After a couple of dozen films, Marvel films tend to have a set plot formula: in the end, the main conflicts are resolved in a huge battle scene where the fate of the entire world (or at least a large part of it) hangs in the air. balance. But here’s the thing: Not every superhero movie needs such a massive ending. Sometimes a small and more personal story needs a smaller and more personal ending. But lately, Marvel doesn’t seem to want to do those kinds of endings. And it’s starting to affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
In our latest Marvel video, we take a look at several recent Marvel films, including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Black Widowand Eternal, and how their petty stories end in emotionally unsatisfying spectacles. They feature big monsters, huge explosions, muted color palettes, and battles to prevent a major disaster. After setting important stakes between characters, they tend to forgo them all in favor of lots of punches and kicks and laser beams. Watch the video below to see what we mean and why this is becoming a problem:
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