Since May we have been re-watching all of the Marvel films. They are all just superb and they are so easy to watch.
I have ranked them all from best to worst in terms of how much I enjoyed them – not by how important they are to the series. In term of pure entertainment value.
1 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 This is one of the best films ever. It is fun from start to finish. The soundtrack is unbelievable. I think it is also so good because I wasn’t expecting it to be so good. It is a perfect film.
2 Avengers: Endgame What a film. Somehow they bring back every character to play a part in this. Absolutely amazing!
3 Avengers: Infinity War
4 Spider-man: Homecoming Tom Holland is just the best Spider-man. What a film!
5 Thor: Ragnarok This was a film we avoided for a while after we decided that the first two films weren’t great (although much better on a rewatch). Ragnarok is amazing – one of the best!
6 Spider-man: Far From Home I love how after the magnitude of Endgame, Phase 4 ends on a much smaller scale. It allows the character of Spider-man and Peter Parker to be developed well.
7 Black Panther We watched this a few days before poor Chadwich Boseman passed away. Somehow it made the film even more impressive.
8 Ant Man I love Paul Rudd and this was such a classic.
9 Ant Man And The Wasp
10 Captain America: Civil War Like an Avengers film in a Captain America film. Great!
11 Captain America: Winter Soldier Far better than the first Captain America film.
12 Iron Man I love the first Iron Man film and seeing Tony Stark growing from being a cocky individual to a very cocky individual.
13 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Parts of this are really silly. But I guess that’s the point. More great music and hilarious moments.
14 Avengers Assemble
15 Iron Man 3
16 Captain America: The First Avenger
18 Captain Marvel
19 Iron Man 2
20 Thor: The Dark World
21 Avengers: Age Of Ultron
22 Incredible Hulk
23 Dr Strange People rave about how good this is. I think they are wrong. Not a fan.
Over Christmas I watched a few movies from the Eighties. Time to reminisce for a minute about my childhood…
Yes, I am at the point where, although I am only 41, this is the sixth decade that I’ve lived in. Whilst the Nineties was the best, there are films from the Eighties that are classics and are still great to watch!
So, one of our Christmas traditions is that we watch Love Actually together. It’s the film that I love and hate at the same time, but Christmas wouldn’t be the same without watching it. Here are the best bits.
Yes, it is January. And I’m reviewing a Christmas movie. I know, it is weird.
It was our little boy’s fourth birthday today. Our children are obsessed with all of the Nativity movies every Christmas. Lisa and I adore the first Nativity and the songs at the end – especially Sparkle and Shine! We went to see the musical in 2017. The children love Nativity 2 and Nativity 3. I thought both were pretty poor, but after watching them about twenty times each this Christmas they have grown on me to the point where I, dare I say it, like them…
We missed Nativity Rocks in the cinema but we decided that going to the Kids Club at the Odeon cinema near us (£2.50 a ticket) would be quite good fun. It wasn’t just us – the screen was pretty busy, to be fair.
Starring Simon Lipkin, who played Mr Poppy in the musical in 2017, Nativity Rocks was actually brilliant and we didn’t miss the ‘original’ Mr Poppy at all.
It was a real return to form for the film series. The last couple of movies became really silly and, whilst this is totally crackers, it manages to feel just about believable.
We were close to tears a few times thanks to some touching plots and we laughed lots and lots thanks to laughs that appealed to adults as well as jokes that suited the children too!
We will look forward to watching it probably twenty times next Christmas!