A stultifying hodgepodge of Mythology 101 midterm answers, generically LOTR-ish battle scenes and Anthony Hopkins bellowing in his best Shakespearean baritone, this is a superhero movie that feels like it might have been made by anyone and no one. It’s simply space-filler before the next big team-up.
As much as we love Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man (and can even roll with Ang Lee’s psychodrama of a Hulk movie), the Marvel Cinematic Universe technically begins with 2008’s game-changing Iron Man, the film that kicked off a franchise with hugeness in mind. The first chapter closed with the Snap and two box-office monstering Avengers movies, but since then, things have become a little subdued within the MCU – for all that Eternals and Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings brought progressive new shades to the Marvelverse.
The latest pair of entries, the inessential Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and James Gunn’s trilogy closing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, offer new beginnings and a reset of sorts, but do they match earlier MCU highs? Tempting the wrath of passionate viewers, we’ve ranked the 32 films to date – all of them blockbusters, but some more blockbustery than others. Read on to find out where the lastest MCU movies land.
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