Marvel Studios' latest blockbuster The Marvels opened in theaters this past weekend, earning $110.3 million worldwide. While that's a massive number for most movies, it's the lowest mark ever for an MCU film, and a relative flop when you consider the movie's $274.8 million budget.
The MCU has been on a downward trend for some time now, with Disney seemingly prioritizing quantity over quality ever since Avengers: Endgame. The result is a surplus of mediocre content, leaving all but the most devoted fans wondering if it's even worth drudging through low-rated shows, for the luxury of understanding the context behind some future crossover film.
Fans were less than interested in seeing a movie starring multiple characters featured in lower-budget Disney+ series, teaming up with one of the lesser-known heroes from the previous Avengers iterations. That, combined with a lack of proper marketing due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, meant a perfect storm for low box office performance. The Marvels disaster is a coming together of everything wrong with the current MCU direction, and from a movie that by all accounts isn't that bad.
The movie's opening weekend flop has created quite the buzz online, so we've put together 20 roasts, reactions, and memes about The Marvels.