Over the years Marvel has released some of the most below-average movies. Why is that? Marvel used to drop classics regularly. An example is “Captain America: Civil War.” This movie was really good and one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. It has good action that keeps the viewers locked in, the characters are for the most part exciting and the plot was decent. Unfortunately, what we are getting now are shows like “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” one of the most boring Marvel projects ever. That’s just one of the many lackluster projects they put out in recent years. Hate to say it but in my opinion, Marvel projects are starting to fall off. The good Marvel days may have finally come to an end.
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” a horrible project that came out in the middle of 2022 and got an amusing 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. This show demonstrates that Marvel is far from what it once was. Why is Megan Thee Stallion “dancing” in the show? New Marvel tries too hard to be relatable by implementing artists that people currently like and a lot of the time it’s cringey and fails. She-Hulk had the potential to be a good show since The Hulk franchise is usually good. Unfortunately, She-Hulk did not have the same impact The Hulk did. Not surprised though because it was a modern-day project after all. A lot of the newer movies just don’t have interesting storylines anymore. I just can’t see myself sitting down for almost two hours watching horrible CGI and boring characters. I don’t understand how an old movie like Transformers (2007) can have better quality animation and CGI than Marvel projects that came out in 2022. Sadly the terrible projects don’t end at She-Hulk. Another bad modern film is Eternals. While it’s nowhere near as bad as She-Hulk, I couldn’t get into the movie because it was boring. I’m not exactly a person who needs action immediately to get into a film but I need some sort of hype which Eternals didn’t have. Reviews on the movie are pointing out the same thing, unfortunately. Critic Russ Milheim stated that “The Deviants dragged the story down at every point they could. Not only were they uninspired and bland in their design, but they never did anything for the plot.” Instead, they show up when the story demands an action beat, then go away”. This furthers my point that many new Marvel movies are bland. The characters suck, the plot sucks and the visuals aren’t as good as they should be. I feel like Marvel rushes most of their new projects. That’s why the majority of movies suck now. Marvel just is throwing stuff out there so no surprise the majority of movies aren’t that good. Now a review by Todd McCarthy we get a whole different response. McCarthy stated, “Most importantly, however, the script provides a depth and dramatic balance quite rare in this sort of fare.” This was said about the film Spiderman 2 which came out in 2004. When we compare the two critic responses we can see that they have opposite reactions. While Milheims comment on modern Marvel films talked about how uninspired the movie was, McCarthy’s response on the other hand praised the movie for the depth and drama it contained. The contrast between these movies is insane. You would think since we are in the future writers would know more about what the viewers but no they don’t. We need the old Marvel back; we need the same minds behind all the Spiderman movies because it’s looking grim right now. I’d rather watch Batman vs Superman by DC over any new projects they release and that’s saying something. Maybe if we got 1-2 projects every year instead of 11 then we would get decent shows/movies but throwing out films left, and right isn’t the way to go. Not to mention a lot of the reboots they tried to push out do very horribly. The Fantastic 4 (2015) had a budget of 120 million dollars and only ended up making 168 million dollars which is considered a major flop, especially compared to its 2005 counterpart. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because almost every reboot is terrible no matter what it is.
While some people might argue that Marvel still makes good projects like the recent Spiderman movies and the Avengers films. However, I think they are wrong because very few films they put out are worth watching. The only actual good modern projects, as I said earlier, are the Spiderman and Avenger series but those projects all have good buildup. They haven’t rushed films that were released with 14 other movies. These movies had great character design and amazing choreography. Besides, it’s difficult to mess up a Spiderman movie because everyone likes them, so they make sure to try to meet the expectations because they’re fan favorites as the old Spiderman movies had higher ratings compared to that of a recent film. For every three good movies, marvel makes there are seven bad ones after it. They are often very inconsistent with film production when it comes to modern movies. It’s like nowadays we can rarely get good Marvel movies back-to-back, it’s always hit or miss. That’s the problem with current Marvel it’s hard to find a good enjoyable movie without it being dry and bland. I used to like Marvel a lot, especially as a kid, I had iron man shoes, slippers, Spiderman pajamas, and all that stuff. But now that new movies are coming out so frequently, it’s hard to get into any of the recent films because a lot of them are plain bad and lack good characters/plots. Yeah, the new multiverse stuff is cool and all but again that’s a few films out of 30. The die-hard Marvel fans are probably dying from the lack of consistent good movies.
In conclusion, I don’t believe that Marvel is an horrible franchise but over the past couple of years, they have been on a steady decline when it comes to quality production in their films. Marvel can still make a comeback if they maybe stop dropping 30 projects a year.