Top 5 Worst Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (2017)
My Least Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies
Well, I did a list of my top ten favorite films of the franchise back in 2015, but since then, sadly this franchise has gone downhill in my opinion. With Phase III, I've seen the decline in quality from Marvel's massive franchise, and as time goes by, I'm very disappointed with how the highest grossing film franchise has dropped in the past year.
I've been told that my views as of late are considered unpopular, but I don't really give a crap if people don't agree with me on this. These are the five worst films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5. Thor: Ragnarok
Starting off this list is what I saw last night. Thor: Ragnarok is I guess what you could call a Thor movie that isn't for Thor fans. I loved Thor and Thor: The Dark World, those two are among my favorite films of the whole franchise. However, Ragnarok is my least favorite because it is the least like a Thor movie. Mjolnir is gone, Natalie Portman is gone, the fantasy theme is mostly gone, and they're replaced by a child Hulk, an unlikable, poorly acted portrayal of a Valkyrie, and the Devil's Anus, among other things. I really wanted to like this movie, I really did, but I just couldn't tolerate this mess of a film that feels like rejected concepts from Guardians of the Galaxy with Thor and the Hulk slapped on there.
4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Another Marvel film from this year, Spider-Man: Homecoming should've been a welcomed reunion of Spider-Man and the Marvel Universe. While everyone has their picks on what Spider-Man continuity they prefer, Homecoming is easily my least favorite, and that is saying something considering how I feel about the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film. The idea of a Spider-Man film series focusing on his high school years was a bad idea to begin with, because no one wants to see a movie giving focus to Spider-Man in school! It would've been time for Peter Parker to skip a few grades, we'd buy that! The movie is extremely long and hard to sit through because of all the boring details, so by the time when they did get to the action scenes, I was begging for the movie to end already. Also, screw that MJ name drop, it was horribly inserted into the movie for no reason other than to spark controversy, and I don't appreciate being screwed with! Also, this movie is guilty for having the worst after credits scene ever! When I finally got to get up for a bathroom break during the credits, ready to come back and see it, all I got was Craptain America's stupid face! Speaking of him...
3. Captain America: Civil War
Speaking of pointless controversy, when I first reviewed this movie, trolls attacked and threatened me for my opinion about this film! This was truly when I was getting tired of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because this movie ended up being the highest grossing movie of 2016! 2016 was a bad year for me as a critic, and when you add this making more money than Rogue One, Zootopia, and Finding Dory, it really adds insult to injury. Civil War represents everything that could go wrong with a big movie for me, with horribly filmed, shaky action, poorly written characters, a painful length, and trying to cram too much into one movie at a time! We didn't need Black Panther and Spider-Man to be introduced in this crap pile, and making this movie their debut hurt my excitement to see the characters in their own movies. You know how Homecoming turned out for me, and I cannot get hyped for Black Panther either. Also, with the treatment they gave to Zemo, one of the coolest supervillains Marvel had, and making him one of the worst villains in a superhero movie ever, it's stupider than Craptain America stopping a helicopter with one arm without it being ripped out of its socket.
2. Captain America: The First Avenger
Yeah, there is a theme with the top three. You knew it was coming. This was Marvel's first truly terrible movie. I know some people are split on Iron Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk, but this movie is the one I truly despised. In 2011 I wasn't as serious a film critic as I am now, so back then I let my boredom of the movie convince me to take a bathroom break. That was the last time I took a bathroom break during a movie. Joe Johnston, the man responsible for Jurassic Park III turned this movie into an idiotic film where Nazis had futuristic weapons in the distant past, and yet it was many years before Stark Industries had technology close to that. Basically the movie is about giving a bland CGI bobblehead some steroids so that he can cheat his way into being a superhero, and when he does, he has so many terrible one liners a drinking game of all of them would kill me, and he treats his bland, but not as bland as him love interest like crap by making out with other women in front of her. The biggest crime is taking the most unlikable character of the franchise, and giving him the spotlight three times, while also claiming that he's some annoying saint! I don't want a future where people would want to be like this a*shole!
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This movie was a complete wreck. It had multiple ingredients to make it at least more tolerable than the first movie, such as a modern setting, Scarlett Johansson and introducing Crossbones, but it failed at using all of them and came out even worse than the movie directed by Joe Johnston! This movie made me hate the Russo brothers as directors, because at first, I thought nothing of them, only seeing their only notable film before this, You, Me and Dupree. Seeing how they handled a superhero movie made me hate their crappy style entirely. Everything from the marketing, to the writing, to the unstable filming made this movie a complete crash and burn. Winter Soldier is not only the worst Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, but it is one of my most hated movies of all time. Granted, Fant4stic is a worse superhero movie, but if any superhero movie would be worse than Fant4stic, that would be a crime against nature. Between trying to force a crappy romance between Craptain America, and Black Widow who is too good for him on every level, the worst villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever, a predictable storyline, and the most out of nowhere plot twist that Agents of SHIELD took multiple episodes to make sense of, the Winter Soldier is the worst movie of the franchise, and if people disagree with me on that, I do not give a sh*t, I hate this movie.
And there you go, the weakest films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is pretty sad to think about this. I used to be a huge fan of this franchise, I used to heavily appraise it like most people do. But when you're let down so many times, you lose excitement for something you used to love and trust. I should be hyped to see Infinity War in 2018, and I want to be excited, but the fact that I am not is just really sad for me. I should be looking forward to what this franchise could do, instead of worrying about what they might do.
I hope someday, the Marvel Cinematic Universe can find a way to be more appealing. Maybe Captain Marvel can do it? Wonder Woman saved the DC Extended Universe...well, it probably did, we still have to see.
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