Hello interweb, Nate here! Few things before we get started. First, I apologize for the lack of content on this site as of late. As I’ve stated before, I recently started college and that has been taking up more of my time. Whenever I’m not studying, I’m just too tired to really care about blogging to I just don’t. I am hoping that will change in 2018 since I do enjoy doing this. Second, I have not reviewed Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and I have yet to see Justice League. Which means unfortunately this year my ranking will be incomplete. I apologize for that. Although, let’s face it, Justice League would’ve probably been the worst movie of the year considering all the other movies out. Third, my original Christmas special idea didn’t really attract anyone’s attention so I decided not to do it. Sorry!
Although, I do want to ask. Do you guys even want to see me review Thor and GotG? I’m still on break so I have time to review these films if you want me to. Although at this point, it feels like a review would be too late to be relevant. It’s up to you guys at this point! With that said, leggo!
- Ranking them from my least favorite movie to my favorite movie of 2016
- MCU, DCEU, and Fox’s X-Men universe only
- Live action movies only
- I will be linking each movie to my reviews of them
N/A – Justice League
I decided to mark Justice League on this list just so you guys don’t think I accidentally forgot it. But the N/A is important to note because I haven’t seen this film yet. I’m just not looking forward to it. The DCEU has drained me of any interest in the franchise and I’m not in too much of a rush to see what of the greatest comic book teams being done with so little passion for the source material and so much wrong with the final product. I would like to put this film at #6 just because I already know it will be at #6, but I can’t put it at #6 in good faith knowing I technically can’t make that call without seeing the movie first.
#5 – Thor: Ragnarok
Other than Justice League, it’s been a pretty damn good year for superhero movies. Which is why putting Thor: Ragnarok near the bottom of this list isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sure, I liked all the other comic book movies better, but I still liked Thor. Thor: Ragnarok is by far the best Thor movie and has the greatest fun with the character. The biggest criticism towards the entire film honestly is how skippable it is. It’s a fun film that you’ll enjoy watching if you do decide to check it out, but it doesn’t add much within the MCU context.
#4 – Wonder Woman
So far, the only objectively good DCEU movie thus far and the movie that gave me a little bit of hope for the universe before Justice League killed it. Not only is Wonder Woman a breath of fresh air for being a good superhero movie that feels completely different from the Marvel movies, but it gives a character that deserved a movie a long time ago a film at last. Seriously, f*cking Ant-Man got a film before Wonder Woman. That’s borderline insulting. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, what the hell’s wrong with you? Watch it, now!
Spider-man: Homecoming was a fun little romp with your friendly neighborhood superhero. It wasn’t too deep or complex, didn’t really explore what it’s like being a teenage superhero on a personal level, nor did it even try to reach the level of success the Raimi films did. Which is fine, but that does leave a rather shallow film despite what I was personally hoping for. It’s definitely better that the Marc Webb series and it’s a movie I would recommend everybody see, but I was slightly disappointed with the movie myself.
#2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 feels much more like a sequel then Thor: Ragnarok did, so I compare it to the previous work more in my head. Now, this seems to be an unpopular opinion on my part, but the sequel honestly does beat the first movie in my mind. The characters are deeper and more developed resulting in better character interactions and relationships. Rocket Raccoon, my favorite character from these movies, also gets a surprising amount of focus out of this film that I just wasn’t expecting. Maybe not as humorous as the first movie but definitely a more developed film.
#1 – Logan
Logan, the slightly overrated yet honestly the best 2017 comic book movie. Logan is such an oddity to me considering the 2017 landscape and the superhero film industry as a whole. Sure I have some minor gripes with it. I think it’s over hyped to a degree, X-23 is 4 years to young, X-24 was stupid and I wish they just used Daken, and Logan’s death was somewhat anticlimactic. Even then, this film has the most brutal fight scene in pretty much and superhero movie I’ve seen, they do take this film seriously and result in great performances, and the emotional punches do hit you in the gut. Best comic book movie of 2017? Yes! Perfect film created by God himself? Eh, no.