By Stephen Ippolito | June, 3rd, 2020
The MCU has become the most popular film franchise in the world. Its combination of entertainment and quality is like no other film series in history. I’ve always said that the MCU’s worst films are not actually bad in terms of quality. They are just not as good as the better ones.
Figuring out this list was the toughest I’ve had to do in my Top 5 series so far. But after a lot of thinking and brainstorming, I was able to come up with my Top 5 favorite films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Like many fans, going into Guardians of the Galaxy, I knew very little about the characters. I knew that they were a team like the Avengers, only they operated in space. After seeing the film, I immediately fell in love with it. It’s style of comedy, great characters and chemistry between them had not been seen to that point in the MCU. Most of its success was due to director James Gunn, who also wrote the script. For him to take characters from a series that no one really heard of, and turn them into a cult phenomenon, was really something.
I also loved how it used famous rock songs from the past throughout the whole movie. I’m usually not for this because I think it’s overdone in Hollywood, but Gunn did it just right. So right that after seeing the film, I downloaded “Hooked on a Feeling” on my iPhone.