Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1LR Marvel Movie Rankings

As I reported recently, there are 34 Marvel movies that Rotten Tomatoes reviewed for their Marvel Movie Madness. The list below is my rankings of these Marvel movies from best (#1) to worse (#34). I've seperated the films into three categories - Great, Okay, and Bad. This was extremely hard to do - especially at the top of the list.

GREAT -1-13
OKAY - 14-24
BAD - 25-34
  1. Iron Man
  2. Captain America: The First Avenger
  3. X-Men: First Class
  4. X2: X-Men United
  5. Spider-Man 2
  6. Spider-Man
  7. Kick-Ass
  8. Iron Man 2
  9. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  10. X-Men
  11. Thor
  12. The Incredible Hulk
  13. Blade
  14. Fantastic Four
  15. X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  16. Spider-Man 3
  17. The Punisher (2004)
  18. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  19. Men in Black
  20. The Punisher (1989)
  21. Blade II
  22. Men in Black 2
  23. Daredevil
  24. Red Sonja
  25. Captain America (1990)
  26. Hulk
  27. Ghost Rider 
  28. Punisher: War Zone
  29. Elektra
  30. Blade: Trinity
  31. Fantastic Four (1994)
  32. Captain America (1944)
  33. Howard the Duck
  34. Man Thing
The top spot - I'm not a huge fan of the character Iron Man but that film is a close to perfect as a Superhero film can come. Absolutely great movie! The rest of the top ten was tough to jockey around but all of these films are undeniably solid films.

The middle of the pack was difficult to arrange as well but only because you're measuring the releative sucky-to-cool moments from films like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Punisher. Not that these films are BAD, but certainly they fall short of the mark in some regard.

The bottom of the list was also tough. I'll admit that I've never seen the 1944 Captain America serial (it's not even on Netflix!), but from what I've read of it, it completely changed the character of Cap in every significant regard and is horrible, even when compared with other serials from the same time period. Although it's a close toss up between the 1994 FF and Man Thing, Man Thing takes the cake as the worst Marvel movie of all time. At least the FF appeared for more than five minutes in their own film!

As an aside, consider how many Marvel movies have been released since Blade (1998) - The VAST majority of this list have been released since then! Truly we live in the age of Marvel media! Perhaps in the future 1LR will have to review each of these movies...

Agree? Disagree? Let me hear your opinions!

BTW - Look for a MASSIVE 1LR Marvel Media project coming starting this December! You've been warned!

1 comment:

  1. ROTFLMAO - #2 Captain Ameerica, as pronounced by some illegal immigrant. "Se, Captain Ameerica gets the yob done, for jou."

    Man Thing 4 Life!