When it comes to Marvel and the Phase 4 Disney+ series, fans have been more critical than ever. CGI has become one of the hottest topics ever since viewers became aware of and talked about its mistakes. Thor: Love and Thunder, the most recent MCU film, was no exception to this pattern. Moviegoers were quick to criticize love and thunders digital work for various reasons. These complaints include the setting, action scenes, and CGI characters.
The main points of contention revolve around how the MCU generally handles its visual storytelling and how often it uses digital effects. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesswas a deluge of special effects with very little to offer in terms of theatrical appeal.
Marvel faces CGI issues in Phase 4
The MCU has its share of detractors, and audiences are understandably wary of similar CGI-fueled antics. Marvel is currently experiencing something of a monoculture, which has sparked much debate over how the company has handled its Phase 4 movies, which have often been criticized for being aimless or fragmented.
Thor: Love and Thunder, starring Natalie Portman as Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr, and Taika Waititi providing his trademark comedic touches, was supposed to be the film’s savior. Additionally, the film is said to have cost between $185 million and $200 million to produce.
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Recent Marvel Projects That Seem to Display Bad CGI, Including Thor 4
The construction of the MCU’s history is clearly suffering from the consequences of Avengers: Endgame. The franchise’s reliance on CGI peaked as it expanded.
Viewers have even gone so far as to notice that MCU programs like moon knight and Wanda Vision are fine as long as they don’t focus on superheroes but rather everyday human interactions.
This same complaint has been filed against previous MCU releases, including the third and fourth Thor films. The latest CGI scandal has been by far the harshest criticism of She-Hulk: Lawyer.
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What is the cause of these errors encountered?
The CGI in Marvel didn’t appeal to audiences. Since they think it’s not up to Marvel standards. The scene where Heimdall’s son Axl tries to use his new powers has extremely basic visual effects applied, which Twitter users have even compared to a scene from a TV show that aired in 1993.
It looks like Marvel is underpaying its visual effects team after a tweet from a former member of Marvel’s VFX team was posted. Apparently, the billion-dollar industry seems too poor at heart to pay the legends who carry the visuals of Marvel movies.
Many people would have demanded never to work with Marvel again since they “one of the worst VFX management out thereaccording to an article by The Gamer. Under severe circumstances, long-term burnout and negative mental health repercussions forced artists to leave the animation industry altogether.
Here are some tweets regarding Twitter’s reaction to the film’s release:
$250 Million Blockbuster (2022)
an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants (2002) pic.twitter.com/SkfBylqc7X
— Wyatt Dunkin (@WyattDuncan) July 11, 2022
It took too long for it to come out so bad pic.twitter.com/Djs0woMV9S
— Apricot (@Apricot505) July 12, 2022
Seeing these posts today about Marvel VFX artists revolting against the company, I completely understand that 1st image now.
— Sean 😐 (@sergebomba) July 11, 2022
— Theodore “Teddy” Deadrat (@TeddyDeadrat) July 11, 2022
The special effects of a low-budget TV show in 1993 are on the same level pic.twitter.com/hjGtGsaMZ3
– DxTuned (@DxTuned) July 11, 2022
Will Marvel rekindle its respect in the eyes of its fans and begin to respect its VFX teams enough to pay them fair wages? Or will they gloss over this issue and continue to underpay these legends? What are your thoughts?
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