The achievement of Marvel Studios in crafting its Infinity Stone saga over the past ten years, without losing its audience, is perhaps one of the greatest cinematic long-form projects in history.
Indeed, Marvel’s superhero films from 2008 to 2019 are not only cinematic milestones but they are also examples of how not to get lost in special effects and big-budget action sequences by focusing on the personal story arcs of each of its characters.
So while many people are turned off by the superhero genre, perhaps because they think it appeals to young children, they should actually look closely at how the character arcs of the main characters shift and change over the years. And that has to be credited to the love and care of the writers, directors, and producers involved with the project.
So inasmuch as the awesomeness of Avengers is its longevity, its awesomeness is also because of the intense love and care by the studio in charting and tracking the character arc, psychologically and emotionally, over the years. Thus making the series fresh, interesting, and unpredictable.
So minus its success at the box office, the Marvel films are awesome in terms of not losing its focus on its main characters. And that is why audiences are not excited about watching the next Marvel film but they are also excited about watching what happens next to their favorite superheroes.
At the same time, they also know that the filmmakers treat the viewer with respect by also treating the characters they love with equal love and respect.
And that is what also makes the Marvel films such a delight and success because the filmmakers do not treat comic book heroes with ridicule or disdain but treat them for what they are and what they could be in terms of expressing heroism, courage, and fortitude under duress.