I'm not referring to the comics. I'm referring to the films. Ant Man followed the exact same model that Iron Man did, and to claim otherwise is shortsighted. Cross was basically Stane 2.0 for christ's sake.
The Red Skull was so bland though. It was so bad that Hugo refused to come back. The writers made him one-dimensional. Roth as Abomination was solid. Too bad The Hulk movies are in purgatory. I'd give Marvel credit for Doc Oct but that was all Raimi and Sony. Sam said he wanted Doc for the first installment badly but he had to wait, and Sony only had Molina in their sights.
They absolutely wasted Sir Ben Kingsley's talents. The trailers looked so good too. Shame on Marvel for obliterating The Mandarin. I expect that from Fox, not from Marvel Studios themselves. Loki is thee only villain Marvel has hit a home run with outside Magneto. Ronan and Whiplash came close but alas...
Hiddleston as Loki, Asgard, Norse mythology, Hopkins as Odin, Jaime Alexander as Sif, the set designs, the costumes, etc all edged it out for me. I hated Thor at first but I've grown to appreciate it. I value it more than Captain America.