We Can See Heroes

Before you go on, please know that this was thrown together at the last-minute. I wanted to get in on this Comic Book thing – but it may look a little ugly. Don’t mind me, or the partial thoughts in the following. 

I have to admit; I love me a good superhero movie. I’m a bit of a fake though. I’m a comic book geek – sans comic books. I don’t think that makes me any less of a fan though; which also means I’m allowed an opinion. The Matticus Kingdom has asked us to take sides in a tug-o-war contest between Marvel and DC.

Before I begin I want to say that I enjoy ALL comic book movies, no matter where the stories come from. Having said that I’m going to have to go with Marvel. Here are the pros…

marvel's heroes
marvel’s heroes (Photo credit: thewhitestdogalive)

Blade – Blade IIBlade Trinity – All movies use the same actors.

X-Men – X2 – X-Men: The Last Stand – X-Men Origins: Wolverine – The Wolverine – All movies use the same actors

Spider-Man – Spider-Man 2 – Spider-Man 3 – All movies use the same actors

Fantastic Four – Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer – Both movies use the same actors

Iron Man – Iron Man 2 – The Avengers – Iron Man 3 – Captain America – Thor and Thor 2 – All movies use the same actors

Here are the cons…

Howard the Duck (Actually, this is a guilty pleasure of mine…but still a con.)

Daredevil (Never saw Elektra, but glad I haven’t yet)

Hulk (I really liked The Incredible Hulk. Just too bad Edward Norton is so full of himself. I still like him though)

The Punisher was alright. The sequel…not so much. (Still haven’t seen the Dolph Lundgren movie)

Ghost Rider, not so bad. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance? Gag me.

Now, let’s take a look at the DC comic book movies.

DC Comics Booth
DC Comics Booth (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Three different actors have portrayed Superman, and four different have portrayed Batman.

The following movies were made – and not watched as much as they would have liked…



Watchmen (I really like this movie though)

Jonah Hex

Green Lantern (Went to theaters to see this. So disappointed in the graphics used. This could’ve been a very great movie.)

Pros for DC…

Batman Begins – The Dark Knight – The Dark Knight Rises (I’m also a sucker for Michael Keaton as Batman)

Superman – Superman 2 – Superman 2: Richard Donner cut – Man of Steel

A History of Violence, Constantine, V for Vendetta, The Losers, Red and Red 2, The Spirit

The thing is, it’s hard for most of these movies to produce a sequel.

They both produce very good movies, but Marvel seems to be more stable to me. What do you think?

Would you like to join in this tug-o-war? Just click below and comment or write your very own post.


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19 thoughts on “We Can See Heroes

  1. I never thought of it in terms of stability when it came to the movies. I guess I am used to almost everything being remade/re-imagined now, comic book-based or not, that it never occurred to me to be think of it in terms of pro/con and what happens going forward.

    Good post…wrong answer, but well done -)

  2. Marvel support noted.
    And I’m awarding 1,000 extra pulling points to the Marvel side of the rope for you calling out the importance of stability. In a tug-of-war match, stability is key. Wouldn’t you agree? Oh gee and fiddle-dee-dee, look at me, Fridays fill me with glee, and the rhyming just has to be, don’t you agree?
    Dang, sorry, got caught in a loop there for a minute. These things happen from time to time when you are a Jester. Hazard of the trade.

  3. I like the reasoning here– and even though I stand by team DC– I have to agree with most of your points, 🙂 And yep, the Green Lantern movie was a disaster zone… which is too bad, really.

  4. Good DC is REALLY good. Bad DC is REALLY bad.

    Good Marvel is pretty good. Bad Marvel is pretty bad.

    In the end it all equals out. I only ever collected one comic book series in my life and it was Marvel vs. D.C. I didn’t even read it. I just liked looking at pictures of The Silver Surfer.

    1. Surfer is awesome! But why didn’t you read it?

      At least check out Stan Lee’s origin of the character, or his introduction in the Fantastic Four title… those alone are pretty awesome.

  5. I just can’t bring myself to watch Man of Steel, Jon. I hold Donner’s movies in such high regard and what little I’ve seen of this Earth 52 Superman movie… nope, I just can’t do it.

      1. Sorry, that doesn’t help any.

        This new Zod will never hold a candle to Terence Stamp.

        There are other, more serious reasons why I have much pause about seeing this movie, and I just don’t have the brain cells at the moment to expound on them.

          1. Well, the way movies are promoted today, viewers can see large swaths of the movie just in the trailers. I followed those, and other press regarding the movie, and I’m just not feeling it.

  6. I hardly dare weigh in because I really loved The Green Lantern, although it is slightly possible that what I loved was Ryan Russell. Aside from that DC seems to have more dark, tortured type heroes and I prefer lighter fare, so I’d pick Marvel too.

  7. I’m also a huge Marvel fan (helloooooo Deadpool!) and I haven’t read too many comics (except for Deadpool. I’m noticing a trend…). I will admit the Batman trilogy was superb, as was Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Personally, I prefer the newest Spiderman to anything with Toby Macguire in it, but that’s just me.

    Loved the post, fellow Marvel fan! 😀

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