Complete Rundown Of Every Stan Lee Marvel Movie

Here is a breakdown of every movie based on a Marvel comic book created by Stan Lee!

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X-Men (2000)

X-Men (2000)

The year that ushered in the 21st Century also brought fans the first ever live-action X-Men film. When a super-powered mutant radical threatens to kill political leaders, it's up to a team of mutant heroes to stop him. The movie worked because it took the source material seriously as evidenced by opening the film in a concentration camp during the Holocuast in 1940s Poland. The themes of prejudice and equality are at the forefront of this daring action film with groundbreaking visual effects. It's cast is superb with Hugh Jackman breaking onto the scene as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart playing the cerebral Professor X, and Ian McKellan as the radical mutant leader Magneto. It's got a stunning script, moving music, and perfect performances that make this a magnificent motion picture.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writer: David Hayter from a story by Tom DeSanto and Singer

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Rebecca Romjin, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellan

Composer: Michael Kamen

Cinematographer: Thomas Newton Sigel

Editors: Steven Rosenblum, Kevin Stitt, and John Wright

Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes

Release Date: July 14, 2000

Budget: $75 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $296.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man (2002)

Sam Raimi crafted an ode to comic books with his first Spider-Man film. A teenager gains superhuman abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider. It's got a light narration that works well with the movie's classic tone and feel that also helps us buy into this fantastic world which has just enough realism to make it feel familiar. The romance also makes this one relatable and engaging thanks to the casting of Toby Maguire as lovable nerd Peter Parker and Kirsten Dunst as the gorgeous girl next door Mary Jane Watson. It's action sequences are fun and the effects make it all believable. The spectacular score also helps tell the story of a young man who learns about power and responsibility.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writer: David Koepp

Cast: Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe, J.K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris, and Cliff Robertson

Composer: Danny Elfman

Cinematographer: Don Burgess

Editors: Bob Murawski and Arthur Coburn

Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

Release Date: May 3, 2002

Budget: $139 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $821.7 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Hulk (2003)

Hulk (2003)

An intriguing and ambitious experiment in comic book filmmaking, Ang Lee's take on Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk is unfortunately a mess of a movie. A scientist is exposed to gamma radiation which transforms him into a giant monster. There are lots of odd editing choices and strange cinematography that only add to the audience’s confusion. The psychologically driven, dramatic storyline is a bold attempt, but it fails due to the wild tonal shifts throughout the film's bloated running time. It's visual effects don't hold up very well, but there are still a few awesome action scenes here, namely one in which Hulk battles the might of U.S military the middle of the desert. However, even though the cast does a fine job with what they’re given, it just never lives up to it's full potential.

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: James Schamus, Michael France, and John Turman

Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas, Sam Elliott, and Nick Nolte

Composer: Danny Elfman

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes

Editor: Tim Squyres

Running Time: 2 hours 18 minutes

Release Date: June 20, 2003

Budget: $137 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $245.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Daredevil (2003)

Daredevil (2003)

Taking a darker approach with a character that fits a noir feel, Mark Steven Johnson made his first big-budget action movie with this film adaptation of Matt Murdock and his vigilante persona, Daredevil. Blinded by radioactive materials, a child's other senses get hyper-sensitive, and after the murder of his father, he becomes an attorney by day and vigilante by night. This movie has an excellent director's cut available on Blu-ray which is far superior to the theatrical cut which added in unnecessary deleted scenes and eliminated an important sub plot. Ben Affleck is really into playing the title character, Jennifer Garner sells her portrayal of the deadly assassin Elektra, and both Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan play excellent, if not over-the-top, villains. For a film with perhaps too much style for it's own good, it still gives fans a solid take on the character leaning into the darker aspects of the seedy underworld of the New York City suburb known as Hell's Kitchen.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Writer:  Mark Steven Johnson

Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, and Joe Pantoliano

Composer: Graeme Revell

Cinematographer: Ericson Core

Editors: Armen Minasian and Dennis Virkler

Running Time: Theatrical Cut - 1 hours 43 minutes/Director's Cut - 2 hours 13 minutes

Release Date: February 14, 2003

Budget: $78 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $179.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

X2: X-Men United (2003)

X2: X-Men United (2003)

