PREVIOUSLY, ON “PEOPLE THAT HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MCU, FALSELY EXPLAINING WHAT THE MCU IS”
Just stop now, it’s embarrassing. I’ve tried to be reserved on this matter, since I’m a very passionate fan of the MCU, so for me to defend it will no doubt make me look like a cranky fanatic, but I’m well aware these movies aren’t perfect, so my opinion is far from biased. It’s okay to dislike these movies and even go so far as to hate them, but to consider them the same movie each time as well as saying they’re not cinema is sad. The MCU is a series – each film is an episode. Don’t judge the MCU when you haven’t watched it, especially with such disgust.
The character investment and interconnectivity of these movies mirrors that of a TV show, so to say these movies suck, I assume these sorts of people must also watch one or two episodes of a TV show out of context and come up with an incomplete and invalid conclusion to the show as a whole? No? Then why is a series of films any different? The answer is it’s not. Marvel movies make money, and there’s about 3 or 4 of them released every year; THAT’S what these people don’t like about the MCU, nothing else – they just try to justify their sourness by attacking the film’s quality instead.
These films are made by an incredibly diverse group of passionate minds. If you put these films in the same “Superhero” box then of course you’re going to be blind to what they truly are. Yes, these films have superheroes in them, but each film has its own story, style, tone, and most importantly, genre. If you fail to see that then that’s you’re own fault, but most importantly, it’s you’re own loss. The MCU deserves the success it continues to get, simply because it continues to appeal. Jealousy isn’t a good look for anyone, but it looks worst of all on other filmmakers, because the jealously shines more blatant.