5 Reasons Why MCU Phase 4 Failed


And Still Suffering

1. Lack of an overarching narrative

One of the biggest criticisms of Phase 4 was that it lacked an overarching narrative like previous phases. While there were some loose threads connecting the projects (such as the multiverse and Kang the Conqueror), there was no clear sense of where the MCU was headed.

Another criticism of Phase 4 was that there was simply too much content. With four films and six TV shows released in two years, it was difficult for fans to keep up.

2. Too much content

One of the things that has made the MCU so successful is its tonal diversity. However, Phase 4 saw a number of projects that were tonally inconsistent with the rest of the franchise. For example, Thor: Love and Thunder was a much lighter and more comedic film than previous Thor films.

3. Inconsistent tone and quality

Another common criticism of Phase 4 was that the villains were weak and underdeveloped. For example, Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder was a powerful villain on paper, but he was ultimately defeated too easily.

4. Weak villain

Some fans have criticized Phase 4 for relying too heavily on fan service, such as cameos and references to previous MCU films. While fan service can be fun, it's important to make sure that it doesn't overshadow the story or characters.

5. Over-reliance on fan service