Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films

Avengers: Infinity War is finally here and once again the Marvel Madness is upon us! So to help keep the up the hype I have decided to make a list of my personal least favorite to favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

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This list will soon include my placement of Avengers: Infinity War and I do plan to update this list every time a Marvel movie is released, so be sure to bookmark this page to come back this July when Ant-man and the Wasp is released! But anyway, I surely have some choices that will cause for some debate that I cannot wait to share. So lets get right into it!


18.) The Incredible Hulk

To be fair, I do not believe I have seen this film fully more than once. It was an absolutely bore and really felt like everything that I have seen before. Edward Norton is an alright Bruce Banner, but there is an obvious reason that he was replaced by Mark Ruffalo. Abomination is a forgettable villain and so is the rest of the film

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

The only thing that I could say was more than alright was Bruce and Bettys relationship. It was portrayed pretty well and those scenes definitely did not have me snoozing. The Incredible Hulk is a tough one to get through and that is why it deserves the last spot on my list. 


17.) Iron Man 2

While this film does have some spectacular moments in the action department. Everything else just completely falls apart and turns into more of a cringe fest than an actual sequel to an Iron Man movie. To me, the biggest fault of this movie is with the villain, Whiplash. His motives are generic, his accent is beyond awful and his role is not significant and he is just a plain out boring character.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

On top of this, there is the boring sub-plot of Tony's arc reactor issues. There is even a terribly done portrayal of the "Demon in a Bottle" story line. Iron Man 2 just try's to be so much at once and in the end it just all comes together as one jumbled mess.


16.) Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is very similar to Iron Man 2 as it is just plain out pointless. The Dark World's problems are faced by pointless plot lines, another boring villain and just feeling like a waste of your time.

A huge problem with the first two Thor films are the huge focus on Thor and Jane's "relationship". Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Natalie Portman (Jane) have absolutely no chemistry at all. The love between them does not feel there, Jane's character is just plain annoying (And so are her friends) and it always feels like Thor and Jane are always in some dispute. They just do not work.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

To make matters worse, we have the villain, Malekith. This is no doubt, one of the worst developed and most boring villains I have ever seen on film. I am going to be honest, I do not remember one thing about him and I am a huge fan of the Marvel films. All I remember is his name and how he looked. Oh, and that one kind of cool action sequence in D.C at the end of the film. That is all I remember. I think he tried to take over the world or something? Tried to kill Thor? Something cliche like that.

Thankfully the saving grace of this film is Tom Hiddleston's performance as Loki, which is still an absolute joy to watch. Thor and Loki really click throughout the film and part of me just wishes Loki would have been in the entire time. It really would have made it a way more enjoyable experience.


15.) Avengers: Age of Ultron

I was honestly having a hard time deciding where to put this movie. It had so much promise and ended up failing in so many areas. Age of Ultron from the trailers was looking like it was about to be the first TRUE dark MCU film after The Winter Soldier. It showed the amazing villain in Ultron played by James Spader and his destructive plan to finally end The Avengers for good. We all knew that we had a bigger baddie in Thanos down the line, but we were beyond excited to see what Ultron could bring in the meantime.

What we got was.... an action-comedy? The movie was full of laughs and at times very light-hearted. Don't get me wrong, a majority of the jokes in this film land very well, but it just did not mesh well with the overall "dark" tone of the movie. Sadly, Ultron never ended up being the villain that we hoped for. He did not have a lot of screen time just to himself and his whole master plan was just really boring. Sure, the action in the movie was stellar, I will never forget the Hulkbuster/Hulk fight. But it just cant make up for all of the setting up and filler that the movie has to offer. 

Age of Ultron Promotional Poster

Age of Ultron Promotional Poster

On top of that, The Avengers never really felt like a "unit" like they did in the first film. They felt very disjointed as if it wasn't even an Avengers film. Cap and Tony were busy arguing to tie into the at the time upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Thor went off to go do his own things to set up Thor: Ragnarok. The Hulk had his own mid-life crisis which would eventually also tie into Thor: Ragnarok. And everyone else was just...there. Sure, the additions of Quick Silver, Scarlett Witch and Vision were actually really great. But besides the final act, it never felt like a team movie. Also, the Bruce and Black Widow romance?... Yeah, that happened. 