An excellent sequel to the original hit film, X2 does what every good sequel should by going deeper into the characters, challenging their relationships, and delivering bigger and better action sequences. A rogue military leader tries to wipe out all of mutantkind and it's up to the combined forces of the X-Men and their enemies, the Brotherhood, to stop him. The best of these thrilling scenes is the one that opens the film featuring Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler attacking the President inside the White House. It's complex storyline delves into Wolverine's origins and brings us in a sinister villain in Brian Cox's Colonel Stryker. Each character gets a moment to shine and everyone of them is developed further. This movie also has the most emotional ending in the series.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and David Hayter from a story by Singer, Hayter, and Zak Penn

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romjin, Alan Cumming, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Kelly Hu, Brian Cox, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellan

Composer: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

Editor: John Ottman

Running Time: 2 hours 13 minutes

Release Date: May 2, 2003

Budget: $125 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $407.7 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

The follow-up to the first Spider-Man movie is one of the best sequels in film history. It's a wonderful continuation of the story that began in the 2002 original. Peter Parker deals with the ramifications of being a superhero which has him leave the costume behind only to encounter a dangerous new villain on the rise. A sympathetic villain, played by genius actor Alfred Molina, Doctor Octopus is also at the center of this plot which forces Peter to confront his mentor-turned-enemy. His relationships with Aunt May, Harry Osborn, and Mary Jane are all put to the test as each of them play important parts in the life of Spidey and the overall narrative. This film's action is exhilarating, it's score is stirring, and the story is full of meaning.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writer: Alvin Sargent

Cast: Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, J.K. Simmons, and Rosemary Harris

Composer: Danny Elfman

Cinematographer: Bill Pope

Editor: Bob Murawski

Running Time: 2 hours 7 minutes

Release Date: June 30, 2004

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $783.8 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Fantastic 4 (2005)

Fantastic 4 (2005)

A fun debut for Marvel's first family, this film from Tim Story is a slightly campy take on the super-heroic team. A group of scientists and astronauts get hit with cosmic rays on a mission gone wrong and develop superhuman powers, but when one of them uses his abilities for his own selfish gain, it's up to the others to stop him. The casting is well done for the most part and each actor is into playing their parts. There's plenty of comedy to go along with the dramatic moments and the action is solid too. The makeup and costume used for Ben Grimm/The Thing remains remarkable even today. This may not be the best of the bunch when it comes to the comic book genre, but it's an enjoyable adventure and the filmmakers understand that family is the focus of this story.

Director: Tim Story

Writers: Michael France and Mark Frost

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Kerry Washington, and Julian McMahon

Composer: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Oliver Wood

Editor: William Hoy

Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Release Date: July 8, 2005

Budget: $100 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $330.6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

The third entry in the X-Men series replaced director Bryan Singer with Brett Ratner resulting in a bloated, uninteresting, and mostly dull film. A mutant cure is developed, but the Brotherhood fights back against what they see as oppression, leaving the X-Men as humanity's only defense. The lackluster results are a consequence of the filmmakers treating the mythology and characters carelessly with an utter irreverence for continuity and a complete disregard for the relationships set up in previous films. It's action scenes are boring and even offensive due to the utterly inane dialogue and stilted acting. This was supposed to be the epic conclusion of this trilogy but instead left fans wanting a do over.

Director: Brett Ratner

Writers: Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romjin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page, Ben Foster, Kelsey Grammer, Dania Ramirez, Ken Leung, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellan

Composer: John Powell

Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti

Editors: Mark Helfrich, Mark Goldblatt, and Julia Wong

Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes

Release Date: May 26, 2006

Budget: $210 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $459.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

An odd and disappointing final entry in the original Spider-Man series, Sam Raimi's trilogy closer is a weird film to say the least. After an alien symbiote bonds itself to his Spidey suit Peter transforms into a vengeful vigilante. Franco's Harry Osborne finally fulfills his destiny as the villainous Goblin, and Thomas Haden Church joins the fray as Sandman who makes his debut as a formidable foe for the old Web Head with connections to his past. However, all of these storylines get too convoluted and throwing in both Gwen Stacy as another love interest and Eddie Brock as the vile Venom at the very end acts as a final insult to the fans. The thrilling action and emotionally dramatic moments are still there, but there’s just too much movie for it's own good.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Alvin Sargent from a story by Sam and Ivan Raimi

Cast: Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, J.K. Simmons, and Rosemary Harris

