tenia wrote:Still amazed on how the DC movies are mostly perceived as mediocre but somehow, WW and the Marvel movies arent.
Honestly, it's about like
more than anything else, and it helps a lot if you like the actors and/or characters a lot. None of these films are honestly that great, but they are sometimes fun or moderately thrilling popcorn adventures. Of the major superhero movies released since 2005, there is maybe one bonafide amazing film, and that is The Dark Knight
. After that, the other two Nolan films are very, very good, but from there, you get into very good "for a comic book movie", which is probably where Logan
, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
, any or all of the Iron Man
films, Thor: Ragnarok
and Captain America: Civil War
would be (in that order) for me.
I actually hadn't seen any Marvel films since The Incredible Hulk
and the first Iron Man
film back in 2008, when in early 2014, I happened to notice a trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
, and discovered that Robert Redford was in it. That spurred me to get the intervening films on Blu-ray, so I could watch Winter Soldier
in the theater, and since then, I've kept up with the series, mainly because they often cast actors I like (Jenny Agutter, Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Robert Redford, Rene Russo, etc.) in smaller roles and I like seeing them on big screens again. I also like Robert Downey, Jr., and I feel he has elevated the Iron Man
movies a lot, to where he can even make a movie like Captain America: Civil War much
better than it would have been without him.
I am not nearly the fan of The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy films that everyone else seems to be, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
was childish garbage, in my opinion. I will see Avengers: Infinity Pool
(and likely the second one), mainly to watch it/them wrap up this "phase", and then I think I will be done, unless they give a major role to another actor I really enjoy in the future, which seems unlikely as most of those actors are now in their 40s and older.
seems to really mean that Hugh Jackman is done with Wolverine, the obvious other exception is Deadpool
, which doesn't fit with the others, and was just a damn fun movie, which was a bit naughty, and so refreshing. I will definitely see the sequel, and if that somehow maintains the quality of the first film, who knows from there.
I would also be up for any other interesting superhero films that are released, but the Marvel films aren't that, and while they are entertaining, I really wonder where they will go after 2019, and not in a way that suggests I want to see any other films, either.
In fact, like many people in the past thirty/forty years, I am much more of a Batman/Superman fan than any other hero(es), but it's just that the Snyder films, while visually interesting, have odd characterizations, and take the characters in bizarrely dark directions without just cause.
That's why I really can't wait for this era of superhero films to be over. With few exceptions, all we've had are films that are entertaining, but not that interesting, or re-watchable. Though I will admit, I do want to keep re-watching the Snyder films every once in a while, to try and understand what happened.