MCU has its fair share of epic scenes that can probably never be topped by any other scenes in the entire history of cinema. However, it also has its fair share of ultimate cringeworthy scenes that are enough to make people shout Oh! My eyes! My eyes! and grab a neuralyzer from the Men in Black universe to have their memories erased.
While the fans of the billion-dollar grossing franchise are divided among the ‘cringe’ status of most scenes, here are the 8 MCU scenes that the majority agree are the most cringefest, giving us all the ‘ick’.
8. The Overt Sexualization of Natasha Romanoff
Over the years, Scarlett Johansson‘s titular superhero Black Widow has been a subject of blatant sexualization across the many MCU movies. From her first appearance in Iron Man 2 to the subsequent movies, from her outfits to the camera angles, there have been many instances where the character was sexualized.
This was seen as cringeworthy by multiple fans as her objectification tended to overshadow her capabilities as a brilliant spy and Avenger. However, by the time of her solo movie, things seemed to have gotten a bit better but the intent remained there as many fans stated.
7. ‘Hide the Zucchini’ Dialogue
There have been many dialogues that MCU fans have found cringe, for example, Jane’s catchphrase in Thor 4 and nearly every other line of Thor. But these dialogues were meant to cause secondhand embarrassment. However, the ‘playing hide the Zucchini’ dialogue uttered by Iron Man to Black Widow and Hulk in Age of Ultron seemed straight-up crass, cringe, and even unnecessary.
6. Peter Parker Undressing
Moments like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man flirting with female characters or Smart Hulk dabbing in Avengers: Endgame are truly cringe, but they are meant to be cringe to help depict the characters authentically. However, Peter Parker undressing in front of the older seamstress in Spider-Man: Far From Home is what we call really cringe.
Not only is it cringe-worthy, but the scene is also distasteful as many fans stated that had the genders been reversed, there would have been an immeasurable amount of backlash and criticism.
5. ‘What are thoooose’ scene
In the first Black Panther when T’Challa enters Shuri’s lab, Shuri shouts ‘What are those!?’ looking at his footwear. In a world full of memes and cool trends, MCU’s attempt to be relevant was clear miss making the scene more cringe and uncomfortable than funny. Maybe next time MCU should stick to real humor instead of trying to be hip and embarrassing themselves and their actors.
4. Bruce and Natasha’s Romance
While some found it funny and awkward or even cute, many Marvel fans hold the opinion that Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff’s romance was completely cringe. Furthermore, the number of awkward scenes between them, like Banner falling on top of Romanoff, with his face into her b**bs in Age of Ultron was not funny at all but rather unpleasant. Their ‘relationship’ might have appealed to the older generation but the new generation of Marvel fans only find it weird.
3. Steve Rogers & Sharon’s Kiss
By the time Rogers and Sharon kissed in Captain America: Civil War Rogers already knew that she was the niece of his first love, Peggy Carter. Although their ‘attraction’ may have begun before he knew her true identity, their perceived relationship was found extremely cringy by numerous MCU fans. Some even called Roger’s action too out of character for a man as ‘noble’ as him.
2. Loki & Sylvie’s Kiss & Relationship
Marvel really seems to have gotten the majority of its relationships wrong. After Natasha-Bruce and Steve-Sharon, Marvel dropped another ill-founded relationship but this time between two variants of Loki, which are apparently two same people but from different universes a different set of organs.
Even though many anticipated that such a feat may take place, the season 1 Loki scene caused quite an uproar among MCU fans. Many of whom even called it scandalous, incest, and disgusting.
1. ‘She is not alone’ scene
The dialogue enough is to explain why this scene from Avengers: Endgame was the most cringfest scene of the entire MCU franchise. When all female superheroes assemble to apparently help ‘Captain Marvel’, it was viewed by many fans, especially the female ones, as completely unnecessary, totally empty, and extremely forced to showcase the agenda of ‘female empowerment’.
Many called it superficial and lacking any genuine feeling, but solely meant for the purpose of propaganda and showing off the MCU as ‘inclusive’ and ‘equal’.
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