DC Extended Universe Villain Ranking

  1. Zod
  2. Doomsday
  3. Enchantress
  4. Ares
  5. Steppenwolf

Keeping with the rules I established for my Marvel list, I only chose one villain per film. This usually means the one primarily involved in the fighting. For instance I chose Doomsday, rather than the man behind it all, Lex Luther in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Villain Ranking

  1. Loki
  2. Killmonger
  3. Winter Soldier
  4. Vulture
  5. Ultron
  6. Ronan
  7. Ego
  8. Kaecilius
  9. Hela
  10. Zemo
  11. Red Skull
  12. Iron Monger
  13. Mandarin
  14. Yellow Jacket
  15. Whiplash
  16. Abomination
  17. Malekith

Loki ranks so highly primarily for his contributions in The Avengers, not Thor.

I made the decision to only choose one villain per film. If there was ever a question of who it would be, I generally chose to select the one who is the primary opponent of the hero in the third-act.

As of right now, you can clearly see they have gotten better over the years, as most of the bottom-ranked are from earlier MCU films. Hopefully that trend continues and we will see more compelling villains throughout the latest phase of the MCU.

2017’s Top Films

All rankings are strictly based on my opinion. If a 2017 film is not listed here it means I simply have not yet seen it.

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. The Disaster Artist
  5. Logan
  6. It
  7. Thor: Ragnarok
  8. Logan Lucky
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  10. Happy Death Day
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  12. Justice League
  13. John Wick: Chapter 2
  14. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  15. The Fate of the Furious
  16. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  17. Pitch Perfect 3
  18. Baby Driver
  19. Wonder Woman
  20. Death Note
  21. Get Out
  22. Power Rangers
  23. Beauty and the Beast
  24. The Greatest Showman
  25. The Dark Tower
  26. Life
  27. Kong: Skull Island
  28. Alien: Covenant
  29. Jigsaw
  30. Transformers: The Last Knight
  31. Rings
  32. The Bye Bye Man

Cloud Atlas Disappoints

Cloud Atlas has received mostly positive reviews and while it provides some entertainment value, it is a failure in a number of areas. The film tells a number of stories over different periods of time, that are supposed to in the end come together to form a cohesive set of events. Even after its nearly three hours, you are still left with more questions than answers and the story never bonds as one would hope.

Some of the best scenes of the CA stray far away from its serious, epic storyline. Particularly the escapades of Timothy Cavendish, played by Jim Broadbent, provide some much needed lighthearted moments in a movie that is otherwise trying to be much too ambitious for its own good. Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski, the minds behind The Matrix, failed to put anything to screen here that can hold a candle to their sci-fi trilogy.

There are some great individual performances in the movie and there are certainly memorable moments, however in the end you are still feeling like you are waiting on the punchline of a joke that is sadly never coming. The original novel by David Mitchell may provide more insight, but unfortunately you are left not caring enough about the characters that you want to know more of them.

Resident Evil Movies Getting Further Off Rails

MILD SPOILERS BELOW:

Sony’s Resident Evil film franchise is getting further and further away from the game series that it is supposed to be based upon. The creators of these films have decided to arbitrarily throw in characters and ideas from the game series without explaining who and what they are.

In this fifth film, titled Retribution, Paul W.S. Anderson, who has written all five films and now directed three, proved once again he knows very little of the game series. He seems like he must grab a character list and synopsis of each game and just grabs pieces from them without even having a true understanding of them. Anderson has seemingly never played the games, and if he has, he is truly failing to bring the tone and spirit of them to the big screen.

In Retribution, former Raccoon City police officers Barry Burton and Leon S. Kennedy, originally from Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, respectively, have been thrown in without giving the audience even a clue of who they are or that they have a history with other characters present, such as Jill Valentine.

I have been scratching my head since the original film in 2002 as to why they have chosen to base the series around Alice, portrayed by Milla Jovovich, a character who was never in any of the games to begin with. Her character, along with overly stylized martial arts sequences and plenty of other cheesy moments, can make these films difficult to watch at times. I was one false step away from leaving the theatre halfway through Retribution.

With a sixth film completely evident going by the ending of this one, it seems I may have to endure one more of these films.