Originally Posted by Oscorp
What I meant was that, for me, relying so much on trying to be funny all the time is their way of getting away with a very bland story which was the case with Thor 2 IMO.
A film can definitely be funny AND have a great story, but when I left the theatre all I could feel was that the film was damn funny at times, but there really wasn't much more to it. It made the film feel very soulless.
There was alot of potential but they wasted it on comic relief in unnecessary ways. I always bring up this example, sorry for that but I just think it reflects that so well, but the final battle could have been pretty much perfect had they not cut to Darcy in similar ways as to how the final battle in SM3 got interrupted by unnecessary comic relief (except that fight wasn't that good to begin with). One of the best scenes in the film IMO was the funeral scene because that felt like the only time they let something emotional or serious breathe.
I couldnt agree more with this post. When I came out of the movie all I could remember was comedy and action, and it wasnt a good feeling. These movies need more emotional weight to be truly memorable and they arent getting it at the moment, apart from one or two scenes. Again I dont want movies devoid of comedy, Iron Man 1 and Thor 1 seemed to strike a great balance, but these phase 2 movies are just taking it too far.
Emotional moments are what makes movies re-watchable as well, comedy can get old when you watch a movie a few times, but emotion and drama stays there each time you watch the movie whether its once or a hundred times.