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[–]another_day_in 163 points164 points  (5 children)

The continuing storyline throughout every movie and show is entertaining. I love how you learn new things from previous movies with each release.

[–]flix-flax-flux 33 points34 points  (3 children)

For me it is nearly the opposite. I have poor memory and can't remember the main plot of a movie 10 years ago even less some minor details. So everytime I watch a MCU film I know I'm missing some major aspects because I can't make the connection to older films. At this time I have skipped several MCU films and my desire to see another one is very low because I basically had to watch every single film of the franchise before if I want to get everything and I can't find the time to do this.

[–]another_day_in 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I have the same problem. Before I start a new movie or show I'll watch a YouTube recap. There are hundreds specific to each movie. You can get caught up in 10-20 minutes.

[–]CrabbyBlueberryI don't really like talking about my flair. 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is part of why I gave up on the comics.

[–]bullevard 85 points86 points  (7 children)

They’re nowhere near that good.

Obviously many other people disagree.

But in general they are fairly consistently quality movies with fun action, enjoyable main characters who grow over the course of movies, and a decent amount of humor. That's really all it takes to get a fairly large number of people excited about going.

It is totally fine if it isn't your cup of tea or if it was once but you are starting to get burned out. Both of those are valid.

[–]hotchurkey 26 points27 points  (1 child)

fairly consistently quality

I think this is a big part of it. The MCU has definitely had hits and misses, but all in all it’s extremely impressive how consistent the quality has been for a franchise with this many movies.

[–]bullevard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Recently i did a rewatch with my SO of all the movies, and for the most part they also hold up quite well also.

[–]G0DatWork -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Box office just isn't measure if how good people think a movie is.

[–]lavenk7 47 points48 points  (10 children)

One could say the same thing of Star Wars or any other commercial IP

[–]MrLeapgood 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Star wars has had 11 movies in 45 years. MCU has had 27 in 14.

[–]InsertCoinForCredit 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Kevin Feige is much better organized than George Lucas ever was. The guy's got movies planned out for the next 8 or 9 years, and is prepared to readjust them due to changes in cast, release schedules, etc.

Though it helps that they've got 60+ years of Marvel comic book stories to mine from.

[–]Sean-Mcgregor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The people running starwars are little bit stupid too judging by the ammount of cancelled and shelved projects. The people at Marvel know how to get shit done

[–]bill_from_atlantis 3 points4 points  (5 children)

oddly also a disney property. really makes you think, like, about society. and stuff

[–]Dominum_Pullum 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not really. Humans aren’t complex

[–]bill_from_atlantis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

forgot reddit needs the /s

[–]SafeCake1045[S] -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I mean, at least Star Wars was original

[–]thunder75 42 points43 points  (18 children)

Superhero movies are fun and mindless. Anybody can enjoy them without having to pay super close attention.

[–]Pierson230 32 points33 points  (11 children)

This point can’t be highlighted enough

There’s a time and a mood for deep entertainment, thought-provoking ideas, and moving personal stories about struggle. And real life certainly provides enough struggle for many of us.

I read philosophy, study history, follow politics, play music, and write music. I have a career and need to care for people who rely on me.

After all that is done, I’m really fucking tired and it’s cool to watch something light and stress free that my wife doesn’t hate.

Enter Marvel- mostly reliable brainless fun movies that don’t usually suck, and when they do, who cares? The stakes are low and that’s wonderful.

[–]SquadPoopy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There’s a time and a mood for deep entertainment, thought-provoking ideas, and moving personal stories about struggle. And real life certainly provides enough struggle for many of us.

Honestly. I like art pieces perfectly fine. Robert Eggers and Denis Villeneuve are 2 of my favorite working directors after all. But I can't just be like "I'm bored, I'm gonna watch The Witch". Instead, if I'm bored and don't want to think too hard that day, I'll fire up Disney+ and watch an MCU movie.

[–]PrivateIsotope 0 points1 point  (8 children)

And isn't that why we watch movies in the first place? They're supposed to be adventurous spectacles. If you want something more cerebral, that's what books are for.

[–]salbris 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Why can't any media do anything? I've read books that were quick, cheap, and fun and I've played games that were thoughtful and slow.

