Worst to First: Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thor: Ragnarok is the seventeenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s really impressive when you consider that less than ten years ago, Marvel had never released a movie on their own. These days, Marvel releases three superhero adventures annually. With no sign of that pace easing up in the future, now is as good a time as any to rank the movies of the MCU from worst to first.
16. Thor: The Dark World
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%
Box Office: $206,362,140
What’s Good: Loki remains the best bad guy in the Marvel universe.
What’s Bad: Dark World attempts to embrace the fantasy elements of its protagonist. Director Alan Taylor was primarily known for his work on TV shows like Game of Thrones. Clearly the intent was to parlay that experience into the Marvel equivalent of a Lord of the Rings-type movie. Unfortunately, Dark World just misses the mark. There are also a couple of character deaths of note, but only the female character remained dead.
Introduced: Some evil elves we are unlikely to ever see again
Verdict: Even the worst movie in the MCU is still pretty dang watchable. Dark World isn’t memorable, but it’s not bad either.
Next: The Incredible Hulk