In the end, Age of Ultron just feels like an advertisement for the next wave of Marvel films. It does not land those shocking moments like the first film did. It doesn't really pack any surprises. It just feels like 3 different movies with all the different arcs happening at once. I wanted Age of Ultron to be way higher on this list, but it will just have to settle in the lower half where it belongs.  


14.) Thor

Thor continues his streak in the lower half of the list with his first outing. The thing is, I actually do not hate this movie all that much. For what it is, it is just a alright time. Its a bit light on action, but that is okay as it makes it up with some light humor and great performances from Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins. The reason it ranks so low is the fact that it just plainly is not that special. 

Thor image

Thor image

The "romance" between Jane and Thor is just as cliche and plain and boring as it is in The Dark World. On top of that, there seems to be no true established villain in this movie. It points the finger to the bad guy a few times around in this film and it just becomes a jumbled mess to really find out who Thor should really be fighting against. While I totally understand how this film is about Thor finding his way in the real world without any powers, it just is still a bit unacceptable to not build up a true villain. 


13.) Captain America: The First Avenger

I have never really understood most of everyone's complaints with TFA. I always thought it was a well done and actually a very inspiring origin story. It shows the beginning struggles of Steve Rodgers all the way up until he is kicking the crap out of Red Skull very well. It also packs in a very intriguing love story with the addition of Peggy Carter. On top of all that, it is a war movie and Marvel does not shy way from its historical references throughout the film, which make it all the better.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

The best thing that this film has to offer is its plot twist ending of Steve Rodgers being frozen over into present day. The shot of him being absolutely confused and scared in the middle of Times Square is unforgettable and is definitely one of my favorite moments throughout the MCU. 


12.) Iron Man 

Yeah, you read that right and no, I do not hate this movie. I like it a lot actually, I just believe it is a tad overrated. Iron Man is considered one of the greatest super hero movies of all time and I can see where people get that. It is has a phenomenal performance from Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and it kicks off the MCU in a great way with establishing one of its greatest heroes first.

I am in the group where I believe Marvel movies are actually getting better and since Iron Man was the first movie to come out in the series, a lot more have followed and a lot of them being superior. Of course, I can't deny that Iron Man executes the origin story perfectly. We get a clear understanding of Stark's character, while also understanding what he has been through and the film does a great job of being able to relate to Tony Stark, even though he is a billionaire.  

Tony Stark

Tony Stark

Iron Man also has a great supporting cast with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Jeff Bridges as the villain, Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger. The reason I ranked this movie so low is not cause of my dislike for it, I really like this film. It just simply does not do it for me enough like the other 9 films in this list do. 


11.) Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange was easily one of the biggest gambles Marvel ever took. Adding a brand new hero this late in the Marvel game was a bit nerve-wracking. You also have to add in the fact that Doctor Strange is no where near as well known as other heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and The Hulk. But, wow, Marvel really blew it out of the water with this movie.

Doctor Strange is an absolute visual treat. Of course, we are in a day and age where visual effects that are more realistic are not too hard to come by. But, Doctor Strange shows the industry that there can still be revolutionary effects that will make the audiences jaw drop. 

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

The effects are not the only positive, Benedict Cummberbatch is a treat as Stephen Strange and even though is role was minimal I thought that Mads Mikkelsen as the villain Kaecilius was not as bad as some people made him to be. Sure, his screen presence wasn't that large, but I thought he showed himself to be enough of an intimidating foe for Doctor Strange

Overall, Doctor Strange is one of the most unique and well-put Marvel films to date. Its got great action, humor, fantastic chemistry between all the cast members and a few suprises along the way to keep every audience member pleased. 