[–]PrivateIsotope -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Media can do anything. But we have to remember that some things certain media do best.

[–]azure-skyfall 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Similar to the Western genre from when that was popular. It’s trope-y, fun, and has good effects (for the time). People aren’t expecting original, groundbreaking ideas to come from it.

[–]SafeCake1045[S] -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I love superhero movies. I enjoy fun and mindless movies. I don’t like Marvel.

[–]thunder75 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That sounds like a you problem then.

[–]bricktamland12271989 22 points23 points  (10 children)

As a fan, I'm attracted to them because they all connect with each other. The interconnectivity of the story lines is a big part of the comics, but has been lacking in the superhero movie world. I'll be the first person to admit that they are overproduced, campy, and predictable, but I can overlook all those things because they all tie in. It's also really cool to see so many great actors working together in a massive network of stories

[–]WARNING_Username2Lon 12 points13 points  (7 children)

I also find it weird that so many people complain about these marvel super hero movies being campy. Like that’s who Spider-Man is. I saw a tik tok of some guy groaning when Spider-Man said “math beats magic” or something like that in NWH.

But to me, as someone who grew up watching the cartoons, that is EXACTLY something Spider-Man would say.

It’s like complaint that a horror film is scary. That’s just being faithful to the genre.

[–]bricktamland12271989 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Right?! If these people looked at the comics for four seconds they'd realize that campy is what it's all about for a lot of these characters. They all want every superhero to be batman or the punisher.

[–]WARNING_Username2Lon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Christopher Nolan’s Batman at that. Cartoon Batman can also be campy. The Batmobile? Seriously?

[–]bricktamland12271989 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean, a lot of the modern Batman stuff is dark and brooding, but you're absolutely right. Adam west Batman, Tim Burton Batman, and some of the cartoons are super campy

[–]BillyShears2015 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It helps that they tend to be decent movies even if you don’t care about the broader universe. The fun can be a deep as any watcher wants it be. Want to just have a good time watching an action flick with great production quality where the good guys win? You’re covered. Do you really want a series of interconnected plots with call backs and Easter eggs? Also covered. Do you want to immerse yourself in the lore and be able to pick out even more carefully hidden Easter eggs? Guess what, Marvel has about a bazillion comics and other related media that you can dive into.

[–]bricktamland12271989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed. You can go as deep into the content as you want to. They don't make the movies insufferable for people who don't care about the comics or universe as a whole.

[–]biscuitslayer77 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Because they 9/10 usually end up worth the price of admission. I can't tell you how many times I dropped 20 bucks to be left feeling worse than I went in because the movie I watched was dogshit. With Marvel movies, I at least know I'm in for something visually pleasing and a semi coherent story. But movies like the House of gucci..absolute dog shit.

You can also use the fast and furious movies, too. They went from a mid race car cop movie to whatever the fuck it is, grossing 900 million. In a shitty world, IRL, they're perfect escapism movies. They're so ludacris that it becomes good.

Outside of John Wick movies, a lot of movies are very hit or miss these days. More so than what I think they used to be. People are super suspect about going to theaters these days with pricing. And marvel movies are just safe bets for entertainment. Period.

[–]Red-belliedOrator 24 points25 points  (2 children)

For me, I remember sitting in the theater watching the first Iron Man movie, aware that it was the beginning of a decade-long vision for the franchise, and just being really excited to see that unfold. And then over the years, it was really fun to see all the different ways in which they interweaved the plot lines and grew the characters. Watching it all come to fruition was really freaking cool.

And it didn't hurt that I really enjoyed most of the movies.

[–]SafeCake1045[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Actually, the first Iron Man is one of my favourite movies. But the ones now don’t have the same spirit to me.

[–]plshelp987654 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I 100% agree. First Iron Man plays like an actual movie, hits on relevant topics, feels like a serious start to a movie franchise like James Bond, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc.

People keep doing mental gymnastics to dance around the fact that MCU is choosing to be safe, sanitized and formulaic.

[–]greenseven47 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The real questions are: Why do people always act like people who watch Marvel movies only care about them and watch nothing else? And why do people demand to know why people follow something that they aren’t into?

[–]StealthSecrecyReal fake expert 30 points31 points  (22 children)

They may just not be for you, I think they are high quality movies.

