CST Top 10: Top 10 MCU Moments

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Top 10 is back again to bring you reading pleasure once again. What we do is come up with a topic, come up with our own lists, and combine them to make a consensus Top 10. This week with Captain Marvel heading to theaters, we decided to countdown the Top 10 MCU Moments. Now, what is a moment? It can be an event, a scene, a joke, a death, or many other things. There is plenty to choose from with 20 movies worth and counting so this was very difficult. Let’s get started.

10. Prison Breakout Scene –Guardians of the Galaxy

We begin with one of the best scenes from the first Guardians in the prison breakout scene. This where we get to see the team together as a unit all working together and it’s glorious. Rocket needs a quatrex battery, a guy’s arm band, and some guy’s leg, which turns into a hilarious joke. The real stars of the scene are Rocket and Groot. From Groot pulling the battery out with no warning at all, and Rocket going crazy with the blaster on his back they steal the show. We also see just how literal Drax is and how nothing goes over his head because he would catch it.

9. T’Challa vs Killmonger waterfall battle –Black Panther

Now we have a more serious moment coming from Best Picture nominee Black Panther. Killmonger returns to Wakanda to the surprise of everyone and challenges T’Challa to the throne. Watching T’Challa slowly begin to be defeated after giving Killmonger chances to yield is tough to watch. Zuri getting killed as a sacrifice also hits home. It all ends with T’Challa being thrown off the waterfall in front of his people. This is the moment in the film that made everyone realize how real Killmonger is.

8. Reveal of Vulture’s Identity –Spider-Man: Homecoming

This is one of the MCU’s most clever moments. Peter Parker finally gets the courage to ask his crush to the dance and he come to her door for it to be answered by who? The Vulture. What a twist! Every rewatch of this film in a different theater there was always an audible gasp. Then it gets more intense as Vulture figures out Peter is Spider-Man in the car. It is such a brilliant piece of screenwriting and the kind of twist we all wish we could write.

7. Iron Man’s First Suit Run –Iron Man

We take it back to the very first MCU film with this one in Iron Man’s first combat run with his suit. This was my favorite moment for a long time. Tony has the suit ready to go and sees the same terrorists who captured him torturing others with his own weapons. He flies out there in the suit and does some incredible things. The best moment has to be when the tank shoots him out of the sky and he fires a missile back while walking away in slow motion with the explosion in the background. It’s a moment I stop and watch whenever the film is on no matter what.

6. Elevator Fight –Captain America: The Winter Soldier

To another fight scene we go with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This moment is so quick yet unforgettable in which Captain America is heading down the elevator and more and more people keep getting on. Cap realizes he is about to be ambushed and the fight ensues. What a fight it is. Cap takes out about 12 guys on his own in this tiny glass elevator in what might be the best choreographed sequence in MCU history. It all ends with him jumping at least 40 stories and landing on his shield.

5. We Are Groot – Guardians of the Galaxy

This moment should be number one, I don’t know what some people are thinking. The best moment from Guardians of the Galaxy is the moment the ship is going down on Xandar and our heroes are in for death. Groot realizes this and makes a cocoon of himself knowing he would be sacrificing himself. When Rocket realizes this, he urges his to stop while shedding a tear Groot wipes away. Groot’s response? “We are Groot.” Signifying the team becoming a family. It is such a beautiful moment and the most emotional moment in MCU history.

4. Spider-Man’s Death –Avengers: Infinity War

Now this is where things got a little bit tricky when combining the list. Our next moment is Spider-Man’s death in Infinity War. “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good” is an iconic line and to watch that child fall into his father figure’s arms as he dies is heartbreaking. Considering all the past they have together, it is tough to watch. What is tricky is that this moment can easily be combined with another, but we will get to that soon.

3. Avengers Assemble Shot –Avengers

Now we have the moment that became of staple of cinema forever that comes from the original Avengers. The moment is when Banner says “I’m always angry” becomes the Hulk, punches that alien thing, and our Avengers circle up. That shot is so amazing as the camera goes 360 degrees with them all facing out. It is the moment they really come together as a team. In addition, we have that legendary score by Alan Silvestri in the background. You’re humming it now aren’t you?

2. The Snap – Avengers: Infinity Warmarvel

Here is the moment that ties into number four, and that is the snap from Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos looks as if he has been defeated and just when you think it’s over he says, “You should’ve gone for the head” and snaps is fingers, wiping out half the universe. Many moments people listed came from this one where we see deaths of Bucky, Groot, Scarlett Witch, Falcon, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Mantis, Groot, Drax, Star Lord, and Spider-Man. It is a gut punch people were not ready for and it changed what franchises could do forever.

1.Airport Fight –Captain American: Civil War

In what might seem like a big upset, our number one moment in MCU history in the airport fight scene in Captain America: Civil War. The film had been building to this moment all along and we get to see the two teams go at it. Matchups we never thought we would see that happen include Spider-Man vs Captain America or Hawkeye vs Black Widow. The best moment we all know is Ant-Man becoming Giant-Man. It was so cool to see this giant just wreck shop. Everything that happens here is awesome and worthy of a top moment.

Well there you have it. The Top 10 MCU Moments. There were plenty to choose from and some great moments were left off. No Korg or Yondu? Come on, now. Where was The Immigrant Song? What are we missing? What does your list look like? Let us know and we will see you next time with another Top 10.