Filmspotting Forum

Filmspotting Message Boards => Movie Talk => Polls => Topic started by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2016, 02:57:47 PM

Title: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2016, 02:57:47 PM
I know there's a big poll of a bunch of Marvel and DC films, but I'm just interested in Marvel because, let's face it, DC sucks.  :P
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Teproc on November 09, 2016, 03:11:17 PM
The Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Iron Man
Doctor Strange
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Thor
Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 3
Captain America: The First Avenger
Ant-Man
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk


I'm interested enough in the mere idea of the MCU as this hybrid TV/film thing that I would continue watching pretty much no matter what at this point, but it's nice that Doctor Strange turned out to be good, because the ratio would have gotten worrying otherwise. Love those top two though, I have somewhat high hopes for GotG 2.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2016, 09:25:39 PM
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Avengers: Infinity War
Thor: Ragnarok
Black Panther
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Avengers
Captain America: Civil War
Ant-Man
Iron Man 3
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Iron Man
Thor
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Winter Soldier
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2


As I get farther away from some of these films, the lower they fall in my estimation.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 09, 2016, 09:34:03 PM
1. Iron Man
2. The Avengers
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
6. Doctor Strange
7. Ant-Man
8. Thor
9. The Incredible Hulk
10. Captain America
11. Avengers: Age of Ultron
12. Thor: The Dark World
13. Iron Man 3
14. Iron Man 2
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 09, 2016, 10:12:37 PM
1. Thor
2. Captain America 1
3. Captain America 3
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: MartinTeller on November 09, 2016, 10:34:59 PM
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. The Avengers
3. Thor
4. Captain America: The First Avenger
5. Iron Man
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron
7. Iron Man 2
8. Ant-Man


Sign me up for GotG2. You can keep the rest.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 09, 2016, 10:37:17 PM
1. Iron Man
2. The Avengers
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: smirnoff on November 09, 2016, 10:37:54 PM
1. Guardians of the Galaxy

Sign me up for GotG2. You can keep the rest.

Likewise.

Not that I've seen the others. Iron man maybe, on a plane iirc.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2016, 10:47:59 PM
Both of you should give Doctor Strange a shot. It's got a similarly funky aesthetic and is at least as funny as GotG. Maybe a rental if you don't feel like braving the theaters.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: smirnoff on November 09, 2016, 11:03:27 PM
It being disconnected from the other movies is a plus. I like a self-contained thing.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 10, 2016, 12:23:37 AM
The Avengers
Winter Soldier
Civil War

Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 10, 2016, 04:17:36 AM
I know there's a big poll of a bunch of Marvel and DC films, but I'm just interested in Marvel because, let's face it, DC sucks.  :P

Good point.

This will probably not reflect my ranking on the other poll perfectly, because, well, consistency is for squares and all that, but here it goes:

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Iron Man
Doctor Strange
Iron Man 3
Ant-Man
Thor
Iron Man 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America: The First Avenger
Thor: The Dark World


NB:
1) Is NB a thing for English speakers ?
2) Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that it is not called The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?
3) I just realized Guardians has a "u" but Galaxy does not.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Corndog on November 10, 2016, 07:32:37 AM
NB:
1) Is NB a thing for English speakers ?

I think so, but I took 4 years of Latin, so I may have no clue how other English speakers take it.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: StudentOFilm on November 10, 2016, 07:46:02 AM
2) Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that it is not called The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?

No you're not. I always typed it out as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, until recently.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on November 10, 2016, 09:37:27 AM
2) Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that it is not called The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?
In many countries, the first film is known as Avengers: Assemble.

Gives me comfort to see I'm not the only one who thinks the Iron Man series is one of Marvel's low points.

DH, Pretty remarkable recovery for Captain America considering what you thought of the first film.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 10, 2016, 10:40:36 AM
Oh absolutely. That first one is shameful garbage that gave me trepidation at the idea of watching its sequel. Winter Soldier turned out to be the best surprise of that year.

It's not surprising though. Unlike the first two Iron Man movies, the writers or directors are not the same, so there should be no reason to expect a consistency in quality or type of story.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 10, 2016, 10:43:27 AM
2) Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that it is not called The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?
In many countries, the first film is known as Avengers: Assemble.

