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29 films in, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe It shows no signs of slowing down, with Phases Five and Six packed with new projects that have the potential to take the saga of interconnected superheroes to new heights from a visual, narrative and action-packed perspective.
However, there has been a lot of criticism of the franchise over the years for the number of underwhelming final showdowns, whether we’re talking about the repeated use of the dreaded “blue sky lightning” trope, the reliance on unnecessarily charged showdowns of CGI that exist. simply to tick a box instead of existing out of necessity, or the overabundance of digitally created faceless thugs being mowed down like the hapless cannon fodder they are.
Needless to say, the fandom has a lot of opinions on which third act ranks as the best the MCU has ever created, and the suggestions go far beyond and beyond. avengers endgameeven if that’s probably the first thing that comes to mind based on nothing more than how insanely epic it was.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings It divides opinion by favoring pixels over people and throwing demons and dragons into the mix, but it still has quite a following. The same happens with doctor strangewhich eschewed the familiar tropes and trappings by opting instead for a mind-bending showdown between the Sorcerer Supreme and Dormammu.
captain marvel unleashing the full extent of Carol Danvers’ powers, guardians of the galaxy vol. twoThe surprisingly emotional closing stretch, and Thanos doing exactly what he promised he would do at the end of infinity war are all valuable suggestions, proving that it’s not always about flashy set pieces and blockbuster-sized pyrotechnics.