Age of Robots: How Marvel Is Killing the Popcorn Movie
Sady Doyle

I thought the Avengers movie sucked for the same reason these summer blockbuster FX movies ALWAYS suck: they’re just really bad at storytelling. And they’re ALL like that, I don’t care WHO the director is. I mean, the whole premise of X-Men Days Of Future Past was that they had to go back in time to prevent Mystique’s DNA from being used by Trask’s company and unleashing some horrible dystopian future. And there were a thousand bazillion gazillion ways they could have done that besides the one they chose for the purposes of the movie, which was to prevent Mystique from assassinating Trask. Why that route? Why not a million other options? Why not keep Trask from being a scientist in the first place?

Anyway, I hate these movies, they’re all so lame.

How is it that Spiderman moves around the city on spider silk, but no one else is ever encumbered by said spider silk? If it’s big enough to carry a human-sized Spiderman from one skyscraper to the next, wouldn’t it be like a biohazard or something? What happens to the spider silk? No one ever explains that. I can’t enjoy that movie thinking ordinary people are walking around dodging curtains of spider silk everywhere.

You gotta explain this shit or people like me are left wondering and it takes us out of the “dream” of the story.

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