Avengers: Endgame is one month away at the time of this writing, and we're getting more excited as each day passes. We're still binge watching every Marvel Studios film, and today, we're here to give you rapid fire reviews on Marvel Studios' second slate of films.
Iron Man 3--The third Iron Man film does what any good sequel needs to do--present a challenge to the protagonist that forces them to face it head on while also dealing with their own problems. It succeeds by telling possibly the most emotionally driven story out of the trilogy, causing Tony to grow even more as a character as he overcomes his personal problems, but the challenge he faces ends up being an issue for the movie. I won't spoil what happens, but they had to make a short film to apologize for what they did in the movie.
Thor: The Dark World--Honestly, I had way more fun with this film then I thought I would. It is said that this is possibly Marvel Studios' worst film, but considering it's not a bad movie, that's saying something about the quality that the studio puts into each of their films.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier--This is quite possibly the best Marvel movie. Ever. It's not only a great sequel, a great action movie, a great superhero film, and a great political thriller. It's a great movie. Period.
Guardians of the Galaxy--This is one of the most fun comic book movies ever made. The characters are delightful and hilarious. The soundtrack is catchy and will stay in your head for days on end, and the story is full of great character arcs, memorable quotes, and dance-offs. Oh, and of course Groot. What more could you want in a movie?
Avengers: Age of Ultron--It's a 2 hour 21 minute commercial for Phase 3, and that hinders the story from reaching its full potential. At least the titular characters are as fun to watch as ever.
Ant-Man--Out of all of the movies on this list, this one is the most astonishing because they somehow took one of Marvel's lamest characters and gave him a good movie. Yes, I'm serious. A movie about a guy who talks to ants is really good. The characters are charming, relatable, funny, and just lovable. You'll laugh from the hilarious jokes. You'll be emotional from the daddy-daughter moments. And you'll have a great time.