All 13 Marvel Cinematic Universe Films Ranked From Worst To Best

12. Thor: The Dark World

Well, kinda.

See, they ran into the same problems on The Dark World, which saw director Alan Taylor’s post-production hijacked to insert more Loki scenes. My appreciation for this lackluster sequel has actually increased since my negative response at its release; a Twitter conversation with BMD’s Siddhant Adlakha illuminated to me there was more than meets the eye originally, such as the use of color.

Plus, Hiddleston is a joy to watch as he inhabits the trickster role rather than outright villain. Loki is a great character precisely because of this contradiction: his arc is straight but he is a different character in each of his three appearances (Thor, Avengers and here). And proper villainy is tough for the MCU. Nonetheless, that this film has truly the worst villains of the MCU in the Dark Elves is an understatement (poor Christopher Eccleston). So, sorry Alan Taylor, you got Edgar Wright-ed before even Edgar Wright did.

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