After weeks (and weeks) of voting, we’re but a step away from discovering which Marvel movie RadioTimes.com readers have decided is their favourite, with two heavy-hitters remaining in contention.
In some ways, the final two films aren’t necessarily what we had expected. But perhaps we should have seen it coming that two of the biggest movies in blockbuster history, aka the two-part conclusion to a decade of cinematic spectacle, would attract fans’ votes over smaller films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Either way, we now have our two finalists – 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame – and all that remains is for fans to pick between the two to crown the ultimate MCU movie.
But of course, that choice in of itself is a little trickier. How do you choose between two halves of one story? Will the high-stakes battling and killer cliffhanger of Infinity War remain rosy in fans’ memories, or will the emotional outpouring and time-travel chicanery of Endgame cinch the win?
And fundamentally, which Thanos to you prefer – smash-and grab philosopher Thanos, or younger, angrier sequel Thanos?
All that’s left to do is to pick your favourite of the two movies above – or, if you prefer delaying the inevitable, take a look at our reminders of each film below before casting your vote.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Uniting more heroes than ever before, Avengers: Infinity War told a sprawling story of intergalactic battles, personal tragedy and shocking defeat. Not bad for a film where the main threat is a purple CGI alien obsessed with bling.
All joking aside, the first half of Thanos’ battle with the Avengers showed exactly what the MCU had been building to – a vast, interconnected story with real stakes – while still telling worthy stories for (most of) the original Avengers and their newer recruits. Two years on, it still stands as an incredible achievement.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
What more is there to be said about Avengers: Endgame? Following on from the epic adventure and bleak cliffhanger of Infinity War this sequel had a lot to live up to, and it more than delivered. Time travel! Two Thanos-es! Smart Hulk! Portals!
And if you didn’t shed a tear at Robert Downey Jr’s grand exit, you’ve probably got an arc reactor for a heart yourself.
Check back this time next week for the announcement of the winner. And unlike versions of Thanos in an Avengers movie, there can be only one…
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