Marvel (Pro) vs DC (Con) movies
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I'll defend Marvel on this one, may the better franchise win. Are we just doing the comics, or everything related?
Marvel's formula has been to never let any one of the protagonist characters (except quicksilver) to die (that is why the Avengers are so many), while DC has taken the brave step of killing off a few heroes and villains. DC has far better storyline and depth than Marvel. Marvel's Avengers are nothing but a hitman squad, but Batman actually stands for something. He has ideals. While you may say Captain America has ideals, it is clear he lost them because in civil war he ditched all his ideals just to save his friend from being killed. And the rest of the team just know about blasting and shooting.
Marvel more than likely won't kill of any protagonist until part two of infinite war, they plan on having 60+ characters appearing in that, so they are trying to save as many as they can. How can you say DC has more depth than Marvel?!? The MCU has been tied together in all of the movies since the first Iron man through S.H.I.E.L.D. With the exception of Batman vs. Superman how often does the depth of DC go past the protagonist of that specific movie. People want to see a hitman squad, that's why the MCU has been so much more successful than DC who ruined any chance of keeping depth to their movies in Justice League considering they just killed Superman AGAIN. Batman's ideals go as far as don't kill. Marvel characters save lives by killing psychotic villains from time to time, what's the Jokers kill count at right now? Captain America didn't ditch his ideals, he though that it was wrong he would have to take orders from the U.N. in case the Avenger's needed to help and they wouldn't let them.
As for the Majority argument, atheists are a very low majority, but that doesn't mean they can't be right. That way, the majority of the world is Christian, doesn't mean that Christ can be the only God. Also, the majority are men in this world, doesn't mean a man's opinion is better than a woman's. Joker survival was necessary to prolong the movie and help Batman face a trial to test his ideals. And he sticked to them.
To be honest, the only DC movies I have watched is the Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern and Batman Vs Superman, I am at a disadvantage here. But I have watched many of the Marvel's movies, and their quality is going low. Avengers Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3 confirm that. DC had its flop with BvS, but Civil war wasn't much better for me either.
If anything Iron man lost his ideals when he opted for revenge. The members that followed Captain America all knew the risks, and we're all willing to take them. As far as depth is concerned, even Deadpool had the floating S.H.I.E.L.D. ship thing in it (I can't remember what it's called) The MCU allows for this to happen because they can keep getting more and more depth to their movies. Did you even see the clip after the credits in Age of Ultron, when Thanos grabs the infinite gauntlet? Another example is the so called "mutant gene" which successfully was incorporated into the MCU through Deadpool, probably leading to an epic mix up of the two (Avengers, X-men) in years to come. You've just openly admitted that if they had killed Joker, Batman would have been over because he doesn't believe in killing. Would it have been better to kill Joker and save hundreds of lives, or let him live because Batman has ideals that cause the deaths of so many people. If this we're realistic I would much rather have any member of the MCU defending my life at any point, regardless of the civilian casualties and collateral damage. They get it done.
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