Why i’m not looking forward to Superman Vs. Batman

_1375065189The title of this post is slightly misleading…of course I will go and see the movie and love watching two of my favorite hero’s duke it out or whatever it is they are going to be doing. However, I’m incredibly, and I cannot stress this enough, INCREDIBLY disappointed at DC’s choice of new movie.

First, I would like to point out how Marvel has done everything right.

They did individual hero movies and then brought them all together in the Avengers. It was a brilliant plan. Not only do they make a ton of money on all the individual movies, but the fans get to revel at each separate movie and cheer when they all come together. Marvel has successfully created the Marvel Universe, each character intertwined with the other.

My question is…comment is*, “seriously DC?”

I loved Man of Steel, but DC has dropped the ball with their announcement of Superman VS. Batman. We have already seen three amazing Batman movies, a crap ton of good and not so good Superman movies…so why are we doing them both again?

I would much rather DC started to branch out and do other hero movies, give us something ELSE to look forward to instead of the same guys in tights. What about the Flash? Wonder Woman? Aquaman (don’t laugh, can you breath underwater?)? A Green Lantern movie that didn’t make me punch my TV (I love Ryan Reynolds, but he is funny…green lantern isn’t supposed to be funny!). DC has begun to over saturate those two hero’s. Now the hope for a good Justice League movie seems to be fleeting.

I get that they are popular characters right now…but the fact DC is out to make a quick buck is alarmingly obvious…and as a fan, quite upsetting. I almost feel betrayed, it seems they care more about the money then making the fans happy.

So overall, I’m really not looking forward to Superman Vs. Batman. I will simply pine and hope for the days when DC gets it right.

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Thor Numba 2

THORThor, The Dark World joined the ranks of rare movies where the squeal is on par with the original. It was well done, just as well as the first Thor.

The Marvel Universe has been exploding with awesome since they launched the individual character movies. Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. They threw those characters into a pot and created the Avengers. It was a truly brilliant strategy, focusing a trilogy on each character before combining them.

I thought perhaps Marvel had peeked with the first Avengers movie. I mean, it was new, it was fresh, it was blowing my mind, i thought there was no way for it to keep getting better.

I was wrong.

Thor 2 was funny, cunning, exciting, smart and just as good as the first one. As the first sequel to come out since the Avengers, all my skepticism was thrown out the window when i was swept up in the twists Thor threw at me.

Its a rare moment when a squeal is just as good as the first movie. I’m glad Marvel is getting it right, if anyone could, it would be the Avengers.