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  • Writer's pictureMichael Berg

Marvel Is Failing Us All

In recent years, a subtle shift in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has left some fans yearning for the magic of its earlier days. The franchise that once thrived on creativity and character-driven storytelling now seems to lean more heavily on the assembly line approach. Marvel movies used to captivate audiences with their innovative plots, intricate character development, and a perfect balance between action and emotion. However, some critics argue that the charm of these films has dimmed as the studio focuses on churning out content like products off an assembly line.

Gone are the days when every Marvel movie felt like a unique cinematic experience. The increasing reliance on green screens and digital effects has contributed to a sense of detachment, where the fantastical worlds don't feel as authentic as they once did. The magic of practical effects and tangible sets has given way to a more sanitized and homogenous visual style.

While there's no denying the financial success of this approach, some fans crave the depth and nuance that characterized earlier Marvel classics. The emphasis on interconnected storytelling has led to a formulaic structure that can sometimes overshadow the individuality of each film.

In essence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has evolved, but not all fans agree it's for the better. As the studio continues to produce a steady stream of movies, there's hope that a return to the roots of compelling narratives and innovative filmmaking will rekindle the cinematic magic that once set the franchise apart.

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