Composer: Christopher Young

Cinematographer: Bill Pope

Editor: Bob Murawski

Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes

Release Date: May 4, 2007

Budget: $258 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $890.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

This sequel to the first Fantastic Four movie is a failure on almost every level. The film sees an alien dubbed The Silver Surfer fly to Earth to herald the arrival of the planet eating super-being known as Galactus, causing him to come into conflict with the Fantastic Four. However, the script leans too far into the silliness of the characters and story turning this epic story into too much of a comedy. Somehow this follow-up seems to have a smaller budget than the first and with wonky visual effects and lame action sequences. It still manages to deliver on some of the more dramatic moments, but too often ventures into campy territory. Ultimately, it's still plenty of fun to watch, but is still an example of a series than has diminishing results.

Director: Tim Story

Writers: Don Payne and Mark Frost from a story by Frost and John Turman

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Doug Jones, Beau Garrett, Andre Braugher, and Julian McMahon

Composer: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Larry Blanford

Editors: William Hoy and Peter S. Elliot

Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Release Date: June 15, 2007

Budget: $130 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $290 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man (2008)

Jon Favreau's Iron Man is a masterpiece of movie making. Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape captivity and then uses it to bring peace to the world. It started the shared universe craze and launched actor Robert Downey Jr. into super-stardom. The film has a big heart and lots of humor that served as the template for the Marvel Studios formula. It's also full of high-octane action and stunning visual effects. This B-Level superhero is now one of the most popular on the planet thanks to this wonderful team of artists who took big risks to build a hero and an entire universe from the ground up.

Director: Jon Favreau

Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Paul Bettany, Leslie Bibb, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Clark Gregg, and Jeff Bridges

Composer: Ramin Djawadi

Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique

Editor: Dan Lebental

Running Time: 2 hours 6 minutes

Release Date: May 2, 2008

Budget: $140 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $585.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Marvel and Universal teamed up for this fresh take on the green goliath. Drawing inspiration from the 1970s TV series starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, this movie focuses on a conflicted Dr. Bruce Banner as he looks to rid himself of a genetic disorder that transforms him into a giant green rage monster after a scientific experiment went wrong. The action in the film is brutal as each thrilling sequence gets more intense than the last. Edward Norton is great in the lead role, as is Liv Tyler as his former flame Betty Ross, and both Tim Roth and William Hurt bring menace and authority to their respective antagonists. This is one of the most underrated films in the MCU and in the comic book genre in general.

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writer: Zak Penn

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt

Composer: Craig Armstrong

Cinematographer: Peter Menzies Jr.

Editors: John Wright, Rick Shaine, Vincent Tabaillon

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Release Date: June 13, 2008

Budget: $150 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $263.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

After the dismal reaction to the third entry in the series, Fox decided to go the prequel route with the X-Men franchise in this film starring their most popular character, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. After losing everything, a mutant undergoes a procedure which makes him indestructible. Unfortunately, it didn't pay off as the script is tone deaf with it's silly dialogue and terrible action sequences. The visual effects also somehow look worse here than they do in any of the previous films. The cast is the film's only strong point as Jackman and Liev Schreiber play very well off each other, and Lynn Collins and Danny Huston provide the film with a strong love interest and villain. It's a fail attempt at a novel idea.

Director: Gavin Hood

Writers: David Benihoff and Skip Woods

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Dominic Monaghan, Will.i.am, Kevin Durand, Daniel Henney, and Danny Huston

Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams

Cinematographer: Donald McAlpine

Editors: Nicolas de Toth and Megan Gill

Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes

Release Date: May 1, 2009

Budget: $150 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $373.1 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 (2010)

This follow-up to the original Iron Man is a let down on many levels. Tony Stark becomes self-destructive after being diagnosed with a deadly disease and must find a cure for his peculiar condition all while battling a new villain with some high-tech armor of his own. However, it still features solid performances and lots of good comedy. There are some stunning visual effects and action scenes throughout the movie too. The film falls apart when it tries too hard to set up the future of the MCU, but there's still a worthwhile story told in the midst of the confusion which gets muddled in the numerous characters and plot threads. It's an important chapter in Tony Stark's story even if it's the weakest, but the awesome cast makes it all watchable.