What, not The Avengers: Assemble ? That only makes me madder.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 10, 2016, 11:59:16 AM
Gives me comfort to see I'm not the only one who thinks the Iron Man series is one of Marvel's low.
Surprised! Are you letting IM2 decrapitide overwhelm you? I said earlier Starks origin story is the only one that works. It's not only Shane Black's stardust making IM3 glitter; Sir Kingsley/Pearce/ Badge and the posh English sort are one of the few villain combos that really work. Dissed a Shane Black film dude! Shameful.  ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 10, 2016, 12:02:55 PM
That whole villain switcheroo is incredibly convoluted and makes the terrorism arc pointless.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on November 10, 2016, 01:57:54 PM
Is it a Shane Black film? The script is by Drew Pearce (MI5, which I also found overly formula) with Black doing re-writes. There's the occasional Black line, but he's mostly following the marching orders of the studio so he can go and make The Nice Guys. (THAT'S what a Shane Black film looks and sounds like.) Iron Man 3 is the waste of a good cast that Doctor Strange is not and that Iron Men finale needed a Director who could craft an action sequence.

I'm glad it's mostly getting Orange around here.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 10, 2016, 02:45:33 PM
It's a better film of his than Nice Guys, which is just about adequate. It might have a lot of Black touches, but that's a film with a lead(en) actor who can't handle the dialogue, like Downey Jnr can. I appreciate the insidery comment and if it is Drew Goddard then thats actually a downside for me, but it feels very much a Black film. I don't see the comment that Marvel takes a film away from a director generally, is that your opinion or are you solely applying that to Black?

Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on November 10, 2016, 03:23:35 PM
Solely applying it to Black. James Gunn comes through on Guardians clear as a bell, but IM3 is the Marvel that feels most like product. Don't know if that's because Iron Man is the Studio's crown jewel or because Black was trying to follow the style of Faverau. He was way out of his comfort zone. Setting it around Christmas and giving Tony a child sidekick were his security blankets.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 10, 2016, 03:39:54 PM
Nice Guys > Iron Man 3
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 10, 2016, 04:01:29 PM
Solely applying it to Black. James Gunn comes through on Guardians clear as a bell, but IM3 is the Marvel that feels most like product. Don't know if that's because Iron Man is the Studio's crown jewel or because Black was trying to follow the style of Faverau. He was way out of his comfort zone. Setting it around Christmas and giving Tony a child sidekick were his security blankets.
So Favreau wasn't constrained and Black was. Yet none of these Iron Man films are any good from your point of view. You might have a good reason for saying he was constrained. You just haven't written it yet.

On the train for Iron Man 10? Toot toot
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 10, 2016, 11:45:38 PM
4.5/5
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

4/5
Iron Man
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy

3.5/5
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: Civil War

3/5
Iron Man 2
Ant Man
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 11, 2016, 04:19:21 AM
oldkid, how do you manage to stay that positive ?

Both of you should give Doctor Strange a shot. It's got a similarly funky aesthetic and is at least as funny as GotG. Maybe a rental if you don't feel like braving the theaters.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 11, 2016, 10:33:23 AM
I grew up in a time when blockbusters were new and I still get a nostalgia feel.

But mostly it has to do with my rating system.  I didn't actually dislike any of these movies.  I found Ant Man and Iron Man 2 forgettable, not having anything to really capture my attention, but the rest all had something that I found redeemable.  My 2s and 1s are given to films that I actually dislike.  I didn't dislike any of these films, they did what was intended-- give us something to focus on for a couple hours.

It might be more telling that the only films I own are The Avengers and Captain America: Winter Soldier.  Those are the ones I plan to re-watch.  The others... I don't know.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 11, 2016, 11:07:25 AM
You don't think IM2 is an insult to its viewers' intelligence?
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 11, 2016, 12:47:44 PM
I grew up in a time when blockbusters were new and I still get a nostalgia feel.

But mostly it has to do with my rating system.  I didn't actually dislike any of these movies.  I found Ant Man and Iron Man 2 forgettable, not having anything to really capture my attention, but the rest all had something that I found redeemable.  My 2s and 1s are given to films that I actually dislike.  I didn't dislike any of these films, they did what was intended-- give us something to focus on for a couple hours.

