Kevin Feige Responds to Criticism of Similar Tones in MCU Movies

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I am about to watch "Thor: Ragnarok" tomorrow and I have to tell you, this is the most excited I've been for any Thor movie. No, really. Why? Because it seems like, based on early reviews, its director Taika Waititi has brought the same colorful humor that he brought to his other films ("Hunter for the Wilderpeople," and "What We Do in Shadows.") It can be a breath of fresh air to have a Marvel movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, ala "Guardians of the Galaxy" or "Deadpool." You know, the kind of meta, yeah-yeah-yeah-we-know-this-is-a-Marvel-movie attitude that I wish more of these MCU films would employ. They have the action sequences down pat, the CGI and special effects are top-notch, but sometimes the stories stray and the tones are overtly familiar.

The criticism of Marvel movies following the same tone and narrative structure is nothing new, it's something that many critics have been complaining about for over a decade and more. Kevin Feige was asked about this very topic by Uproxx:

"I think it’s just the way we make the movies. I think all the movies are relatively different. I think there’s a narrative that people like to write about because they’re all produced by the same team and they all inhabit the same fictional cinematic universe. That we look for common similarities. And I’m not saying there aren’t common similarities throughout it, but I think Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming are two totally different types of movies. They’re both fun. People both enjoy them. Is that a similarity? If so, I’ll take it. If that’s a criticism, I’ll take that, too. But really, yeah, HomecomingRagnarokPanther, into Infinity WarAnt-Man and the Wasp after that. And a ’90s-set Captain Marvel after that; these are six very different movies. If what they have in common is they’re all really enjoyable and fun to watch, then I’ll take it."
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