I think a good comic book movie just requires it to be a bit flexible. Or perhaps more accurately, all the physics have to make sense within the rules the movie itself has established. As one of my ex-boyfriends put it, every movie is allowed one great impossibility, and anything beyond that requires work to support. In superhero movies, the existence of superheroes is the great impossibility, and you can have anything you need to support that framework. But once things start happening just because, you're slipping out of the possibility of being a good movie.
Originally Posted by Swift
I'm going to have to back up "there is no legitimate reason for alien invasion" but agree that, well, they've got Loki. Legitimate isn't what counts.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"