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Current List and Ranking of Movies that Unraveled the MCU Infinity Saga

Over the years, watching one Avengers movie after another, makes you want to find out how the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Earth-199999 concept started. The bright idea cooked up by the people at Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios was to feature the lesser known Marvel superheroes occuring in the same universe within the multiverse system of the Marvel Comics Infinity storyline.

The MCU concept launched with Iron Man in 2008, and because it was a stellar hit, 22 more films followed. Delivered in three phases and via a series of films, you can find an all time list below, along with how they rank at Rotten Tomatoes based on viewer reviews. Currently, Black Panther remains as the top favorite, while Thor: The Dark World (2013) has been consistently appearing at the bottom of the list.

So if you are reading this because you have plans of going back to when and where the Avengers Infinity Saga started, you might as well do it now. The great news is that the saga continues, as eight more Marvel installments are already in the planning and development stages.

List and Ranking of Movies that Unfolded the MCU Infinity Saga Through the Years

 

1. Iron Man (2008) – Ranked No 3
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2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Ranked No. 22

3. Iron Man 2 (2010) – Ranked No. 21

4. Thor (2011) – Ranked No. 19

5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Ranked No, 16

6. The Avengers (2012 )- Ranked No. 6

Phase Two

 

7. Iron Man 3 (2013 – Ranked No. 17

8. Thor: The Dark World (2013) – Ranked No. 23

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Ranked No. 10

10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – Ranked No. 9

11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Ranked No. 20

12. Ant-Man (2015) – Ranked No. 15

Phase Three

 

13. Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Ranked No. 8

14. Doctor Strange (2016) – Ranked No. 11

15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – Ranked No, 14

16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Ranked No. 5

17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Ranked No. 4

18. Black Panther (2018) – Ranked Number 1

19. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Ranked No. 13

20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – Ranked No. 12

21. Captain Marvel (2019) – Ranked 18

22. Avengers: Endgame (2019)- Ranked No. 2

23. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) – Ranked No. 7
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Spider-Man: Far from Home – After Endgame, Earth’s and Spidey’s Troubles are Far from Over

Don’t take the title as a spoiler, because Spider-Man: Far from Home is another sequel to the Avengers franchise, with mid and end credits scenes suggesting that more sequels will follow. As an aftermath of the Endgame episode, this film was able to assert its own qualities as an enjoyable and exciting movie, unaffected by how Avengers Infinity War and Endgame raised the bar as far as superhero action flicks are concerned.

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker Characterization is Still the Best

Tom Holland proves again that he is a better Peter Parker than Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield . Holland exudes the right blend of a secretly grieving and confused teenager portrayal, without projecting a sense of losing purpose in life.

A bit nerdy and but not a naive teenager who foregoes the chance of getting a call from S.H.I.E.L.D. — preferring instead to join the Europe field trip organized by his school. As if he has not been somewhere else more exciting when assuming his superhero persona.

Yet that is exactly what makes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man characterization more adorable than that of Toby Maguire’s Peter Parker who projects a sense of depression for not knowing what he wants in life.

Jake Gyllenhaal. Still Capable of Confusing People if His Character is Good or Bad

Another great role characterization is from Jake Gyllenhaal. Although it has been no secret that Gyllenhaal will be taking on the anti-hero role, the actor played his Quentin Beck / Mysterio roles with his usual flare for mixing good and bad vibes that would make situations complicated. In the Spider-Man movie, he could make a viewer wish the anti-hero stance will still be reversed. After, all even Peter Parker was so taken with Gyllenhaal’s Beck, he thought the man was the perfect hero figure who can replace Tony Stark.

Overall Impression After Watching the Movie

Spider-Man: Far from Home, with all its funny sides, is still serious about power that comes with great responsibility, and of having the courage and confidence to face one’s destiny.

Special effects and CGI are stunning, but take precautions if you are bringing along younger viewers. The violent scenes are so brilliantly delivered via 3D, the intensity of the scenes and special effects make them seem too real for young minds to handle. Still, there are amusing scenes to help kids recover from awry things that have been happening on Earth and to Peter Parker.

Violent scenes transpire as video game-like, which is a bit dizzying but probably unnoticeable for teeangers who are familiar with that kind of presentation. Anyway, film director Jon Watts was careful enough not to overdo them. Screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers deserve praise for writing a plot and a set of dialogues that can hold the audience’s attention throughout the length of the movie.

Spider-Man: Far from Home is definitely a great and enjoyable follow-through for the Avengers’ saga. .

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Walt Disney Pictures and Guy Ritchie’s Remake of 1992 Aladdin Animation to Hit Silver Screens Soon

Walt Disney Picture’s remake of the hit 1992 Aladdin musical animation, into a live-action fantasy musical will soon be released. UK cinemas are set to roll out the movie on May 22, 2019, followed by U.S. movie houses on May 24, 2019.

Using the same story line about a young riff raff’s adventure and romance with a beautiful princess, whilst also featuring the blue-colored Genie coming out of the mystical magic lamp, audience will enjoy yet another enthralling version of a popular “One Thousand and One Nights” folktale.

 

Guy Ritchie who is at the helm as director and co-screenplay writer to John August, added a new character, not at all included in the 1992 Aladdin animation.

Cast of Main Characters Comprising the 2019 Aladdin Live-Action Musical

Young Canadian actor Mena Massoud tackled the Aladdin title role, who despite his 27 years of age, was able to convincingly portray an 18-year old vagabond roaming the streets of the port city Agrabah. Captivated by the beauty of strong-willed Prince Jasmine, portrayed by Naomi Scott, the two makes a perfect pair despite the difference in their stature.

Will Smith took on the more challenging task of portraying the iconic Genie role previously handled with much aplomb by the late Robin Williams. Smith’s fans are bit bedazzled by his blue-all-over appearance, part of the daunting task of making his Genie character similar yet different from the much-loved Genie animation projected in the 1992 Aladdin movie.

Still, Will Smith commented that the idea of taking on a role made iconic by Robin Williams, was terrifying, saying

“Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character.”

The 2019 Aladdin movie will also be bringing back the Sultan of Agrabah, the fiendish Jaffar and a host of supporting characters including Aladdin’s pet monkey bu and Jafar’s wisecracking parrot, Iago.

Aladdin 2019 Musical Scoring

The remake’s musical scoring was entrusted to no less than Alan Mencken, genius composer of the score for the original Aladdin movie.

 

Stil, the duo behind the hit musicals “La La Land” and The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek and Justin Paul was around to work with Mencken in producing additional songs and in rearranging the original scoring for the live-action musical.

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