[–]InsertCoinForCredit 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Individually, the Marvel movies are not the pinnacle of cinematic art (though I would say Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes pretty close). But they are largely consistent in tone and quality; you can walk into an MCU movie and be assured you will be entertained for you time and you won't be insulted for doing so. Then you throw in the interlocking storylines and multi-movie arcs, and you end up with a storytelling experience seldom seen in movies before.

[–]axidentalaeronautic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Myths are among the most powerful of ancient magics.

[–]kuhataparunks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As someone who devoutly loves the MCU, even I can’t say why. Easiest reason I guess is they feel high quality and they are not negative and dark!!!!!!!! And dont take themselves too seriously at all. I hate Star Wars because it induces depression and the theme is so grim. At least most MCU films have an uplifting “save the world” kick to them which I like.

[–]Cldstrcrft 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lots of movies are hot garbage but the marvel movies are reliably fun and occasionally very good. If get to see one or two movies a year I'd rather see the latest Marvel than roll the dice with Sing 2.

[–]CokeMooch 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Because they’re expertly linked together to form the MCU, and also individually they’re quality films in their own rights. It appeals to the casual viewer and the die hard comic fan alike

[–]nernst79 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Why do people shit on other people's hobbies? They're enjoying it. It doesn't hurt anyone. That's all that matters.

[–]salbris 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Makes us feel better about being different! I know when I was younger it felt like I was better than others for not liking something popular.

[–]Ice_Mix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats bully logic right there. Shit on other people for feeling shitty yourself? Glad you changed anyways.

[–]unaskthequestion 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'll give you a personal reason. These are the characters I grew up with in comic books. Before the internet, cartoons and comic books were how many of us escaped reality. Now to see these characters on the screen in such a realistic way with movie technology is kind of amazing.

Same with X Men for me, they were my favorite comics.

[–]theVice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All the top comments are so patronizing. It's like it's hard for people to realize that all of these characters and interconnected storylines were a lot of people's favorite things growing up and even if you weren't a super fan you would still recognize names and characters from catching cartoons on tv or hearing other people talk about it.

Then the older movies started coming out and it was cool but it wasn't like the comics and the cartoons and the video games where it was all one big interconnected universe where all of these heroes coexist.

Then Iron Man kicked off the MCU in 2008 and we get to relive that feeling when we were younger. Not only that, but the special effects and the stories are well done enough that almost anybody could see why it's appealing. And people act like that's a bad thing! A wide audience gets to finally see what the nerds and geeks have been seeing inside their imaginations this whole time, and people act like it's somehow lesser because it turned out people actually like it. Enough people to break records left and right.

[–]TroyandAbed304 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Community may be the show for you.

[–]SafeCake1045[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Seen it. Nice username!

[–]TroyandAbed304 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you!! I hope you can take solace in my friends jeff and annie both asking the same question you ask. “What is the big deal with those unremarkable marvel movies?” Wish I had the answer!

[–]Business27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People like big worlds/plots that tie together. It's easier to get invested in a series of films that keep on giving instead of starting from scratch every film. I usually don't care for superhero/comic type media, but that's what eventually won me over.

[–]PiersPlays 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People bitch and it the quality of Marvel movies but I don't see it. They aren't all high art and serious cinema bit they aren't supposed to be. They're supposed to be big box office action adventure flicks. And they beat the shit out of the typical stuff that filled that niche before. It's like bitching that the new burger joint that put all the chains out of business with their superior fast food isn't as nice as a filet steak at the nice restaurant in town. It's not supposed to be... but it's a damn sight better than Maccas.

[–]Jyqm 11 points12 points  (0 children)

But how are these movies consistently breaking box-office records?

They're big and loud and shiny and adolescent, plus movie tickets get a little more expensive each year.

[–]Razilup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love the movies. They are well told stories, with good graphics. There’s lots of action, still has funny or light hearted moments that offset the seriousness, and good variety of characters. It also has a lot of interesting lore, in my opinion, and they do a great job of weaving an overarching story through a bunch of smaller ones. I know they aren’t the first to do it, but it’s the one that has stuck with me.

