Started back in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spanned into a sprawling franchise of multi-billion dollars with 23 movies and counting. Having introduced so many comic book characters on the big screen, the MCU has become a global phenomenon by amassing millions of fans across the globe. But no matter how loved the franchise is, there are always going to be people on the other side with some strong opinions. Now, they might not be in huge numbers, but these hot takes will either make you enraged, or make you believe that you’re not the only one who had similar thoughts. Nonetheless, it’s better if you don’t say these opinions out loud. Here are 20 controversial MCU opinions that will definitely raise a few eyebrows if said in public.
20. Guardians, or just a bunch of A-holes?
I don’t care for The Guardians of The Galaxy. I don’t think the movies are bad, just meh for me. In Infinity War whenever the Guardians scenes came up I lost interest. When James Gunn was fired last year I didn’t really care. –/u/Sting24
19. Peter Quill is a jerk
Peter Quill is a manchild who treats women poorly and that is an overdone trope in all Hollywood films at this point and I am especially sick of it with him. Gamora and he have little chemistry and I have no idea why she’d be attracted to him other than ‘well he’s written as the male lead and she sexy so…’ –/u/bobinski_circus
18. Ang Lee’s Hulk is much better
Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk was a much better movie and better Hulk story than the 2008 The Incredible Hulk.
The Ang Lee movie is the only cinematic treatment of the Hulk that digs into his traumatic childhood and how that led to the Hulk being a separate persona. Jennifer Connelly was a much more convincing Betty than Liv Tyler and while William Hurt is a fine actor, I found Sam Eliot’s General Ross much more nuanced and interesting. –/u/Leighgion
17. Yondu’s death wasn’t that sad
Yondu’s death wasn’t sad. Yeah I said it. –/u/skittle728
16. The Russos don’t actually like Captain America
I don’t agree with the Russos’ hype and wish they never touched Captain America.
They admitted to thinking Steve was too bland and vanilla and wanting to “butch him up.”
They’re enamored with Black Widow, so they screwed over Agent 13 for her sake.
Aside from Sharon, they squandered Crossbones, Zemo, and Falcon, who was saved from bad writing only by Anthony Mackie having that much talent.
And while the decision to make Cap3 into Civil War wasn’t theirs, I just can’t imagine they were anything but completely pleased about the movie being an Avengers project in all but name.
And most of all, their entire storyline of Cap is going to lead to him dying, so Tony Natasha other characters can experience pathos.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier gets plaudits it doesn’t deserve.
Credit where it is due, it has better editing than most and better fights and action than the rest.
It isn’t deep or particularly clever or subversive. The villains are HYDRA who are unambiguously fascists who want to kill potential opponents.
The following exchange perfectly encapsulates my issue.
Pierce: What if Pakistan marched into Mumbai, and you knew they were going to drag your daughters into a soccer stadium and shoot them, and you could just stop it. With the flip of a switch. Wouldn’t you?
Singh: Not if it was your switch.
HYDRA are bad guys. Those fighting/opposing/aren’t them are good guys. There isn’t much moral gray.
Also, the movie gets way too much praise for not having Cap and BW be romantically involved like it was some landmark thing.
But also, people have been losing their minds over a fight in a cramped elevator like it was the hallway fight from Oldboy. –/u/frankwaslingham
15. The MCU really needs a vibrant color scheme
The MCU colour scheme and grade should only have been applied to Avengers films. All the rest suffer because of it. The only film to break out of it is Thor: Ragnarok and that’s why people love it. Otherwise it’s Ice Pirates for the modern era.-@JoelWynne
14. Captain America wouldn’t just sit at home
I frequently think about how Cap would never just sit around and let himself age when he knows everything that happens. He probably wouldn’t try to change the future but it would drive him crazy. –@KraaiDani
13. Peggy Carter deserves much more
As easily the most important woman in the Marvel cinematic universe, Margaret Elizabeth Carter deserves her own movie. 18 episode of the television didn’t nearly delve far enough into her story, and – Who’s with me? I want to see more of Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark. –/u/Boba_fet042
12. Civil War is way too overrated
The airport fight in Civil War has as much stakes and tension as a pillow fight on a sleepover. –/u/Jon_Kent
11. Thor: Ragnarok is just weird
I hated Ragnarok. I’m all for comedy, but they were all acting out of characters. In fact, they were all acting like idiots. I cringed the whole time. I like the Natasha-Bruce thing. Especially the way she flirted with him, and he became flustered and doesn’t know how to respond. I thought it was a sweet scene. –/u/Sekorrii
10. Thor has a better origin story than Tony Stark
First Thor is better than the first Iron Man. –/u/Frothy_Manbeast
9. Each origin movie is basically the same formula
Iron Man/Hulk/Thor/Captain America/Ant Man/Dr. Strange/Captain Marvel Parts 1 are literally the exact same movie. It’s a good movie, and I enjoy watching it, but it’s the same movie. –@munsimunsi
8. Thor is the most developed Avenger
Thor is the MCU’s most well developed character (over Tony & Steve) –/u/Colton826
7. Marvel plays it way too safe
– Endgame and FFH didn’t explore the effects of the snap nearly as much as they should’ve.
– Marvel should take a page from DC’s book and allow for some standalone movies and tv shows to tell stories that can’t be told if integrated into the MCU’s overarching story.
– Marvel should allow some R-rated MCU films other than just Deadpool when the source material calls for it. –@JPGamerinPyjama
6. Kevin Feige destroyed the greater MCU
Kevin Feige is a genius & all but his biggest mistake by FAR was ignoring Marvel TV. Shows like Agents of SHIELD & Daredevil are fantastic but to the casual MCU fan they mean nothing because they are ignored. AoS is constantly affected by the movies but never the other way around –@tannwoir
5. Tony Stark is a manipulative a-hole
Tony Stark was trash thru out the series he didn’t wanna own up to any of his own mistakes and went out his way to continue to make matters worse… He also blackmailed a child into getting into a fight he knew nothing about be threatening to leak his secret identity. –@OvanPlays
4. Avengers: Endgame wasn’t really a great movie
Endgame was a series of callbacks tied together by a poorly thought out ‘plot’ full of holes. Steve Rogers was totally out of character and his ‘happily ever after’ ending where he goes back to a racist, sexist era and allows Hydra to torture Bucky for 70 years was TRASH. –@liberalicious
3. RDJ as Tony Stark is one-dimensional
None of the movies are amazing. They’re good, some great. But since the whole MCU is one big movie, they become exhausting. The ending was a letdown and the only good performance in the series is Chris Evans. RDJ is just being RDJ so it’s not acting. All of this just my opinion. –@MrSpiderClown
2. MCU Spider-Man just sucks
No MCU film has gotten Spider-Man right. With great power comes great responsibility is the key. First film he wants to be a superhero because it’s cool and in the second he treats being SM like a kid being made to do his homework by mean Nick Fury. Neither feels right. –@Mack_Fraser
I can’t stand Tony Stark, his personality or iron man in general.
Tony’s personality reminds me of people I didn’t like when I was a teenager. Narcissistic people don’t change like Tony did, but even still I don’t like him. –/u/Sting24