2. The Avengers
- Release Year: 2012
- Director: Joss Whedon
- Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson
The Avengers is so close to being the top movie of the Marvel Phase One movies. There’s only one movie that is notably better than The Avengers, although I’m sure some people would claim it’s the best movie of Phase One.
The Avengers is the first big team-up for the Avengers. In the film, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye are brought together by Nick Fury and SHIELD to stop Loki and the Chitauri after Loki opens a portal and opens up New York to an attack. The Avengers eventually stop Loki, but the battle foreshadows what is to come and how necessary it is for the Avengers to work together to stop this from happening again.
The Avengers is easily one of the best MCU movies to date, although it’s not even the best of the Avengers movies. That title belongs to Endgame, which was released in 2019. For Phase One, though, The Avengers is another example of showing fans what was possible in the MCU. Seeing these great characters come together on screen and work together was EPIC!
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