[MCU] Rewatching & Ranking The Infinity Saga

Matchstick

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#1
With the release of Avengers: Endgame exactly one month away in the U.S. (Thursday night, April 25), I thought it might be fun to set up a thread for discussing the 21 films to date in The Infinity Saga. (This is the official name of the first 22 movies in the MCU that will be capped off with Endgame, according to Kevin Feige.)

So, this thread is for:

1) Anyone rewatching MCU films in the next month who wants to share their thoughts as they go along. (Share a rating for it if you desire.)
2) General comments on the individual films or the MCU as a whole
3) Rank/rate the movies!

Here's a useful tool you can take a few minutes to use that will save you the trouble of ranking the films and do it for you based on your choices: Rank the MCU Films

I took it and here's what I came up with. (Clearly, I'm not a huge fan of either Iron Man sequel or the Ant-Man films.) I'm not quite sure this is how it would lay out if I did this myself, but it's pretty close.

1) The Avengers
2) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
3) Guardians of the Galaxy
4) Spider-Man: Homecoming
5) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
6) Avengers: Infinity War
7) Iron Man
8) Thor
9) Captain Marvel
10) Captain America: The First Avenger
11) Black Panther
12) Doctor Strange
13) Thor: Ragnarok
14) Captain America: Civil War
15) Avengers: Age of Ultron
16) Thor: The Dark World
17) Ant-Man and the Wasp
18) Iron Man 3
19) Ant-Man
20) The Incredible Hulk
21) Iron Man 2
 

Grumpygoat

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#2
My top four have some wiggle room. And I haven't seen Captain Marvel yet, so its ranking is based partially on what I expect or just feeling "meh" on other movies it was rated against.

  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Iron Man
  4. The Avengers
  5. Black Panther
  6. Captain Marvel
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger
  8. Doctor Strange
  9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  10. Ant-Man
  11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  13. Captain America: Civil War
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy
  15. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  16. Iron Man 3
  17. Avengers: Infinity War
  18. Thor
  19. Iron Man 2
  20. The Incredible Hulk
  21. Thor: The Dark World
 

KaijuGooGoo

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#3
Not too much different, except I'm more partial to Ant-Man, and GotG 2 was a bit of a letdown (although I can't quite explain why).

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Black Panther
3. The Avengers
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. Captain America: The First Avenger
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
8. Iron Man
9. Doctor Strange
10. Thor: Ragnarok
11. Captain Marvel
12. Captain America: Civil War
13. Ant-Man
14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
15. Ant-Man and the Wasp
16. Thor
17. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
18. Iron Man 2
19. Thor: The Dark World
20. The Incredible Hulk
21. Iron Man 3
 

Elph

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#4
Fun poll! Here's what I ended up with:

1) The Avengers
2) Avengers: Infinity War
3) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4) Captain America: Civil War
5) Iron Man
6) Thor: Ragnarok
7) Black Panther
8) Spider-Man: Homecoming
9) Guardians of the Galaxy
10) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
11) Captain Marvel
12) Doctor Strange
13) Ant-Man and the Wasp
14) Iron Man 3
15) Captain America: The First Avenger
16) Avengers: Age of Ultron
17) Ant-Man
18) Thor
19) Iron Man 2
20) The Incredible Hulk
21) Thor: The Dark World

The Top 5 is pretty much how I would rank the movies if I were doing the list myself, but after that it gets harder. I don't think I'd rate Thor: Ragnarok or Black Panther quite so high, for example, but honestly, pretty much everything from 6 to 19 on the list is perfectly watchable and enjoyable stuff. It speaks to the overall quality of the MCU that I think there are only two real clunkers so far, The Incredible Hulk and Thor: The Dark World.
 

Matchstick

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#5
and GotG 2 was a bit of a letdown (although I can't quite explain why).
Have you rewatched GOTG2 at all? I have really grown more and more fond of it on rewatches.

Here's a great video from Lindsay Ellis on the themes of GOTG2 for anyone who hasn't already seen this.

 

NPC New World Order

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#6
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Iron Man
  • Ant-Man
  • The Avengers
  • Black Panther
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man 3
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Thor
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Incredible Hulk
 

ranson

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#7
I apparently like Captains.

This is not unexpected.

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Captain America: The First Avenger
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. Thor: Ragnarok
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Black Panther
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. The Avengers
  11. Ant-Man
  12. Doctor Strange
  13. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  14. Iron Man
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  16. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  17. Thor
  18. Iron Man 3
  19. Iron Man 2
  20. The Incredible Hulk
  21. Thor: The Dark World
 

LibraryLass

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#8
1) Avengers
2) Captain Marvel
3) Spider-Man: Homecoming
4) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5) Thor: Ragnarok
6) Captain America: Civil War
7) Black Panther
8) Captain America: The First Avenger
9) Ant-Man
10) Avengers: Age of Ultron
11) Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
12) Thor
13) Iron Man
14) Iron Man 3
15) Doctor Strange
16) The Incredible Hulk
17) Guardians of the Galaxy
18) Avengers: Infinity War
19) Iron Man 2
20) Thor: The Dark World

Haven't seen Ant-Man and the Wasp yet
 

Bobaloo

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#9
Here's my current ranking, although I'm in the middle of a film-by-film re-watch, so this is hardly set in stone at the moment. I know my biggest deviation from the norm is my undying love for The First Avenger, but it is totally my jam.

1 CA: TFA
2 CA: TWS
3 The Avengers
4 Black Panther
5 CM
6 GOTG
7 AM&TW
8 T:Ragnarok
9 GOTGV2
10 A: IW
11 CA: CW
12 SM:H
13 Ant-Man
14 Dr. Strange
15 IM
16 IM3
17 A:AOU
18 Thor
19 IM2
20 T:TDW
21 The Incredible Hulk

(I took the quiz as well, and it was close to this, with a couple major deviations to keep an eye on.)

I'm live tweeting the re-watches, as I do them. The beginning of the thread is here:

 

Tango Samurai

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#10
Huh.
  1. Iron Man
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. Doctor Strange
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Captain Marvel
  6. The Avengers
  7. Black Panther
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  9. Thor
  10. Captain America: The First Avenger
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy
  13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  15. Iron Man 2
  16. Ant-Man
  17. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  18. Iron Man 3
  19. Thor: The Dark World
  20. The Incredible Hulk
  21. Thor: Ragnarok
I know I really didn't like the Thor sequels but to see it codified.
Capt America all in the top 10.
 
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