Last week, we asked about your favorite movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now tell us which entry in the franchise you rank as the worst to date.
In my opinion, even the weakest MCU films usually have some redeeming qualities – either fun character interaction or cool action set-pieces. However, with 18 movies produced over the last decade and more on the way, it’s not at all surprising that at least a few of them have been dogs.
Our poll options today are the same as yesterday. To reiterate, the list contains all 18 feature films in the official Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point. Other superhero movies that may happen to be based on Marvel comics (‘X-Men’, ‘Deadpool’, ‘The Fantastic Four’, etc.) are not included if they’re not part of this continuity. I have also left out MCU television properties.
This is a vote for the #1 worst movie. You only get to pick one.
For my money, this is a close race between the narratively incoherent ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and the inane, disjointed mess that was ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Both movies are centered around lame villains, and both feel cobbled together from a thousand conflicting studio notes. Ultimately, I think ‘Ultron’ takes the cake. I hated everything about the conception of Ultron as a character, and the all-powerful deus ex machina called Vision may be even worse. I also loathed the way that movie introduced magic into the MCU. Its big action and VFX sequences felt tired, like everyone involved put in the minimum amount of effort to get the job done so they could collect their paychecks and go home. Even its sound mix is terrible. What a letdown after the very fun first ‘Avengers’ movie.
What’s your pick for worst?