The case for Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies
There’s plenty to argue that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is better when done as feature length films. The franchise’s backbone is the movies we have grown to love for the past thirteen years, so there is much to choose from as to why they are the better medium for the MCU.
For starters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has that experience to fall back on. They’ve been telling superhero stories in 100 minute to 120 minute segments (or somewhere close to it) for a long time now. They are seasoned pros when it comes to movies.
The other reason why MCU movies are the better version of the properties is because you can’t have the spectacle in a television show that you can in a movie. When we go to the movies to watch an MCU property, we expect to be in awe at times with what we are watching. This sense of awe is very difficult to capture in a 35 to 45 minute episode of a television show. It’s not that it can’t be done, it’s just harder. One of the best moments of spectacle in the Disney Plus run of shows so far was when Alioth appeared in episode five of Loki. It was the exception, not the rule.
There are arguments against movies being the better medium. A two hour movie is not always the best way to truly flesh out a well thought out story. A movie doesn’t give the same room for nuance that a show lasting six to eight episodes can give you.