Director: Jon Favreau

Writers: Justin Theroux

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Clark Gregg, and Samuel L. Jackson

Composer: John Debney

Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique

Editors: Dan Lebental and Richard Pearson

Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Release Date: May 7, 2010

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $623.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Thor (2011)

Thor (2011)

Shakspearean auteur Kenneth Branagh brought the Norse god of thunder, Thor, to life for Marvel Studios with this revolutionary film. An otherworldy prince is banished to earth from his celestial realm and must learn humility to be worthy of his power again. It was the MCU's first foray into the fantasy genre which was a big gamble for the franchise. The movie works so well because Branagh and his team treat it all seriously while still having some fun of the ridiculousness of it all. The supporting cast is fantastic, but Chris Hemsworth is the true star of the film as he pulls off a very difficult role transforming the arrogant prince into a humble man. There's lots of fun to be had with his enjoyable character arc in this fantastic film.

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Don Payne

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Tabaobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Colm Feore, Clark Gregg, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins

Composer: Patrick Doyle

Cinematographer: Haris Zambarloukos

Editor: Paul Rubell

Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes

Release Date: May 6, 2011

Budget: $150 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $449.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Taking another attempt at a prequel to the X-Men franchise, Fox developed this movie with Matthew Vaughn who took the series back to it's roots in the comics of the 1960s by setting his film firmly in that psychedelic decade. The movie shows audiences how Professor X met Magneto and what caused the rift in their legendary friendship during their intervention in the Cuban Missile Crisis. It's casting is brilliant with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender bringing new layers and depth to their characters, and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult fleshing out their previously sidelined characters much further. It's got a great sense of style and the action sequences are thrilling as is it's powerful musical score.

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writers: Vaughn, Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Jane Goldman from a story by Bryan Singer and Sheldon Turner

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemying, Lucas Till, Caleb Landry Jones, Edi Gathegi, Zoe Kravitz, Alex Gonzalez, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon

Composer: Henry Jackman

Cinematographer: John Mathieson

Editors: Lee Smith and Eddie Hamilton

Running Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

Release Date: June 3, 2011

Budget: $150 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $353.6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Taking on Marvel's throwback character, Joe Johnston brings his pulp icon sensibilities from The Rocketeer to this star-spangled hero. A weak hero is transformed into a super-soldier to fight a Nazi leader bent on world domination. This is a retro-style 1940s World War II movie which they mashed up with a superhero flick and it works surprisingly well. The action is explosive, the story is enjoyable, and the characters are thoroughly entertaining and memorable. Chris Evans does the impossible by making a morally upright hero both relatable and aspiring at the same time. Supporting players like Stanley Tucci, Hugo Weaving, and Tommy Lee Jones are outstanding, but none match Hayley Atwell who kicks butt as the intelligent, caring, and no-nonsense Agent Peggy Carter. This one is a true gem and the real lynchpin of the MCU.

Director: Joe Johnston

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Sebastian Stan, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Kenneth Choi, JJ Feild, Bruno Ricci, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, and Tommy Lee Jones

Composer: Alan Silvestri

Cinematographer: Shelly Johnson

Editors: Jeffrey Ford and Robert Dalva

Running Time: 2 hours 4 minutes

Release Date: July 22, 2011

Budget: $180 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $370.6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

Bringing together a group of remarkable heroes from various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers manages to do so without getting too burdensome or confusing. When Loki arrives to take over the planet with an alien army, it's up to super-spy Nick Fury to assemble a team of remarkable people to defend us. It had never been done before, but they pulled it off thanks to the hard work of comic book enthusiast Joss Whedon who's witty writing and emotional storytelling make it all come together in an entertaining and triumphant way. It's got some astounding visual effects action sequences, particularly the big Battle of New York at the climax of the film. The cast delivers not only their lines well but each and every hilarious interaction and emotive moment as well. This one's a blast from start to finish. 

Director: Joss Whedon

Writers: Joss Whedon from a story by Whedon and Zak Penn

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgard, and Samuel L. Jackson

Composer: Alan Silvestri

Cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey

Editor: Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek

Running Time: 2 hours 23 minutes

Release Date: May 4, 2012

Budget: $220 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1.519 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Rebooting popular franchises is an unfortunate necessity when any particular series goes too far off the rails. After Peter Park gets arachnid abilities from an experimental spider, he must save the city from a desperate scientist who has mutated into a giant Lizard. It may have been too soon, but Sony brought back the Web-Slinger with a new cast and production crew just five years after the lackluster Spider-Man 3. Andrew Garfield does a fine job playing an outsider who gets superpowers, and Emma Stone is delightful as Gwen Stacy. Denis Leary, Martin Short, and Sally Field are also great in their supporting roles. It's got some exhilarating action sequences too and serves as a solid reboot of the character that feels very different from previous versions of the superhero.