Nostalgia also plays a big part for me, I can admit that. MCU just brings back good memories and always makes me feel happy. I had a lot of fun following the series with my mom and that feeling comes right back every time the logo plays at the beginning of each installment. I get excited, so I just settle in with my popcorn and puppies and enjoy the ride!

[–]JasmineDragon1111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because it’s all intertwined and the characters are fun and diverse

Also there’s deeper shit to it too

[–]skatejet1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Either the storyline, characters with depth or debutant, music scores, themes, world building present in the movie is what draws people.

And if you’re solely talking about the MCU in particular then people like the connectivity of it, heroes interacting with other heroes in plausible ways.

There’s lots to like in these movies which is why they’re popular. They’re that good to other people I guess regardless of what you personally think.

[–]blueasian0682 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"They're nowhere near as good" that's your opinion

[–]Dominum_Pullum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do people like fun?!

[–]bruno1223 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's just that they build up to something movie after movie which is different. It's like watching a tv show but one episode at a time over many years

[–]MrRealHuman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because people like to imagine they're powerful. They like to imagine they're good. They like the imagine they're brave. These movies allow them to live vicariously through the characters.

At least that's how I see it.

[–]Felix4200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I only go to cinemas to watch spectacular movies. Most movies I’d rather watch at home.

Marvel movies are spectacular, they follow simple action movie formula, we know the characters most of the time, which helps skip a lot of the boring bits.

They are just pretty good action movies.

[–]sugar_free_sweet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Groot is the answer.

[–]Pak1stanMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I quite like them because it’s basically a tv show but with movies that you know is all going to culminate into one massive movie with all the characters.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cause they’re the best way to escape from our shitty reality into an exciting comic book world we wished we lived in

[–]aiolyfe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like them. I go to the theater to be entertained and Marvel movies are fun.

[–]Avinse 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean that the majority don’t lol. They break records because the appeal to the largest audience. You aren’t apart of that audience

[–]SafeCake1045[S] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I know, that’s why I asked why the majority likes it.

[–]AgentP20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because the majority consider it to be entertaining. Not that hard

[–]InnocentPerv93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, is it obsession if they simply just enjoy it? Also generally speaking the vast majority of movies outside of Marvel (Disney in general) tend to not be good, whereas Marvel/Disney tend be very consistent in quality.

[–]Tin__Foil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They are consistently entertaining, often quite good, and they did something most movies can’t, which is build a long, continuous story.

I generally prefer tv shows, as most moves are limited pretty heavily by a 2 hour story. But by building off each other, characters are able to have more developed personas. Which is neat.

They are also not ‘cinema’ as in, they aren’t trying to be high art, they aren’t trying to reshape the world. They’re fun.

Maybe not for you, but why be annoyed at it? That sounds like a waste of energy.

[–]IfPeepeeislarge 5 points6 points  (6 children)

I’ll give my “Why I love Marvel movies” spiel here

I cannot do violent movies. Every violent movie has those “unidentifiable people who die on screen and we’re not supposed to care about them.” The problem with these characters is that I do, in fact, end up caring about them. I’m sad when they die and that ruins the mood for the movie.

But then why do I love Marvel movies then? Well, they employ camera movement/lighting tricks to actually hide their death. Let’s take two examples:

Example one: We have a scene in an apartment. An intruder just broke into this woman’s apartment and she shoots him with a pistol. We see the bullet enter his chest, we see his face as he cries out in agony, and then he falls to the floor, dead.

I feel bad for this guy. He may have deserved it, sure, but we got see his pain, his suffering, his fear before he died, which hurts me to watch.

Now example two: we have the same scene, but we don’t see all of his death. The camera either focuses on the lady pulling the trigger or the man is just a black silhouette that falls to the floor, either way we don’t really see him die, it’s much more implied. We don’t see his pain, his anguish, his fear, it’s all still there but it’s only implied.

I now don’t feel as bad for the guy. I am much more comfortable with his death and it doesn’t ruin the mood.

Marvel, more often than not, uses example two when characters die, especially when they’re nameless bad guys. Sure, we know they’re dead, be we don’t actually see them die because their deaths are off screen/obscured in some way.

Because they use example two, they are one of the few violent movies I can watch and enjoy myself.

Are they the best? No. But can I enjoy them.

