Darren Franich places ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier'' high in the Avengers canon
The Batman & Robin of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dark World is an incoherently plotted misadventure, overcrowded with comedy sidekicks (Darcy the intern gets a romantic subplot) and blind leaps of narrative logic (astrophysicist Jane Foster accidentally discovers an all-powerful mystical substance), all of it cursed with undercooked villains whose motivation is, basically, ''Destroy Everything Because Evil.'' The reality-ripping final battle scene is nifty, but really, Dark World only works when Tom Hiddleston's Loki is on screen. Ideally, Thor 3 should have much more him and much less everything else.
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