Better off silent
- May 13, 2002
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- Round Rock, TX
I never claimed that DC was more imaginative. I did claim that Marvel is formulaic, because they are. DC is not formulaic, and in normal circumstances that would be great but they did a terrible job because their stories and quality of filmmaking was subpar and never approached the Nolanverse quality. It’s not Marvels way or the highway for chrissakes.LOL. I am doing neither. Your claim is that DC is more imaginative and Marvel is formulaic. Therefore that’s the reason people don’t like DC. I neither ignored that or moved the goal post.
I am directly addressing that take by saying it’s bunk. I am countering it by supporting my own point that if the DC movies had the Marvel creative team and things were reversed that people woulndn’t like Marvel movies. People don’t like DC because the quality isn’t there.
Not sure what you are missing.
You seem to think this is about something else. If DC has Marvels creative team would they be better? Almost certainly yes. But then DC would be following their own formula of being crowd pleasing fantasies like the Marvel movies are.
People live the Marvel movies — I guess you don’t see how they are acyually all very similar in structure, ie a formula. I’m not saying it’s right to go that route but it is certainly working out well for them. Or at least it was. Spider man notwithstanding, the verdict is still out in whether they are going to stay the course. They didn’t with Eternals and look what happened.
Eternals didn’t go the DC route, they were just different. And people didn’t care for it. Maybe it was the medium, but it didn’t hit with audiences. DC wants to be SO radical they lost what makes those heroes so great. Especially Superman and now it’s looking like Batman. It’s no surprise the biggest DC successes were the two most Marvel-like movies—Aquaman and Wonder Woman.
NOTE: I don’t consider Joker a DC movie per se, even though I think that movie was very successful at subverting the formula.