10.) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians 2 had a lot to live up to. The first Guardians is highly acclaimed in the superhero movie industry, so to even make something close to that would be a challenge within itself. While I do not think Guardians 2 matches the over all quality of the first, I do believe this squeal is a great follow up and is an overall great time.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Concept Art

Guardians 2 is packed with humor, a great story, fun action and a surprising plot twist. Kurt Russel absolutely steals the show as Ego and there is no doubt that his character will go down as one of the greatest in the MCU. Of course, in Guardians 2 we also see the fantastic addition of Mantis and who could of course forget about Baby Groot. Guardians 2 may not live up to the first film, but it is far from forgettable. 


9.) Thor: Ragnarok

At the writing of this, I have just seen this movie about 12 hours ago, so most of it is fresh in my mind. But I do have to say, this is one of the MCU films that I could see skyrocketing up the list after I watch it a second time.

If you ever were worried that Thor would never have an even slightly above-average film, I have great news for you. Thor: Ragnarok is an absolute blast and easily shows how Thor can be just as cool as all the other Avengers. Ragnarok is full of action and beatiful visuals, it also easily has some of the best laugh-out loud jokes that you will see in any MCU film. 

Thor: Ragnarok 

Thor: Ragnarok 

While Thor is the main star and is absolutely fantastic, the supporting cast is what truly steals the show. Hulk makes a return and he is as ruthless as ever. Ragnarok even seems to set up a Hulk story arc that should hopefully take place over the next few Avengers films, so I am very excited to see that unfold. Along with Hulk the other two standouts in my opinion, were the Grandmaster and Korg. These two light up the house with some of the funniest one-liners and jokes that will make you laugh so hard that you will no doubt miss the next few lines of dialogue.

Ragnarok also does get very serious at some points and the villain of the film, Hela really takes over those brief dark moments. Ragnarok also sets up a lot of future Marvel films without t feeling like the whole entire film is just one huge set up. It really feels complete and it is just an overall fun time. 


8.) Ant-Man

After all the behind-the-scenes drama that this film went through, I would have never thought that Ant-Man would make it this high on my list. But boy, did director Peyton Reed prove us wrong. Pitching a movie simply titled "Ant-Man" is definitely a hard sell. But with its quick humor, fantastic chemistry between all it's cast members and engaging action, you cannot skip over this movie.

Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Paul Rudd kills it as the troubled Scott Lang and he somehow finds a way to make a man with the ability to shrink to the size of an ant, one of the coolest additions to the MCU. While the film does struggle with its main villain, the Yellowjacket played by Corey Stoll. The film makes up for it with an amazing supporting cast filled with great actors like Micheal Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Micheal Pena. Ant-Man is an all around good feeling and fun film and is one the best the MCU has to offer. 


7.) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Coming in at number 7 is one of the darker and more serious films that the MCU has to offer. The Winter Soldier plays a lot on the Political/Thriller genre and it works. With the mystery of The Winter Solider on top of the Hydra plot twist, this film keeps the punches coming and it has you on the edge of your seat at every second.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 

A problem with some Marvel films is that they only have the "wow" appeal the first time you watch it. Every time after, just feels not as exciting. I have watched TWS at least 5+ times and every time I feel fully engaged as if I am watching it for the first time all over again. The suspense, plot twists and action sequences are the true keys to this films greatness. Who could ever forget the amazing unveiling of The Winter Soldier? It is moments like that, that really solidify TWS as not only one of the best superhero films, but one of the greatest Action movies in recent years. 


6.) Iron Man 3

Yeah, you read that right, I put Iron Man 3 above The Winter Soldier. Let me explain.

I absolutely love Iron Man 3. It kind of borrows from the first Thor movie as most of the time Tony is left without his "powers" throughout the entire film, but this time, it does it right. This then sets up some great development for Tony, which I honestly did not even know that we needed.

Iron Man

Iron Man

After the events of NYC, it was very intriguing to see Tony deal with his PTSD and on top of that, facing off against a villain who wants to destroy and take away everything from him. While I do understand everyone's problem with the plot twist, I believe in the end it made it more of a personal situation for Tony. Something that he did in the past came to haunt him, just like the events of NYC were. It is a great correlation that the film makes and that is why Iron Man 3 ranks at number 6 on my list. 


