With the release of Iron Man all the way back in 2008, the world was introduced to all things Tony Stark.
The opening scene immediately showcased just what sort of character Stark was. Amidst the backdrop of a war-torn Afghanistan, Stark banters with American soldiers via multiple, wisecracking remarks, along with subtle, comedic jabs. The group's convoy would see its lightheartedness come to a swift end, as they were immediately attacked by the Ten Rings terrorist group, setting the events of the film into motion.
The MCU is revered for its realistic take on multiple Marvel Comics properties, which have culminated in box office dominance with virtually every film in the ongoing franchise. Full of action, romance, and thrilling storytelling, each film has its feature characters shine in their respective narratives. One other area of most MCU films that is prominently shown on-screen is its comedy, some of which can be downright side-splitting. The Guardians of the Galaxy series is evocative of just how seamless these hysterical moments can be intertwined with a more serious plot.
Whether these characters are prominently featured, or are supporting personalities, comedy is sure to be found in almost every MCU film. There may be more obvious, comedic interactions between the various players in each film, but there are just as many elements that are just as hilarious, if not more...
8. Boom, You Looking For This? (Avengers: Age Of Ultron)
The Avengers, having been established as Earth's Mightiest Heroes, need some time to rest and recoup. However, not all Avengers were created equally, such as when James Rhodes tries his best to banter with partygoers, failing and succeeding in two different ways.
One of the more entertaining aspects of The Avengers sequel is without a doubt, the party scene. Before being attacked by the sentient Ultron, each member of the heroes are shown to be enjoying themselves, discussing the various events that have encapsulated their heroic lives as of late.
Rhodey, not to be outdone by his superhero cohorts, tells Tony Stark and Thor about a time when, as War Machine, he dropped a lost tank at the feet of a general. The lost look on Stark and Thor's face was funny, but as Rhodey attempted to retell it, he knew he was going nowhere. Even with Thor's encouragement at the rather short story, it was clear the warranted reaction wasn't going to happen.
Rhodey may have found the reaction he was looking for moments later, when he repeats the same story to a group of other attendees. The bursts of laughter that resulted, followed by Rhodey's clear satisfaction, was enough to also result in laughter from movie audiences everywhere.
Sometimes, the reactions we expect from friends from telling a joke or cool story may not be as expected as initially thought.