1. THE AVENGERS (2012)
I remember seeing this in the movies on the night it came out and when it finished I turned to my friend and asked, ‘What would you give that out of 10?’ The guy behind us said 112!
112 out of 10? That’s all I need to say. It’s as close to a perfect superhero movie as you are ever going to get. (Take heed Justice League).
2. IRON MAN (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. surprised so many movie fans when he delivered one of the most memorable characters in recent times in this 2008 offering. Hilariously funny, selfish, full of himself, yet kind and caring, you can’t but like the man in iron. This movie was immense!
3. SPIDERMAN (2002)
The first live action Spider-Man movie was groundbreaking in terms of special effects. It really helped us see the human side to super heroes. In fact, it was the first superhero movie to give the hero a beating heart, if you will. With all the special effects we see nowadays, this movie is almost prehistoric on reflection! But still brilliant!
4. X-MEN (2000)
This movie was quite simply amazing. It introduced us to a whole host of amazing characters that we have come to know and love (and loath). Most importantly, it introduced us to Wolverine. And nine X-Men movies later, he is still around. And still one of the best characters ever.
5. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)
So many movies could have landed this last spot, but I went with a personal favourite of mine. I LOVED this movie. Funny, endearing and one I watch over and over again. The characters are goofy rogues and that’s what I love. As for Groot? So awfully cute!
So, what are you favourites? Are you nodding away in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief. Let us know what you MARVEL-lous movies are.