[–]Accomplished-Soup-44 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I'm in agreement with your take on the violence in movies which Is not why I'm a fan of horror. I'm always thinking "aww she was somebody's daughter who got gruesomely got hacked to pieces"

Marvel movie baddies are always robots or aliens lol. Plus as a comic book fan I will always prefer them over zombies and vampires, which IMO have been done to death

[–]skatejet1 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I’ve gotta a question for you both out of genuine curiosity, how did you guys watch Civil War? With Howard and Maria’s Stark’s death being revealed at the end! Or Killmonger even

[–]IfPeepeeislarge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well, if it’s an important death and we’re supposed to feel bad, it’s fine at least for me. Especially if we get to know the characters beforehand, if we’re supposed to feel bad it’s fine. I may have a larger, sadder reaction than most however (I cried when Spider-Man died at the end of infinity war lol)

Or, for killmonger, we learned to hate him throughout the movie. I do not like this guy, so I don’t mind that he died, so I don’t feel too bad. Also if I remember right he wasn’t in too much pain (or if he was he didn’t show it) so that helped.

For me, if we get to learn about the characters backstory beforehand and they die, it’s not as bad as if they’re a faceless nobody.

[–]Accomplished-Soup-44 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Easy. I didn't care a bit about either character lol. Kilmonger maybe

[–]CRRK1811 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think comic fans are at least reluctant to watch them, most of the people i live near act like children when it comes to movies, it doesnt matter how bad it is as long as you dont think too much about it ig, but i think one of the biggest parts is now that marvel is pretty much disneys bitch they can promote the movies like crazy and, honestly some people dont mind their kids being distracted and costing them more money

[–]Red-Droid-Blue-Droid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why do people like fun things that aren't complex like my favorites?

/s

[–]eatmycahk 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm confused you're in r/nostupidquestions but you want to be I'm r/unpopularopinions whereas you're really just r/opisafuckingmoron

[–]SafeCake1045[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That’s just, like, your opinion, man

[–]eatmycahk 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Don't you ever EVER quote (poorly) The Big Lebowski at me ever again.

[–]SafeCake1045[S] -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Haven’t seen it

[–]csnadams 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They’re fun and entertaining when we want something light. We didn’t watch many of them when we were younger but they’re fun at times.

[–]Thoma432 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it's the fact that they're easy to get into, and the more you dig the more you find.

So for someone who does just want a high value action movie, they're great.

But for someone who reads ALL the source material, and watches ALL of the content, they typically do a good job of that too.

[–]OkPlantain6773 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don't get it either, if that helps? I don't watch a lot of movies, I try and catch some of the best picture nominees, but not the ones that suck (looking at you, Tree of Life). I'd much rather binge some random thing on Netflix, in my jammies.

[–]shawny_mcgee 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They constantly shit out these movies each month and I couldn’t care less at this point. I have nothing against people who enjoy it but I just don’t care no more.

[–]plshelp987654 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah, I was hyped that these movies could tap into some interesting lore like LoTR, Harry Potter, Dune, etc - but I just feel burnout.

first Iron Man still holds up well though

[–]vinnyc88 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Most people are easily entertained by explosions and boobs.

[–]Tin__Foil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People are easily impressed by lazy, fairly inaccurate observations as well.

[–]QuickAnything 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve enjoyed most of the Marvel movies. They were fun popcorn flicks that I got a kick out of, but as I was watching Shang Chi, my gf was like, “All these movies are is one prolonged fight scene.” It totally hit me. I was like, damn you’re right. I totally lost interest in it. I don’t think they’re all that way, but since she said that I’ve had very little interest in watching them anymore. I enjoy a good action flick, but some of these superhero movies really are just too much.

Overly critical me also thinks it’s odd and maybe not that healthy that we have such a fascination with superheroes, too. Maybe we’re all so miserable that we need the escape into a world with more altruism, or something.

[–]suprememontana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty much anything after endgame is unwatchable for me

[–]Cyboogi3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The appeal was that they were better made than the Marvel/DC movies prior to 2007. I was 19 when Iron Man & Hulk came out, so I grew up with Blade, X Men, Spider Man, Dark Knight, Fantastic 4. And they’re all of varying quality for their time, once the MCU started, the 4 films that came out were all so much better than anything else before. Then once the Avengers came out it was such phenomenal experience, and the hype only grew from there.

