Remember Black Panther?
Of course you do. Chances are, you saw it, just like millions of people around the world. And by all means, it was a very good movie, especially in terms of superhero movies. However, when it came out, the media made it look like we had another "Citizen Kane" on our hands, Rotten Tomatoes literally put it at the top of their "Top 100 movies" and it's now a contender for Best Picture at The Oscars. Sorry guys, but it wasn't a masterpiece. It was just a very good superhero flick.
Now, when I say Black Panther was sort of overrated, that doesn't mean I have a problem with diversity. At all. I like diversity, and it's definitely a good thing, especially in movies. However, I feel like people are putting too much stock in it. While diversity is kind of a cherry-on-top, what ultimately matters is whether or not the movies tell a good story.
And now Captain Marvel, the first female-led Marvel movie, is set to come out this March. I think it's gonna be pretty good, or at least average by Marvel standards. However, Kevin Feige, the head-honcho of Marvel, says that diversity will be a big part of the MCU, and that the majority of MCU characters could eventually be minorities. In fact, he says diversity will be the absolute number-one priority. While, as I said, diversity is good, making it the number-one priority is a majorly faulty decision. As I said, the number-one priority should be stories, and if anything is placed above that on the list of priorities, then it's a big gamble that could be the downfall of the MCU.
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