Marvel Entertainment has been responsible for some of the most incredible and amusing films in recent times. Spanning across multiple genres, there is something here for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a thriller, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is a great pick, while Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is perfect when you’re looking for some comedy and adventure. With the recent release of director Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, Marvel has even delved into the genre of horror, vaguely. However, not every Marvel movie released over the years has been able to hit the blockbuster mark. This is inevitable considering the sheer number of films Marvel has released. Today, we will look at the ten worst movies made by Marvel Entertainment company.

Eternals (2021)

10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company - Eternals (2021)
10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company – Eternals (2021)

Despite an incredibly star-studded cast, ranging from the iconic Angelina Jolie playing the intimidating Thena to Richard Madden in the role of ambitious and loyal, Ikaris, the film fails to deliver in multiple ways.

The storytelling feels underwhelming at times, which is a shame because the concept it is based on is fascinating and highly nuanced. The characters, seemingly, fall flat and get barely any development at all. The beautiful and mesmerising cinematography could not do much to distract from the fact that the writing feels clunky and disjointed. The acting, apart from the cinematography, might be the only thing that saves this film from becoming completely forgettable. Lauren Midloff as Makkari and Barry Keoghan as Druig manage to charm the audience with their compelling performance.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The origin story of one of the most beloved characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe does not live up to the expectations the fans of the character had. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)  as the title suggests, works as a set-up for the upcoming Avengers team-up eventually.

The acting is amazing, especially with a near-perfect casting of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan as his best friend, Bucky Barnes. The story and writing, however, struggle a bit during the middle act of the film. It is a pretty mediocre and forgettable film, especially when compared to its phenomenal and critically-acclaimed successor, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014).

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Ten Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company - Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Ten Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company – Thor: The Dark World (2013)

The sophomore film in this trilogy was not well-received by the fans of the God of Thunder. In spite of having a great cast, the film falls prey to a weak premise which reflects in the plot.

The story picks up almost immediately after the events of ‘Avengers’ (2012) and sees Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Asgard facing the consequences of his actions. All the while, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is trying to understand the strange phenomenon taking place throughout the universe with the help of the brilliant physicist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). The film suffers from having no real stakes and weak character development.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

This 2008 film casts Edward Norton in the role of the scientist, Bruce Banner, who sometimes turns into a big green monster. When it came out, the film was not what many fans were expecting.

The writing, as well as the story, can be best described as incredibly mediocre, at best. The film barely has any pacing and the scenes feel all over the place. Regardless of the effort, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008) fails to reach its potential at all or tell Bruce Banner’s story impactfully. Mark Ruffalo would later go on to replace Edward Norton in the later reiterations of the character, Bruce Banner.

Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company - Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company – Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

‘Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Surfer’ (2007) follows the first Fantastic 4 film and the story of Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), Invisible Girl (Jessica Alba), Human Torch (Chris Evans) and The Thing (Michael Chiklis) as they face off against the mysterious enemy, The Silver Surfer.

The film fails to set up a proper plot or even the direction it wants to take. The villains are forgettable at best and have no lasting effects, whatsoever. The character dynamics throughout the movie are also all over the place. The film is sufferably bland and has no depth.

Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)

It seems like all adaptations of the Fantastic Four are bound to be ‘doomed’. Fans who had been waiting to see their favourite comic heroes brought to the big screen were immensely disappointed by this reboot.

The film completely fails to understand and capture the essence of the Fantastic Four and provides close to no insight into their characters at all. There is a baffling lack of plot and the villain has no presence. The film might have better special effects, though, that cannot help it from everything else that is wrong with it.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Ten Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
Ten Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company – Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

The sequel to the Tom Hardy starring film, ‘Venom’ (2018), did not receive a welcoming embrace at the box office. Venom (2018) set up the relationship between journalist Eddie Brock as the host for the alien symbiote Venom perfectly.

The second film, however, struggles to carry the story forward. The writing was incoherent and at times, made no sense. While the movie had potential, it, sadly, could not live up to it.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

The X-Men franchise is notorious for its chaotic and messy timelines and plot. Though, the problems with ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ (2019) are a little different.

The film features Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, along with her amazing co-stars, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, amongst the many others. Though there is no lack of talent, the writing and the story make for a terrible experience for the audience. The plot feels unnecessary and the characters and their dynamics feel dragged.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
10 Worst Movies Made by Marvel Entertainment Company – X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Speaking of X-Men movies that turned out to be an immense disappointment, despite revolving around a great character, ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ (2009) fits the bill perfectly. As a movie that revolves around a character as fascinating as Logan and how he became the Wolverine, the film has tremendous potential. Though, all of it was lost when the film debuted at the box office.

The writing was terrible, and the film was lacking narrative to the extent that it could not convey what it wanted to at all. The film failed to pique the interest of even the most hardcore Wolverine fans.

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ (2018) suffers from the pressure of having to set up the biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe project to date, ‘Avengers: Endgame’(2019). While the film focuses on how the house arrest placed on Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) affects his everyday life after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’(2016), it also delves into the matter of the quantum realm. Ant-Man teams up with all his old accomplices in order to figure out a way to bring back Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum realm. The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) despite being a titular character, does not really see much character development. The film is filled with exposition that gets boring after a while, which also causes emotional scenes to become less impactful than they otherwise would’ve been.

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