Marvel Studios are the most dominant force in the superhero-film industry. With their latest release, Doctor Strange, breaking $500 million worldwide over the weekend, and incredible reviews, it is hard to argue against the studio’s dominance. However, one of the most frequent criticisms from cinema goers in regard to these movies, has to do with how they look. When Joss Whedon’s Avengers hit theatres in 2012, comments on every forum complained about the movie’s “TV-like look,” and since then, Marvel Studios has struggled to generate gorgeous movies.
In their defence, Doctor Strange was one of the coolest looking films I have ever seen. So, they are not that bad. In a new video essay published by Patrick H. Willems over on his YouTube channel, the author tackles why Marvel’s movies are “kind of ugly.” Where DC Comics and Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe is not off to the best of starts in regard to the quality, it is genuinely difficult to fault the visual appeal of those movies.
You can check out the essay below:
Personally, I cannot regard any Marvel movie as “ugly.” When I think of gross-looking movies, I think of the films starring Adam Sandler; now that is an ugly motion picture. But what do you guys think? Do you think Willems is just looking for something to complain about, or does he have a point?
Doctor Strange is in theatres now.