5.) Black Panther

Black Panther is easily the best debut solo film from Marvel since Guardians of the Galaxy. They hype leading up to Black Panther has been massive to say the least and BP delivered in almost every way. One of the best aspects of BP is its reliance of being a self-contained film. While it might not seem like that with how immersive, huge and wonderful the city of Wakanda is, Black Panther is very much a Black Panther story. While I am a bigger fan of Marvel films where it has more characters involved, it was definitely a fresh of breath air to just get a film based on one characters story.

Black Panther

Black Panther

T'Challa has easily become one of my favorite heroes in the MCU after this. His pride, love for his family and determination make him the standout star in the film. But you also cannot forget about the villain Erik Killmonger.. Killmonger finally gives us the true Marvel villain that we have been waiting for. Killmonger gives us plenty of reason to actually feel for him and his motivation in a way actually makes sense. Marvel went through a string of underwhelming villains, but as of late Ego, Vulture and now Killmonger have really stepped up to the plate.  On top of the great villain, you also get a great supporting cast with the tech-genius Shuri and the spear-fighting Okoye. The action sequences are also a blast, with a car chase sequence throughout South Korea being a standout. 

Black Panther Concept Art

Black Panther Concept Art

Black Panther is no doubt one of my favorite MCU films and it deserves it in almost every aspect. While the film does struggle a bit in its 2nd act due to a spoiler-ish aspect and some mediocre CGI, it makes up for it with it's phenomenal world building, great character development and unique take on the superhero film genre.


4.) Captain America: Civil War

The Captain America trilogy is the only set of films in the MCU, where each film kept topping the other. While, you honestly could make the argument for this movie actually being Avengers 2.5, it is still a Cap story and a great one at that. 

Tony and Steve's tensions meet an all time high after a new law is passed that all of the Avengers can only be called to duty when the government says so. Half of the Avengers including Tony like, Steve and the other half do not as much. This then leads to an all out war and an absolutely phenomenal action set-piece at the airport.

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

With so many characters on one screen at one time, the movie still manages to introduce two new characters, those being Black Panther and Spider-Man. The two actually mesh into the film almost perfectly and nothing feels too crammed in or messy. Also, the villain of the film Baron Zemo is one of the most underrated villains in the MCU. His master plan is genius and while it is a bit of a convenient plan, it is something so clever and so brilliant that it still shocks me how he pulled something like that off. 


3.) The Avengers

The Avengers for the longest time was at my number 1. Without this film, there is no doubt that I would not have fallen so in love with the Marvel films like I have. This is one of the best team-up films in recent memory and will definitely stay that way for generations to come.

With all of the origin stories out of the way, we finally got to see all of our heroes on the screen for the very first time. Watching them all banter with one another and seeing them all fight together on the big screen just an absolute joy for the nerds and general audience alike.

The Avengers

The Avengers

While a bit slow to start, this film goes full speed ahead and keeps giving you new things to make you laugh and just go "wow". To anyone who has not seen The Avengers I do not even want to spoil the slightest thing, so I will not go into too much detail. But to everyone who has seen it, it is obvious that The Avengers deserves a high spot on this list and that is why it deserves the number 3 spot. 


2.) Spider-Man: Homecoming

I have already written a review on this film, which you can find on the blog! As most of you may know, this is my favorite Spider-Man film of all time. It excels on every aspect that it trys to accomplish. With 2 other Spider-Man entries in the back burner, this film does a great job at really making it different from that others. With a great villain, great laughs and a unique story for Peter to go through, this is easily the best solo outing that Marvel has to offer.


1.) Guardians of the Galaxy

Back in 2012 when this movie was first announced, I was baffled. I had no clue who any of the lead characters were, where they existed or why they were making the movie to begin with. It was obvious from the start that THIS was Marvel's biggest gamble. And just like Doctor Strange, it paid off, big time. 

