@CreepinDeth what I am implying is that Disney has taken the comic book characters and basically Disneytized them and made them their own.
I understand being a purist. If that's what's keeping you from enjoying the shows and movies, then so be it. That's your choice. I don't understand this sentence though. Every comic book movie since the first Superman with Christopher Reeves has taken many liberties with the characters and altered them to fit the directors and/or studio's vision.
Disneytized is still not a clear term. Are they too children focused? Or is that just a way to say that they're not 1:1 comic counterparts? Because it's Feige that's running this. No one else at Disney is putting their flavor on the MCU like it has in the Star Wars franchise (although it seems maybe Jon Favreau and Taika Waititi might be changing that soon with their success.)
There are a ton of comic readers who love the MCU variants. If anything, they're the reason it's successful. They helped the MCU by giving the original Iron Man legitimacy by being outspoken about how great a movie it was. Jon Favreau respected the the lore and I feel that's what's being done to this day (with the exception of a few moves here and there that I've mentioned in the Eternals thread.) As someone who has worked in the video game industry, I have met many, and become friends with, hardcore comic nerds. I do mean hardcore. They may not praise everything as perfect but they thoroughly enjoy the MCU. But both of our experiences are anecdotal, so it would be cool to see a survey on this. I'm genuinely curious.
Just my .02 cents, but Infinity War and End Game were absolutely great at the movie theater and I don't think I will experience something like that again now with Streaming being a huge factor. It was one of those rare, special events that don't happen often. I feel like the original Star Wars theatrical release was probably the closest. I'm so glad I got to experience them personally since I wasn't around for SW.