Something Different: Too Much Marvel

I went to see Black Panther last weekend and while it was pretty decent and I enjoyed it the movie got me starting to think that maybe we are at the stage now where we are having too much Marvel.

There have been 18 Marvel Movie so far and it is fair to say that they have been woven very well overall to this point pretty much. There are a further 6 movies confirmed up to 2020 with another 20 movies confirmed in the long-term planning of Disney/Marvel. Add on the 12 tv series either on now or in production and I think we pretty much have a Marvel overload. The only tv series I have watched is Agents of Shield which is in season 5 and it looks like this is the last one. The problem with the tv series, and the movies, is the lack of interconnection between them. The various tv series just don’t mention each other all that much and make very vague references to the events in the movies which means the real danger now is, as I have said, is overload and boredom. Even the movies with a couple of seconds of say Ant Man in a cameo is running a real risk of messing the whole thing up.

I liked Black Panther, not as good as it was made out to be, but well worth a watch. I am also looking forward to the next two Avenger movies which will complete this story arc pretty much, but after that I don’t know if I will be all that bothered to be honest. Marvel have done very well so far in maintaining quality and the links within the movies have been very well done. Compare this to DC which for me has pretty much been a disaster from the start and the totally disappointing and poor two main Star Wars movies and you can see where I am going with this.

It is starting to feel like it’s all getting too much overall. Marvel are running the risk of it all becoming boring and the quality dropping. I am not looking forward to Star Wars 9 with JJ Abrams back Directing as his The Force Awakens was poor pretty much and the Last Jedi very unsatisfying to say the least. The Marvel movies on the way are Avengers Infinity War, Ant Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers Untitled, Spider Man 2 and Guardian of the Galaxy 3. Captain Marvel is based in the 1990’s but the danger here for myself is that no mention of the character has been made to date and with the Nick Fury character being in the movie it is unlikely that no one would know about this superhero, and that runs the risk of being messy and not making any sense at all to the viewer.

I suspect that will be pretty much it for myself after this story arc as I just can’t see how they will maintain interest and make it all fit together. The tv series without crossover don’t really make sense to myself at all and Agents of Shield will be my last.

It has been fun but if I was Marvel I would be careful, sometimes things just need to finish up.

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7 Responses to Something Different: Too Much Marvel

  1. Ricky says:

    Saturation point has been reached , but they make huge sums of money , so its not as if they are going to stop anytime soon . The last lot of outings for Marvel , have been average at best , Spiderman missed the mark , Civil War was a disappointment , Thor Ragnarok was a gem in a cluster of average , even Guardians 2 was a weak follow up . As for Star Wars , that is an age thing , the originals will never be beaten , Rogue One was a decent movie though , that has to be said .
    Disney might ruin the Star Wars franchise , just by bring out way too many spin offs and off shoots of side stories , overkill is the symptom of the serious lack of original content

    • Ricky
      Saturation point is a good way of putting it. I thought Thor 3 was a bit of a buddy movie also like a Lethal weapon in space. Spiderman was ok overall and the tie in with the other movies pretty good. Rogue One was good and better than the other two and while they will keep going for the money as you say, the kids will get older and the audience will move on as they get bored with it. I would prefer less but better but they will keep churning them out no doubt.

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. greig12 says:

    Yep, I totally agree with Ricky but would also add that your negative revue of Deadpool in a previous post puts your credibility in the review stakes in question here Bruce.

    I think there’s a bit of life in the franchise yet. The Thor movie was a comedy and I think, with the buddy stuff, there’s mileage in that side of it yet.

    Do yourself a favour Grumpy and watch Deadpool again. Watch it alone, you were probably not in the right place the first time.

    • Greig12
      I’m afraid Deapool, like Justice League, is just one of those films that I just don’t like at all. I never even got to the end of Justice League I thought it was so bad. Maybe I’m just getting older but I think they are running out of juice now, and while I am not at the Star Wars disinterested stage yet with Marvel I think I’ll be finished with it after the next 2 Avenger movies, certainly they won’t be cinema visits for me but more a wait until they come on dvd and try and get a loan of one.

      Thanks for commenting.

    • Ricky says:

      Having seen the trailers for Deadpool 2 it looks as if they are getting closer to Deadpool in the graphic novels , which is a good thing .
      There is one way to kill the marvel franchise once and for all , just let Deadpool at them , he’s done it once , he can do it again .

  3. David Cameron's Secret Love Child says:

    how about “revenge of the baldness”

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