Best and worst Marvel Phase 4 movies
Best: Spider-Man: No Way Home
After the events of Avengers: Endgame, we weren't sure how Marvel might ever be able to top itself but then came Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The epic third film in the Tom Holland Spider-Man franchise managed to pull off a feat fans never thought possible by bringing together all three live-action Spider-Man actors for an epic multiversal mashup. Seeing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield suit back up as Spider-Man was incredible, but getting to see the three actors' versions of Spidey share the screen together was truly a spectacular Spider-Man moment decades in the making.
The film not only celebrated the three Spider-Man characters but also the villains from across the franchises. This film wove in callbacks to iconic moments from Garfield and Maguire's franchises while still celebrating the current Spider-Man. It was the ultimate crossover film and a true cinematic masterpiece, making it not only the best Phase 4 movie but the best Spider-Man movie fans had ever seen.
Worst: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
I can hear some of you already coming for me by selecting Multiverse of Madness over Eternals, but to me, Eternals is one of Marvel's most underrated MCU entries ever and does not deserve the hate it gets. It might not have been Marvel's best film, but it was far from its worst and it was definitely not the worst entry from Phase 4. That would be Multiverse of Madness.
This film had so much potential yet wasted it all. It was clear that Sam Raimi didn't watch WandaVision as he completely threw out the character development Wanda underwent in the show. It quite literally dumbs down Marvel's greatest depiction of grief into a generic and uninspired villain origin story. Sadly, Wanda wasn't the only woman the film let down.
America Chavez spent the entire film as a damsel in distress, despite being one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, and Marvel had the audacity to bring Hayley Atwell back into the fold this time as a live-action Captain Carter only to have her go out in horrific nature. In fact, it wasted all of the film's cameos by failing to give these variant heroes a fighting chance or more than 5 minutes of screentime in what fans thought would be a true multiversal epic adventure.