This topic has changed focus over the last page but it speaks to the problem facing Disney with all this success/
My wife and I watched the new Avengers tonight (I know late to the party) and where left a little....underwhelmed? Disoriented? Exhausted?
First of all the the bits with the Guardians of the Galaxy in it were great, possibly better than GOTG2 and there's a lesson in that. Maybe less James Gunn is better, or at least a James Gunn where he's colaborating with other writers.
But the rest of the movie. It was just exhausting. It's not bad, it was mostly good but it was just. too. much. to take in one sitting. There didn't seem to be a quiet moment in the last hour, and this was the same problem with civil war. Too many characters. Too many story arcs. Just too much for a movie. And to understand it you had to have done an awful lot of homework (thank god we decided to watch Dr Strange on a whim, something we were going to pass on originally.)
You can't compare it with the crap we endured back in the 80's but it's like having a five course meal made up of your favourite desert. Sure, things seem great in the beginning but by the end you feel stuffed and gross.
It's very much like what happened with the Telltale adventure games where their output led to fatigue and a situation where they ended up competing with themselves.