While there are groups of rabid superhero fans out there that won't hesitate to support anything and everything that has the "Marvel" logo slapped on it, there are also people who vehemently hate Marvel movies. They certainly aren't shy about their feelings, either. Redditors expose all the flaws that circulate within the Marvel cinematic universe and after reading their opinions, you, too, might decide that these films are totally over-budgeted, over-marketed, and over-hyped.
People who are over Marvel movies aren't blinded by the dazzling lights of Hollywood when it comes to superhero comic adaptations. These anti-fans have been turned off by the universe. To them, the plot lines are repetitive and those Marvel Easter eggs you thought were funny quips are just another way to shamelessly promote future movies.
Do you agree with the ravings below or are they just hating on cinematic gold?
The Villains Haven't Been Well-Developed
From Redditor /u/Hitzkolpf:
"Marvel doesn't need better villains; Marvel needs to get its priorities straight when it comes to the villains they already have. If, out of the fourteen big screen villains so far, only one is adequately developed, the problem evidently doesn't lie in the quality of the villain. The problem lies with how the villain is utilized and written...
"If Marvel's current priorities dictate putting the focus on the superheroes, while keeping the super villains by [the] sidelines as expendable punching bags to fuel the power fantasy of the infallible heroes on the screen, having formidable villains suddenly isn't going to magically improve their quality in these films."
The Good Guys Win Way Too Much
From Redditor /u/schfour:
"The good guys need to lose. I assume since Infinity Wars is broken up into two movies, the Avengers may "lose" the first one, but make it up and beat Thanos in the second. I guess I'm tired of never really having to worry about Cap or Iron man ever actually not overcoming their obstacle.
"Take for instance Ultron. Was there ever really a point in the movie where you thought, 'Hey, oh no, Ultron is going to win and his plan will end up killing lots of people?' Well, I didn't. In the comics, the heroes lose all the time. They end up beaten and bruised and yeah, they come back in a later comics, but there's plenty of arcs which end with the main character crawling home and the bad guys [succeeding]. I guess I just want something along the lines of... the bad guys coming out on top.
"[So that the good guys don't take] away the suspense of the movies."
There Are No Meaningful Deaths; Most Of The Characters Are Resurrected
From Redditor /u/MasterLawlz:
"The MCU has had fake-out deaths (where a character is believed to have died and later brought back/revealed to have lived) a grand total of twelve times...
"Anyone else think this is a huge problem? There's no tension anymore because of all these fake-outs, I mean, my God, there's almost one in every movie. This is a really bad case of Marvel wanting to have its cake and eat it, too. They want the emotional scenes and drama of killing a character without the actual consequences and implications of such an event (meaning, they would no longer be able to use the character). It's now at the point where I actually get a little irritated during these "death" scenes because I know for a fact that it won't stick. Quicksilver is the only exception [to this] and they outright said that he only died to avoid legal issues with Fox.
"Yes I realize this happens all the time in the comics but that doesn't mean it is necessarily good either."
The Darker Characters Are Disneyfied
From Redditor /u/zephyrinthesky28:
"They've PG-13'd Black Widow's weaponry and morally-ambiguous characteristics. I like that they've humanized her in the films, but we've never been shown the darker, violent side that put her on SHIELD's crosshairs in the first place. At least give her a knife and rifle for pete's sake — none of that walking into the Battle of New York nothing but with a pair of baby Glocks."