The State of Marvel: Civil War and why I’ve never liked these movies
Ever since “Captain America: Civil War” dropped its newest trailer, I’ve engaged in a lot of particular conversations with co-workers and other people.
Let me start by listing my star ratings for each film in the Post-Iron Man Marvel universe:
Iron Man – 2.5/4
The Incredible Hulk – 2.5/4
Iron Man 2 – .5/4
Thor – 1/4
Captain America: The First Avenger – 3/4
The Avengers – 2/4
Iron Man 3 – .5/4
Thor: The Dark World – Did Not See
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 2/4
Guardians of the Galaxy – 2.5/4
Avengers: Age of Ultron – 1/4
Ant-Man – Did Not See
**This list specific to Avengers franchise
I felt a little reluctant writing this up because I have not seen all of the great shows on TV today. So if your favorite isn’t on here, it’s not because I’m a “complete idiot.” It may just be because I haven’t seen it yet.
I’m watching somewhere between 20 and 30 shows that are currently still running. I thought about doing this as a top 5, but the top 10 are all fantastic and deserve recognition.
So here are the Top 10 Television Shows on Right Now:
I got into “House of Cards” a little late and I never felt like I fully fell in love with it. Still, it is consistently tense and well-written. It is currently on its third season, which was its weakest, however the show continues to educate us about the complex mannerisms of Washington as well as its anti-protagonist Frank Underwood.
Comic-book adaptation stock has been on the rise in the film industry for the last five years. Many studios have tried their hand at cashing-in on the phenomenon, but through it all Disney has had it best, re-capturing the mythology of the Marvel universe.
With 3 films currently in production (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “The Fantastic Four”) and 9 films announced, we won’t be short of Marvel adaptations any time soon, and we’ll try and keep this list updated. But for now, including past and future Marvel films, here is our top list.
Film Review: The Avengers
Finally, the long-awaited time has come to put four of our favorite super heroes together and watch them conquer over evil.The Avengers is a fun time at the movie theater for families. Disclaimer though, take your kid you should probably invest in all the toys that will inevitably be released.
One thing I have always loved about superheroes and the idea of them is their inner conflicts. Of course none of these films have been known for being deep. Stan Lee was a genius in making characters that had power everyone dreamed that they had, and revealing that it came it a cost.
Don’t be a snob or think to hard in this movie, you shouldn’t in the rest of them either. Just enjoy the action and awesome effects. The story isn’t all that bad either. I have seen much more stilted story lines in blockbusters. My biggest problem I have had with all these films has been the lack of development in the villains.
Come to think of it, I can’t for the life of me remember the motivation of Loki and his ban of alien monster things. That’s all fine for a mindless action entertainment, but it won’t help the movie stand out at all. In fact I don’t see how this movie stands out.
Mindless Action Entertainment doesn’t get much better than this, but mindless can only do so much. In the end it all felt a little bland, just like this whole series has. I’m also not a fan of the gratuitous family-fun comedy they put into these films. The comics explored the deeper dark inner conflict that these characters had to overcome.
This isn’t meant to be fine art. It’s meant to be family-fun. Which can have good and bad qualities. I rank The Avengers better than all the other Marvel films featuring these characters with the exception of Captain America, which I liked more due to the more choreographed action sequences and look of the film. I also didn’t like the way the Hulk was portrayed here.
Final Score: 2.5/4