Director: Marc Webb

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen

Composer: James Horner

Cinematographer: John Schwartzman

Editors: Alan Edward Bell, Michael McCusker, and Pietro Scalia

Running Time: 2 hours 16 minutes

Release Date: July 3, 2012

Budget: $210 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $757.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Hiring Shane Black as the writer/director of the Iron Man franchise's third entry was the breath of fresh air this series needed to go out on a high note. When confronted by a megalomaniacal terrorist, Tony Stark must rise again to save all that he cares for. It's an enjoyable and unique superhero film that turns things on it's head with it's incredible action, witty one-liners, and shocking twists and turns. This one focuses heavily on Tony Stark and the fallout from his extra-terrestrial experience in The Avengers which gives it a strong sense of continuity and brings in a welcome psychological element. Here we have an interesting and entertaining trilogy closer for the high-tech Avenger.

Director: Shane Black

Writers: Shane Black and Drew Pearce

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, and Jon Favreau

Composer: Brian Tyler

Cinematographer: John Toll

Editors: Jeffrey Ford and Peter S. Elliot

Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes

Release Date: May 3, 2013

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1.215 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine (2013)

Adapting the Samurai saga from the Marvel Comics, The Wolverine brings our anti-hero to Japan as he says goodbye to an old friend who proposes to end his immortal suffering by taking away his mutant healing factor, thus allowing him to die. It's a dark and sinister storyline that sets our hero on a journey of self-discovery through the criminal underworld of Tokyo. There's some extremely intense action scenes here, particularly one that takes place on top of a bullet train, and plenty of character development as well. This is a challenging, edge-of-your-seat blockbuster that remains the most underrated of the X-Men movies.

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Matt Bomback and Scott Frank

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Brian Tee, and Famke Janssen

Composer: Marco Beltrami

Cinematographer: Ross Emery

Editor: Michael McCusker

Running Time: 2 hours 6 minutes

Release Date: July 26, 2013

Budget: $110 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $414.8 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

One of the more forgettable movies in the MCU, the second Thor film has a dull villain and a bland storyline. When dark elves rise from a dark corner of the universe, Thor must enlist the help of his traitorous brother Loki to save the Nine Realms. However, there are still tons of fun and emotional moments between Hemsworth and Hiddelston as Thor and Loki which add to the brother's complex relationship. There are a few good action scenes, especially that creative finale, but even those can't save the long swaths of boring exposition and dialogue. Natalie Portman clearly  doesn't even want to be there and neither does the villainous Christopher Eccelston under his heavy makeup. It's a worthwhile watch just to see what happens to our Asgardian hero and his mischievous brother.

Director: Alan Taylor

Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccelston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asno, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins

Composer: Brian Tyler

Cinematographer: Kramer Morgenthau

Editors: Dan Lebenthal and Wyatt Smith

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Release Date: November 8, 2013

Budget: $180 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $644.6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

The Russo brothers burst onto the scene with this sequel to the first Captain America movie which brings the character into our modern world. Cap finds out the U.S. government has been infiltrated by a secretive Nazi organization and must expose them before they enact a devastating plot. They craft this comic book film into a political action thriller which sets this Marvel movie apart with it's awesome genre mashup. Chris Evans continues to develop Cap into a new kind of hero yet retains his moral center while Scarlett Johansson gives us her best turn yet as the ambiguous spy, Black Widow. The shocking storyline and crazy action sequences raise the bar for the MCU. It's important message, nuanced performances, and gritty action make this one of the best of them all.

