The MCU’s Greatest Problems, and Why They Won’t Change Anytime Soon…
If there was one word to describe what fans have gotten in the high-anticipated Phase Four, it would be something akin to ‘inconsistent’ and it has led us to dissect what is MCU’s greatest problems and why their problems won’t change any time soon.
There is no denying that the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three represented heights unseen by the massive filmmaking endeavor, and had been the peak of the highly ambitious interconnected film universe that culminated in one massive event.
With the incredible achievement that Avengers: Endgame ended up being, there were many fans who believed that it was the first of what was to come from a newly focused and unmatched Marvel Studios; a studio that had now drawn the blueprint to reaching the previously uncharted mountaintop.
But thus far, with Phase Four thoroughly underway, fans have been critical of what they’ve received so far; with inconsistent releases ranging from the lauded Spider-Man: No Way home to the incredibly underwhelming Thor: Love and Thunder.
It has led many to question what has happened? And how it has happened so quickly? Which are questions that have led us to uncover what the MCU’s greatest problems are, and why we don’t believe they will be changing anytime soon
The reality is that viewers so quickly forget the horrors of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how its arrival perfectly coincided with the MCU’s transition from the massive Avengers: Endgame, to Phase Four’s Black Widow film that was set to kick off a brand new generation.
Perhaps the biggest note that we could give these films is simple; they are subpar in nearly every single category, but specifically in the realm of visual effects.
These films, and even the various series, have been rightfully criticized for the rudimentary work in its implemented CGI, and how that has developed films that appear to be not as well executed; and the reality is that for a lot of the releases we will get in the rest of Phase Four, this won’t change.
So many of these projects have already been filmed, and as of now we’re just waiting for them to release to the public; with projects like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Ms. Marvel shooting at the same time, and something like She/ Hulk filming before Moon Knight.
This entire Phase will suffer from very similar issues- whether that be structure, poorly planned screenplays, or visual effects- and we won’t be able to see the fruits of our criticism until long after this collection of films have released.