Avengers: Endgame is the conclusion to an unprecedented, 22-movie, in-continuity run from Marvel Studios. There were ups and downs along the way. There were story arcs kicked off, wrapped up, and tabled for use down the road. Characters were born in comic book, origin-story fashion, and killed off in all their glory. The Marvel movies, to date, ran the gamut of genre and flavor: but which ones ranked the best in the end? There was an idea. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people, the Polygon staff, to see if it could produce ... a list. See if it could work together when the Marvel-loving audience needed them, to fight the battles of ranking each individual Marvel movie. So we did that. Below, you’ll find the 22 MCU canon films ranked from worst to best. Go forth, and at the end, consider grabbing shawarma. [Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for every Marvel movie, including Avengers: Endgame] 22. Iron Man 2 (2010) The first MCU sequel became notorious for … [Read more...] about The 22 Marvel movies of the MCU Infinity Saga, ranked
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The countdown is over and we’ve solidified our list for the top 50 games of 2018, which covers the gamut of big-name blockbusters and small-team triumphs. But we know it’s a pretty long list, so here are the picks that can be played on Windows PC (and sometimes Linux and Mac, too). Out of our top 50 picks, 35 can be played on PC. That’s more any other platform. Of those, seven titles cannot be played on any console: Frostpunk, Wreckfest, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, The Red Strings Club, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, BattleTech, and our #2 game of the year, Return of the Obra Dinn. That’s more than any other platform represented on our list. As for the inclusion of games like Hollow Knight which technically first came out prior to 2018, well, what we said in the top 50 post holds true here as well: You may notice the inclusion of games that were either fully released or made available in Early Access prior to 2018. Because many games change from … [Read more...] about The best PC games of 2018
Of all the iterations of the Punisher that have come and gone, be they film or TV, live-action or animated, Punisher: War Zone stands out. It’s a superhero film that’s ahead of its time — the kind of film that feels like a reaction to the past decade of Marvel and DC films, rather than a precursor. It’s also more fun — a feat in and of itself. In broad strokes, the Punisher’s origin story is a familiar one: After his family is murdered by mobsters, Frank Castle embarks on a quest for vengeance. His firearm-heavy particulars (as well as all the extralegal murder and torture) make the character inherently difficult to tackle, more so as the national conversation around gun control grows more relevant. The two Punisher films leading up to War Zone — released in 1989 and 2004, starring Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane, respectively — speak a little to the reason that Frank Castle continues to have cultural capital. Both are perfect … [Read more...] about Punisher: War Zone is still the best Punisher adaptation
Following the firing of filmmaker James Gunn by Disney due to offensive tweets, the fans have been constantly backing the Guardians of the Galaxy Director with their support. Various online petitions were launched by the fans and the most lively petition has just crossed 300,000 signatures. Several petitions generated online have been able to achieve their objectives through spreading awareness about the issue. In the case of James Gunn, supporters have been merely expressing their love for him. Through the petition of rehiring the Guardians Of the Galaxy Director Marvel fans tend to show their support regardless of his controversial tweet in the past. The petition says “I’m smart enough to know this most likely won’t change anything but hopefully, this could get Disney to realize the mistake they made and not do it again in the future”. Further continues as: I agree on the point that if people say a bunch of stupid sh-t while working for a studio, the studio … [Read more...] about Support for Guardians Of the Galaxy Director Acquires 300,000 Signatures On Petition.
Who would have guessed 10 years ago that a shot in the dark comic book adaptation of a little-known superhero would kick start a film franchise big enough to rule the box office? Pretty much no-one. And yet, here we are with a whopping 19 MCU movies (and counting) all based in that same universe, all interconnected, and all pretty damn good. When it comes to finding the best Marvel movies you can't go too wrong with the Marvel Cinematic Universe - there's very few duds and most are a above avengers superhero flicks - but even the almighty Marvel Studios isn't immune to some stinkers... *cough* Thor: The Dark World *cough*That's why we've very helpfully ranked every MCU movie release so far, from the film that started it all (Iron Man), to its latest crossover behemoth (Avengers: Infinity War) to help you find the best Marvel movies of all time. How did we come up with this list? Well, we talked about it. Then we argued about it. Then we came up with a list. Then we changed the list. … [Read more...] about The best Marvel movies, ranked from Iron Man to Avengers: Infinity War