Every Thor Movie Ranked (From Worst to Best)

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It’s time for a thunderous showdown as we dive into the world of Asgard, gods, and high-flying action. In this article, we’ll be ranking every Thor movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from worst to best. Thor’s adventures have left an indelible mark on the superhero genre, and he is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved characters in the MCU. So, let’s dig into Thor’s cinematic journey and unveil the ultimate ranking of all Thor movies!

4. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

”Thor: Love and Thunder” is the worst-reviewed Thor movie in the franchise. And unfortunately, there is a good reason for that. With Jane Foster being mortally ill and becoming Lady Thor and introducing the villain like Gorr, The God Butcher, the movie showed some serious potential before it was released. However, what followed was most of the fans were disappointed with how it all went down.

The main criticism of the movie was the constant roller coaster between humor and seriousness and the fact that most of the things that should have been portrayed as dark and somber ended up like a joke. If we combine that with the rushed atmosphere that seemed to follow the movie from start to finish, it all results in ”Thor: Love and Thunder” being the worst Thor movie.

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Of course, this ranking is also partially based on my experience with all Thor movies. There are many debates regarding which Thor movie was the most unsuccessful, and the debate is always between ”Thor: Love and Thunder”, and ”Thor: The Dark World”. The expectations from ”Thor: Love and Thunder” were much higher, especially after ”Thor: Ragnarok” success. Everything ”Thor: Ragnarok” did right, its successor tried to copy but overdid it in the process. Nevertheless, it is a fun movie to watch, but it had the potential to be much more than that.

3. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World is the second film in Marvel Studios’ Thor film series. The story follows Thor as he teams up with his adoptive brother Loki to protect the universe from the Dark Elves, led by Malekith, who seeks to use a powerful weapon called the Aether. Thor must save Earth and Asgard while also trying to remove the Aether from Jane Foster, who accidentally becomes its host.

This movie is generally considered to be the darkest in tone compared to the rest of Thor movies. Thor: Love and Thunder had the potential to be the most serious and dark, but its director decided to take a different approach to it. However, Thor: The Dark World goes deeper into the mythology of Asgard and introduces darker antagonists in the form of the Dark Elves led by Malekith.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics. While many appreciated the film’s visual effects, action sequences, and performances of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, some felt that the movie’s darker tone and underdeveloped villain made it less compelling than its predecessor. And I agree. While the movie’s darker tone was a good way to go, the villain Malekith was underdeveloped and lacked depth, which made ”Thor”, and ”Thor: Ragnarok” more satisfying to watch.

2. Thor (2011)

”Thor” was the first movie to feature Chris Hemsworth as The God of Thunder. The movie serves as Thor’s origin story and an introduction to several other important characters like Loki, Odin, and Jane Foster. It also confirms to humans that they are not alone in the Universe. As far as I am concerned, origin story movies are always fun to watch. Some are more successful than others, but ”Thor” did a good job in introducing the mighty Asgardian God of Thunder to the audience.

The story follows Thor, who is banished from his home world of Asgard by his father, Odin, after recklessly starting a war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. Thor is stripped of his powers and sent to Earth as punishment, where he meets astrophysicist Jane Foster and her colleagues Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis. As Thor struggles to adapt to life on Earth and find a way back to Asgard, his mischievous adopted brother Loki plots to seize the throne of Asgard and destroy Thor’s chances of returning home.

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The first Thor movie is a mixture of everything in a somewhat balanced manner. It has s a blend of adventure, fantasy, and action with elements of humor and drama. There are moments of intense action, battle sequences, emotional depth, and introspection. The film also has a lighthearted tone at times, with witty banter and humorous situations, particularly in the interactions between Thor and the humans he encounters on Earth. However, the film also deals with serious themes such as family, responsibility, and the consequences of one’s actions. Thor learns that he still has a lot to learn before he succeeds the Asgardian throne.

1. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

”Thor: Ragnarok” is the best of all four Thor movies so far. I remember watching it for the first time with a smile on my face almost through the whole movie. The movie’s director Taika Waititi did a great job, as he decided that the movie would lean more toward the comedic elements and create a more lighthearted tone.

The fact that the movie took a more comedic approach to depict Asgard’s doom didn’t harm the movie whatsoever. On the contrary, that is why the movie was a big success. It combined dark motives like Ragnarok, Odin’s death, Hela’s return, Thor losing an eye, witty dialogues, talking Hulk, and hilarious Korg. All of that resulted in a movie that kept the audience’s attention from start to finish.

The movie centers on Thor as he uncovers Loki’s deception and learns about the imminent threat of his powerful, long-lost sister Hela, the Goddess of Death. Stranded on the gladiatorial planet Sakaar, Thor is forced to battle the Hulk and join forces with the enigmatic Valkyrie and his mischievous brother Loki. Together, they form the “Revengers” to return to Asgard, stop Hela, and ultimately unleash Ragnarok to save their people.

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The movie is visually stunning and has a humorous narrative. It offers a fresh take on the Thor series, and it can be easily considered one of the most successful movies from the MCU franchise.

Overall, all of the movies in the Thor franchise are entertaining and fun to watch. ”Thor: Ragnarok” and ”Thor” are considered to be somewhat better than the rest, but all four movies introduce the audience to some different aspects of Thor’s life and character development. All the movies mentioned above had a significant part in the MCU and introduced us to some new realms and parts of the vast Marvel universe.

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