Director: Joe and Anthony Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Callan Mulvey, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson

Composer: Henry Jackman

Cinematographer: Trent Opaloch

Editors: Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt

Running Time: 2 hours 16 minutes

Release Date: April 4, 2014

Budget: $177 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $714.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

It seems like the filmmakers threw everything and the kitchen sink into this follow-up to the Spidey reboot. Spidey must face off against a trio of new villains while dealing with his complicated relationship with Gwen Stacy. The film is overstuffed with multiple villains, confusing storylines, and over-the-top action. The performances of Garfield and Stone and their complex relationship remains the strongest part of the film, but the three villains each get shortchanged and thus aren't deep enough for us to care about. It's a bloated film with beautiful looking action sequences that ultimately add up to nothing since it doesn't have enough heart. There's a lot to enjoy here visually, and even some surprising, genuinely emotional moments, but most of them gets lost in the confusion of loud explosions, dumb dialogue, and bad performances.

Director: Marc Webb

Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner from a story by Kurtzman, Orci, Pinkner, and James Vanderbilt

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field

Composer: Hans Zimmer, The Magnificent Six, Pharrell Williams, and Johnny Marr

Cinematographer: Dan Mindel

Editor: Pietro Scalia

Running Time: 2 hours 22 minutes

Release Date: May 2, 2014

Budget: $250 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $709 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

In a bold and daring move, Fox brought together the cast of the original X-Men trilogy that of the prequels to create the ultimate X-Franchise film. After the government begins hunting down mutants, Professor X and Magneto join forces and send Wolverine back in time to change the future. Thus begins one of the most epic and emotional X-Men movies to date. It's got a great time-travel story and does some amazing things with it's cast of characters with every actor bringing their best to each role. Featuring huge action sequences, dazzling visual effects, clever dialogue, and a moving musical score, this is one for the ages.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Simon Kinberg from a story by Kinberg, Jane Goldman, and Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ian McKellan, and Patrick Stewart

Composer: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Thomas Newton Sigel

Editor: John Ottman

Running Time: 2 hours 11 minutes

Release Date: May 23, 2014

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $747.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

A quirky and clever movie with a killer soundtrack, this MCU flick was their biggest risk so far. An abducted human boy grows into an intergalactic outlaw who must join forces with an assassin, a brute, a talking racoon, and a walking tree to save the universe from a space tyrant. James Gunn was able to turn Marvel's most crude band of misfits into the most heartfelt film in the MCU. It's a joy to behold, is endlessly rewatchable, and has a wonderful cast bringing these likable characters to life.

Director: James Gunn

Writers: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Laura Haddock, John C. Reilly, Benicio del Toro, Glenn Close, and Josh Brolin

Composer: Tyler Bates

Cinematographer: Ben Davis

Editors: Fred Raskin, Craig Wood, and Hughes Winborne

Running Time: 2 hours 2 minutes

Release Date: August 1, 2014

Budget: $190 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $773.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Bringing back the heroes of the MCU is this odd sequel to the 2012 blockbuster hit. Iron Man creates an artificial intelligence which decides to destroy the entire planet and it's up to the Avengers to prevent Armageddon. It's certainly got a darker tone and feel which is welcome, but various side storylines distract a bit from the main plot. The characters are developed much further and we get to go even deeper into each of their pasts as well. Visual effects are outstanding and the action is bigger and better too. James Spader is sinister as Ultron and he sells some of the film's more outlandish moments.

Director: Joss Whedon

Writer: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Thomas Kretchmann, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgard, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson

Composers: Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman

Cinematographer: Ben Davis

Editors: Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek

Running Time: 2 hours 21 minutes

Release Date: May 1, 2015

Budget: $350 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1.405 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

The smallest Marvel movie yet was this one based on the titular insectoid hero. A thief is hired by a scientist to help him prevent his shrinking technology from falling into the wrong hands. This is the MCU’s funniest film which is no surprise when you look at it's hilarious cast and crew. It's got a lot of heart too which is at the center of every MCU movie, but this one even more so due to the fact that it's about a family man and his responsibility to his daughter. The shrinking technology is used creatively and the action scenes are a lot of fun. This one also manages to expand on the vast world of the MCU without getting too bogged down in the minutia of it all.

Director: Peyton Reed

Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Bobby Cavanale, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer and Michael Douglas

Composer: Christophe Beck

Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter

Editors: Dan Lenbental and Colby Parker Jr.

