Number 14: Thor: The Dark World
The sequel got a lot right — ditching Earth to take the fun to Asgard and beyond. Loki and Thor find themselves on the same side and we get a big tease of the potential damage one Infinity Stone can cause.
But while this is a step forward for the Thor franchise, it’s held back by still trying to have some connection to Earth namely Darcy and her assistant. Kat Dennings was a big deal with Two Broke Girls at the same and including her made sense, but the comedy felt incredibly forced and didn’t flow well with the film’s more serious tone. And that doesn’t even account for stripped down to his undies Erik Selvig.
Malekith is in the running for most underwritten MCU villain, but at least the Dark Elves looked creepy as anything we’ve seen in the MCU.
Hemsworth and Hiddleston continue to be the key ingredient for the franchise and help navigate the film through its more challenging parts while setting up a fun plot point for Thor: Ragnarok.