When explaining this film you could say that it is just The Avengers in space. But there really is just so much more to it than that. GotG shows a story of a bunch of troubled people, with a terrible past coming together to save the day. Not only is GotG one of the funniest Marvel movies, it has the most heart of any MCU film. Star-Lord's backstory connection with his mother is truly a tearjerker and is unlike anything we have seen in the MCU.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

There has been great chemistry in the MCU, but nothing works better than the GotG cast. They all work together perfectly. From Star-Lords and Rockets banter, to Drax's one-liners to the motivational scene they all share in the quin-jet. GotG is filled with everything that will please any fan or general audience member, guaranteed. That is why there is no doubt in my mind that Guardians of the Galaxy is the best the MCU has to offer. 

 

The Struggle of the 2017 Summer Box Office

In no way does this satisfy me to make this article. Ever since I was a kid I have been going to the movie theater on a constant basis. It is one of my favorite outlets and I could never see my life without it. But as of late, things have not been looking too good for the movie theater industry and in some ways, Hollywood as a whole has not been looking too hot either. 

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Box office earnings for this summer are at an all time low and it way too late to turn anything around. With numerous under preforming films over the past few months, it has put Hollywood in a very sticky situation. But what caused this? What struck a chord with the general audience for them to stay home instead of heading to the movie theaters this summer? While these questions seem complicated, the answer is a lot more simple than you think.


What Movies Under Preformed?

The word under preform does not even describe how badly some of these movies straight up fell on their faces at the box office this summer. To start off, we had King Arthur: Legend of the Sword the movie that everyone asked for! King Arthur released in mid-May and in total grossed a measly $145 million worldwide. For some weird reason, Warner Bros. (Who distributed the film ) gave this movie a $175 million dollar production budget. On top of that, you always want to multiply a production budget by 2 as the production budget you see does not include merchandising, advertising and payment of the actors/actresses. So, with a production budget of $350 million and a return of $145 million King Arthur went down as the Summers first bomb, with many more to come.

Promo Poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Promo Poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Later that month was Alien: Covenant which had a $97 million budget and went on to only gross $74 million in the US and $232 million worldwide. While it looks like 20th Century Fox made a small return, it was not the return they were expecting.

Throughout the rest of the summer there would be more disappointments such as Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Baywatch, The Mummy, Cars 3, War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and The Dark Tower.

But no movie stung worse than the under performance of Transformers: The Last Knight. The Transformers franchise has always been pandered for the quality of their films. But the reason Paramount continued with the franchise was simply because it made money. The most recent Transformers flick before The Last Knight, Age of Extinction went on to gross over $1 billion dollars worldwide. No matter the quality of the films it seemed the franchise would always be a box office powerhouse. That was until The Last Knight arrived. With a $217 million budget and only grossing $600 million worldwide and only $130 million of that coming from the US, it looks like the general audience has caught on and that now leaves a once box office powerhouse franchise in the dust. This not only hurt companies such as Regal and AMC, but this was a severe sting to Paramount who has struggled to must out a hit for some time now. 


How Badly Does This Hurt Movie Theaters?

It hurts them just as bad as you think. If nobody is seeing movies, they are not making money. 

Lets take Regal Cinemas, one of the largest theater chains in America. Currently as of the writing of this article they are currently at only $15.49 a share on the stock market. That is absolutely abysmal. While that is up from $14.37 a share last week, it is no where near the above $25.00 a share that they should be at around this time of the year.

The same goes for movie theater giant AMC who has been hit just as hard. They are currently at a very low $14.15 a share which is even worse than what Regal was at last week. To make matters worse, at this point last year AMC was at a much better $30.30 a share. With August not able to produce any box office hits, this had made it a very bad month for both AMC and Regal.


What Caused This?

The short and simple answer is RottenTomatoes.com. If you are somehow not familiar with this website, what Rotten Tomatoes does is it puts together every movie critic review for a film and forms a total consensuses of what the critics said about it. The reviews are classified as "fresh" if they liked it and "rotten" if they did not. Then those reviews are combined and the movie is given a score, just like a test grade.