It might be more telling that the only films I own are The Avengers and Captain America: Winter Soldier.  Those are the ones I plan to re-watch.  The others... I don't know.
I get the feeling "It's a Marvel movie" is like "It's a Harry Potter movie". Worth a extra point if you do suspect things like giving movies ratings.  ;D "Its a Marvel movie" means I'm not gonna view this film the way I normally would. That's fine but the reaction then seems equally valid. The one where people dismiss them all out of hand. Either way critical analysis has left the building. So you can't blame either one. Sorry I'm tired of unexplained enthusiasm. Gushgush. Anyone countering it gets called negative even if they say it's good not great? My rating for that attitude is C- try harder ;D
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 11, 2016, 08:41:44 PM
I am certainly not excusing the films because they are Marvel films.  I don't excuse any films.  But perhaps I don't have as high expectations for these films as I would, say, a Malick film and I wouldn't have as low expectations for these films as I would, say, a Stan Brakhage (sorry, you fans out there).  I expect a comic book film, some of which are based on the comics I read.  I expect more from them than Independence Day, because I figure they should make me laugh, and make me care about characters. 

If I gave them a good score, it isn't because of my expectations.  It's because I honestly liked them.  Same as I always do.  No explanation necessary.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 12, 2016, 12:12:42 AM
You just confirmed what I said; different standards for different films. You even said it in your review "for a marvel film". No problem. You aren't the only one doing it either. What's to argue about?

I had a negative attitude to those being completely dismissive of these productions but I've realised their reasons are no more or less thought out than the enthusiasm is. If treating movies by different standards purely for who makes the film and what characters are in it is concerned then what's good for the goose is good for the gander. I was on the other side of it for Harry Potter. I knew what the books were about. I wondered why grown ups spent so much time drooling over kids books and nobody spoke about these films in critical terms. I'd compare that to what's happening with Marvel and I don't see why any film can't be analysed properly; and how would those on the outside have any clue as to the relative merits of these films through this gushing waterfall; and all people have to do is challenge themselves to explain their enthusiasm, to communicate to others; actually give others a chance to know what's so good about any of these films. So nothing to do with anyone's particular opinion; good or bad; I'm talking about writing being a challenge; which highlights precisely that this challenge can't be risen to because the film has been watched uncritically in the first place. If one went into the film with the attitude "I'm going to have to explain this to others properly, whether it's good bad or indifferent" then it would properly affect how the movie was watched in the first place; it would at least make one sit up and concentrate; switch on to a film not switch off- perhaps a superhero film makes that impossible....but that's something to analyse and discuss right there.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 12, 2016, 12:56:31 AM
If I went into the Marvel films with the attitude, "I'll need to keep in mind I'll have to defend my entertainment", then I would be missing the main point of me watching the films: to have a good time with my daughters.  The three of us whispered jokes about Doctor Strange throughout our viewing, and we had a great time. 

Because that's what these movies are for.  As long as I have a great time and my daughters and I enjoy our company, I don't care about anything else.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 12, 2016, 01:20:51 AM
Quote
"I'll need to keep in mind I'll have to defend my entertainment"

That's an interesting inference from I wrote, but who said anything about defending it? I didn't. You think Marvel films need defending particularly? I could infer that these films are weak and need defending from that.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Teproc on November 12, 2016, 01:48:18 AM
Saying "for a Marvel film" doesn't imply judging them by a different standards, it's simply meeting the film halfway. If you focus on Suspiria's plot, you'll hate it. If you focus on Spotlight's cinematography, you might be disappointed. Those are not unreasonable things : films have differents strenghts, different focuses and sometimes they can be good even though they neglect certain things such as, in the case of Marvel, an original story structure. We know what we're going to get (Star Wars is similar actually), so accepting it for what it is, which is just a springboard for blockbuster entertainment, strikes me as a good thing, not an unfair bias or whatever you might call it.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 12, 2016, 01:52:08 AM
Sorry, oldkid seems quite happy to say he's judging them by a different standard. It's a general attitude nothing specific to oldkid.

Call Double Indemnity the blockbuster of its time. After all pulp fiction isn't too far removed from pulp comic books. Genre movies. You can discuss DI critically; but imagine the same non-critical praise or distaste applied back then. Hitchcock was a hack back then. Not now. So my answer to "can you apply critical analysis to Marvel movies?" then my answer is if you can apply it to Double Indemnity and Hitchcock then you can to Dr Strange, and you can do it quite easily.

Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 12, 2016, 02:01:53 AM
Obviously, verbals, I am defending myself from you.  You don't take what I say at face value, but judge me according to your own standards.  Unless everyone sees movies for the reasons you see them, you are going to tell them that they don't meet your expectations.

Sorry, verbals.  My movie watching doesn't revolve around your taste.  And I'm not going to continue petty arguments with you.

