GQ claims they can pinpoint the exact moment Marvel reached its peak. It was in Avengers: Endgame and it was the line ‘On your left’. Marvel fans were holding their breath at this point, but after this, a slow exhaling occurred. A balloon is blown up, and the letting out of the air is painful to hear. Since Endgame there have been six MCU films — Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor – Love and Thunder — and with the exception of Spider-Man: No Way Home, none of them have made much of an impact.

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There are movies, and then there are Marvel movies. GQ cites the IMDb rating as proof, but one can’t take too much stock of IMDb ratings for Marvel fans. The IMDb ratings cut across all movies. A separate IMDb category for Marvel movies is what is needed. Then we would know where we were really at.

Marvel is Cutting out the Average Viewer

The multiverse is now too broad for easy watching by the average Marvel moviegoer. The swirl of the plot is now too complex. Marvel fans are writing scripts no longer comprehendible by Marvel moviegoers. Instead of creating a Game of Thrones intergenerational drama, Marvel would do well to stick to its core storylines instead of looking for cheap thrills from the multiverse.

The astonishing success of Top Gun – Maverick, show it is possible to remain relevant in sequels, even if you don’t personally like the director. Marvel just needs to go back to a really good storyline. Otherwise, people will stop, well, marvelling at Marvel. It certainly seems like the halcyon days are over, unless Marvel obsessed fans stop writing the scripts and they hand it back to writers with the ability to create a great plot without bringing in the entire Marvel family.

Marvel needs to pull up their Superhero Tights

Otherwise, it starts to sound like a Greek myth. The great-grandchildren have lost track of the original idea although it started out well. If Marvel doesn’t pull up their superhero tights, they will lose average viewers. They will become reference points for civilisation with no-one really sure what they’re about.

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