And now, more of the MCU:
Captain America: The First Avenger is the best movie of the first phase of the MCU, largely because it manages to be the same movie the whole way through, and doesn't forget its themes or abandon its interesting setting. Chris Evans is also the most charismatic leading man so far in the series by a long way, and they manage to depict an inherently kind of ridiculous fighting style in a way that works really well.
The Avengers is a movie that's more interesting for what it's trying to do than entertaining for what it's doing, but it's still pretty entertaining. I remember at the time, Red Letter Media noting that it manages to do well at delivering what every central character is fun for without short-changing anybody, to the point where you can watch it as just one of their movies that happens to have some other guys in it, and that's true; if you like Captain America it's a good Captain America movie, if you like Thor it's a good Thor movie. If we follow on from that, it's arguably the best Iron Man movie, and it's definitely the best Hulk movie.
Iron Man 3 is good, and I especially love the buddy-cop dynamic between Stark and Rhodes and the abundance of really reactive, mobile fight scenes with a ton of environmental work, but there are so many small things they could have done to make it a whole lot better. Present-day Killian is a totally bland 'charming villain man' with nothing interesting about him, and they totally killed the impact of Stark losing all his suits by giving him forty of the fucking things. That climactic battle would've worked a lot better if they shaved it down to only versions of the Iron Man suit that we actually recognize; hell, they didn't even use the most striking 'extra' suit he's got, the updated version of the original built-in-a-cave chunky armor that's always in his workshop scenes.
Thor: The Dark World is a movie that nobody talks about. And I understand that, because it adds basically nothing to the overall story of the MCU that wasn't already in place from the first Thor. But it's still a crying shame that it's neglected, because god damn is all the Asgard stuff fun to look at, and that final battle is phenomenally clever. We don't get enough high fantasy that's that high aesthetically, it reminds me of my days playing modded Oblivion (strangely, not Skyrim, Oblivion is a lot closer).
Also, I understand why my brain works like this, but it's still funny to me that any time you set a fantasy movie in modern London and have some before-the-final-battle exploratory stuff, it immediately reads as a Doctor Who episode to me.