“I LOVE the MCU and all the Marvel movies!” At least that’s something I would do They said seven years ago. Actually make it seven months ago, since it was when I proclaimed that eternal It was my new favorite Marvel movie. But now, a few months later, and just I like it the MCU, which really pains me to admit. I mean, I once wrote an article about how I thought the first avengers the movie is better than nothing Star Wars has ever done. And while I still think that’s true, I won’t boldly say it with my chest sticking out anymore like I would have done back then. In fact, now that I think about it, I may not even I like it the MCU never again.
Let me explain. The MCU started in 2008 with the original. Iron Man. That’s when we had the post-credit scene with Nick Fury, and things have never been the same since. That was Phase 1, and now we’re in Phase 4 for the Marvel movies. Not only that, we now have Marvel TV shows on Disney+ as well.
In that way, we’ve gone from two or three Marvel movies a year, to about four Marvel movies a year and about five TV shows. That’s a lot of Marvel! Maybe too Marvel. But that’s not the only reason I think I’m finally getting “superhero fatigue,” as it’s sometimes known. In fact, I have five other reasons why I think I’m getting off the Marvel hype train at the next stop.
There is currently no big bad situation or ending that I’m waiting for (yet anyway)
Let me tell you something. I’ve been reading comics almost all my life. and when i saw the Avengers in theaters and waited for the mid-credits scene, I actually couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this big purple half-ass wimp turn his face towards the camera and smile. I blinked wide-eyed, and the person in front of me had to snap me out of my excitement when he punched his friend in the arm and whispered, “That’s Thanos!”
everything that leads to Avengers: Infinity War had me obsessed about the MCU. In fact, the period before infinity war it was handled so well that almost the entire world was under the control of the MCU. There’s a reason why avengers endgame once covered Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time.
But who is our CURRENT big bad? What is our CURRENT? End of the game situation? Is Kang the Conqueror a horrible person? I mean maybe, but we haven’t seen him since Loki, which feels like an eternity ago. Doctor Doom? I mean, anything is possible, but that’s just speculation. The Celestials? It’s also possible, but who knows? There has been no official confirmation or denial.
That’s a BIG problem for me, as I’ve now been trained to follow a big overarching narrative thread throughout the MCU, and haven’t gotten one yet in Phase 4 that I know of. So I’m struggling to keep it interesting, and the MCU hasn’t done a great job of keeping said interest so far since End of the game term
My enthusiasm for Marvel TV shows is waning
honestly i think moon knight could have broken me. I mean, yeah, there were some things that I loved moon knight, but also things that I really didn’t like. And Moon Knight is my favorite Marvel character, so they extinguished my excitement when they didn’t exactly get his character for me.
But, I think it’s more than just moon knight. When Wanda Vision first debuted last year, it was all in. In fact, the first four episodes of Wanda Vision they were so good that I thought it was the best thing I had seen up to that point in the MCU. But then I really didn’t like the ending, and I’ve really been less and less intrigued with each new TV project. i will definitely look she-hulk Y mrs wonder when they arrive, but after moon knightI don’t have any enthusiasm for them, which is a shame, because I really like both of their characters in the comics.
The same goes for current and future movies.
This is what really baffles me, because as I mentioned in the intro, I really loved it. eternal. Now, I know I’m in the minority in that regard, but eternal I felt different, and I think different is what I want when it comes to the MCU these days. “The same,” frankly, has run its course for me.
But, I really couldn’t stand black widow. I’m sorry, but it wasn’t good. I liked the most Shang Chibut not everything, and although I thought Spider-Man: No Way Home It should have been nominated for Best Picture, it’s more because the general public and the critics loved it. not so much because me I loved. I just liked it.
Still, I think the latest Dr. Strange is what prompted me to write this article, because I wasn’t interested in it at all, and I LOVE Sam Raimi. That said, even with the movie being Raimi as hell, I just didn’t care for all the MCU stuff around all the Raimi craziness. Seriously, if you want to see a great multiverse movie, just watch everything everywhere at once. It’s a better multiverse movie by a mile.
So I will definitely see Thor: love and thunder, but I think that might be my last stop on the Marvel hype train. Especially since I’m tired of the constant FOMO attached to each of these movies. Speaking of…
I’m tired of staying off the internet every time something new comes out to avoid spoilers.
Oh Lord. This might be my number one reason why I think I’m done with the MCU, because I’m sick and tired of being left off the internet every time a new Marvel movie or TV show comes out. I mean seriously, can this be any more annoying?
We’ve all been through this together, and most people are kind enough not to drop any spoilers on Twitter or Facebook for at least the first few weeks. But damn YouTube, man. Every time, I’ll click on YouTube when a new Marvel movie comes out, and there’ll be a thumbnail at the top of my page of “Tobey Maguire Spider-Man meeting Alfred Molina Doc Ock” or “Black Bolt and Mr. . Fantastic in Dr. Strange”, which were two clips I saw appear on YouTube ON THE DAY OF the releases of Spider-Man: No Way HomeY Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessand me definitely I wasn’t looking for them.
But, some idiot posted them, and both reveals were ruined for me. And I’m tired of feeling like I have to watch these movies OPENING NIGHT or risk getting the big reveals ruined because some stupid computer algorithm puts the spoilers at the top of the page.
So, I’m not excited anymore, and I’m going to legitimately read Wikipedia’s plot synopsis for Thor: love and thunder when it comes out so I don’t have to worry about spoilers. I’m too old for such nonsense.
Honestly, after more than a decade of constant publicity, I think I’m in awe
Lastly, I think I’m just in awe. Like any long-term relationship, the honeymoon period is over and in its place is a kind of patient ennui. Now, I’m not saying my own marriage is boring or unsatisfying, but it’s definitely not the poetry writing or make-out sessions that our college relationship once was.
That said, outside of my relationship with my wife, the longest relationship I’ve probably been in that generated true love from me was my love story for the MCU (sad I know, but true). That love lasted more than a decade, which is no small thing! But that love is now over, and outside of the MCU presenting Galactus with the same love and attention that they gave Thanos, I think I just want to be friends with the MCU from now on. Oh good. We will always have Panther (Black PantherThat’s it).
So those are my reasons. But what do you think? Are you still a mega fan of the MCU? For more Marvel news, be sure to check back often!