I’ve heard this before and it still seems like a cop out to me. There are many things I like about the MCU (why else would I continue to watch these movies?), they just need better writers. I wouldn’t have a problem with the humor if it was better integrated and more organically derived from the story. However, if the movies continue to follow this trend of more humor, less drama and weaker scripts, then I will reconsider my position. The more movies Marvel have put out and the higher their budgets, the more conventional and less intelligent they seem to be. Now that Marvel has established itself as a Disney brand, they are not going to do anything to jeopardize that cash flow. I don’t have a particular bias for DC (I actually prefer Marvel’s characters), but Warner Brothers business plan seems to be much more filmmaker friendly and hands-off. They don’t seem to care what the films are ultimately about so long as they make money. Sometimes it can lead to something like Green Lantern, but I also can’t see Marvel making anything to rival The Dark Knight Trilogy anytime soon. If the screenplay more or less stayed the same throughout the entire development and pre-production period, then the last second reshuffling of the creative team makes even less sense. Clearly Marvel had years to address the problems they had with the script; if a split was inevitable, why did it take so long for Marvel and Wright to realize it? But again, the reasons behind Wright leaving the film are ultimately unimportant and not why I dislike the movie. The final product from the creative team that Marvel chose to replace is what I take issue with. It’s not the overall story I have a problem with, it’s mainly the dialogue and the pacing. Even with more or less the same script (minus the extra-dimensional nonsense), this film would’ve been much better under the hands of a different director (not necessarily Wright). You’re the one that asked the question (rhetorical or not). Since he hasn’t said anything and I don’t know him personally, of course anything I would say would be speculation. But your comment is just typical of message board discussions. These passive aggressive insinuations offer nothing to further the conversation. I’m trying to rationally discuss this film and whatever shortcomings or merits it may have, not start arguments or pick fights. If you don’t want to talk about the film with me, I don’t need to be here. Just because space is a vacuum, that doesn’t mean there aren’t massive fluctuations in temperature (both high and low). It is a very dangerous place and not one humans were meant to inhabit. This particular point is really just a nitpick of mine, but it’s a big enough one that it seriously hampered my enjoyment of the film.