Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Marvel Cinematic Universe

MCU Fans Are Debating The Franchise’s Worst Line Of Dialogue

By their very nature, the scripts for superhero blockbusters are inherently ridiculous. You've got a bunch of characters with outlandish abilities either teaming up or facing off, leading to a combination of exposition, pseudo-scientific nonsense and plenty of one-liners; at least in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This article is over 2 years old and may contain outdated information

By their very nature, the scripts for superhero blockbusters are inherently ridiculous. You’ve got a bunch of characters with outlandish abilities either teaming up or facing off, leading to a combination of exposition, pseudo-scientific nonsense and plenty of one-liners; at least in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Recommended Videos

Of course, people don’t go into these movies expecting verbose Shakespearean soliloquies when it’s all about delivering spectacle on the grandest possible scale, but that hasn’t stopped fans from debating the worst line of dialogue in MCU history on Reddit. Looking at some of the contenders, you can’t argue that the franchise has seen its fair share of clunkers over the last thirteen years.

Bruce Banner, one of the most intelligent people on the planet with multiple PhDs struggling to pronounce Wakanda is definitely up there. In fact, the mild-mannered scientist’s name comes up quite a lot, in particular his exchange with Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War where she effectively calls him stupid for not knowing how the Mind Stone works. Turns out that the Hulk and the technologically advanced African nation simply don’t mix.

It can’t be easy writing a screenplay for an MCU epic, which often has to strike a balance between exploring returning favorites in greater detail, introducing new characters and tying everything into the overarching mythology, all while hitting the expected ratio of action-to-quips in order to fit Marvel Studios’ in-house formula.

So far, dozens and dozens of scribes have been credited on the saga’s feature film output, but the only one of them to have ever won an Academy Award for their writing prowess prior to tackling an MCU movie is Thor: Love and Thunder‘s Taika Waititi.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Related Content
Author
Image of Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.