I have not really been into Marvel films lately, they have been a bit disappointing. But not this one which I would rate as one of the best I have seen so far, along with Deadpool.

The story was different to most comic book films. It was a pretty depressing story most of the time showing a superhero falling apart and basically ready to give up. The other characters in the story were pretty much in the same boat, and if it wasn’t for the introduction of the new breed of super-duper heroes it would have been a real downer of an action film.

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart were great in their roles. Hugh had been playing the part of Wolverine since X-Men in 2000, quite a run. The role was originally written for Russel Crowe, but Russell suggested Hugh for the part, a wise move. Patrick Stewart also started his portrayal of Charles Xavier in the X-Men film.

Dafne Keen who played Laura was great in her part, and she was only 12 years old. I can’t find anything on the interwebs as to whether she will be in future Marvel films. She is currently in filming for a comedy with Andy Garcia.

Good stuff, I liked it.

Date watched: March 17th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2018: 23


I have been looking forward to watching this for some time, so when I saw it at the DVD rental place I immediately got it out with four other films.

And it did not disappoint. Those other super-duper hero films have become bloated, over-complicated CG-fests, but this one was just plain naughty fun. Ryan Reynolds was perfect in the role, very funny.

I did slow down a bit about two-thirds of the way through, but picked up at the end. Overall though it was way better than any recent Marvel film I can think of, although I did enjoy Antman.

The sequel will be something to look forward to as well.

Date watched: June 17th
Score: 9/10
Film count 2017: 71

The Avengers

James and I wanted to see this so we got it out and watched it a couple of nights ago.

It was pretty standard stuff for the first half, just mediocre action scene after another, or a lot of talking. It picked up for the final action scene which was pretty good, but overall it was nothing fancy.

I have not seen the Thor film yet, so I was interested to see what he was like and he was better than expected, his flying hammer trick is pretty nifty.

Date watched: June 7th
Score: 6.5/10
Film count 2013: 71

Captain America

James and I are going through the Marvel films, James is enjoying them, so we got this out.

I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it turned out to be a decent watch. Not quite as action packed as the other Marvel films, but it was pretty good overall. The Nazi steampunk soldiers and weapons were pretty cool.

It is good to see the whole Marvel universe piece together in all of these films.

Date watched: April 7th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2013: 53