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What do you think of the Sequel Trilogy? - a general discussion thread
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13-Apr-2022, 8:13 AM

Anchorhead said:

Stardust1138 said:
… but as long as films like Marvel and what Star Wars is becoming are successful the storyteller will be pushed out of the equation.

The MCU is light years ahead of the Star Wars franchise where consistent story and vision are concerned. Casting, writing, acting, depth, etc - all are significantly better that the Star Wars franchise. That consistent vision also translates to their TV shows as well.

Across both mediums, the MCU holds a solid and connected narrative. After 1977, Star Wars hasn’t even held a narrative from one film to the next.

Sorry, but I heavily disagree. The casting in the MCU may be pretty great, but as far as writing and depth are concerned, the MCU is about as bland as a McDonalds cheeseburger. Every movie feels exactly the same, with virtually nothing interesting happening (especially after Endgame). And the MCU may have a consistent vision, but it’s a horrible vision: with godawful “comedic” dialogue, bland color grading, and distractingly obvious CGI.

Star Wars may not have a consistent direction, and some installments are much worse than others, but at least there’s actual artistry going on there. In my opinion, an inconsistent-quality franchise that has actual passion put behind it is always better than a consistent-quality franchise made by a soulless boardroom committee.