Marvel Choosing Fortune Over Fans

Is Marvel leaning towards quantity over quality?


Gabby Greene, Senior Reporter

Since 2008, Marvel Studios has produced memorable films, bringing Stan Lee’s original characters to life on the big screen. For several years, Marvel released top hit movies such as Iron Man and Captain America: The First Avenger.

Once released, they were the hot topic of the year.

Sure, the studio released a few letdowns, such as Thor: The Dark World and The Incredible Hulk.

None compare to their latest movies.

Marvel has gone downhill, and it hurts to admit it. Watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the CGI feels cheap and overdone. The monsters lack visual depth, and Marvel seems to be switching cosmetics with CGI, such as with Doctor Strange’s third eye. This transition takes away some of the authenticity that previous films possessed.

Marvel has been overusing tacky one-liners such as “He’s right behind me, isn’t he?” From Thor: Love and Thunder. Phrases like this are supposed to add comedic value; however, they are overused and take away from any previous build-up.

Watching their latest movies, such as The Eternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and even Morbius feels like a fever dream. Their films have lost one of their greatest attributes: quality.

For example, Avengers: Endgame came to a three-hour conclusion after careful plot and character build-up. Every character served a purpose during the film and added to the plot.

Yet, what is Marvel aiming to do afterward? Half of the Marvel world returns after five years, lovable characters have ‘retired’ and the central plotline is over.

What is supposed to happen next? It’s a question everyone has been asking, and Marvel studios have yet to answer.

Post-Endgame, they’re on a content overload, which is an entirely different pace compared to the previous years. It’s hard to tell if the consecutive release of films and shows is from greed or fan interest.

Comparing the 2008 Marvel Cinematic Universe to 2022, it’s hard to believe these films come from the same studio.