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Why Do Marvel Movies Look Kind of Ugly?

Why Do Marvel Movies Look Kind of Ugly? Check this out! It is a wonderful video essay by Patrick H. Willems that opened my eyes to color grading in movies. Although I do feel that Dr. Strange & especially the newest Spider-Man: Homecoming had better color grading then the rest of the Marvel movies (maybe I felt it looked better in theatre at the time), I have to agree that the Marvel color grading default needs work. Hopefully with the camera change in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, like Patrick H. Willems mentions, helps adjust that to be a brighter tone that more matches the Marvel comics. Marvel was always known as comic books that pop although lately their comic book covers seem to lack that so maybe in a way, latest comics match the muddy colors of their films?

Please do take the time to check out Patrick H. Willems work. He’s made some wonderful film shorts and video essays that will make you think and enjoy movies even more so with the insight.

More from Patrick H. Willems here on his YouTube channel:

Original post here on Film School Rejects (a new daily obsession of mine):

Why Do Marvel Movies Look Kind of Ugly?

From the YouTube page:

I really like the movies Marvel Studios makes, but I really wish they would improve their color grading.

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Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
The Avengers
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Th First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War
Guardians of the Galaxy
Doctor Strange
Mad Max: Fury Road
Jupiter Ascending

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