Right now, I am giving up my life's work.  Right now, I have to see someone whom I helped for years betray me.  Right now, I find that the people who I thought supported me were really undermining me.  Right now I can't do anything good enough for others.  For years I have been told that I have harmed the community I spent years helping.

And you expect me to be goaded into an intellectual argument about a couple hours when I could forget all that and spend time with my daughters?  I have more important things to be depressed about.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: verbALs on November 12, 2016, 02:09:46 AM
I replied to your PM, because that's a good place to discuss personal issues. Not here.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 12, 2016, 02:27:15 AM
I bring up my personal life so that you can recognize that movies mean different things to different people.  And that right now, analysis is last on my list.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on December 15, 2016, 03:07:31 PM
Reminded by pixote's poll I am bumping this up as the end of the year approaches.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 30, 2017, 09:10:36 AM
Update with the movies of 2017:

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Thor: Ragnarok
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Iron Man
Doctor Strange
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Guardians of the Galaxy V2
Iron Man 3
Ant-Man
Thor
Iron Man 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America: The First Avenger
Thor: The Dark World


I might upgrade Ragnarock in a year or so after rewatched and more clear-headed soul searching.

Sam, could you update the poll, please?
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 30, 2017, 09:41:21 AM
I updated the poll to include up to the impending release of Ragnarok.

I believe a mod has to reset the option to let us change our votes as I decided to keep the original results.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: pixote on October 30, 2017, 11:13:45 AM
the option to let us change our votes

Enabled!

pixote
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 30, 2017, 11:16:08 AM
Thank you both.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 30, 2017, 11:19:08 AM
I just realised I am the only person here with teal on their list.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on October 30, 2017, 11:19:35 AM
Because of the new power granted me by you gods, I have added Spiderman: Homecoming to my top three.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 30, 2017, 11:23:35 AM
Isn't that like, blasphemy or something? Are preachers allowed to blaspheme?
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on October 30, 2017, 01:12:08 PM
Pretty sure it's not blasphemy.  I could quote a bible verse for you, if you like.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: philip918 on October 30, 2017, 01:57:10 PM
Black Panther
The Avengers
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thor: Ragnarok
Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Guardians of the Galaxy
Iron Man 3
Thor
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy V2
Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Incredible Hulk
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 2
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 30, 2017, 02:07:18 PM
Updated my list even though I'll probably update it again sometime next week:

Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Avengers
Captain America: Civil War
Ant-Man
Iron Man 3
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Iron Man
Thor
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Winter Soldier
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2

Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on November 06, 2017, 01:18:07 PM
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Doctor Strange
6. Avengers: Endgame
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron
8. The Avengers
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Thor: Ragnarok
11. Captain America: The First Avenger
12. Black Panther
13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
14. Ant-Man and The Wasp
15. Iron Man
16. Thor
17. Captain Marvel
18. Thor: The Dark World
19. Iron Man 3
20. The Incredible Hulk
21. Ant-Man
22. Iron Man 2
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2017, 01:40:40 PM
My top 5 (or the ones I'd most likely re-watch)

Guardians of the Galaxy
Thor: Ragnarok
The Avengers
Dr. Strange
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 06, 2017, 02:45:08 PM
Four of those are right, just not in the right order.

EDIT: Well not really, there are better movies, but you know what I'm saying.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2017, 03:18:12 PM
I had to go back and find your list to see which one you weren't in favor of.

In defense of GotG, I'd like to think this well placed tune, Immigrant Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=y8OtzJtp-EM), in T: R, owes a little something to it.

Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 06, 2017, 03:40:48 PM
HA, that video is unavailable in my region, so that makes your argument invalid.

#solidlogic
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2017, 03:55:46 PM
:))

How about this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlNhD0oS5pk&list=RDRlNhD0oS5pk&t=1
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 06, 2017, 04:11:29 PM
They are totally epic!

There was a great piece on Robert Plant in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/02/a-life-in-music-robert-plant-on-led-zeppelin-alison-krauss-and-his-endless-wanderlust) last week.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 07, 2017, 05:35:05 AM
Captain America: Civil War, 25°
Avengers: Age of Ultron, 20°
Captain America: The First Avenger, 15°

Why is there no "Don't like any" alternative?
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 07, 2017, 05:39:56 AM
Because Sam is wise and proper.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 07, 2017, 07:45:19 AM
Why is there no "Don't like any" alternative?
Probably because no one asked for it before.

