Originally Posted by metaphysician
I simply can't take any argument seriously that uses "Marvel is playing it safe" as a premise. Virtually nothing Marvel Studios has done has been "safe". People just feel like they can get away with *calling* it "safe" because it has, in fact, turned out successful.
Dismissing any kind of opinion outside of gushing acceptance because you think people are upset over the films' success is ridiculous.
I enjoy these films. Hell, I saw The Avengers three times in theaters. Whatever complaints I have with the films has nothing to do with negative feelings about their success, but everything to do with my desire to see the future films surpass their predecessors limitations.