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How the Avengers Brought Stupid Back (and beat Batman)

"K.I.S.S, Keep it Simple, Stupid. This is the initialism on the post-it notes that screen-scribblers use to trim the fat off their unruly pages. It’s one that despite its two hour twenty minute running time, Marvel’s The Avengers cut a brutally effective swath with a third of the effort. But at the cost of its potential smarts, was it worth it?"

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Kur03331d ago

The only reason why it made more money is 3D. Its that simple. 3D is more expensive and people seem to love it for whatever reason.

Legion3331d ago

Sorry that is just too simplistic. I see the draw of Avengers being the melding of all the other Hero movies into a single showcase. You drew on so many characters and fans that it had to make a splash on the movie scene.

extermin8or3331d ago

No really the only reason it made more money is the 3D had batman been in 3D it would have brought in more money; a 3D ticket is several pounds more expensive; so multiply that by the vast majority who saw the avengers and you have more money; I think somewhere roughly worked it out that more people worldwide may have actually gone to see Batman than the avengers in the same amount of time.

xtremexx3331d ago

you mean TDKR was 2deep4u right?

corroios3331d ago (Edited 3331d ago )

Sorry but tdrk has a weak story, full off holes and its not even in the some league as the dark knight. Good but not amazing. Slow paced, almost no Batman and the end is crap. The autopilot... The fight with bane was nothing compared with the comics. The way he recovered from the problem in «hell»... i could go on.

The Avengers is a cool summer blockbuster, nothing more. Its a diferente universe, nothing with DC.

Garrison3331d ago

This dude is just butt-hurt batman fan. And this is coming from a batman fan. I love batman and I love movies. And sure the second movie was awesome but that one also had it's faults, main one being that the actual fights sucked on that one.

Avengers is one of the best if not "THE" best superhero movie ever. It ain't perfect either but it delivers what superhero fans want, great superhero action. That's what made spiderman 2 one of the best superhero films out there, good story and characters with great powers battling it out.

The batman movies have been great movies, in my opinion. They are just not movies in which batman himself is great thou. He's actually sucked pretty bad @ being "the worlds greatest detective" in them.

If there was a justice league movie right now and batman was written the way he is on these movies you could see that he actually has....nothing to offer to the team unlike he does in the comics.
This batman a terrible detective, mediocre tactitian but a good fighter. Which in a team like the Justice League, means your easily replaceable.

shadow27973331d ago

They were both fantastic movies for very different reasons. Personally, I preferred the Avengers for one reason: it was fun. I don't know about you, but I see a lot of movies that are able to achieve serious and dramatic. There are far fewer that successfully achieve being a fun movie experience. It's why I love Star Wars (particularly the original) and Indiana Jones.

Avengers doesn't take itself too seriously. It's witty, fun, and full of action that makes you want to cheer.

TDKR takes it in a completely other direction, and one that fits its source material. TDKR is very serious and it's for that reason that its flaws are harder to swallow, in my opinion.

I'm not sure you can really say one is better than the other, it's more just personal preference. Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon are both in a league of their own when it comes to comic book movies.