Why are the Avengers movies so boring

Quantity instead of quality: what makes Marvel films so boring

Marvel movies almost always draw people to the cinema in droves. This year, with "Avengers: Infinity War", "Deadpool 2" or "Ant-Man and the Wasp" there were several superhero films based on Marvel comics that rose to the top of the charts. Actually completely incomprehensible where the story behind every superhero film is the same. Why Marvel movies are the most boring thing you can do to yourself in a movie theater.

Marvel Heroes: Personable, but unimaginative

It's impressive how Spider-Man reaches out, takes aim, and hurls a spider web at any wall of a house. He swings from building to building, hidden behind his spider mask. Peter Parker, as Spider-Man is called in normal life, has everything a popular figure needs. Because his childhood is sad, his love for Mary Jane is not reciprocated and he has only moderate success at work. You really allow him to be cool now and then.

So it's no wonder that the spider hero is celebrated by fans but also by the film industry, which is now remaking his story for the third time. Just like Spider-Man, other Marvel heroes and the comics and films that go with them have huge fan bases. "Deadpool 2" and "Avengers: Infinity War" even took first place in the box office this year.

It seems as if nothing could stop the MCU's superheroes' triumph, not even the fact that their stories are no longer much more imaginative than an episode "Between Tulle and Tears". Somehow you've seen everything before, the poor man, battered by life, about to despair. The spider / the chemistry lab / the gamma rays that turn a "normal" into Spider-Man or Hulk. Marvel movies have gotten boring, and there are many reasons for that.

Personality like a flatfish

As in any other movie, Marvel's characters are what bring the story to life. This is precisely why it is so depressing that many of the characters hardly have any depth. The bad guys in particular come out of production, like flatfish, to put it mildly. For example, there is Dr. Octopus, Spider-Man's opponent who makes a mistake in the laboratory and thereby merges with electronic gripper arms. He can now control the clocks telepathically, yeah, and that's why he's megalomaniac.

Or Aldrich Killian, Ironman's enemy, who was bullied as a child and therefore hates the world. The villains' backgrounds are not really deep or interesting. Instead of a plastic personality structure, emphasis is placed on simply knitted, one-dimensional characters. Evil is nothing more than the opposite of good in the MCU, and villains are not entitled to a complex life story, you might think.

The primarily "good" ones usually have more background on offer, but it is actually always the same. A poor, desperate guy who's been too bad about life suddenly gets superpowers. Whether through an accident or because someone has volunteered for risky experiments - the result is actually always an increased need for self-presentation, heroism and the urge to walk around in some hipster suits.

Only Deadpool can't take itself so seriously

There are few exceptions that break the Marvel rut. For example anti-hero "Deadpool". The sarcasm used on "Deadpool" is refreshing because it pulls through the cocoa exactly what makes Marvel heroes normally beaming knights in skin-tight wetsuits.

Through the fourth wall, the protagonist repeatedly explains ironically to the audience what is happening. “Which Professor X is this about? McAvoy's or Stewart's? The timeline has just gotten so confusing. ”That he doesn't take himself too seriously makes him more interesting than any other Marvel hero.

Personality over superpower

Peter Parker, anyway, takes himself pretty seriously. After all, he has to save the world, sometimes from the Sandman, sometimes from Dr. Octopus and sometimes in front of the goblin. And by the way, he also somehow wants to get a relationship with Mary Jane on the line. It's not that easy! And great power means great responsibility, everyone has known that since Spider-Man. As in pretty much every other Marvel movie, Peter goes through defeat and emotional lows - but in the end he's just such a dear, nice, brave hero. The friendly spider from the neighborhood.

Instead of coming up with crazy superpowers, maybe you should start by thinking of interesting personalities. Countless Marvel films are produced, like on a tape. It almost seems as if mass is more important than class, and no matter how many special effects can get away with a thin story. Perhaps it would be better for the future if good and bad were not separated so sharply. Maybe a little more Deadpool charm in other Marvel films wouldn't be a bad thing. And maybe you just shouldn't take it all that seriously.

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