Originally Posted by Rock Sexton
We've been over this many times already on here. What you or I consider "balance" is extremely objective.
Regardless Marvel's intentions CLEARLY are to have people walk in the theater, laugh and have some fun. That's their brand. It's obviously working. It just doesn't sit well with people who require more emotional weight to their films. That's a personal preference.
You mean subjective.
Yes, they've always had humour but the amount of it has increased since The Avengers and now seems to be the main focus. The only Phase I movie I see being similar in that regard is Iron Man 2, which is Marvel Studios' weakest film IMO. The other films had much more emotional weight to them than these Phase II films I think. So there's definitely been a noticeable change since The Avengers I'd say.