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Subj: OK, so why...a few of you have touched on it...
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 02:21:25 pm EST (Viewed 215 times)
Reply Subj: My basic impressions of the movies, and how much I have liked the respective stuff
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 10:57:23 am EST (Viewed 190 times)
in that the Marvel movies feel more like Superhero movies and are more willing to incorporate humor, and do so pretty effectively....
I think that rings true to a large degree. I think there are other contributing factors though.
Marvel kind of stumbled onto a formula of teasing some upcoming stuff at the end of movies, but also let us not have to spend every film doing an origin...meaning that we get more ability to develop the antagonists....JLA forced characters together and didn't do a great job of it, and also didn't develop the villain well...so it fell flat. It also made it feel like they needed Superman for anything...too dependent on one powerful character.
Doomsday, the death of Superman gets tacked on to the end of an a movie spent building up the angst that Batman has over Superman...sorry, but it would have been better to build the JLA up first so they could fight Doomsday and fail, and do a PROPER job of the death of Superman, which deserved its own event...
Yeah, I can say 'poor writing', but I don't know what constraints anyone was working under. Marvel developed the interconnectivity more organically, so were first and foremost concerned with making a good Iron Man movie, and then Hulk movie (though the Hulk wasn't as successful).
DC had the opportunity to plan a little better, and used it to focus only on the later result, not a quality film at the start that builds. I think they could have learned and done a better job than Marvel, but every film feels like a restart, not a continuation....