With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ upon us, here’s why Marvel deserves (gasp!) an Honorary Oscar

With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ upon us, here’s why Marvel deserves (gasp!) an Honorary Oscar
As positive reviews pour in for “Avengers: Endgame,” the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think we should consider taking them more seriously as art. Marvel has achieved an unprecedented feat in the history of film. There’s no awards category for this magnitude of achievement, so I think the whole franchise deserves an honorary Oscar.

Hear me out. Superheroes have become the bane of some critics and movie lovers who regret how the comic book genre has swallowed the industry whole in the last decade. I get sick of them sometimes too, and I wish there were more room at the multiplexes for the kinds of unique mid-budget comedies and dramas that have lately fled to the small screen. I also wish some featured McU performers like Glenn Close (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Annette Bening (“Captain Marvel”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) had more opportunities
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