Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked
Here's our ranking of the MCU movies!
16. Thor: The Dark World
The weakest MCU entry is Thor's second solo outing because it doesn't progress the story or character in many meaningful ways. While Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth are both great in the lead roles, the rest of the cast seem to be wandering through the convoluted script. They do use action and effects well, especially in the last battle, but it lacks the heart of the original. It seems that it was a rushed production and unfortunately it's felt. Also, the villain is perhaps the most forgettable of them all.
15. Iron Man 2
Even with Jon Favreau back at the helm, the sequel to the MCU starter Iron Man is one of the worst yet. The heart is lost a bit due to over-the-top villains and a messy story overall. Visual effects are better though, even if they're overused, and so are the action sequences, but even Robert Downey Jr. has a tough time with the sometimes silly script. It was another fast-tracked sequel to a popular movie that would've been better had more time and attention been put on the screenplay. It does help set up and expand the universe more but focuses on that too much and not enough on the lead character of Tony Stark who's supposed to be the most interesting part.
14. Doctor Strange
This movie does a fantastic job of introducing the audience to the mystical side of the MCU, but fails to deliver on certain fronts. The supporting characters are somewhat forgettable for the most part and some of the major reveals are telegraphed too heavily. However, the film is a visual feast with the effects department really outdoing themselves here by warping reality itself in so many unique ways. Benedict Cumberbatch is superb in the lead role and while Mads Mikkelsen isn't a bad actor, his villain isn't given enough to do to make him memorable. It may go too far in the psychedelic for some, but overall it's handled quite well.
This is probably the most fun you'll have at a Marvel movie. It balances heart and humor very well and introduces characters you care about. However, there's still a lame villain and some of the supporting cast can be overused at times leaving you wanting more. The action sequences use his shrinking abilities very creatively and the visual effects are a big part of that. It's certainly funny, but the comedy can be overdone at times. This is still a good movie, though.