Do you think Joss Whedon is Marvel's answer to Christopher Nolan?

The Avengers was rather successful. Do you think he is Marvel's answer to Nolan? Why or why not?

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  • 9 years ago
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    There is no comparison. Nolan doesn't make comic book movies. His Batman trilogy is a vigilante/crime-thriller series that washes away all traces of "Batman". Don't get me wrong, they are well made films for what they are. But they're grossly overrated by his legion of worshipers. There is nothing new or original about his films, and definitely no honest fun to be had in them. He relies too heavily on his "dark and gritty" gimmick, and loves to pretend gravitas and grand-meaning to sell his movies as if they're something more. But they aren't, and I know there are going to be some viciously angry Nolan-fetsihees who take defiant issue with this. The Avengers doesn't try to lie to you. It knows it's a comic book movie, and it does it's best to live up to it's source material. It's not perfect, but at least it does everything in it's power to show you a good time, and you have Joss Whedon to thank for that. The Avengers is as real as it gets, and the Dark Knight trilogy is drab critic bait. Remember that Batman Begins was received with an underwhelming "mixed" reception upon it's initial release. The Dark Knight would have met the same fate were it not for Heath Ledger's passing. this is just brutal truth. Much like the case of 1994's The Crow, which would have gone completely unnoticed and received a negative reception if not for Brandon Lee's unfortunate death.

    The Avengers was successful because it was genuine and could entertain both the intelligent, and well, not so intelligent members of the audience. The Dark Knight was successful because it could intrigue the intelligent audience, and give the charlatans something to claim as "art" and give as proof of their sophistication. To each his own.

    Source(s): Just an honest and objective movie fan (we're an endangered species, you know)
  • 9 years ago

    Joss Whedon made a comic book movie mostly based on the comic book characters. Nolan used a comicbook character and turned it into a thriller/drama movie. Nolan's Batman is nothing like the Batman in the comics; his Bruce Wayne is hardly as intelligent as how he is in the comics, he isn't as tactic or strategic or cerebral, he's also portrayed in the movies as being more publicly embraced than he is in the comics. And they never really portrayed Batman as the Wolrd's Greatest Detective; his ability to profile or his knowledge of forensics which make Bruce one of the most intelligent superheroes. Also, others made movies that tied into Whedon's Avengers, Whedon didn't handle Ironman 1 &2, Thor, Captain America or The Incredible Hulk. And to my knowledge, Nolan's Batman movies won't tie into his produced Superman movie(s). Nolan's Batman wouldn't fit in a universe where heroes like Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman or Aquaman exist. Nolan's Batman can't exist in a Justice League.

  • 9 years ago

    Cant compare them fool

    Nolan is an artist and is leaving batman

    Just coz you laughed at avengers means nothing, it was successful mostly due to marketing and build up from previous films

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