Captain America: The Winter Soldier | A Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier | A Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch

The Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch is here! Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Kevin Mahadeo (@KevMahadeo) have launched “Everything is Super,” a new superhero and comic book focused podcast on Post Show Recaps, beginning with a full deep dive into the MCU.

For the next several weeks, Josh and Kevin will focus on a different film from the MCU, in release order. Up next: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the very best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date. At least that’s what they say! Okay, so it’s not what they all say, but the second Captain America movie still stands tall as one of the most celebrated installments in the whole MCU. Is it worth the praise, or is it simply a Thor: The Dark World glow-up? Josh and Kevin investigate.

Coming next: Guardians of the Galaxy. Send your feedback for the recap by no later than June 15 by e-mailing [email protected]postshowrecaps.com.

The Infinity Ranking Saga:

Each week, Josh and Kevin and the Everything is Super listenership will team together to rank three different components of the MCU: the post-credits scenes, the villains, and the movies themselves. Listeners are encouraged to send their scores from a scale of 1 – 6 stones to [email protected]. The current list is as follows:

Best Film:

  1. The Avengers – 5.81
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier  – 5.35
  3. Captain America: The First Avenger – 4.63
  4. Iron Man – 4.59
  5. Iron Man 3 – 4.16
  6. Thor – 3.20
  7. Iron Man 2 – 2.82
  8. The Incredible Hulk – 1.9
  9. Thor: The Dark World – 1.6

Best Villain:

  1. Loki (The Avengers) – 5.24
  2. Loki (Thor) – 4.63
  3. Alexander Pierce – 4.54
  4. Trevor – 4.32
  5. The Winter Soldier – 3.94
  6. Red Skull – 3.84
  7. Obadiah Stane – 3.13
  8. Aldrich Killian – 2.78
  9. Justin Hammer – 2.65
  10. Whiplash – 2.17
  11. Emil Blonsky – 1.61
  12. Thunderbolt Ross – 1.44
  13. Malekith – 1.15

Best Post-Credits Scene:

  1. Iron Man – 5.96
  2. The Avengers (Thanos) – 5.65
  3. The Avengers (Shwarma) – 5.5
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (The Twins) – 4.41
  5. Iron Man 3 – 4.02
  6. Thor: The Dark World (The Collector!) – 3.81
  7. Thor – 3.42
  8. Iron Man 2 – 2.71
  9. The Incredible Hulk – 2.27
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (The Smithsonian) – 2.53
  11. Thor: The Dark World (Jane’s Breakfast Nook) – 1.76
  12. Captain America: The First Avenger – 1.84

Josh’s MCU Rankings, Before “Everything is Super” Launched:

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. The Avengers
  4. Iron Man
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. Black Panther
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Thor: Ragnarok
  9. Captain America: The First Avenger
  10. Captain America: Civil War
  11. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  12. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  13. Captain Marvel
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  15. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  16. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  17. Ant-Man
  18. Iron Man 3
  19. Doctor Strange
  20. Thor
  21. The Incredible Hulk
  22. Iron Man 2
  23. Thor: The Dark World

Kevin’s MCU Rankings, Before “Everything is Super” Launched:

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Black Panther
  5. Captain America: Civil War
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. The Avengers
  9. Captain America: The First Avenger
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy
  11. Iron Man 3
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  13. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  15. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  16. Iron Man
  17. Captain Marvel
  18. Ant-Man
  19. Doctor Strange
  20. Thor
  21. The Incredible Hulk
  22. Iron Man 2
  23. Thor: The Dark World

Josh and Kevin’s Informal Stone Final Battle Rankings:

  1. The Avengers
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Captain America: The First Avenger
  5. Thor
  6. Iron Man
  7. Iron Man 2
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. The Incredible Hulk

Josh and Kevin’s Informal Stone Stan Lee Cameo Rankings:

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Thor
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. The Avengers
  5. Iron Man 3
  6. Thor: The Dark World
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger
  8. Iron Man 2
  9. Iron Man

The Black Widow Hair Rankings (Compiled by Robin):

  1. The Avengers
  2. Iron Man 2 (as Natalie Rushman)
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. Iron Man 2 (as Black Widow)