The Marvels trailer sucks, and I’m not a racist misogynist


The CGI in The Marvels looks terribly, but according to the internet, only racist misogynists are disliking the trailer on YouTube.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been pumping out superhero films for years, but it seems like the much-awaited The Marvels trailer has missed the mark. With an astounding 480,000 dislikes within 24 hours of its YouTube premiere, the Internet is abuzz with reactions. But why has this particular trailer managed to anger the masses? Let’s dive in.

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For starters, the CGI in the trailer seems like it belongs in a low-budget television show rather than a high-profile film. From rubbery-looking action scenes to characters that look like they’re made of playdough, it’s hard not to cringe at the subpar visual effects.

The lackluster acting is another bone of contention. Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, seems to have checked out of her role, with a performance that can only be described as bored and void of any emotion. This, coupled with the uninspired characters, makes it difficult to get excited about the upcoming film.

Brie Larson, The Marvels (trailer)
The Marvels YouTube trailer sucks, and I’m not a racist misogynist

But perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the trailer is the action and fighting scenes. Gone are the days of intense, breathtaking battles that have been the hallmark of the MCU. Instead, we’re left with awkward, low-quality brawls that hardly inspire awe.

Despite these glaring issues, those who have disliked the trailer are being labeled misogynist and racist trolls by some. Twitter users like Farjad Raza (@FarjadRaza) claim the backlash is due to the inclusion of a Pakistani-American Marvel character and a Black heroine, while others, like Megan Thee Dragon, suggest it’s a result of the “most sexist fandom in the universe.”

The Marvels twitter comments
The Marvels trailer sucks, and I’m not a racist misogynist

However, many fans are attributing the negative response to “Marvel fatigue” and a growing boredom with the MCU. One tweet by a concerned fan reads, “It’s the fatigue. I’m telling y’all. They need to stop, take a break. We have lost interest in the MCU content. We need to gain that excitement back.”

sexist fandom?
The Marvels YouTube trailer sucks, and I’m not a racist misogynist

Others are poking fun at the unoriginal and uninspired writing. A comment on YouTube reads, “If I had a nickel for every time Monica Rambeau accidentally acquired a superpower by inexplicably touching a dangerous energy wall, I would have two nickels. That’s not a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice…”

The majority of YouTube comments have taken to memeing the trailer, highlighting just how unremarkable and unmemorable it is. Here are a few gems that don’t actually occur in the trailer, but are entertaining nonetheless:

  • “I really liked the part when Nick Fury said ‘somehow Palpatine returned’ sent chills down my spine.”
  • “Love it when Ms. Marvel asks ‘are we superheroes?’ And Hagrid replies, ‘No, you’re a wizard Kamala’.”
  • “Love when Gandalf says ‘what’s in the box?’ absolutely iconic.”
  • “The part where Captain Marvel said ‘The One Piece is real.’ sent chills down my spine.”

In a world where superhero movies have become a dime a dozen, the MCU needs to step up its game if it wants to keep fans engaged. And with the lackluster reception of The Marvels YouTube trailer, it might be time for a break or a fresh new direction.

While some may argue that the backlash is driven by misogyny and racism, it’s clear that the film’s issues go beyond that. It’s time to take a hard look at the quality of the content being produced and ensure that it lives up to the MCU’s standards and reputation.

After all, with great power comes great responsibility, and the MCU owes it to their loyal fans to deliver movies that capture the magic, excitement, and quality that has made the franchise so iconic. Here’s to hoping that The Marvels can rise above its disappointing trailer and prove that it’s still possible for superhero films to soar.

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