Based on the fact the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed over $23 billion at the box office, released 26 feature films and five TV shows, with recent data indicating it was a huge driving force behind 60% of the 118 million subscribers to have signed up for Disney Plus, it would be the understatement of the century to say it’s pretty popular.
Eternals is the one and only installment to have scored a Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and even then the user rating remains in firm opposition, so you’d be thinking the franchise can do no wrong. While that would appear to be the case for a lot of people, Twitter has been set ablaze over the weekend thanks to a viral debate gaining serious traction.
ComicBook’s Phase Zero podcast jumped on the bandwagon that had seen the DCEU trending for the exact same reasons, applying the same basic question to the MCU, and everyone piled in with some positively spicy takes.
Not everyone fawns over everything Kevin Feige’s team puts out there, and while many of the replies are based on personal preference and are entirely subjective, many of them also manage to hit several nails right on the head and point out some very valid criticisms the MCU has been batting away for anywhere up to a decade.