10 Moments Comic Book Movies Dropped The Ball

That Hulk-Widow romance is still just about the weirdest thing to come out of the MCU so far...

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Over the last ten years, comic book movies have become more and more popular, to the point that it is now one of the most lucrative genres in the entire industry. At the time of writing, 13 of the 47 movies to have grossed over one billion dollars are adaptations of comic books.

However, with the potential financial benefits of such a movie comes a heightened risk of scrutiny and criticism. Since movie studios are taking characters and stories already beloved by an army of loyal, devoted, and die hard fans, any kind of mistake or direction taken that such fans don't like will be highlighted more than ever.

While there are infamous comic book movies that disappointed audiences on almost every level, even the most popular are far from perfect. Some of the greatest comic book movies of all time include even just one scene that fans can't help but feel let down by.

Whether such mistakes are the fault of the actors, the directors, the editors, or a mix of several key members of the team, they simply don't go unnoticed, no matter how small.

10. Steve & Sharon's Kiss - Captain America: Civil War

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For the entirety of Steve Rogers' MCU story arc, Peggy Carter was the love of his life, and the motivation behind so much of what he ever did. Even after waking up, he went to stay by her bedside in Washington, and was devastated by the news of her death.

He went so far as to sacrifice his life as Captain America with the Avengers, something that he always saw as his unwavering duty, to have a normal life with Peggy. She was all he ever wanted, which begs the question, why did he kiss her niece during Civil War?

Sharon Carter was introduced to the MCU during Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and apart from one conversation about getting a coffee, there was never any romantic connection between her and Steve. Out of the blue however, during Civil War, they shared a kiss.

Agent 13 was a strong character on her own, and there was absolutely no reason for her to become romantically involved with Cap. It wasn't like the moment was a catalyst for any further story or character development, it just felt forced and completely unnecessary.


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