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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 2023
Everyone: “The worst part of every Marvel movie is the last half hour when it inevitably degenerates into messy, noisy, incomprehensible CGI nonsense.”
Marvel: “So you’re saying the whole movie should be like that?”
Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021
The writing is terrible. The fight scenes are messy and badly choreographed. It might be the worst looking Marvel movie ever, and that is a low bar to clear. And the whole thing seems to be a series of contrivances designed to pander to nostalgia for things I can't believe anyone is nostalgic for. Have they really succeeded in lowering expectations this far?
Glass Onion 2022
Undeniably fun, but there's a disappointing waft of sequelitis here, with a more exotic location, flashier sets and setpieces, a more cartoonish approach, and considerably less heart than the original.