I've added it, which means I think a poor mod will have to come along again and make it so you can change your vote.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 07, 2017, 09:07:26 AM
Which means that, unless KOL recants, the poll will look silly in 2021.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2017, 11:51:30 AM
So modded.

...though the new option seems unnecessary to me. The lesser of the many evils would still be your favorite.

pixote
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 07, 2017, 01:25:16 PM
Which means that, unless KOL recants, the poll will look silly in 2021.
Or people will rightly assume I am not a wise man.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sandy on November 07, 2017, 01:55:50 PM
They are totally epic!

There was a great piece on Robert Plant in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/02/a-life-in-music-robert-plant-on-led-zeppelin-alison-krauss-and-his-endless-wanderlust) last week.

They are!

I'm enjoying the song picks in the article. Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 08, 2017, 02:47:26 AM
They are totally epic!

There was a great piece on Robert Plant in The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/02/a-life-in-music-robert-plant-on-led-zeppelin-alison-krauss-and-his-endless-wanderlust) last week.

I'm enjoying the song picks in the article.

As am I.  Sandy, we should have a Robert Plant listening party.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on November 08, 2017, 04:00:11 AM
Which means that, unless KOL recants, the poll will look silly in 2021.
Įa y est!
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 08, 2017, 06:03:34 AM
Which means that, unless KOL recants, the poll will look silly in 2021.
Or people will rightly assume I am not a wise man.

People would not call you Samwise the Cinema Snob if it weren't so.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: maņana on November 08, 2017, 10:54:12 AM
Saw Guardians of the Galaxy for the Filmspots. It was alright. I liked the songs.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sandy on November 09, 2017, 10:21:17 PM
Sandy, we should have a Robert Plant listening party.

You pick a day, time and album and I'll be there!
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Will on November 10, 2017, 04:15:04 AM
Captain America: Civil War 7/10
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 7/10
The Avengers 7/10
Captain America: The First Avenger 6/10
Iron Man 6/10
The Avengers: Age of Ultron 6/10*
Thor 6/10
Spider-Man: Homecoming 6/10
Guardians of the Galaxy 5/10
Iron Man 3 5/10
The Incredible Hulk 5/10
Thor: Ragnarok 4/10
Iron Man 2 1/10
Thor: The Dark World 1/10

*Need to revisit, I guess. Fell asleep at multiple parts. Mostly not bad though.

I don't know why I keep torturing myself with these. There's occasional flashes of brilliance (the CAPTAIN AMERICA trilogy is about so many things, I love how it flips the military industrial complex - the very one that led to the creation of the Captain - on its head in the second and third films), but the franchise focus and the strict adherence to problematic comic book tropes (literally HOW MANY DEAD MOMS? HOW MANY DAMSELS IN DISTRESS? etc.) too often undermines any significant thematic exploration.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Corndog on November 10, 2017, 08:06:33 AM
Sandy, we should have a Robert Plant listening party.

You pick a day, time and album and I'll be there!

Please do "Raising Sand", the album he dd with Alison Krauss and produced by T-Bone Burnett. It's truly perfection.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 12, 2017, 11:58:46 AM
Sandy, we should have a Robert Plant listening party.

You pick a day, time and album and I'll be there!

Please do "Raising Sand", the album he dd with Alison Krauss and produced by T-Bone Burnett. It's truly perfection.

Actually, that was the first one I had in mind.  Masterwork.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: oldkid on November 12, 2017, 12:12:31 PM
I'll Watch Again
The Avengers
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Black Panther
Spider Man: Homecoming
Iron Man

Fun time
Thor: Ragnarok
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Guardians of the Galaxy
Iron Man 3
Doctor Strange
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Civil War

Forgettable
Captain America: The First Avenger
Ant Man
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on November 23, 2017, 08:38:46 PM
My brain keeps wondering when it will be time to pull the trigger on a Marvel Marathon. I'm most interested in re-watching Iron Man 2 and Thor: The Dark World because they're the runt of the litter. I'm least interested in re-watching Ant-Man and Iron Man 3 because my problems with them I don't see being diminished by a Marathon, though I don't understand why I'm the only person who doesn't think Michael Peņa is funny. I always think he's funny.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: smirnoff on November 23, 2017, 09:48:45 PM
Someday I might. I haven't seen:
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Thor (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Ant-Man (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

I would skip Spiderman though. I'm not watching another gd Spiderdork movie.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 24, 2017, 03:28:58 AM
You haven't watched any of the best... :'(

I don't know what gd means, but what's wrong with being a dork?

