Is Marvel oversaturating us with an endless assembly line of content? Max explores the dangers of Marvel fatigue.
In the ’20s, Hollywood is all about reboots, revivals, and SUPERHERO movies. A lot of media reviewers like myself, prognosticate and dread the “fatigue” that the oversaturation of a franchise can lead to. When it came to Star Wars, I felt there was little if no fatigue. Yet when it comes to the Marvel universe; I feel like it’s time to take a break.
Ever since 2016, I have become very jaded in my viewpoint towards Marvel superhero movies, because I feel the plots and character development have melded together into one big, repetitive gray mess. Also, they just churn these movies out on a conveyer belt with no break in between. As a child growing up in the ’90s, I always waited patiently for the next movie; highly anticipating something that will blow my mind. And it did. Every 3 years or so. Now I am in my late 20’s and it is a lot harder to blow my mind, and it doesn’t help that there are 5 Marvel movies per year with no break in between.
Another thing I hate is that the people who make these movies feel obligated to insert humor into them; almost afraid that fans will not like anything too serious. Comedy in superhero films is okay (in moderation) but should be organic to the situation. Spider-Man of the ’00s was an excellent example of that. Nothing was forced to get a cheap laugh.
Everyone is buzzing about WandaVision (read our review) because it is “different” and I personally love different. I watch Assassination: Classroom for Pete’s sake! Yet, I just don’t have a desire to watch Marvel shows and movies anymore. I wonder if anyone feels the same way?
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!