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Subj: I'll play (my list)
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 at 01:37:53 pm EST (Viewed 98 times)
Reply Subj: Re: My explanation
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 02:45:00 pm EST (Viewed 249 times)
I break them down by letter grade (A to F) and then rank them in each category.
A - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
A - The Avengers
A - Iron Man
A - Guardians of the Galaxy
A - Captain America: Civil War
All of these movies were fantastic in my opinion. I can watch them again and again. It's really splitting hairs to pick a favorite but I would go with Winter Solider. Loved the political intrigue, the commentary on government surveillance and the back and forth between Cap and Widow.
B – Thor
B - Captain America: The First Avenger
B - Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
B - Ant-Man
B - Spider-Man: Homecoming
B - Doctor Strange
Hmmm. I didn't intend for these to be mostly origin movies but it worked out that way. All solid, but not perfect or necessarily ones I would watch over and over.
C - Avengers: Age of Ultron
C - Thor: The Dark World
C - Iron Man 2
C - Wonder Woman
C - Iron Man 3
These movies all had issues but were still okay. Age of Ultron got the hatchet job in editing, Thor 2 had a terribly underdeveloped villain, Wonder Woman's act 3 and Gadot's feeble acting skills pushed it down the list and similarly the Mandarin thing and finale of Iron Man 3 made it a C at best.
D - The Incredible Hulk
D - Man of Steel
D - Thor: Ragnarok
D - Justice League
These movies just plain sucked. A task to watch and ones I would never revisit. Hulk is the best of the bunch but a flawed CGI fest. The less said about Man of Steel the better. A derivative, poorly scripted, poorly acted, poorly directed mess of a film that set the DCU down a path it cannot recover from. The fact that I put Thor 3 after it is a testament to how badly that movie was botched. Others may disagree but for me it is the worst Marvel movie by a wide margin. The humor was ill-placed, sophomoric and unfunny. The plot that remained once you stripped all the bad jokes away was just a rehash of the first Thor and the addition of the Hulk added nothing. Instead it took valuable screen time from Blanchett's engaging Hela who instead of being developed was given reams of exposition to spout at Skurge in order to establish who she was. Lazy film making at its finest. But still better than Justice League.
F - Suicide Squad
F - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
As bad as the Ds all were there has to be a special place for these two monstrosities. Not a single word of praise for either.
In terms of TV, I really enjoy the Daredevil series. Season 1 and the Kingpin in particular but season 2 was solid. Jessica Jones was pretty good too and I liked the Punisher. The remainder of the Netflix shows didn't do it for me.
The CW stuff from DC just isn't my cup of tea. I watched a couple episodes of Arrow and a few of Flash but I just don't care for the CW style. All of its shows follow the same campy villain of the week formula and they don't have any decent actors.
I haven't seen any of the other DC or Marvel shows except for the first half season of Shield which was a train wreck. So, overall the TV stuff has been a letdown except for a few of the Netflix series.
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