Just rewatched the infinity saga and yeah, it takes a bit to find its footing... Some really not great flicks mixed in at the beginning...
not TERRIBLE... but have the same directionless feeling of a lot of the current movies.
Like to me, Shang Chi is on par with an Ant Man or ESPECIALLY Black Panther... in that there's great stuff, but also boring field battles.
Hullk, Thor 1 and especially Thor 2... Ant Man 2... Age of Ultron... The second half of the first Captain America... some not so great entries...
But this new phase I think has been a little more rough... and feels like we're only leading up to this cycles "Age of Ultron" Avengers... which may be good and have great scenes, but overall isn't hitting.
I'm hoping Gunn's Guardians and Wakanda Forever start moving the needle... and by the end of this phase, we enter the "Mutants Saga"... Cuz they could REALLY setup a solid run with those characters and story.
They need a new core team all the stories revolve around... and that may need to be a solid group of mutants.
And they need to cast in a way that makes household names of them. Watching those end credits of End Game, I mean they got some amazing actors to run around in tights.
Who will be the next Scarlett, Downey, Evans, Ruffalo, Arrow guy?!
And it would be nice to keep guys like Ant Man going forward... move em up the roster.
I thought both Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner killed it in End Game and made me care to see their future outtings. anything can happen.
And Hawkeye's show made me a Hawkeye fan. The comic Series the Disney + show was based on was great.