Usually, when enemies overwhelm protagonists like this, it's off paneled. You see a bit and then jump to the consequence. But this talk is all about opinions anyway.
I disagree, skipping to the consequence makes the story less appealing.
For example, I enjoyed their Shabondy defeat. They were totally outclassed, actually making me believe "oh, they are doomed". Would have been pretty insignificant if all of it got skipped after Luffy being blocked by Sentoumaru and Brook couldn´t hit Borsalino.
Recently, we at least had the terrific sequence of Luffy being flattened by 2 gigantic haki-fists after he got caught off-guard by the book illusion. Even though I rooted for him to beat the whole army and stay there to keep his promise to Sanji, that defeat was well-done.
Now this ending here is just weak from my perspective. Yes it´s just my personal opinion. I am not mad or anything, just a bit disappointed. And yeah the box doing exactly what everyone expected is unexciting, just like reading the chapter after spoilers.
Since the beginning, I was expecting BM to mop the floor with them just to showcase they got extremely lucky to escape alive…skipping how they get owned is unsatisfactory. Except for that missing part, the chapter was really good.
Anyway, I´ve been feeling this for a while, One Piece has become too large for a forced weekly serialization and would require at least 3x the number of pages per wek to keep its high quality, but it´s not humanly possible for the author to do that in that time frame.
Way too much stuff that would be surely amazing to read is simply skipped these days :sad: