#9 – Captain America: The First Avenger

H:2 Let's be honest, guys: as great as Chris Evans is, Steve Rogers is probably the most boring super hero ever, second only to Superman. Sounds harsh, but look at him: aside from his sciencey-magic-potion transformation from weakling to super soldier, he has zero character development. He doesn't grow or change at all as a character. He … Continue reading #9 – Captain America: The First Avenger

#10 – Thor

H:4 Although Thor does go through a dramatic transformation in this film, it's not exactly an elegant one. From his over-the-top hubris in the film's opening act to the love and self-sacrifice in the third act, there doesn't seem to be any smooth transition. The whole film takes place in three days, so I'm not … Continue reading #10 – Thor

#11 – Iron Man 2

H:3 Tony Stark has some undeniable character change during this film. But since it's mostly about him being afraid of dying and pushing away his friends, it's more like he goes a little nuts and then eventually returns to normal rather than really growing. V:2 This was one of the earliest signs of Marvel's villain problem. … Continue reading #11 – Iron Man 2

#12 – Thor: The Dark World

H:3 Thor may not be the most exciting character in the MCU, but he is far from the most boring. And at least this film allows him to explore some character growth as he seeks to become the best ruler of Asgard he can be. His biggest moment of growth comes at his moment of … Continue reading #12 – Thor: The Dark World