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Ranking | Best to Worst: Marvel Cinematographic Universe 2021 Productions

With each passing year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is enriched with new additions, which expand this world of films and enrich the mythology. In 2021, however, with the arrival of Disney + in the Missing Countries, theaters were no longer the only alternative to experience MCU releases, also making room for new series and animated series.

Without considering MODOK, which initially was not part of the MCU, there have been no less than nine productions, including movies and series, launched in 2021. Amid so many projects coming to life, CinePOP has made a ranking of MCU productions that debuted this year. The list is ranked from best to worst. And since we know the latest entries can cause controversy, we stress that this is a stubborn list, so it’s okay to disagree, as long as you maintain respect.

1- Spider-Man: No Coming Home (Cinemas)

The first place couldn’t be different. Masterfully adapting the spirit of Spider-Man himself and the comics in general, the third installment of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker solo trilogy is a love letter to Webhead fans, bringing a personal journey of growth and maturing of the protagonist, who has to face five villains from other realities, which ends with him making decisions that apply the motto “with great powers come great responsibilities.” Regardless of whether Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are present or not, the film manages to develop its own Spider-Man without it owing any previous versions. This is the definitive film of “Miranha”.

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2- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney +)

Marvel’s first big hit in theaters after the pandemic began, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a wonderful movie to watch as it has an interesting storyline, has characters drowned in charisma, and features the best scenes from combat of the whole MCU. The plot of the little boy trained to be the greatest martial arts master who turns against his own father – making a retcon of Iron Man Mandarin 3 (2013) – is a lot of fun, as are the mystical elements of the culture. Chinese inserted. The lead duo, played by Simu Liu and Awkwafina, are bursting with chemistry on stage, making us eagerly await the next adventure of Shang-Chi and his friends.

3- Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney +)

After a few years of transitioning from alien storylines to parallel realities, Marvel returned to its urban action style with Falcão and the Winter Soldier. In the series, composed exclusively of co-stars from the cores of Captain America and Iron Man, the secondary steals the show by further exploring the human part of the Avengers, while also dealing with very complicated subjects, such as racism in society. American. . The plot asks the question of who should inherit the Captain’s shield, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) or the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). However, instead of showing one fighting each other, each wanting the shield for themselves, the series works on a story in which neither, for their respective reasons, does not want to keep the shield of their best friend. Full of references to the Captain’s comics and presenting the famous island in the X-Men universe, Madripoor, Falcão and the Winter Soldier was a pleasant surprise.

4- WandaVision (Disney +)

The first MCU series on Disney + is simply amazing! Bringing iconic American TV series elements into each episode, the series tells the story of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), who accidentally kidnaps a town in New Jersey to help cope with the mourning of her beloved, Vision (Paul Bettany ). The problem is, she’s a powerful witch who doesn’t know how to use or how far her powers go, so she’s at the mercy of the bad guys who want to manipulate her into using her abilities for evil. Additionally, the production finally hands us the Scarlet Witch reaching her full powers, turning the Avenger into a potential threat to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She just didn’t get third place of the year due to a slip down the home stretch, failing to keep the very high level of the first seven episodes. But nothing that compromises the quality of the series.

5- Archer Hawk (Disney +)

Recently completed, Gavião Arqueiro’s series was a pleasant surprise. With a movie budget for each of the six episodes, the production understands its limitations and doesn’t try to go one step further than its leg. Designed to be a Christmas marathon series, the series features a tired Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) living the effects of his hero years, when he ends up meeting Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), his biggest fan, who got involved in a big problem. with the band of warm clothes because of the Ronin costume, the old identity of Gavião. So, the archer teams up with the girl in an attempt to prevent this mafia from finishing him due to a misunderstanding. What he didn’t expect was that the girl would have a lot to teach him, thus creating a great friendship and turning Kate into the true protagonist of the series.

6- Eternals (Cinemas)

Arriving on the big screen with great impatience, as directed by Oscar winner Chloe Zhao, Eternos greatly divided the opinions of the public and critics, mainly by sidestepping the infamous Marvel formula a bit, resembling DC’s more sober proposition. . Another point that weighed against was the long duration and slower pace, despite having practically his own Justice League. That different tune did well to expand the cosmic universe of Casa das Ideias into theaters, but it wasn’t exactly what fans wanted. Betting on flashbacks, the film tells the story of a group of heroes who were sent to Earth thousands of years ago to protect humanity from Deviants. Once their mission is complete, they each follow their own path, until their original leader is found dead, forcing them to come together to find out who is to blame.

7- What if…? (Disney +)

The MCU’s first animated series arrived with a fantastic premise, but failed to do it justice. With the ability to edit stories and explore undisturbed points of Marvel characters, the series is narrated by Vigia (Jeffrey Wright), who observes the actions of multiple heroes across the multiverse, obeying the rule of no interfere. However, when things get out of hand, he will have to revise this rule if he is to live.

The problem with this production is precisely its premise. When it is possible to tell stories from new perspectives, audiences expect new stories to actually be told. While some episodes really bet on it, showing different heroes living new never-before-seen adventures, other chapters just reinterpret previously-seen movies, making the storyline predictable and repetitive. The good thing is that season two has been confirmed, so it could be that Marvel will learn from its mistakes and break new ground.

8- Loki (Disney +)

Okay, this one is going to cause some controversy as a lot of people loved Loki (Tom Hiddleston’s) adventures across the multiverse. But, despite some very interesting characters, such as Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson), the series suffers from a problem similar to What If… ?. Even having a whole multiverse to explore, the management prefers to use around three episodes to invest in silly subplots that add nothing to the development of the series. In other words: half of the series consists of charges. It’s frustrating because in the other three episodes, which are really fantastic, you see that it had to be the best series on the MCU, he was just a little more careful and anxious to make the most of the time to develop his concepts and characters. . However, the final episode is a FUNDAMENTAL piece for understanding the next few years of the MCU in theaters. Therefore, Loki is the penultimate. It’s a shame, because he had everything to be in the Top 1 on this list.

9- Black Widow (Disney +)

Expected for years by MCU fans, the Black Widow movie was a sheer disappointment. Not just because of the silly storyline and spooky special effects, but because it’s clear this is a timeless movie. The protagonist’s framing and portrayal style is the face of how female protagonists were shown on the big screen between 2014 and 2016, a time when this film would have shone a lot. However, in 2021, the story is different.

Plus, the villain is completely lost, as is the protagonist herself (Scarlett Johansson), who ends up being eclipsed by Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and the Red Guardian (David Harbor). It’s sad that the well-deserved Black Widow movie added little to Nat’s story and only served as a stepping stone for its “replacement”, so to speak. She deserved so much more than that.

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