I keep thinking that I have posted this before, but I can’t seem to find it (maybe on Facebook?), so…
The reason that the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies are so good is the acting. Exhibit 1:
- Robert Downey, Jr., two time Oscar nominee
- Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar winner
- Mark Ruffalo, multiple Oscar nominee
- Jeremy Renner, two-time Oscar nominee
- Don Cheadle, Oscar nominee
- Brie Larson, Oscar winner
- Bradley Cooper, multiple Oscar nominee
- Josh Brolin, Oscar nominee
- Benedict Cumberbatch, Oscar nominee
- Michelle Pfeiffer, two-time Oscar nominee
- Tilda Swinton, Oscar winner
And so on.
And that’s not to mention all the Emmys, BAFTAs, Tonys, Golden Globes, Hugos and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that various MCU cast members have earned.
And the cast members not mentioned above are really good, too.
Although with all the talent, Robert Downey Jr. is the best. Through all the Avengers movies he shows emotional nuance in a role that he could have walked through.
If Robert Downey, Jr. does not get an Oscar nom for Avengers: Endgame there is no justice in the world. Given that it is a comic book movie, I’m not holding my breath.