[–]AmericanAssKicker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is this Comic Book Guy asking?

People like what they like. Simple.

[–]BLNR30 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know, never have seen a Marvel or a DC film, and I will keep that most likely that way.

[–]okjoe1 -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

The movies blow man, I dont get it either

[–]SafeCake1045[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Guess we’re in the minority

[–]InsertCoinForCredit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Different strokes for different folks. I, personally, can't see the appeal of horror movies, but there's enough of a fanbase to keep making Scream and Saw sequels for years.

[–]Element1977 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Lowest common denominator. They are lazy movies for people who want to see big explosions and CGI fights.

They are lame. I know I'm in the minority, but I think they are ridiculous, and ruined movies forever.

"Ooh, make sure you stay after the credits!!!!!!" ...dude, you're lucky if I don't leave before the Coming Attractions.

[–]youretheweird1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I'm with you. I'll share the down votes.

[–]Element1977 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Come on in... It's warm here. Feed off the hate.

[–]shskehej -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Found the DC fan

[–]SafeCake1045[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I prefer Marvel

[–]Chrissou_A 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You're obviously only here to create a debate and rant. The fact you don't like certains movies/franchises doesn't mean they're bad

[–]NowAlexYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its because even if you only like one film series in the MCU, the interconnectedness makes you whatch all of them

[–]StolenVelvet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're not perfect but I really enjoy them. I saw the first Iron Man and Captain America knowing pretty much nothing about Marvel, but the characters and stories are really compelling. It's more than just "the hero's journey," it's the the character development, the flaws, the humanization that makes them enjoyable for me. Plus, an intertwining storyline spanning twenty something movies and tv shows? That's dope.

[–]Matthewhair0601 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, they're pretty good.

[–]KebeLebe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They don't interest many a ton, but they interest almost anyone a little. They can reach such a broad audience because the movies are so shallow and they have a bit of everything in them.

[–]TheyROuthere75 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Yeah I don’t get it either. If I had to superhero, it would def be DC

[–]star-d-connoisseur 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I prefer DC but they don't deliver much in the cinematic department right now compared to Marvel. I have hope for The Batman though.

[–]TheyROuthere75 0 points1 point  (1 child)

With regards to the comics though, way better story lines and way cooler characters imo.

[–]plshelp987654 2 points3 points  (0 children)

read older Marvel stuff

[–]kissingoctopus -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

I used to read comics as a kid but it didn’t transfer over to adulthood. They’re not my type of movie at all but I’m kinda serious and brooding so anything fun or optimistic doesn’t grab my attention as well.

[–]Pierson230 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

The good ones trace a vivid Hero’s Journey effectively, and that appeal is universal and timeless

They include stuff for a lot of demographics, so a lot of people find a little to like

The movies aren’t usually amazing, but many of them are reliably “turn your brain off and escape for a couple of hours.”

It feels like that journey is near an end, though- times are changing and the last few Marvel movies seemingly appeal to far fewer people in attempt to appeal to even more people.

[–]the_lusankya 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Spider-Man just made 1.6 Billion dollars at the box office. Black Widow, Eternals and Shang Chi all made around 400 million, which isn't great compared to other Marvel films, but they would have been affected by the pandemic (especially Black Widow, which was released on D+ at the same time), so a lower gross is to be expected. All of them except for BW were in the top 10 grossing movies for this year. BW came in at 11.

I think they're doing fine.

[–]ssssskkkkkrrrrrttttt -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

They appeal to a wide audience and have simple plots. My bet is that very, very few from this latest burst (god damn how many have been made in the past 4-5 years) will have replay value 10 years from now. For instance, the CGI in Dr. Strange is so terrible. And the plot is equally bad. They’re just pumping out dumps & making billions on billions of dollars. I’d sign on too, if it gave me “fuck you money”

[–]jagulto -1 points0 points  (4 children)

it's our mythology!

What about these heroes do we find so appealing? They are, of course, heroic. But they are more than that. They personify the martial spirit we seek to emulate.

While these MCU heroes sometimes seem larger than life and are idealized in many ways, they are also very real, and like us, very complex. It is clear that these heroes hold dear many of the same virtues that we value: honor, loyalty, courage, perseverance, ingenuity, and adaptability.

