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‘Justice League’ vs. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Which One Wins?

I recently watched Justice League and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it immensely. The story was easy to follow, the action was epic, and it was a great way to bring the six superheroes together. Now that I’ve seen both Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League I am going to determine which movie I enjoyed the most. Enjoy!

The Characters

The Justice League

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When you bring together incredible heroes such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman etc. it’s always going to be amazing and Justice League wasn’t an exception. The characters, while they were great, a few were a little less awesome than others, mainly Aquaman. When The Avengers came out in 2012 nearly every superhero had their own debut film, except for Black Widow and Hawkeye but they were co-stars of those other movies. Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman are the only characters in this team who have had their own movie. That means it’s always going to be kind of hard to introduce three new characters in the span of only two hours while trying to keep track on one story line about preventing the end of the world. I’m frankly surprised the new characters were developed as well as they were.

Thor and Co.

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While “The Revengers” clearly aren’t as epic as the likes of the Justice League I happened to really like these characters. Thor, after Thor: Ragnarok, has become one of my favorite Avengers because he finally was given the chance to shine with his comedic personality. The Hulk is just…The Hulk. You can’t really do anything with him except make him a giant green rage monster, who can talk, and that’s what makes him great. Valkyrie has become my favorite female hero in Marvel because she’s just that awesome. And Loki, surprisingly, was very lovable in this movie. He wasn’t being the jerk that he normally is. I mean, he kind of was, but it was nice to see him on the side of the good guys this time around.

All in all, I loved Wonder Woman and Cyborg in Justice League but everyone else was okay. When I came away from Thor: Ragnarok I loved every single character equally and I can’t wait to see them all again.

Thor: Ragnarok: 1 point

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My Review of ‘Justice League’

I heard the critics and all of their opinions on Justice League. They said it wasn’t a movie worth watching, that it was a huge step backwards from Wonder Woman, and I believed them, that’s why it took me until yesterday to see it. And now that I’ve seen it I’m so glad I did. I have to admit, I enjoyed Justice League immensely. I watched the entire film, credits and all, thinking at any point that the movie was going to turn south and I was going to regret ever coming to see this superhero flick but it never happened! The story was simple yet cohesive, the characters were great, and yes there were flaws but overall I had a great time watching this movie. So, on that note I’m going to tell you all of the things I did and didn’t like about this film. Enjoy!

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen Justice League yet and you would rather stay in the dark about the movie’s premise and outcomes I would advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, I thank you for acknowledging this warning. Now to the review.

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Is Justice League Yet Another DC Flop?

Thor: Ragnarok has already come out and taken the superhero world by storm and tomorrow DC will be debuting its second movie of the year, Justice League, but critics have already started telling their opinions of the next Avengers-style flick and the feedback is simply brutal.

Entertainment Weekly gave Justice League a C+,  uh-oh! Vanity Fair basically said the movie was pretty awful and a waste of time, and another magazine out of the UK gave the movie 1 out of 5 stars! Ouch. So why is DC still not getting the formula right? I can tell you why: It’s because they’re trying to make their movies based off of the Marvel’s formula.

DC and Marvel are two completely different beasts. Marvel’s heroes are way more down to Earth and relatable while DC’s heroes are literally SUPER heroes. You’ve got a goddess, that’s Wonder Woman, a nearly invincible Kryptonian, Superman, an underwater breathing lord of the sea, Aquaman, and I could go on and on and on but the point I’m trying to make is this: DC heroes are epic which means their movies SHOULD be epic, like The Dark Knight trilogy. You can’t make a DC movie like Marvel because the superheroes are just totally different. If you try to fashion DC’s incredible goliaths after characters that aren’t nearly as powerful then you end up with countless flops?

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My Five Favorite Superheroes

Throughout Marvel and DC Comics there are countless superheroes to enjoy and in the last decade more of these characters have come to the forefront. There are, of course, heroes that are just simply cooler than others and so I am here to tell you who my five favorite superheroes are. Enjoy!

5. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was good, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

It was very difficult for me to pick between Iron Man and Captain America for fifth place on this list but at the end of the day, Tony Stark is still a billionaire playboy philanthropist like he was back in 2008’s Iron Man whereas Steve Rogers has grown and has become more of a leader. And Chris Evans is just, I feel, a nice person and so he is my fifth favorite superhero.

4. Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has never been one of my favorite superheroes…until now. Spider-Man is so cute and fun and he’s rather heroic in his own Spider-Manny way. Marvel has really outdone themselves on the beloved character. When I become a fan of the web-slinging hero I know that Marvel has done something very right. And who doesn’t love his incredible suit? Can I have one?

3. Doctor Strange

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I knew Benedict Cumberbatch mostly from his incredible role as Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit Trilogy. Ever since then I have liked Cumberbatch’s work. I was worried about a talking dragon in a film, I didn’t think it would work. But his voice was so scary and so perfectly matched with the terrifying beast that I still say that seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the movies, in IMAX, was one of the best movie experiences I have ever had.

Marvel picking him as Doctor Strange is one of the most genius castings they have done so far. Not only is he a marvelous actor but he really embodies Doctor Strange perfectly. I’ve only watched one movie with him and he’s already one of the coolest superheroes I have ever seen. He’s definitely my third favorite superhero.

2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is an epic character, simple as that. I mean she’s literally an Amazonian princess with a shield, a truth-telling lasso, a sword, and her magnificent bracers. And she’s also very pretty too. She’s just a wonderful character. Her debut film wasn’t perfect but I’m totally excited to see her school all the boys in Justice League.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly my favorite female superhero and is so amazing she wasn’t going to be anywhere else but in second place.

1. Batman

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And this picture tells it all. From Michael Keaton’s Batman way back in the 80s’ to Ben Affleck’s Batman of the present, this dark-suited hero has always been epic. The bat ears, the fantastic flowing cape, the awe-inspiring vehicles and gadgets, Batman is AWESOME! This hero is so incredible that even Ben Affleck could pull the beloved character off. I have to say, Christian Bale’s Batman is the best rendition of the dark knight so far (mainly because of Christopher Nolan’s genius.) He was the most believable Batman and Christian Bale really immersed himself in the dark role of the troubled hero. Besides, Batman movies have the scariest villains. That makes Batman all the more incredible.

I could talk on and on about this winged hero but to get to the point yes, he is my favorite superhero out of all of the heroes throughout all of the various comics.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.

 

Thor: Ragnarok vs. Justice League: Which Movie Looks Better?

Marvel Studios and DC Universe have had quite the contest with their movies for years, with Marvel’s movies, of course, winning 100% of the time. But lately after the widely acclaimed success of Wonder Woman, the DC Universe has kind of been able to place their mark in the superhero world with a legitimately decent film while Marvel’s films this year haven’t stood up to the standard, financially and storywise, that they usually do. Guardians of the Galaxy was an unfortunately underwhelming sequel and SpiderMan: Homecoming, while it got positive reviews, didn’t make as much money as expected. Now it did end up becoming one of the highest grossing films this year but it took a long time to get to that point. Now Marvel Studios and the DC Universe have a movie coming out in November to directly combat each other and I’m excited to see how things play out.

The question is, so far, which movie looks more enticing to watch? Is Thor going to steal the show with his short haircut and rad new buddies or is Justice League taking the world by storm with their incredible assemble of beloved characters facing off against a seemingly unstoppable force? Here’s what I think.

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This New Justice League Trailer Screams Epic!

So it’s nearly a month until the Justice League movie comes out and a new, and most likely, final trailer has debuted on this magnificent Sunday. And I am pleased to say that this was Justice League’s best trailer yet. It had me riveted from the very beginning to the very end and the music didn’t take away from the trailer’s epicness. Take a look.

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Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League Have New Trailers

So Comic-Con is officially over and there were a lot of announcements from Marvel and DC Comics. In terms of Marvel the cast for Ant-Man and the Wasp was revealed, Captain Marvel is going to be an origin film set in the 90s’, and Black Panther released a little bit more from the movie. DC Comics showed off the new outfits for the heroes in Justice League, they announced that their next movie after Aquaman next December will be about Shazam, and they showed a short clip from the actual Aquaman movie. But what was, of course, the biggest reveals were the trailers. I’ve seen them and I have to say they’re pretty good. The first I’m going to show is Justice League. Take a look:

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