1SO, you're stronger than me. I don't think I would ever have the strength to rewatch IM2 or The Dark World. And I also didn't think Michael Peņa was funny.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: smirnoff on November 25, 2017, 01:05:49 AM
I don't know what gd means, but what's wrong with being a dork?

God damn! :)

Being a dork is fine, I just don't like Spiderman as a character. Or Superman. Or any of those squeaky clean superheroes. I dont' know why. Maybe it's because they didn't pay a price to be the way they are. I got bit by a spider, boohoo, now I'm amazing and have awesome powers. It's probably the dumbest of all the origin stories, and it doesn't give him purpose in and of itself, it's just something that happens to him. And he's an annoying kid. When I was a kid I liked the 90's animated series.... now I'm like older than Peter Parker and find him annoying.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 25, 2017, 05:30:07 AM
But but but his uncle died! And he's funny!
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Will on November 26, 2017, 05:55:12 AM
In the new one, they somehow succeed to give him no discernible character arc at all and yet it's still not half bad. It's not half good either, so it's just half.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Corndog on November 27, 2017, 07:46:41 AM
I have considered it, but I have so many other things going on, it is not in my immediate future.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Corndog on April 03, 2018, 11:34:39 AM
Boo hoo, woe is me, I know, but I am disappointed that the studio has decided to NOT screen Infinity War in Columbus. Cincinnati only. They did the same thing for Star Wars, which I was less disappointed about since I already had tickets to see it with friends anyway.

They did screen Black Panther though, so it's not the death of Disney in Columbus...yet. I guess I will just have to use my new MoviePass subscription to see it :D.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on April 03, 2018, 12:26:26 PM
Boo hoo, woe is me, I know, but I am disappointed that the studio has decided to NOT screen Infinity War in Columbus. Cincinnati only. They did the same thing for Star Wars, which I was less disappointed about since I already had tickets to see it with friends anyway.

They did screen Black Panther though, so it's not the death of Disney in Columbus...yet. I guess I will just have to use my new MoviePass subscription to see it :D.
Is there some qualifier I'm missing here (midnight screening, IMAX, etc)?
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Corndog on April 03, 2018, 12:28:57 PM
Sorry, Advanced Screening.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Will on May 05, 2018, 03:28:30 AM
Captain America: Civil War 7/10
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 7/10
Captain America: The First Avenger 7/10
The Avengers 7/10
Black Panther 6/10
Iron Man 6/10
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 6/10
The Avengers: Age of Ultron 6/10*
Thor 6/10
Spider-Man: Homecoming 5/10
Guardians of the Galaxy 5/10
Iron Man 3 5/10
The Incredible Hulk 5/10
Thor: Ragnarok 4/10
Iron Man 2 1/10
Thor: The Dark World 1/10
Avengers: Infinity War 1/10

*Need to revisit, I guess. Fell asleep at multiple parts. Mostly not bad though.

I don't know why I keep torturing myself with these. There's occasional flashes of brilliance (the CAPTAIN AMERICA trilogy is about so many things, I love how it flips the military industrial complex - the very one that led to the creation of the Captain - on its head in the second and third films), but the franchise focus and the strict adherence to problematic comic book tropes (literally HOW MANY DEAD MOMS? HOW MANY DAMSELS IN DISTRESS? etc.) too often undermines any significant thematic exploration.

Update.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: philip918 on May 09, 2018, 12:32:28 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger
Avengers
Black Panther
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on May 09, 2018, 01:24:57 PM
Since I've been saying Infinity War is better than Civil War, clearly I needed to move a vote.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 09, 2018, 01:35:30 PM
You have? Damn...I like the movie, but Civil War is tight.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: 1SO on May 09, 2018, 01:59:20 PM
1. Civil War is where the MCU started to feel overstuffed. This doesn't come across in Infinity War, where there's plenty of work to go around for everyone.

2. While I admire the way the film goes intimate in the finale, Civil War peaks at the airport and I rarely feel like watching the rest of the film.

3. Baron Zemo’s plan is ludicrously convoluted, and completely dependent on a mixture of luck, coincidence, and a bunch of stuff he probably couldn’t control and definitely couldn’t foresee.
Title: Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe Poll
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 11, 2019, 10:33:02 AM
Updated through what I saw in 2018. Not a bad stretch of films, although I did skip Ant-Man and the Wasp since I wasn't too hot on the first film. And I'm actually curious about what happens in the next Avengers film, which is a weird thing to say about a superhero movie.

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