Laziness has taken me these past months that I semi-shelved this piece. Saw Wonder Woman and it floored me, just like it floored everyone else it seems. I just couldn’t write about her because every other article I saw in the net has praised the beloved heroine. I am also so lazy that I haven’t updated the DC article and haven’t touched the comics as well. I am sorry. Day job is an a*hole. Again I am sorry.
Watched Spider-man: Homecoming yesterday. And I liked what I saw. It was a fresh new take on our beloved character that even new kids from the 2000’s can even identify (Spidey’s big screen image has been rebooted 2 times already and has been played by 3 actors, so far).
This is Peter Parker struggling through his teens part, the essence that the two previous outing didn’t tackle so much, maybe because they were played by older actors. This is the growing up Peter time. Spidey at his most hilarious.
Tom Holland, although in my taste not the matinee idol face you can think of, pulled by far a superior performance of the three actors. Maybe because this time Sony, with my head nodding, sought the help of the Marvel gurus to help with their script and make Spider-Man fresh again. They didn’t need to doubt, as Marvel gave us this wunderkind of a film. No longer do we have a predictable death scene of Green Goblin and Gwen Stacy. What we have now is fresh storyline that nobody can guess.
I think that is the magic of the MCU. It gives us a new fresh prespective of what we read in the comics and make it fresh and brand new on-screen.
I thought Tony Stark would dominate the scenes but no, he took the back seat when he needed to and made Spider-man into the foreground. It’s basically the story of Spider-man like we aren’t used to. And because of this I just can’t wait for Thor to come-out. So far the MCU has brought in two critically acclaimed movies in Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman, it only keeps getting better and better.
Reports by express.co.uk tells us of sources speaking out about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman movie being “very disjointed, disappointing, full of the same problems and stinks just like Batman v Superman”.
As we can all remember, Batman v Superman was a hype train, earning great when it opened, but after being panned by critics and some movie fans alike, took a huge dip in its second week onwards. Suicide followed, but same results.
So obviously fans of DC has naturally put their hopes on the next best thing, Wonder Woman, to redeem past mistakes. But a source said it is not going exactly into plan.
During an episode of the Schmoes Know show on YouTube, host Sasha Perl-Raver revealed that the same insider who said Batman v Superman would ‘stink’ says exactly the same about the upcoming Wonder Woman.
She said: “So, I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus.”
“We have somebody within our community who has gotten insider information that broke my effing heart this week, because I have tremendous belief that Wonder Woman is gonna be awesome.
“I heard it stinks from the same person who told me that they heard that BvS stinks.”
She added: “The person who I spoke to…their response was ‘I’m very disappointed in what I saw, and it seems like all the problems are the same problems.
“It’s discombobulated, it doesn’t have narrative flow. It’s just very disjointed.”
This isn’t the first an insider has claimed Wonder Woman will be bad.
The insider, a Warner Bros employee, wrote an open letter to CEO Kevin Tsujihara.
It said: “Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess.
“It’s almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes over and over.”
In the end, let’s be the judge to that, but let’s hope it’s not as bad as they are saying. Wonder Woman comes to theaters in June 2017.
Word is out that although WB has promised a much darker and edgier alternative to its Marvel counterpart, Batman V Superman and The Suicide Squad have failed to live to its billing according to critics, who continuously pan out the films that WB produce.
And now more trouble is coming. Rumors are swirling that the new Justice League- which will finally feature DC’s answer to the Avengers with power superhero cast such as Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Flash, Aqua Man and Cyborg – is a mess.
There are hints that the movie is suffering from plot and general coherence, something that has bugged the previous films as well, and which has called for fans asking WB to sack Zach Snyder as its director (Zach for his part has directed the new Superman movies). And not only that, it seems to have also affected the upcoming stand alone Ben Affleck-directed Batman movie (who’ll also act on the role). Sources are saying that the slated Spring filming has been moved back to Summer.
Ben too hasn’t been too keen on doing it either, in answer to a question about his plans to direct: “That’s the idea. But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way, I think it’s really great I’m not going to do it.” (via movieweb.com)
As for the Justice League, we have teaser trailers to keep us excited, but as far as the Suicide Squad goes, which gave us good trailers, we still have to wait how the movie actually looks like when it hits theaters on November 17.
(I have to note that I liked the Suicide Squad movie no matter what).
Tale as old as time, just as the Beauty and the Beast theme song says, that’s how long Marvel and DC have rivalled each other. From comics issues to today’s cinematic universe, it’s a raging war especially for both fans of both parties.
There are also times that they copy each other, especially their characters (I’d write about that in another post, sadly I can’t at the moment). But I’d like to point out some of the major differences between these titanic companies.
We all know that Spiderman is from New York, so does the Avengers and their likes. Batman is from Gotham, Superman is from Metropolis. Get it? While Marvel tends to picture their heroes in real life locations, DC somewhat does it fictionally. Did I get that right? Now moving on…
Whilst, the X-men initially treats their powers as curse, Superman and the likes on the other hand on DC tends to treat theirs as blessings. They are given this and are called to embrace their powers and abilities.
3. How they got their powers
Superman’s power was inherent, as with Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Spiderman got his in a freak accident, so does Hulk. Captain America got his through some serum. DC tends to hold their hero born with their abilities or the ability to hone it at a young age. Marvel on the other hand made it look more grounded, more relatable since the heroes more usually get their powers in freak occurrences happening in their universe or immediate surroundings.
From my samples, there are some exceptions, but ultimately these are what I think the major differences between the two comic behemoths.
Here are some more differences between Marvel and DC from Watchmojo’s Youtube channel:
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In CW’s Supergirl, Lynda Carter, simply the most famous of all who dare portray the Amazonian heroine, returns to the boobtube.
She quickly made her impact as America’s president aiming to sign an Alien Amnesty Bill. It is because Aliens hide in the shadows in National City, and her new law would allow extraterrestrial beings to reveal themselves without fear of persecution. (Real character inspiration?)