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

While this website has been around for some time now, it has been in the past year or so that it has exploded in popularity. The general audience will now go on rotten tomatoes to see if the newest movie out is worth the price of admission or not. While this format sounds great for the general consumer, it is now a make or break for a movie studio. 

So lets take all the movies that I claimed under preformed earlier and check their rotten tomatoes score. 

  • War for the Planet of the Apes - 93%
  • Alien: Covenant - 71%
  • Cars 3 - 68%
  • Valerian - 51%
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - 29%
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - 28%
  • Baywatch - 19%
  • The Mummy - 16%
  • The Dark Tower - 16%
  • Transformers: The Last Knight - 15%

The only movie on that list that remains a mystery as to why it under preformed is Apes, but that is a topic for another day. But as you can see, these movies are not preforming well with the critics, therefore they are not gonna fare well with audiences anymore. The era of a movie studio slapping a random blockbuster with amazing SFX in the middle of summer and having flocks of people run up and pay full price to see it is now over. The general audience is more careful now thanks to Rotten Tomatoes and word of mouth. 

But of course you can not hide the fact that streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are also another major reason as to why the general audience is holding back on movies. Why go see a movie that you have already seen is disliked by the critics when you can just stay home and have a huge assortment of choices from TV and film without even leaving your house?


What Can Turn This Around?

The answer here is actually quite simple, make your movies good and make them movies that people want to see. Nobody wants to see a King Arthur movie, so do not give it a $175 million budget. Nobody wanted a Mummy reboot, nobody wanted a fifth Transformers, nobody wanted a fifth Pirates film and surely nobody wanted a Cars 3.

Artwork for Transformers: The Last Knight

Artwork for Transformers: The Last Knight

But not all was grim at the box office this summer. We had HUGE successes like Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Girls Trip and Dunkirk. 

All of these movies blew the competition out of the water. Wonder Woman grossed $400+ in the United States ALONE. Guardians was not far behind with $389 million, Spider-Man swung in with about $315 million, Despicable Me 3 while not outperforming its predecessors still wound up with a great $250 million, Girls Trip grossed over $100 million and finally Dunkirk with over $160 million and counting.

So what made these movies huge box office successes? Well, they were movies people wanted. They were either from beloved franchises, high-praised directors or they were original ideas that were actually very intriguing.

On top of that, they had great Rotten Tomatoes scores.

  • Dunkirk - 93%
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming - 92%
  • Wonder Woman - 92%
  • Girls Trip - 88%
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 - 82%
  • Despicable Me 3 - 61%

Out of all those movies mentioned, I saw 5 out of the 6 of them, Girls Trip being the one out. I saw them because they were films that I heard lived up to their true quality and they were simply movies that I and many other people would die to see. The first live-action Wonder Woman film? Hell yes. The second Spider-Man reboot that ended up being the best Spider-Man film yet? Of course. Guardians 2, Despicable Me 3 and Dunkirk? Yes, Yes and YES. I can also guarantee that more of the movies that I just listed intrigue you a lot more than any of the films that were listed that under preformed.

So yes, it is that simple Hollywood, make what the audiences want, not what you want.


What Does The Future Hold?

Thankfully, in my opinion, the future does indeed look very bright for the rest of the year. This weekend we are getting the highly anticipated IT, which is tracking to rack in over $50-$70 million this weekend. Looking forward we have highly anticipated films such as Kingsman 2, Jigsaw, Thor: Ragnarok, Daddy's Home 2, Justice League, Coco and a little movie called Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

Image of Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok 

Image of Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok 

Looking even further forward to next year we will see huge releases such as Deadpool 2, the Han Solo film, The Incredibles 2, Fantastic Beasts 2, Black Panther, Jurassic World 2, Ant-Man 2, Aquaman, Mission Impossible 6, Pacific Rim 2, and the ever so highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War.

The only thing that can really hold back any of those films is a lack of quality, but as long as these films stay true to their predecessors and remain just as great, I honestly can really see Hollywood getting back on its feet in 2018. 

-Paul