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It took decades for film technology to catch up with the comics and books I grew up with, and I'm wallowing in the wonderfulness of it all. I prefer the Marvel films because, frankly, DC's heroes are idiots. You have all these super speedsters who rush up to the bad guys and wait for them to do something catastrophically evil, and only react after the worst thing imaginable has happened. Flash, Supergirl, you know I'm right. Why not smack the villain a few thousand times before letting him or her kill a few thousand people and throw kryptonite grenades at you over and over again? Superman, I'm looking at you. Wonder Woman .... okay, they got her and Aquaman right. But still!
And their TV shows are more soap opera than action. Marvel's are better paced and better written generally, just like the comics were when I was a kid. I did read DC back in the Silver Age, and enjoyed them, but comparing them to what Marvel was doing then on paper and is doing now on the small and large screens is like comparing Nancy Drew to Nero Wolfe, Lost in Space to Star Trek, a Big Mac to Chateaubriand. Palatable, even enjoyable, but definitely a lesser product.
Post by Admin Kbatz on Jan 29, 2020 21:13:37 GMT -5
My comic book interested kind of peaked mid nineties so I am not die hard over all these superhero movies. My husband watched them all over and over but for me the Christopher Reeve Superman is still tough to beat. Don't hate me!
The first few seasons of the Supergirl show were nice, again unpopular opinion but I loved the movie with Helen Shaver! Again my husband tried watching all those CW ones, but yeah, like the Arrow one was very teen dream kind of moon eyes. Ugh.
What I kind of dislike about all of these is the same thing that got me out of comic books - the way they are increasingly tied together and you have to watch all of them to get pieces of the ones you like. We have Disney Plus now too and I wonder how they are going to make all these new tv shows tie into the MCU now.
I will say though last week I finally saw all of Black Panther and I liked that one! Otherwise, I kind of find the movies to all be the same. I realized that when I finally saw Thor: The Dark World a while back. I was like why does an alien invasion in Avengers take all of them but the aliens in this one only need Thor? Before Black Panther, I think I liked Thor the best because it had some Shakespearean elements to it, but honestly, I still just like the old Incredible Hulk show.
I'm so glad you are enjoying the fun conference board! Now if you want to talk about Silver Age comics, that is another long story! I collected a lot of those!
Emz: Thanks for coming Trin and Kbatz thanks for all your work on this. It really is an awesome thing and I enjyed reading the transcripts.
Feb 28, 2020 0:52:38 GMT -5
robbiec: A most interesting post. I really enjoyed the comments and discussion about Shakespeare whose stories I have always enjoyed. My favourite story is Romeo and Juliet [sorry about that].
Mar 1, 2020 12:34:35 GMT -5
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