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Which Movie Does Kevin Smith Prefer: "The Avengers" Or "The Dark Knight Rises"?

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Of course, the massive comic fan in Smith couldn't help but get into the fray with "The Avengers" vs. "The Dark Knight Rises" debate, and for him, Joss Whedon's movie came out on top.

"'The Dark Knight Rises' I have a weird relationship with – it's like a chemical romance with a toxic ex-girlfriend where I love her to death but there are some things about her that are just fucking wrong. 'The Avengers' I loved so more than I thought I would. I've written for Marvel but I was never an Avengers guy. I'm more DC," Smith elaborated. "But I've become obsessed with Favreau's 'Iron Man' movie because I think it's very nearly a perfect film. So when I saw Favreau wasn't doing it I thought, Well what do I care? The first time I saw it was in Australia and it opened a week before it opened here and we were traveling for the 'Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under' tour and we had just done a show and we went to a midnight show. And the first time I saw it I could not get past the Loki poke-y stick in the beginning. Because Loki sticks something in somebody's chest and it's like 'WAAMP, you're a bad guy.' What the fuck? Is this the level of discourse we're going to have? But you can't deny that flick."

"By the middle of it I was like, 'The Hulk is amazing.' The next time I watched it I was totally into it. You can't watch that movie and be like 'I object to the Loki poke-y stick' when there's a motherfucker who turns into a green giant. In my mind Marvel science is okay because we were raised on it. As someone who looks for realism in comics, you can say, 'Well, you could get belted by gamma rays and turn into someone else.' But you can't say, 'A stick from outer space that makes you a bad guy is bullshit!' So I got past that and embraced the whole thing," Smith continued. "I've now watched 'Avengers' about eight times, twice on a plane back-to-back. It just keeps giving. That's 10,000 across the board! Whedon in the driver's seat, 70-80 years of Marvel, and the charm fucking factor of Robert Downey Jr. It runs like a golden machine. I never imagined that I would love 'Avengers' more than 'Dark Knight Rises.' Not only would I have never imagined that 'Dark Knight' would underperform (based on other mitigating factors of course). But I would have never thought 'Avengers' would make more than 'Dark Knight Rises.' But I never would have thought I would have liked 'Avengers' more than 'Dark Knight Rises' but I really did like 'Avengers' more. And I've watched them an equal amount of times. 'Avengers,' I'm not going to say it's the better movie, but it puts a smile on your face. It's magical cinema."

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I prefer

The Avengers
448(57.7%)
The Dark Knight Rises
145(18.7%)
Can't I like both movies?
183(23.6%)
punishermax 11th-Dec-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry that film needs to flop hard so Marvel can have the rights back
sic_obsession 11th-Dec-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
THIS! I need Peter in TA3.
brucelynn 11th-Dec-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Sony will never give it up

I think Fox will give up Fantastic 4 and X-men before Sony gives up Spider Man
starchain 11th-Dec-2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I agree. If the Fantastic Four re-boot fails, I see real potential for Marvel to buy them back.
megedeborch 11th-Dec-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Except it didn't & it won't, so I can enjoy my 2.5h of Spiderman instead of him sharing screentime with heroes I care less about.
punishermax 11th-Dec-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
Eh, I don't need to see the same boring origin story again
megedeborch 11th-Dec-2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Me neither, they should just go the Bond routine with superheroes and start replacing them when the actors don't wanna play them anymore, but Sony is making waaay too much money with Spidey, so the movies won't end soon & therefore I stopped hating the fact, that I can't have him in the Marvel movies.
larrylurker 11th-Dec-2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Spiderman doesn't need to slum it with those other Avenger superheroes.
megedeborch 11th-Dec-2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Glad you see the light!
xpirate_queenx 11th-Dec-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
THIS TRUTH RIGHT HERE THO
mjspice 12th-Dec-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
I thought the recent one did? It was bad imo. :/
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