Running Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

Release Date: July 17, 2015

Budget: $140 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $519.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)

This attempt at rebooting the Fantastic Four was a mixed bag. Four friends discover another dimension, and are granted superhuman abilities after a tragic accident. The first half of the film is a solid origin story for the team of scientists-turned-superheroes, but the second half looses it's way with unexplained phenomenon and unresolved characters arcs and storylines. It's a bizarre movie that should serve as a cautionary tale for studios who want to meddle in the film-making process and change the director's vision. There's a good story in here somewhere and the cast is fine, but there's just not enough action to satisfy all of the fans.

Director: Josh Trank

Writers: Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg, and Josh Trank

Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, and Reg E. Cathey

Composer: Marco Beltrami and Phillip Glass

Cinematographer: Matthew Jensen

Editors: Elliot Greenburg and Stephen Rivkin

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Budget: $130 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $168 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

The Russo's proved their value with this trilogy closer that puts Cap to the ultimate test. After the Avengers are divided due to a disagreement over a government mandate, Cap leads his renegades to stop a madman intent on world destruction while Iron Man and the rest are tasked with arresting their fellow heroes. It's an intense and saddening clash of titans that leaves the MCU forever changed. The action sequences are incredible, visual effects are amazing, and the fantastic writing is only matched by the actor's superb performances. This is a powerful film.

Director: Joe and Anthony Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Martin Freeman, Daniel Bruhl, and William Hurt

Composer: Henry Jackman

Cinematographer: Trent Opaloch

Editor: Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt

Running Time: 2 hour 27 minutes

Release Date: May 6, 2016

Budget: $240 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1.153 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Continuing the story with our younger X-Men, this third film in the prequel series sees the first mutant rise from the grave to wreck havoc on our world. Casting Oscar Isaac as the ultimate villain, was the right move, and he does as much as he can with the material, but unfortunately it's not able to live up to it's predecessors with a dull story and boring characters. The visual effects and action scenes also aren't on par with the rest of the series thus far. However, there are still some great moments, most of them delivered by franchise power players James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender both of whom give us some of their most emotionally raw performances here.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Simon Kinberg from a story by Kinberg, Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn, Josh Helman, and Oscar Isaac

Composer: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Thomas Newton Sigel

Editors: John Ottman and Michael Louis Hill

Running Time: 2 hours 24 minutes

Release Date: May 27, 2016

Budget: $178 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $543.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016)

Ushering in the most unusual corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is this fantastical adventure film from a horror director. Benedict Cumberbatch does a brilliant job as the arrogant neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange who looks for mystical answers after a tragic accident nearly destroys his life. The supporting cast is splendid too with Tilda Swinton being a stand out as the mysterious Ancient One. Action sequences and visual effects are a feast for the eyes as we witness things here not seen anywhere in our particular realm. It's a blast and while it follows some familiar tropes, manages to stand out thanks to it's unique setting and story.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writers: Jon Spaihts, C. Robert Cargill, and Scott Derrickson

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton

Composer: Michael Giacchino

Cinematographer: Ben Davis

Editors: Wyatt Smith and Sabrina Plisco

Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Budget: $190 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $677.7 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

This stunning noir western is a ode to the world of the X-Men and also acts as a send off for a favorite character. Wolverine must care for an ailing Professor X while also protecting a young mutant girl from sinister mercenaries. Mangold's script is an emotional tale of guilt, loss, and redemption in the same vein as western classics like Shane and Unforgiven. It's action is brutal, it's dialogue is full meaning and purpose, and it's moving performances are the best ever from this outstanding cast. The cinematography is gorgeous and the score is heart-rending. There aren't many movie like this one, and so it stands in a league of it's own.

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Scott Frank, Michael Green, and James Mangold from a story by Mangold

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Daphne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Patrick Stewart

Composer: Marco Beltrami

Cinematographer: John Mathieson

Editors: Michael McCusker and Dirk Westervelt

Running Time: 2 hours 17 minutes

Release Date: March 3, 2017

Budget: $97 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $619 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Sometimes sequels can lose their way, but the second entry this wacky series stays true to it's core while also taking things to a whole new level of weird. Star-Lord finds his father who may not be all that he seems. It manages to keep it's story focused while also dividing the core team of Guardians into separate storylines as each of them learn valuable lessons and grow as characters. Their relationships are tested and strengthened throughout the course of the film making for an affecting story. It's got lots of zany action sequences and some really bizarre, yet fun, elements too. The cast ups the ante with their performances and newcomers like Pom Klementieff and Kurt Russell are welcome additions who add texture to this wild universe.

