Dear Vocal Readers,
Oh, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chances are high that almost everyone on Earth knows of or has seen something associated with Marvel. The company produces new movies every year and profits greatly from them (With greatly meaning at least 10 billion dollars as of 2017). Whether you love, hate, or have no opinion of the movies, you can not deny its overwhelming success and worldwide popularity.
Today I am here to spout off my opinion, and my opinion is in no way fact or something that everyone needs to believe. I am simply here to state how I feel about the Marvel Universe, which I have found is not commonly shared by others. While I personally enjoy some of these movies singularly, I fail to enjoy the universe as a whole.
I have been through this before with shows like The CW's Arrow, and The Flash. I loved Arrow for many years, and once The Flash came out I was very excited to give it a go. It turned out that The Flash wasn't my kind of show, but there was one problem, I felt forced into watching it. The two shows started having crossover episodes and cast members would start to go back and forth between the shows. Now I had felt that I could not fully understand Arrow without watching The Flash, and that I was missing out on Arrow moments that occurred within The Flash. The link between these programs infuriated me, and I have since stopped watching both of them.
If I was angered by TWO shows being intertwined, you can assume how much I dislike the intertwining of the Marvel Universe. I feel like I need to watch every single movie to completely understand what is going on, even if I have no interest in the company's latest superhero. I realize they do this to make more money and also to please the fans by having their favorites in multiple movies, but it is simply unfair to the casual Marvel viewer. With so many plot lines being woven together between numerous movies, it has become extremely hard to keep track of what is going on all the time. Don't even get me started on the Avenger movies, because I have little to no clue who some of the characters even are or why they are important. Maybe I'm just a simple girl who likes simple things, but call me crazy for wanting my plot lines and characters to stay in their own separate movies or shows.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow and expand, I can only imagine it will get harder for me from here. I apologize to those die-hard fans who might just tell me to watch all of them if I don't want to be confused, but I don't want to spend hours of my life watching movies that I have no interest in only to understand around ten minutes of the new Avengers. You know what I would spend hours watching, though? Hawkeye's well-deserved solo movie, now THAT I would see. Also yes, I know what you may be thinking, "This girl's favorite is Hawkeye?! Is she okay?!" I can assure you all that I am indeed okay, but yes he is my favorite so don't judge me!
If you are a devoted fan who watches and loves every single movie, I salute you and could only dream to have your level of geek. However, if you are more like me, I wish you the best of luck in the confusion that is sure to come.
Sincerely from the random corners of my mind,