I legit do not understand where the hate for this film is coming from. There’s been lots of complaints about how the MCU never deviates from formula but this one does deviate from the formula, and it got rewarded with a 47% RT score? What?
I’m so glad I avoided most of the promo material for this movie because I had no idea what to expect, and it turns out it was telling a very different story to the one I assumed it would be telling. And one that tied into the MCU better than I assumed it would as well. Oh and it also presents a wonderful heroine in Sersi, someone who’s defined by her compassion rather than snark or strength, and also characters the MCU has rather shamefully never presented before, a gay superhero (who actually gets to kiss his husband on screen) and a deaf superhero.
There are some moments in the film that stretch the credibility of the MCU as a connected universe (why are no other superheroes present when the earth starts exploding, has no-one else really ever encountered a Deviant if they can just emerge from ice sometimes?) and a few bits of wince-worthy dialogue, but on the whole it’s really good.