The Avengers Vs The Dark Knight Rises: Is there a battle?

I try to give my personal Thoughts as to which summer goliath will reign champion...

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By WINinator - 5/1/2012
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As many of you know there is currntly a very heated debate as to which ComicBookMovie will dominate the box office: The Avengers or The Dark Kight Rises. There are really many different factors as to which might bring up a bigger fan appeal. Such factors include: The Avengers being the first movie of it's kind and The Batman films having such a strong following left over from The Dark Knight four years ago. Other things to consider is that there might not even be a debate to have. So what if one is better than the other, you are still getting the movies that you want and that's all that should really matter
First Joss Whedon is a very different director than Christopher Nolan and the other way around. You can't judge movies that have not even come out yet based on the different creative minds that com to these projects. Joss Whedon takes a more actiony approach to his films while a Tarantino-esque style of dialogue. Christopher Nolan focuses more on the intellectuality of his films while still making an enjoyable action film. Is it even fair to judge the both of these films in the same standards?

The avengers is a very "head-on" CBM, while The Dark Knight rises takes a very different approach with taking the differnt layers of the Batman. Another thing to consider is the fanbase. The Avengers' fanbase comes straight from the other MCU movies and the rest is mostly hype, while the same can be said for The Dark Knight Rises that film has the fanbase from Nolan and from his previous Batman films.


I will not say I am looking more forward to one than the other because im really excited for both, but I do wish that people who make such abig deal out of nothing, like this debate, will get their heads out unmentionable places and just enjoy whichever movie they ae wanting to see. Let the studios worry about Box-Office, and you worry about which one you want to see.
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BIGBMH - 5/1/2012, 8:10 AM
You're right. They are going for totally different things so comparing them head on is problematic. Still, since they're both likely to be huge, it's fun to pick a side when predicting which one will do better and come out as the top summer movie. That doesn't mean you have to hate the other and I'm not sure why do many people here take it to that level. However it turns out, there are going to be people with differing opinions years from now as to which was better overall.
marvelstudios - 5/1/2012, 9:07 AM
i love both franchises, anyone who hates 1 or the other is only kidding themselves.
Minotauro - 5/1/2012, 10:09 AM
I'll say it again. Nolan's Trilogy is the Best Comic Book Trilogy ever. And that is not my personal biased opinion. ;)
DukeAcureds - 5/1/2012, 11:02 AM
Minotauro@ No, you're right. I totally agree. But only because there isn't really much competition. Seriously the only comic book trilogies that I know of are Blade, Spider-Man and X-Men.
AlexdoxA - 5/1/2012, 12:02 PM
Nah! this is like trying to say which one is better, Forrest Gump, The Godfather 2 or The Exorcist...
Minotauro - 5/1/2012, 12:27 PM
Will call Spider-man, X-men, & Blade "Duologies". Because their 3rd attempts where just plain bad.
superotherside - 5/1/2012, 2:16 PM
Good article. I'm a fan of each film so I'm excited for both. :D
EdgyOutsider - 5/1/2012, 6:13 PM
The debate between the two films come from the rivalry between Marvel and DC, fans helped make the rivalry and they keep it going today. It makes for a good debate but it has become too much, people have made it personal and it's just become rediculous. Enjoy the fact that our heros are even getting chances at becoming films and forming in other media.
Ghostt - 5/1/2012, 7:48 PM
we are lucky fanboys to be getting these epic CBMs this year. A colorful one of a kind action movie in the Avengers and what looks to be a near flawless trilogy in Batman. Yin and Yang, man. Love the contrasts to these badass movies.

nice article!
Jonge - 5/1/2012, 11:00 PM
the avengers is an entirely new type of CBM. I agree that TDKR will be great and will be a good movie in general as well as a great way to finish off a great series but the fact of the matter is that the avengers is one of the coolest things i have ever seen and i think many other people can agree with that statement. there is nothing that can compare to the avengers in my opinion
third3ye - 5/3/2012, 10:27 AM
This article is a waste of time, it doesn't even try to pick a box office winner! Both movies will rake in the dough at the box office, but let's make no mistake - TDKR will NOT gross more than Avengers. Avengers can break the $1B barrier; TDKR will be ecstatic to gross more than $800M.

I personally can't wait to see TDKR, but also being a realist on box office potential.
claybo4131 - 5/3/2012, 11:46 AM
Its really the Nolanites who start this whole thing. Every CBM that has come out since TDK, they always say "Its not the Dark Knight" "Dark Knight was Better" "Dark Knight is the greatest" "Dark Knight THis Dark Knight That" They overemphasize the movie really. I will say it again and Nolanites hate it when myself or anyone else say it, but the MAIN REASON Dark Knight got 538 million compared to the 205 million Batman Begins made was HEATH LEDGER DIED that is a fact, not opinion. All the marketing and everything was around Joker & Heaths death, and people were infatuated by it.

Nolanites just do not want to have another CBM outgross TDK either opening weekend or all time and they are afraid that Avengers will.

Also Bane & Catwoman are not as marketable of a villain as Joker was, plus no one has died as well. Nolanites need to stop their bickering, there would be a JLA movie if not for Nolan anyways.
Alexandre - 5/4/2012, 12:20 AM
in a way its good and bad.

its bad for the obvious reasons. because lots of stupid people always get involve and take it too far.

its good because competition keeps everyone on their toes and putting out fresh material.

so i say, for the sake of keeping it alive, we continue the good o'fight. that way it shows that someone still cares and it wont die out

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