Thor: Ragnarok is in cinemas now (yas!), and if the reviews are to be believed, it’s nothing short of spectacular.
Chris Hemsworth is back as everyone’s favourite god, and this time he’s being held captive on the planet Sakaar without his hammer. Not much fun for a guy who needs his hammer to fight the bad guys. He’s got to win a battle against his old pal The Hulk in order to get back to Asgard in order to save the realm, and his people.
Director Taika Waititi’s first turn at a Marvel film has been a huge success – but what other movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are worth checking out?
Here’s out round up of the Marvel movies to tune into to get you in the mood for Thor.
A controversial choice perhaps, but Paul Rudd’s take on the weirdest superhero going was amazing. Scott Lang is just out of prison and struggling to hold down a job because of his criminal past. In an attempt to earn some money, he agrees to take part in a burglary – and comes across what he things is an old motorcycle suit. In fact, when he puts it on, he shrinks down to the size of an ant. And so he becomes a very unlikely superhero. The special effects are amazing, and Rudd is fantastically funny. Best of all? You can watch this one on Netflix at the moment.
4. Captain America: Civil War
Chris Evans’ Captain America is a proper shiny superhero, but this one sees the WWII soldier butt heads with Iron Man, and the Avengers end up turning on each other over the government’s Hero Resignation Act, a law that’ll limit the heroes’ actions. Iron Man is for it, while Captain America is against – and all hell breaks loose. See ‘civil war’. You’ve got Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man on one side, and Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man on the other. Thought superheroes fighting bad guys was great entertainment? Try watching them fight each other!
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Spider-Man movies got a bit of a hammering from critics and fans alike – and then along came Tom Holland. When the Brit pulled on the iconic Spidey suit for the first time and cropped up in Civil War, we knew this was going to be something special. Homecoming is very much a high school movie, and a lot of fun with it. It’s a proper origins film, packed with as many laughs as action scenes.
2. Iron Man
Millionaire Tony Stark doesn’t have any special powers, but he does have a heap of cash which means he’s got the best gadgets going. And it’s also turned Robert Downey Jnr. into the best-paid actor in Hollywood. The action scenes in this one are spectacular, making Transformers look like child’s play. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts is also brilliant – proof that there’s more the love interest than fawning about after our hero.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
And at number one – Guardians of the Galaxy. In 1988, Peter Quill is abducted from earth by a group of space pirates and raised on the planet Morg. As an adult, he tries to steel an orb which villain Ronan has his eye on – and spend the rest of the movie trying to escape bounty hunters in space, along with Rocket Raccoon, tree-like Groot, green-skinned Gamora and Drax the Destroyer. The Guardians are proper misfits, there’s no two ways about it – but they’re also amazing. This is a superhero movie like no other. With a beast of a soundtrack, fantastic cast, amazing fight scenes, mind-blowing special effects and lots of outer space nonsense, it just perfection.
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