‘Iron Man’, ‘Infinity War’? Vote for Greatest Marvel Movie of All Time!
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Translation: Get ready to vote for the Greatest Marvel Movie of All Time . . . in our Bingewatch Awards!
Marvel really knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats – as do our Bingewatch Awards. We want your votes on which of these epic Marvel movies really knocked your socks off. If you vote, we’ll love you 3000!
With the events of Avengers: Endgame still fresh on our minds, it’s hard to think of anything else. The whole world is still reeling from the most epic mashup we’d ever seen from the MCU. However, Marvel films leading up to Endgame mostly stand the test of time, and we wanna know which is your favorite.
We summon the almighty and powerful Marvel fandom to team up and conquer another Bingewatch Awards poll! Tweet us @FilmDaily with your opinions and click through to the voting page of the Bingewatch Award for Greatest Marvel Movie of All Time.
Ant-Man should be honored solely for the fact that it made us feel emotional over the death of an ant. Not since Honey, I Shrunk the Kids have we felt something over an ant getting murdered, and for that alone this flick deserves your vote.
Additionally, Marvel movies sink or swim based largely on the value of their secondary characters, and Luis (Michael Peña) is a breath of fresh air when it comes to square-jawed, squinting action heroes.
Avengers: Endgame is fanservice. There, we said it – but we mean it as a compliment, we swear! After more than a decade of buildup and the introduction of approximately 9.765 million heroes in the Marvel pantheon, the fans were ready for some recognition.
Endgame gives us all that and more – Captain America wields Mjolnir, Jarvis (James D’Arcy) makes an appearance after the cancelled-too-soon Agent Carter, all the female Marvel characters ignored for too long are honored with a girlpower moment of about 12 seconds, and Stan Lee makes one last posthumous appearance.
Regarding fanservice, we’re still not entirely sure why Hawkeye has to move to Tokyo to kill a bunch of Japanese people, but we’re assuming that’s a crucial moment in the comics as well.
Avengers: Infinity War
In the pantheon of Marvel properties, Infinity War is the middle child of the bunch. It has so much to offer and is so valuable to the rest of the Marvel family, but is overshadowed by the overly dramatic films that come before and after it.
But there’s a lot to love about Infinity War: the battle of Wakanda, Steve Rogers’s facial hair, Wanda Maximoff willing to risk it all for her Siri-as-a-human boyfriend.
But more than anything the visual of the Infinity Gauntlet stays with us along with the realization that Thanos can’t cull half of the universe’s population until he’s able to show off all of the Infinity Stones at once. We used to feel the same way about our collection of slap bracelets.
Captain America: Civil War
In the U.S. Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg marked not only a major turning point in the conflict, it was forever etched into human history following President Abraham Lincoln’s address in 1863.
In Captain America: Civil War, a bunch of people in body armor fight in an airport hangar.
That lame fight aside, Civil War shows us the cracks in our previously perfect team of superheroes. The movie explores themes more nuanced than the typical evil alien attack, and the questions raised regarding the autonomy of an independent team of superheroes guarding over earth without being held accountable for their actions are thoughtful, interesting, and unique.
If only the airport fight were any good.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
When it comes to fighting in an elevator, nothing will ever top Solange Knowles and Jay-Z in the elevator fight seen ‘round the world in 2014. But if we have to pick a close second, it’s obvious Captain America: Civil War wins. Both Solange and Captain America fight against the forces of destruction and chaos, and we’re grateful for their service.
Marvel movies are interesting in that each installment has followed a different style – we have space operas with Guardians of the Galaxy and Shakespearean family drama with Thor, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier presents us with a political thriller. It’s one of the strongest entries in the bunch, because rather than a vague alien threatening worldwide destruction, the real villain is an institution we’re blindly taught to trust.
Guardians of the Galaxy
What if a movie is just a kickass time with some righteous tunes? What if a movie embraces body paint and giving automatic weapons to woodland animals? What if a movie moves away from destroying New York City for once and focuses on what’s going on in the rest of the universe?
The result is Guardians of the Galaxy and it’s a great time at the flicks. Plus, we all bought the soundtrack ironically, but still listen to it all the time because it’s like going on a roadtrip with your dad in the best way possible.
This could have been such a disaster. Reading what was going on behind the scenes of Iron Man, it’s an absolute House-of-Mouse miracle it turned out as well as it did. The script was not even completed by the time filming started, and the actors had to create a large chunk of the dialogue themselves. The killer result is simply what you get with guys like Bobby Downey on the cast.
The outcome of Iron Man completely altered the media landscape and kicked off a franchise that is still going strong more than a decade later. Iron Man gave us a hero who didn’t start the movie much of a hero, and a cast of characters that’s only grown more dynamic and valuable as time marched on.
Spider-Man: Far from Home
When we were younger, we really believed school trips had the potential to be amazing, life-changing events. And Spider-Man: Far From Home is very similar to The Lizzie McGuire movie in that our lovable protagonist travels to Europe on a school trip and everything is changed forever.
However, instead of performing in the actual Colosseum and the iconic “Sing for me Paolo”, Spider-Man fights criminals. Again.
Spider-Man: Far From Home also hits the movie sweet spot for us, since it’s the last time poor Spider-Man gets to play with all the other Marvel heroes before he’s unduly kicked out into Sony isolation.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
We’re prone to hyperbole, but literally everything about this film is so completely charming and wonderful and sweet and good.
Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said they wanted the film to feel like “you walked inside a comic book”, and the design is so different from everything else on a movie screen today. The story also gives us a unique origin story for Spider-Man, and when is the last time a Spider-Man movie accomplished that?
It’s rare that a movie trailer can automatically guarantee we’ll see a movie, but as soon as Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” started, we knew we were going to be in the audience on opening day.
There’s so much to love about Thor: Ragnorak; Thor gets a haircut, the Hulk gets to rule the Thunderdome, Jeff Goldblum plays Jeff Goldblum, and there’s a surprisingly thoughtful take on imperialism and Papa Odin’s crappy parenting.