Thor: The Dark World Holds the Title for Most Disliked MCU Film, Not Captain Marvel

When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone has their favorites… and not-so-favorites.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a franchise with such dedicated fans who love to debate over every detail. Now, you may hear some folks on the street tossing around claims that “Captain Marvel” is the most hated movie of the MCU.

It’s an easy mistake to make, with the controversy surrounding Brie Larson often bleeding into discussions about the film itself. But let’s set the record straight: the actual film that tends to receive the most critique isn’t “Captain Marvel,” but rather “Thor: The Dark World.”

Don’t get us wrong, the MCU isn’t just churning out fan-favorites left and right. There are a few films that haven’t exactly hit the mark. “Iron Man 2,” for example, managed a score of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes—not the worst, but not a smash hit.

And let’s not forget “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” which garnered a disappointing 46%, or “Eternals” barely scraping by with 47%. But if we’re talking about the most scorned movie in the MCU, the honor goes to “Thor: The Dark World.”

Believe it or not, “Thor: The Dark World” wasn’t always the black sheep of the MCU family. While it wasn’t an immediate hit upon release, many fans warmed up to it in retrospect.

I believe that the surge in positivity came after the release of other Thor movies, like “Thor: Ragnarok,” which received a whopping 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite the varied reception of past films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to create buzz with each new release. Each movie brings its own unique flavor to the intricate narrative woven over the past decade.

While “Thor: The Dark World” currently holds the title of the least favored MCU movie, who’s to say what the future holds?

Upcoming films like “The Marvels,” set for release on November 10, 2023, and “Kraven the Hunter,” hitting screens on October 6, 2023, are bound to stir up fresh conversations.

And with Brie Larson leading the charge in “The Marvels,” it’s anyone’s guess how fans will react. One thing is certain though: with “Deadpool 3” releasing on May 3, 2024, we’re betting that it will dodge the “least-liked” bullet.