7 Most Disappointing MCU Movies (So Far)

They can't all be Black Panther.

Disappointing MCU Movies
Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most commercially successful movie franchise in cinema history, grossing a ludicrous $18 billion at the box office over the last decade-and-a-bit.

But what's arguably even more impressive is the relative consistency of the movies, where even after 21 films, not a single one has scored a Rotten rating from Rotten Tomatoes critics - that's 59% and under.

However, not all the movies are created equal, and it's fair to say that the franchise has nevertheless delivered a number of underwhelming efforts even if they weren't outright bad.

Thankfully the MCU tends to deliver the goods when it matters most, but from lacklustre origin stories to weirdly generic sequels and epic team-up movies that fell short of the expected mark, these 7 films are the MCU's most disappointing to date.

It's remarkable that a cinematic universe this sprawling and complex hasn't delivered a DCEU-calibre dud yet, but make no mistake, the following movies all should've made more of an impact than they did...


Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes). General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.