Iron Man 2 | A Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch

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Iron Man 2 | 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. Third movie at bat: Iron Man 2. In their conversation about the first MCU sequel, Josh and Kevin do a status check regarding the film’s reputation — namely, that it often winds up on the bottom of a lot of MCU rankings, including their own. Does the film deserve it, or has it earned a bad rap? Plus, Black Widow debuts, as does Don Cheadle! Oh, and Sam Rockwell is here! As is Mickey Rourke! As is Mickey Rourke’s bird! It’s all happening, folks.

Coming next: Thor, dropping April 29. Send your feedback for the Thor recap by no later than April 27 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. Iron Man – 4.59
  2. Iron Man 2 – 2.87
  3. The Incredible Hulk – 1.93

Best Villain:

  1. Obadiah Stane – 3.29
  2. Justin Hammer – 2.65
  3. Whiplash – 2.28
  4. Emil Blonsky – 1.61
  5. Thunderbolt Ross – 1.51

Best Post-Credits Scene:

  1. Iron Man – 5.96
  2. Iron Man 2 – 2.76
  3. The Incredible Hulk – 2.27

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. Iron Man
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. The Incredible Hulk

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

  1. The Incredible Hulk
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Iron Man

Additional viewing…

  • “When all you have is a Hammer: Changing Iron Man 2” (Nando v Movies)
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