The new year is less than a week old and a big surprise has already happened, the release of the horror movie in January M3GAN is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a near perfect score. At the time of writing, the new Blumhouse horror movie with a total of 149 reviews has a 94% rating on the review aggregator and is officially “Certified Fresh”. Given the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its tendency to get mostly good reviews, we thought it would be worth checking out how M3GAN is comparable to the largest franchise in the world. In short, the little killer doll sits higher than almost any MCU movie.
With a score of 94%, M3GAN has a higher critical rating than twenty-seven of the thirty MCU feature films, even tying with two of them. Only one MCU movie has a higher score than M3GAN, and which probably won’t surprise you. Let’s break it down.
MCU Movies with a lower Rotten Tomatoes rating than M3GAN:
- Eternals – 47%
- Thor: love and thunder – 64%
- Thor: The Dark World – 66%
- The Incredible Hulk – 67%
- Iron Man 2 – 71%
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – 74%
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – 76%
- Thor – 77%
- Captain America: The First Avenger – 79%
- Iron Man 3 – 79%
- Black Widow – 79%
- Captain Marvel – 79%
- Ant Man – 83%
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 84%
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – 85%
- Avengers: Infinity War – 85%
- Ant-Man and the Wasp – 87%
- Doctor Strange – 89%
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 90%
- Captain America: Civil War – 90%
- Spider-Man: Far From Home – 90%
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 91%
- The Avengers – 91%
- Guardians of the Galaxy – 92%
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – 92%
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – 93%
- Thor: Ragnarok – 93%
The two movies with the same score as M3GAN its the movie that started it all, 2008 Iron Man, and Robert Downey Jr.’s last film, Avengers: Endgame, both tying the film at 94%. The only MCU movie to score higher than M3GAN? Black Panther with an almost perfect score of 96%.
So what does this mean? Few! Your favorite MCU movie is still your favorite and that doesn’t mean M3GAN will break into your house and destroy your copy of the movie. However, why it’s worth noting is because horror movies are almost out in January never have this level of critical success, and to see one of them get released and have a score higher than so many major blockbusters is… just kind of funny.