Marvel Cinematic Universe
Not merely existing to assuage white guilt, Heimdall, Storm, Black Panther, and Luke Cage have given us more to think about.
The film gives voice to blue-collar frustration, but not from workers themselves.
In recent mega-franchises like Alien, storytelling takes a backseat to mythology and worldbuilding.
Free-to-play games can be evil things indeed, but Marvel's range of titles aren't likely to bankrupt you. Also, they're actually quite good.
I sat through more than a day's worth of big-screen explosions and super-fandom at the Ultimate Marvel Marathon in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.