6. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Incredible Hulk is a movie that often gets the side-eye from MCU fans, and for good reason. Other than starring Edward Norton as the Hulk instead of Mark Ruffalo, there are some other major problems with this movie.
First off, The Incredible Hulk feels like that awkward cousin at the family reunion - it just doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the MCU family. Released in the same year as the exciting and groundbreaking Iron Man, which was like a cool breeze of fresh air, The Incredible Hulk seemed more like a leftover from an older era of superhero movies - wrong time, wrong vibe. And let's not forget, this was the Hulk before he became the lovable, green giant we know and chuckle at today thanks to Ruffalo. The Hulk in this movie was more grumpy than quirky, missing that charm we later see in the Avengers movies.
Then there's the story itself - exciting at first but it just keeps going around in circles. You've got Bruce Banner on the run, trying to cure his little green issue, and a baddie who turns into a bigger, badder version of Hulk. It's like watching someone play a video game where they keep fighting the same boss over and over again - not exactly a recipe for a memorable night at the movies. Plus, the MCU changed actors for Bruce Banner in later movies, so when we see Ruffalo take over instead of Norton for the rest of the Hulk's appearances, it's a little confusing (but a happy confusing).
TL;DR - The Incredible Hulk is like that one flavor of ice cream that always seems to be left over after a party - not terrible, but with so many other exciting flavors out there, why settle for the one that's just, well, kind of there?