#1 – Captain America: Civil War

H:3 Although this feels like a team movie, we must remember that it is actually Cap's story. My consistent problem with Captain America is his lack of growth or development. He is always the solid bastion of truth and righteousness, never making any mistakes, and after a while that gets boring. At least this movie … Continue reading #1 – Captain America: Civil War

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#2 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

H:4 Although my problem with Captain America still holds true for this movie (he is just too perfect and has no character flaws, which makes for a pretty boring character) at least in this movie he has to grapple with new realizations: the organization and people that he trusted so completely and carried out all … Continue reading #2 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

#3 – Guardians of the Galaxy

H:5 Team movies are undeniably fun, and they become even more so when you get to watch them struggle through their differences for the first half of the film. The witty banter highlighting the differences between Gamora and Drax, or between Rocket and Quill, are part of what makes this film so funny. But that … Continue reading #3 – Guardians of the Galaxy

#4 – Iron Man

H:5 Iron Man is perhaps the hero that has had the most development and change of any hero in the MCU. I remember watching this movie when my mom walked in the room and her complaining about how bad a guy Tony starts out as. I explained to her that his transformation is basically the … Continue reading #4 – Iron Man

#5 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron

H:5 In a film this packed with heroes, it's hard to know exactly who to consider the "main character." Fortunately, Joss Whedon does a fantastic job of giving each character plenty of screen time, and making the team as a whole the main character of the film. And, in that sense, the team has huge … Continue reading #5 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron

#7 – Ant-Man

H:3 Paul Rudd was a fantastic choice to play Scott Lang. For a character as silly-sounding as "Ant-Man" you can't have an actor who takes themselves too seriously. Rudd brilliantly played the lovable goof, but made a believable performance as a loving and concerned father, too. The problem is that he basically spends the entire … Continue reading #7 – Ant-Man