The new comic book movie has already made over a billion dollars. 90 percent of the humans on this planet who purchased a ticket for a movie during the “opening weekend” period for the comic book movie bought a ticket for the comic book movie, as opposed to films such as Breakthrough, or Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, or The White Crow, and record-setting numbers of folks bought tickets in advance, which, yes, even if you have a time machine, you have to buy a ticket before you go to a show, but more people buy tickets way in advance now, days and weeks.
I would be interested to hear an advertising executive talk about the 200 million dollar budget for advertising this picture. Who needed to be marketed to? Who was on the fence about the new comic book movie, especially since it was the second part of a story started in the 2018 movie that made a gajillion dollars, which was related through plot or theme, to 20 other previous movies?
This movie nullified the utility of criticism of this movie because this movie is fan service.
All we needed was to be told the location of the projectors emitting the Product!
All the characters are there, and they are presented in arrays similar to the way you may have played with toy cars or dolls, they are shown in action, smashing into each other, they are lined up so you can look at them all together, they say things and fly around and make noises.
There are satisfying conclusions to dilemmas and situations introduced in earlier films, and there are surprises based on one’s knowledge of the earlier movies.
There are other boring parts where people are talking and not being super heroic, but you need those parts to set up the cool parts where you can see the characters do stuff. I’m not trying to harsh on this movie, I’m just saying they have figured out how to do pure fan service, it’s OK, you don’t have to go.