Director: James Gunn

Writer: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Laura Haddock, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell

Composer: Tyler Bates

Cinematographer: Henry Braham

Editors: Fred Raskin and Craig Wood

Running Time: 2 hours 17 minutes

Release Date: May 5, 2017

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $863.8 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Having Spider-Man join the world of the Avengers was stroke of genius by Sony, who allowed Marvel Studios to take creative control of their most famous character. A high schooler must use his newfound abilities to prevent a dangerous arms dealer from stealing Iron Man's high-tech weaponry. Taking Peter Parker back to high school in a grounded adventure helped audiences reconnect to the teenage superhero. Tom Holland is pitch perfect as the funny and smart Spidey, and Michael Keaton is both relatable and menacing as The Vulture. Michael Giacchino's score is spectacular and the action and effects are amazing. This is yet another story in which Peter learns responsibility but is more about what it takes to be a hero.

Director: Jon Watts

Writers: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, and Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey Jr.

Composer: Michael Giacchino

Cinematographer: Salvatore Totino

Editors: Dan Lebental and Debbie Berman

Running Time: 2 hours 13 minutes

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Budget: $175 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $880.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Growing stale and in need of a new vision, Thor's franchise got just what it needed when Kiwi director Taika Waititi took the reigns of the superhero franchise. In this hilarious romp, Thor must traverse the galaxy to stop the destruction of his homeworld. The color palette is vibrant and the action is thrilling. This one takes a fantasy epic and mashes it up with a sci-fi comedy to create something truly unique in the superhero genre. The cast is clearly having a blast as Hemswroth delivers his best performance yet and newcomers Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Cate Blanchett all are wonderful in their roles. This one is a game changer for Marvel.

Director: Taika Waititi

Writers: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Taika Waititi, Clancy Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, and Anthony Hopkins

Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh

Cinematographer: Javier Aguirresarobe

Editors: Joel Negron and Zene Baker

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Release Date: November 3, 2017

Budget: $180 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $854 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

Crafting a James Bond-esque action thriller from a superhero film, Ryan Coogler and his team made Black Panther the surprise hit of the year. The new king of Wakanda must stand up to a renegade soldier who is looking to usurp the throne. It's timely social commentary and outstanding production design make for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience. There are tons of electrifying action beats throughout, plenty of mesmerizing visual effects, and a wonderful score too. The strength however lies in the cast all of whom play their parts with conviction, especially Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira. This is a must-see movie that opens up a new corner of the ever-growing MCU.

Director: Ryan Coogler

Writers: Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker

Composer: Ludwig Goransson

Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison

Editors: Michael P. Shawver and Debbie Berman

Running Time: 2 hours 14 minutes

Release Date: February 16, 2018

Budget: $200 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1.347 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

An epic without equal, Joe and Anthony Russo bring together every corner of the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe for a film experience unlike any the world has ever seen. In this closing chapter of the MCU, the Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos, a powerful being bent on the annihilation of half the universe. Somehow within the two-and-half-hour runtime each character gets a moment to shine and some get shocking closure to their arcs. There are some of the most mind-blowing action sequences ever put to film here, jaw-dropping visual effects, and an indelible musical score. Here we have a film that shouldn't work, but does, thanks to the masterful directors, genius writers, and very special cast.

Director: Joe and Anthony Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letiai Wright, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Benicio del Toro, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Terry Notary, Tom Vaughn-Lawlor, Carrie Coon, and Michael James Shaw, Ross Marquand, William Hurt, and Josh Brolin

Composer: Alan Silvestri

Cinematographer: Trent Opaloch

Editors: Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt

Running Time: 2 hours 29 minutes

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Budget: $360 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $2.047 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Expanding on the delightful original, this sequel to Ant-Man has our heroic criminal joining forces with his tough female counterpart to thwart bad guys who are plotting to take their coveted technology. It's a heartwarming tale of family, loss, and love. They get really inventive with the shrinking and growing technology this time and deliver on some fun action sequences. We get to go deeper into the psyche of each of the main characters which helps us understand and connect with them on a deeper level. The film as a whole is both beautiful and hysterical.

Director: Peyton Reed

Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers,  Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Pena, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas

Composer: Christophe Beck

Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti

Editors: Dan Lebental and Craig Wood

Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Release Date: July 6, 2018

Budget: $175 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross: $622.5 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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