Comic Book Movie Reviews: DC versus Marvel


When comic book fans all over the world heard of the new movie, “Justice League, premiering mid November, people could barely wait to watch. The film incorporates the 6 most well known DC superheroes: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Together, they team up to try and stop villain, Steppenwolf, from destroying all mankind in order to start anew. Now that the movie is out, people, including myself, have gone to see the long anticipated movie on the night of the premiere. Rotten tomatoes frankly rated the movie with a degrading 37%. They claimed the plot did not emphasize the controlled-chaos of each of the characters, and lacked the flowing spirit the comic books provide. While seeing the movie, I did stifle a couple of laughs, mainly at the quirky and awkward persona Flash takes on. I did feel as though some of the characters lacked depth and passion, however I was impressed at the movie came together in the end as a team of extraordinary misfits. As DC fans got excited over “Justice League,” Marvel fans were busy watching, and loving the new movie on the Avenger’s, Thor. “Thor Ragnarok” was given an astonishing 7.5 out of 10 by the Rotten Tomato movie review aggregator. Reviewer’s from the website shed their opinion on the new film, “Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise — and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” The movie encompasses Thor and his brother, Loki, fighting to save his homeland, Asgard, from an omnipotent woman named Hela. Marvel created the movie with the same approach when creating the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series: with the perfect balance of humor and tough-guy for each of the characters. Compared to “Justice League,” “Thor: Ragnarok” is less serious and including more jokes. It is recommend the movie to any fellow superhero geeks out there, however, if you are not familiar with the DC or Marvel superheroes, you might want to get some background information before watching the movie, since you might be sitting there in the middle of the movie wondering how and why a certain character became so necessary so quickly.