Franchise Fatigue: Lazy Criticism Misses Story-Telling of Marvel and Star Wars

A mural featuring Stan Lee and Spider-Man dressed a black suit. Stan Lee is credited for Modern Marvel success
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There is a certain subset of critics and pundits that like to bash the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, and Disney’s production of content related to them. These people tend to be “professional” film critics who write from the perspective of potential box office and the value of Disney stock as it relates to its various properties. Some people who…