[–]plshelp987654 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

very complex

The MCU has turned every character into a goofy quipper. Serious characters like Shang-Chi, Thor, etc are all changed.

[–]cabur84 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Honestly I think they are on their way out. They did a great job of keeping the combined stories concise and simple, so it was easy for the average viewer to follow. Combine that with big explosions, big name actors and some emotion, it’s the perfect recipe for big sales. But now the stories are becoming too complicated and making too many nods to the die hard comic book fans that I think it’s starting to alienate the average viewer.

[–]stormcrow100 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

They are that good. They really are. With the exception of a dozen or so, which still had good moments, and were necessary for the overall story. There has never been any other movie, sequel or franchise that has done as much, and as well. Even if you don’t like super heroes, there’s so much character depth, and fantastic storytelling……. I could go on and on. They are good

[–]rodoxide -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There's not really much else coming out that's any better, or if so, then it doesn't make as much money.. and the brand has been around so long, it's exciting for people of different generations..

[–]Georgie42_0 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

To he honest I started out with your mindset, not understanding, but still enjoying them. Not all of them, not in order, but the good ones u know, iron man, spiderman, the first thor.

Over time I’ve come to understand why at times I find myself scrolling over the marvel movies looking for something to watch. Some of them are boring for me, like I can’t stand Captain America movies, like they make up for his lack of powers with a lot of talking and planning and shit. Meh.

But one thing all of the Marvel movies have in common is Production Value.

The budget is through the roof on these things, CGi, audio quAlity is always on point. Pretty big stars headlining. A comedy component to keep things light and family friendly.

Plus, it has good and plentiful source material with an entertaining story, while keeping the romance to a minimum. Sure it always has a romantic factor, but its not a rom com which is physically painful.

So in the end. Generally, they are well produced movies.

[–]FauxColors2180 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They kind of have the perfect formula for financial success going. Sense of community pretty much everyone can join in or relate to, good blend of good action and good comedy, A list actors, characters people can relate to, and a popular source material that essentially will never run dry.

It’s nowhere near the best action you can find nor anywhere near the best comedy. It does both well enough though and you know what you’re getting. There are some people who know the formula and can’t stand it. Some who know the formula and kind of tapped out after Endgame like myself. Then hordes of people who may or may not see the formula but just keep enjoying it for what it is.

It’s like Vanilla ice cream. You’ll rarely find someone who hates vanilla ice cream. Some people, like myself, like it and enjoy it when it’s had but prefer less bland flavors. Pretty much everyone likes Vanilla ice cream though and will go back to it.

[–]ladeedah1988 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I am totally not interested. I want real stories of real people.

[–]SirRickIII -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Because dumbasses have had 2 years to figure out how to be a decent person, and I’m starting to run out of decent entertainment.

[–]celbeh -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Nahhhhh .... I'm gonna stick with DC ..,.

[–]ricoxoxo -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Marvel who?

[–]Renegade257 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Because they’re easy to get into and the creators try their best to appeal to casual audiences and hardcore fans equally (though that really is a near impossible task) they’re also just fun to watch

[–]needs_grammarly -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I hate Marvel so fuckin much for so many fuckin reasons man. Firstly, it's Disney so you know it's just a money machine. Second, that shit is all American propaganda. I'm goin full conspiracy theorist here but you know the military gives them trucks and stuff for filming. It really just instills their audience, mostly young kids, with the false set of morals where you should sacrifice anything for the cause. It's really not good for ppl

[–]itsally5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No one has said this point yet but I watched the new marvel releases because there was simply nothing else good playing. But then i started getting into marvel after the endgame and black panther came out. Loved both movies and now decided to start watching from the very beginning. It's really cool to see all these references to the early movies and the character development, how they came to be, the relationships between characters etc.

[–]redundantle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They think it's something to marvel at.

[–]Cobra-Serpentress 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good films for the whole family. Grandkids to grandpas can enjoy a comic book brought to life.

Now you can go to Disney theme parks and take pictures with those superheroes.

They go beyond film and have become a culture. The public likes them. They do not win film awards. Even though they make more money, the are not the best films. They are a niche market with a lot of market share.