Top 5 Worst Marvel Films To Date

“I make grave mistakes all the time. Everything seems to work out.” (Thor, 'Thor: Ragnarok')

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Ever since Iron Man made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, it has had enormous movie office success.

Today, the majority of us associate the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel movies.

The MCU is essentially a collection of Marvel character-based movies and TV shows that are all set in the same universe and are created by Marvel Studios.

The MCU has developed into one of the largest media assets in the entertainment industry, inspiring other brands to investigate their own shared universes.

Despite the franchise's continued success, some MCU movies have garnered negative reviews from both reviewers and fans.

Thor: Love And Thunder

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Thor: Love and Thunder had a lot of similar aspects to Thor: Ragnarok and yet managed to yield the worst out of what could have been the best.

While Thor: Ragnarok had a formidable foe, ideal comedic timing, and a direction that surprised fans.

Thor: Love and Thunder had precisely all of that but managed to mix them in the most uninteresting way possible.

The movie involved award-winning actors and even had an amazing version of Gorr the God Butcher with Christian Bale's talent.

Not only that, but the idea of introducing Mighty Thor with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster had made fans extremely excited.

The little screen time that she had and how much the story shifted from Thor to Jane and vice versa created more of an imbalance instead of order.

The comedy was too forced, the CGI highly disappointed the fans and the story in general seemed like a great idea gone to waste.

Black Widow

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Black Widow was a highly awaited movie that fans had been demanding since the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff is a character whose solo movie had been long overdue.

The film introduced various new characters and brought Taskmaster after a long time.

It explored the Black Widow's past and how the Red Room was a significant horror in her life.

Taskmaster had been extremely underwhelming and fans wanted to see much more of the villain than what was shown.

The movie shone brighter on Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh rather than Johansson.

It felt more as if a setup for her character rather than a tribute to Natasha Romanoff.

The story of the Red Room could have been explained and explored so much more. Dreykov's character could have had a lot more to him as well.

All in all, the movie had a lot of expectations that it could not live up to.

Unfortunately, the movie could not give depth to the characters or the story.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may seem odd to be on this list considering that the response it got was much better for it to not be considered absolutely the worst one in the lot.

However, the movie had a lot of issues that fans and critics alike seemed to notice.

Apart from the fact that films like Everything, Everywhere, All At Once quickly dominated the box office as a multiverse movie, Benedict Cumberbatch's (as Doctor Strange) sequel lacked not just focus on its main character, but also seemed rushed.

The spotlight was clearly bigger on Wanda Maximoff and that managed to hide Strange altogether.

The movie seemed more of a journey for America Chavez and the Scarlet Witch with Doctor Strange being the side character of his own film.

This was interesting to think considering that Elizabeth Olsen got an amazing review for her part.

Although it had a lot of good aspects, the movie could have been much better with just the title being changed.

The story, on the other hand, seemed so massively rushed, that it lacked any depth altogether.


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Eternals was a movie exploring new lengths for the MCU. Every character was a new part of the franchise and every new power, term or world was a new aspect.

So handling as many characters as it had with the story that it was trying to show failed.

Fans were clear that it was wrong for Eternals to be turned into a movie instead of a Disney+ series.

Each character needed an in-depth understanding so that the audience could form a connection with them and feel any emotion when something significant took place with regard to them.

Even though the characters were new, there could always be a way for them to be established in the MCU where the main characters wouldn't feel like side characters.

The main plot seemed to be less significant than the internal feuds that the family had and, all in all, what a series could do for their story was folds better than what the movie could.

Iron Man 3

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One of the most problematic entries in the MCU is still Tony Stark's trilogy's concluding movie.

The key storyline twist in Iron Man 3 features the Mandarin.

One of Iron Man's most well-known antagonists from the comics, is the main cause of distress.

In a regrettable turn of events, Trevor Slattery played the Mandarin rather than the actual Mandarin in Iron Man 3.

Aldrich Kilian, a scientist who used the myth of the Mandarin and the Ten Rings to hide his illicit Extremis experiment, was the true antagonist of the film.

In Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, which also included the return of Trevor Slattery, the MCU later gave viewers a look at the true Mandarin which only made Aldrich Kilian look like more of a fool than before.

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