Thanks to work, I’ve only just caught up with Thor: Ragnarok – another solid seven out of ten film from Marvel Studios. One thing the film does do is highlight Marvel’s problem with comedy and how it undercuts any tension the movie may have.
I’m not saying that superhero movies shouldn’t make a single joke. In fact characters like Thor need to embrace the silliness of their premises but they need to do it in a way that still takes their stories seriously. Below the break I’ll have examples!
This year I managed to see all the summer blockbusters that roared into our multiplexes. Considering some of the reaction I got from opinions on Facebook and Twitter, I thought it would be fun to rank them in order of worst to best. However, I’ve a few disclaimers to make first.
By my reckoning there has been eight blockbusters this year which are all included below. After checking io9 and Den of Geek the only two other possible options would be Fast and Furious 7, which came out in the spring, and San Andreasthat no remembers.
These are just my opinions and while I’ll defend them in the comments they aren’t the definitive answer or anything like it.
With point 2 in mind, it is important to note that film at the bottom of this list is far from the worse film ever made while the film at the top of this list is far from the best
This post contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World
Ever since The Avengers came out in 2012 ( I refuse to use the British title for the film because I can tell the difference between Hulk and Emma Peel!) Marvel have had a story telling problem. Now all the avengers are all friends why would they just call each other up if they ever found themselves in trouble. Until Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel had been dealing with this problem easily.