brains out, it’s regular fights are unique in themselves. In Daredevil, it takes about 15-30 punches to knock someone out and the hero gets scars that last into the next shows. Speaking of the next season, Season 2 of Daredevil introduced both Punisher and Electra. Since it is on Netflix, this show is limitless in what it can show which helps bring the Punisher to life, without being filled with ridiculous amounts of gore (like that scene in the 2008 non-MCU Punisher movie where he makes a man’s head explode simply by punching it.) Daredevil also gives any other superhero who does not fit into the PG-13 category, a place on Netflix. Daredevil has always been one of my favorite superheroes. Marvel Studios brings him to life and shows us why Marvel is still the best when it comes to movies, and now TV shows.
And finally, here is everything so far, and everything yet to come, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Keep on the lookout for Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War Part 1, Ant Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, and Avengers Infinity War Part 2. For all of you fans of Marvel’s tv shows, keep on the lookout for Agents of Shield Season 4, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones Season 2, Iron Fist, The Defenders, Daredevil Season 3, The Punisher, and Cloak and Dagger.