Ranking the Marvel Studios movies from Iron Man to Thor: Ragnarok

Number 8: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow

Joss Whedon takes the Avengers on another epic adventure with the first Avengers sequel. This one beefs up the roster with newcomers Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision; adds a memorable new villain in Ultron and features an unforgettable Hulk vs Iron Man clash.

Watching the Avengers assemble to take on a robot army is amazing with Whedon fully aware of what makes for a might Avengers adventure. The Thor/Iron Man/Vision vs. Ultron scene is one of the best sequences in the MCU films. There’s some nagging issues with this chapter that knock it out of the Top 5.

Namely, Whedon forcing the Black Widow/Hulk romance, the unnecessary and illogical death of Quicksilver — how can a speedster not out run bullets he sees coming? — and generally ignoring events from The Winter Soldier. Whedon acted like SHIELD wasn’t shut down or Nick Fury went into hiding just for the sake of a last minute rescue.

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