5 Best Marvel Films

To celebrate the release of Marvels ‘The Avengers’ I have decided to post the best and worst of marvels recent films starting with the best which hopefully in the future will include ‘The Avengers‘.

X-Men: First Class (2011)

This film was a real shocker to me because the X-men films have generally been a bit iffy but this really showed what can be done with the x men franchise, mainly because of the fantastic characters from good guys to bad. X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga – and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Even the film description is good.


This film with a strong script this time around, stylish direction from Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass & Layer Cake), and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast but of course the brilliant performance of Michael Fassbender as Magneto (will be playing the David Android in Prometheus coming 1st June), X-Men: First Class is a welcomed return to greatness for the franchise after the x-men last stand incident. Best scene would be magneto stopping the barrage of fire from the ships then deciding to fire them back and causing a fight with Xavier.

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Iron Man (2008)

The hype around this film was unbelievable as I remember pictures of the film dotted everywhere, but I was so excited to see this film and was very impressed when I finally went to cinema. From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes Iron Man, an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil.


Director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey makes this film what it is smart, high impact superhero movie which distanced itself as film that even non-comics fans can enjoy. The second may have been disappointing but the first was brilliant from the brilliant performance of Robert Downey Jr of Tony Stark to the stunning visuals used to create the iron man suit deserve many awards. Here’s hoping for the Iron man 3 to return to its roots or even better. My favourite scene would have to be the first time he used the suit in combat where he saved the villagers with immense style and then battles tanks and F22’s.

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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Finally a hulk film that isn’t awful and they took their time after Hulk (2003) shivers up my spin thinking about that one. Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal. Good thing they used a baddy from the hulk comics that I had heard of, don’t know what was happening on the first one.


The Incredible Hulk provides the action and excitement to please comic book fans and re-ignite this fledgling franchise and it certainly does that. The cast provide a much more believable set of events than on the hulk and Edward Norton’s portrayal as Bruce Banner was a much needed improvement as to connect with the character. Sadly because Edward is apparently difficult to work with he has been replaced for the Avenger’s hulk that will be played by in my opinion by another strong choice Mark Ruffalo. My favourite scene would be the fight between Abomination and The Hulk, a bit cliché but it was an epic fight scene.

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

2008 was a good year for marvel films and this was a brilliant film with action, darkness and comedic relief from Ron Perlman’s Hellboy. For centuries, an ancient truce has kept the naïve citizens of the human race safe from the horrors of the invisible realm — but that’s all about to change, and fast. A ruthless leader has emerged in the invisible realm, a tyrant just as comfortable walking the surface realm as he is living in the land of fantasy. When this power-mad ruler defies his bloodline to assemble an unstoppable army of fantastical creatures that he will use to wage a supernatural war on humanity.


The first film was good but this was better, with a great story in place and Guillermo Del Toro amazing directing this film creates a beautifully weird film with amazing action and brilliant array of crazy baddies. Del Toro crafts a stellar comic book sequel, boasting visuals that are as imaginative as the characters are endearing. The opposite styles of hellboy and Prince Nuada make for very unique fight scenes and enemy chemistry. My favourite scene would have to be the black market scene in which hellboy gets into a fight with a bad guys lackey and all hell breaks loose in hellboy fashion.

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Now I liked the first spider-man and this movie just made it better and proves that Marvel films can make good sequels(X2, Hellboy 2) but three seems to be too many (spider-man 3, x-men the last stand). Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. But this time around his nemesis is Doctor Octopus so you know it’s going to be good.


This movie benefits from what happened in the first film because of the relationship between Mary Jane and parker, his best friend thinking spider-man killed his father and spider-man becoming more confident as a hero only to be trumped by a recently mad cyborg scientist who peter used to respect but now must defeat to save the city from destruction. You couldn’t write this stuff, well Stan Lee could and Alvin Sargent apparently. My favourite scene would have to be the fight scene on the train because of the great choreography and emotional drama between the two characters.

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9 responses to “5 Best Marvel Films”

  1. Michal Kuang says :

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most guys will agree with your site.


  2. Derek says :

    Hellboy isn’t Marvel…its from Dark Horse Comics. Still a damn good movie though. In it’s place I would put Blade 2 which is the best of the entire Blade franchise.


    • Tim's Film Reviews says :

      You’re right it’s dark horse comics whoops oh well and yes blade 2 would be a good replacement if I amended the post, might just add it to the blog tomorrow stating the hellboy mistake, thanks for the comment 🙂


  3. Jamie Helton says :

    I wouldn’t argue with any movies on this list, though I would’ve put “Spider-man 2” at the top because other than Peter Parker’s freeze frame moment, I consider it a near perfect movie.


  4. theliamrhodes says :

    Can’t say I agree with the Hulk, but otherwise a good choice. No Kick-ass though? Blade?


  5. The Focused Filmographer says :

    I was wondering if you were going to include Spider-Man 2 in this list. Glad to scroll down and see that.

    What? no love for X-Men Origins: Wolverine? haha. I am kidding of course.

    I liked each one of the films on your list here. A HUGE comic book movie fan myself, I only would’ve possibly replaced Hellboy II with Thor personally.

    Nice list. Did you know that the fight scene on the train in Spider-Man 2 was actually filmed in Chicago instead of NYC?


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