Since Endgame, the MCU has been iffy. There’s been some unique content, but others haven’t truly lived up to their hype.
We wanted to rank the MCU’s Phase 4 from worst to best, to get this list we asked each member of Comic Universe how they’d rate this and then created the list from that. We understand this ranking list won’t fit the vision of some, and people will agree or disagree but please remember that this is our own opinion. Feel free to comment on your list as we are intrigued.
While the Eternals made the list at #13, I would have to disagree but it’s how it ranked among the Comic Universe team. Eternals was a great movie. Was it the best? no, not by any means but it was still great. The visuals they used throughout the movie were incredible and the designs and characters for the Eternals themselves were fantastic.
12. Ms. Marvel
Iman Vellani is the perfect Kamala Khan, however, the show itself on the grand schemes of things just wasn’t great. It felt very slow with lackluster villains that never brought a lot to the table. Kamala’s powers being switched up and also seemingly her origin story as revealed in the finale were huge no-nos for us. Despite how likable and amazing Vellani does in her role as Ms. Marvel, the show just needed a much better direction.
11. Black Widow
Black Widow wasn’t necessarily a BAD movie per se, it just came at the wrong time. Set between the events of Civil War and Infinity War, Natasha Romanoff sets her sights on destroying the Red Room once and for all. As the movie was released after Endgame but set before the events of Endgame (where we all know she dies), it just didn’t make sense and came 4-5 years too late. If this movie had of released before Infinity War then it maybe wouldn’t have been as bad, but for me, in Phase 4, this movie just wasn’t needed or added anything to the new phase of the MCU.
10. What If…?
From my experience in Comic Universe, What If…? wasn’t for everybody due to the animations. It’s fine. Personally, I enjoyed the aspect of the what-if type universe. I also loved the fact that we got to hear Chadwick Boseman’s voice as T’Challa Starlord one more time. The issue is with the show in my opinion as that it completely left out a vital Gamora and Tony Stark on Sakaar episode, leaving the finale causing us to scratch our heads. The animations at times did feel weird as well. The idea behind the show is good, it just needs to make sure that we actually get the full season.
9. Thor: Love and Thunder
I was so excited for this movie but as soon as reviews began to drop, my hype and excitement was draining with each thing I saw. When I watched the movie, I understood why. The movie was average at best, wasn’t a strong story and in my opinion, the director wasted multiple characters. Not to mention the overload of unfunny jokes.
8. Moon Knight
I went into Moon Knight with a clean slate. I knew nothing about the character, the struggle he had mentally, or anything about the mystic background. That changed pretty much instantly. I fell in love with the character of Moon Knight. The series explored the complex and mental struggles of Mark and Steven.
I loved Hawkeye. While I felt a movie would have done Clint Barton justice. I do now believe that this series and anything to do with Clint Barton had to wait for the right moment and that moment was to introduce Hailee Steinfeld into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hawkeye delivered some family-friendly scenes but ultimately kept that dark and mysterious tone for Clint’s background. Not forgetting the series re-introduced Kingpin.
This show for me was very unique with the aspect of the Time Variance Authority. It also added Lady Loki as well into the show. It wasn’t as action-packed as people were hoping but it twisted and turned through the entire season, so much enjoyably so that it was rightfully renewed for a second season. My only gripe with the show was the finale was a bit of a let-down, albeit if it did set up a super-bad villain in Kang the Conqueror. We are definitely excited to see what season 2 brings to the table.
5. Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Shang-Chi was one of my best films of Phase 4. Everything about this movie was perfect. The castings were superb, Simu Liu amazing. Simple. Not only did the movie deliver an emotionally powerful story, but the action that was shown throughout this movie was also THE best in the MCU. The visuals were great too.
While I didn’t get to like the series of WandaVision until close to the end of the series, I do see why people love this series ultimately. The series showcased Wanda in all of her pre-Scarlet Witch power. The twists and turns this series gave fans were ultimately great.
3. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
In my opinion, this was one of the best shows that TV has embraced us, not everyone will agree with that, and that’s fine. I absolutely loved the relationship between Sam and Bucky throughout. I liked the idea of the Flagsmashers believing in the Thanos snap due to the problems it caused when Tony snapped everyone back. The Wakandan’s involved throughout alongside Sam training to use the shield to become the next Captain America needed. The show had some wholesome moments to go alongside the incredible action. A fantastic show.
2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
What can I say about this? Doctor Strange delivered a rollercoaster of madness. They went all out for this movie. The VFX, CGI, and everything else were great. One of the best movies for cameo’s and this movie truly showcased the power, strength, brutality, and stoppable mindset of Wanda, and her reading the Darkhold just amplified that. I would continue to watch this movie forever.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Way Home doesn’t just top this list, it absolutely blows it out of the water. No Way Home for me personally is on par with Endgame. The multiverse aspect of the movie worked wonders by bringing back both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield into their respective Spider-Man roles. Tom Holland was fantastic throughout as well. The movie cascades from a spell going wrong to Peter’s life taking a dark turn with the emotional death of Aunt May and him having to become independent with nobody knowing who he is. Despite what people’s thoughts are of what Spider-Man movie is the best, in my opinion, No Way Home is easily the most entertaining.
There we have it. As mentioned at the beginning, please remember this is just our thoughts. If you have your rankings, please comment them in the comment section below as we’d love to see how our list differs from yours.