Bullwinkle, you're right. I meant contrary.
But hey, thanks for reminding me why I cared so much about your opinion on what I base MY opinion on. I should simply check in to get your feedback on what I should like - cuz you know, Iron Man 2 and 3 were on par with the original (which would certainly show things getting better, no?)
So why not assume Avengers 2 is going to be better? Oh, wait. Discussing this with you is pointless. Carry on telling me why I'm wrong to not assume all things Marvel (produced or not) are subject to the same criticality that I employ in say, deciding to watch movies directed by those geniuses behind The Matrix (1).
Purge, I honestly don't care about your feelings for any upcoming movies, by which I mean you're welcome to your opinions. What I care about is when you're basing those opinions on incorrect information. And stubbornly hold to them despite evidence to show where you've been incorrect.
So my SEVEN attempts to watch Thor 2, that's right SEVEN, in which the movie has failed to grab me is no cause for concern? I have yet to finish it ... it's just so MEH! I've also listed Phase 2 movies in my list of movies that have concerns (hence the reference to both direct and indirect).
Marvel made money renting out their licenses to other production companies. But of course, this is just my stubborn streak.
And to point this out - you're the one stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that I may have a point by clinging to the idea that the entirety of my opinion is derived on movies that Marvel didn't produce directly.
And by that same yardstick, some of the treatments outside Marvel have also been awesome, so I fail to see how I'm wrong in assuming all movies based in the Marvel universe (regardless of publisher) should be viewed critically before becoming an instant fan.