Best and worst Marvel Phase 2 movies
Best: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Okay, this one might be a controversial selection to some but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best MCU Phase 2 movie and that is a hill I will die on.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to blend together its intense action sequences with political espionage to deliver a film that remains unlike anything Marvel Studios has ever done before or since. The way in which the movie perfectly captures Captain America's internal struggle with being a good soldier and doing what he feels is right led to a thrilling cinematic entry to the MCU.
Oh, and let's not overlook the amazing chemistry between Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan who delivered standout performances as the film's leads.
Worst: Thor: The Dark World
Shocking, right? For most, Thor: The Dark World ranks not only as the worst Phase 2 movie but as one of the worst Marvel movies in the history of the MCU. The film lacked direction and a villain who was worthy of our time, and forgettable at best. The only highlight of the movie was seeing Thor and Loki back together on our screens.
Despite impressive visuals, the overall execution falls short, making Thor: The Dark World one of the weaker entries in the MCU. It's a shame the franchise faltered so much but at least both Thor and Loki got their chances to shine in later projects.