MCU Movie Reviews

Aria Giacomino

Taking on a task such as rewatching all of the Marvel films can be rather daunting. Do you watch the movies in release order? Or do you watch them in chronological order? Well, as someone who has done both, I would definitely recommend chronological over any other way. Having just watched about a third of the movies, I decided to do a few small throwback movie reviews just for the fun of it. 

Captain America: The First Avenger: This is a film that I absolutely adore, despite it being called one of the notoriously most.. uneventful or even boring Marvel movies to come out. In this film we follow Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America and Bucky Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier into the war, and meet one of his most iconic villains, Red Skull. All of my feelings aside, this is not the best MCU film to ever grace screens, but it’s also definitely not the worst, making it an old goodie to reflect back on fondly. 

Iron Man: The original Iron Man movie is a masterpiece, and is often regarded as one of the best MCU films ever. Even though it came out fourteen years ago, the CGI still holds up, and it’s overall a blast of a movie. After the death of his father, Tony Stark is left with his father’s weapons company, Stark Industries, and of course, trouble ensues. Even though there are pieces that are a bit dated, it doesn’t take away from any of the immersion. Tony Stark’s witty remarks and sarcastic manner make it definitely worth a watch, even almost a decade and a half after release. 

Thor: With long, blonde flowing hair, an intangible hammer called mjolnir, and an indescribable amount of charm, Thor was a hilarious movie to revisit. After being cast out of Asgard by his father Odin, Thor is forced to try and navigate his life on Earth with the help of astrophysicist Jane Foster, while his brother Loki wrecks havoc back at home. With the shortest running time of all of the other MCU films from this era, it is one hundred percent worth a revisit. The first Thor film was so wonderful that it led to him getting the most stand alone films even to this day in the MCU.

The Avengers: With Loki having the tesseract which he stole from Asgard, he has more power than can ever be imagined. After a bit of foolery, and mind control, he manages to push S.H.I.E.L.Ds buttons enough to have them finally form the Avengers. This is a satisfying and fun film overall, and even though it’s cheesy at parts compared to some of the newer films, it is still a classic. When watching the films in chronological order, it is awesome to finally see all of the characters come together and fight the little trickster that is Thor’s brother, Loki.