Assembling the Worst: IMDB’s 15 Bottom-Rated MCU Films

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Written By Lori C.

Lori C. writes about movies, TV shows, and the latest updates from the world of entertainment. She studied Film and Television many years ago at university and uses her knowledge to dissect the newest releases. When not in front of a laptop, she wanders around various European cities with a backpack and a little dog.

Secret Invasion just ended its six-episode run on Disney+, and the series failed to impress fans or critics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most of the Phase Five releases so far weren’t the greatest. And fans seem to have lowered their hopes for the upcoming movie, The Marvels

Time will tell if the MCU’s downward spiral in content quality is to continue. In the meantime, here are the most poorly rated by IMDB users’ entries to the franchise. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) – 6.1/10

Paul Rudd and Jonathan Majors in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
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  • Director: Peyton Reed 
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer

Official synopsis: Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne get drawn into the Quantum Realm, along with Hope’s parents and Scott’s daughter, Cassie. As they try to find an escape, they uncover secrets held by Hope’s mother and encounter the mysterious figure, Kang. The movie follows their journey through danger and intrigue to secure their freedom and confront Kang.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – 6.2/10

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Image Credit: Jasin Boland/Jasin Boland – © Marvel Studios 2022.
  • Director: Taika Waititi 
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson

Official synopsis: Thor seeks aid from Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster in a battle against Gorr the God Butcher, an entity determined to eradicate all gods. Together, they must confront this formidable foe and prevent the extinction of divine beings.

Eternals (2021) – 6.3/10

Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Ma Dong-seok, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, and Lia McHugh in Eternals (2021)
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  • Director: Chloé Zhao 
  • Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek

Official synopsis: After the events in Avengers: Endgame, a sudden tragedy compels the Eternals, ancient extraterrestrial beings concealed on Earth for millennia, to emerge from hiding and unite once more. Faced with their most ancient adversary, the Deviants, the Eternals must confront mankind’s oldest enemy and defend the planet from an impending threat.

The Incredible Hulk (2008) – 6.6/10

Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk (2008)
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  • Director: Louis Leterrier
  • Starring:  Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Official synopsis: The film follows Dr. Bruce Banner, haunted by a condition that transforms him into a massive green monster whenever he experiences emotional stress. While running from the military, Banner is desperate to find a cure for his condition. However, his hopes are shattered when a formidable new adversary, The Abomination, emerges, leading to an epic showdown that puts both Banner’s fate and humanity at risk. 

Black Widow (2021) – 6.7/10

Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow (2021)
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  • Director: Cate Shortland 
  • Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz

Official synopsis: Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, faces her troubled past as a spy when a conspiracy linked to her history emerges. Pursued relentlessly by an unyielding force, Natasha grapples with her former life as a spy and the fractured connections she left behind before joining the Avengers.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) – 6.7/10

Angela Bassett, Isaach De Bankolé, Florence Kasumba, Danai Gurira, and Dorothy Steel in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
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  • Director: Ryan Coogler 
  • Starring:  Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke

Official synopsis: In the aftermath of King T’Challa’s demise, “Wakanda Forever” centers on Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje as they face external threats from intervening world powers seeking to exploit Wakanda’s vulnerability. Together, they unite with War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross to protect their beloved kingdom and chart a fresh course for Wakanda’s future.

Captain Marvel (2019) – 6.8/10

Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (2019)
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  • Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck 
  • Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Official synopsis: Air Force pilot Carol Danvers finds herself taken in by the Kree and trained as part of the elite Starforce Military under her mentor, Yon-Rogg. When she escapes to Earth during a Skrull attack, she starts to uncover hidden fragments of her past. Assisted by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, Carol embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about her identity and unearth the mysteries of her extraordinary abilities.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) – 6.8/10

Chris Hemsworth in Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Image Credit: Jay Maidment – © 2013 – Marvel Studios
  • Director: Alan Taylor 
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Official synopsis: Thor faces off against Malekith, the vengeful leader of an ancient race bent on annihilating the Nine Realms. With Asgard vulnerable to the impending darkness, Thor joins forces with Jane Foster to go against this new threat.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) – 6.9/10

Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eden Nathenson, and Adam Hugill in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
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  • Director:  Sam Raimi 
  • Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong

Official synopsis: Doctor Strange partners with a mysterious girl capable of traveling across multiverses to confront threats, including alternate versions of himself. Together with allies like Wanda the Scarlet Witch and Wong, they strive to safeguard countless lives throughout the multiverse.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – 6.9/10

Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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  • Director: Joe Johnston 
  • Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Official synopsis: Rejected soldier Steve Rogers becomes Captain America when he receives a super-soldier serum. As Captain America, he battles a warmonger and a terrorist organization, but the role comes with a price as he confronts the challenges of being a superhero.

Iron Man 2 (2010) – 6.9/10

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2 (2010)
Image Credit: © 2010 Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Jon Favreau 
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Official synopsis: Tony Stark, known to the world as the armored superhero Iron Man, faces demands from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Reluctant to surrender his invention, Stark, aided by Pepper Potts and James “Rhodey” Rhodes, must forge new alliances and confront powerful adversaries in the process.

Thor (2011) – 7/10

Chris Hemsworth in Thor (2011)
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  • Director: Kenneth Branagh 
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Official synopsis: The arrogant Thor is banished from Asgard by his father Odin and sent to Earth to learn humility among humans. During his time on Earth, he falls in love with scientist Jane Foster and learns some valuable lessons. However, when a villain from Asgard threatens Earth with dark forces, Thor’s newfound strength becomes essential in protecting the planet. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – 8.8/10

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Image Credit: © Marvel Studios 2018
  • Director: Peyton Reed 
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Official synopsis: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang faces the repercussions of his decisions as a superhero and a parent. When Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym approach him with a new mission, he must don the Ant-Man suit once more and join forces with The Wasp to unravel hidden secrets from their past while balancing his superhero duties and family responsibilities.

Iron Man 3 (2013) – 7.1/10

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3 (2013)
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  • Director: Shane Black 
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Official synopsis: Released over a decade ago, the third Iron Man movie finds Tony Stark facing a relentless and boundless enemy that devastates his personal life. Determined to seek justice, he embarks on a perilous journey to uncover the culprits behind the destruction. Stripped of his resources, he’s forced to rely on his wits and ingenuity to protect his loved ones.

Black Panther (2018) – 7.3/10

Florence Kasumba, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther (2018)
Image Credit: © 2017 – Disney/Marvel Studios
  • Director: Ryan Coogler 
  • Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira

Official synopsis: Prince T’Challa returns to Wakanda after the events of Captain America: Civil War to ascend the throne as king. Yet, he faces internal challenges to his rule. When enemies plot to destroy Wakanda, Black Panther joins forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and the Dora Milaje to protect his nation from being drawn into a global conflict.

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