Has anyone noticed that superhero stories throughout these days almost always feel a bit… incest? No, we’re not talking about literally the kind explored in “House of the Dragon” or even “Rick and Morty“recently. But more and more, I’m noticing the dire trend among so many blockbusters these days, as if they were made by and intended for little viewers except for other superhero media. .
Looking beyond a number of comic book films in recent years have mostly resembled consumer-chasing products, rather than the art of attracting viewers. Where “Thor: Ragnarok” is a truly inspired shot in the arm, taking cues from director Taika Waititi’s comedic sensibilities coupled with terrifying real-world history to completely recreate humanity. Its title character, this year’s “Love and Thunder” sequel mostly feels like a smaller version of “Ragnarok” playing all the same hits we’ve seen before. For each “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” a mixed bag that at least has director Sam Raimi’s distinctive fingerprint on it, there are dozens of forgettable items that seem to exist only to help children. Snake eats its own tail. Perhaps the highlight of this trend comes from the fact that the Russo brothers repeatedly cite classics like “The Godfather” or “Se7en” as inspiration for their clunky event movies, which even the biggest fans find hard to agree with.
However, the MCU wasn’t always like that, and “Werewolf By Night” serves as a well-timed reminder of that reality.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1042623/how-werewolf-by-night-brings-the-mcu-back-to-its-phase-one-roots/ How Werewolf By Night brought the MCU back to its early stages