Published on July 19, 2021 by Darren
I published a new one As part of Piece at The dropout this evening. With the release of Black widow Last weekend it seemed like a good chance to take a look at one of the movie’s biggest problems, and one of the biggest problems with the MCU in general: the question of the tone.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is fun. It’s always been fun. This is part of what set it apart from many of its comic book contemporaries when it was released. However, as the universe has evolved and evolved, that is “Style of the house” tends to be ironic and confident punchlines. Sometimes this approach works wonderfully; Many of the best Marvel Studios films are also the funniest. However, it can also act as a distraction that lowers the dramatic stake and undermines the key characters’ beats.