Just like most guys, I too enjoy comic books and the alternate universes in which Superheros are permitted to exist and have the task of protecting the average everyday citizen like myself. I also enjoy watching the occasional superhero movie. However, I don’t enjoy all the movies, just like I don’t like all the comic books.
When it comes to comic books and superhero movies I prefer the DC universe over the Marvel universe. I haven’t really figured why I prefer DC but it might have something to do with the fact that my favorite superhero is from Detective Comics.
I called this post “Why I Won’t Watch The Avengers…Yet” because I will watch The Avengers at one point, just not anytime soon. I’ll wait until it plays on television like I did for Iron Man. I’m not willing to buy an expensive movie ticket (2 if I go with my fiancé) for a Marvel movie. The last superhero movie that I did pay to watch in theaters was The Dark Knight, and it was amazing. Heath Ledgers portrayal of The Joker was legendary and did a number on my nerves because I have a fear of clowns. Whereas the last Marvel movie I paid to watch was Spiderman 3 and it sucked.
I haven’t seen Thor or Captain America yet simply because I haven’t stumbled across them on the tube. I’ve been told that I would probably like Captain America because part of the story involves World War 2 and I enjoy history, but I doubt it.
I have however watched both Iron Man and Iron Man 2 when they played on the Movie Network. I did actually enjoy both films and I think it’s only because Tony Stark/Iron Man is so similar to my favorite DC superhero which of course is Bruce Wayne/Batman. Both of them are playboy billionaires who inherited their fathers’ companies and both had to develop their abilities, equipment and personas. None of this “I have special powers” bullshit.
Don’t get me wrong, I find the powers that some characters have to be amazing but I prefer a guy like Bruce who has no crazy abilities and is still considered a superhero.
Like I said, I like the Tony Stark character and he is one reason I’ll watch The Avengers when it’s on TV. It helps that he is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr because I honestly enjoy watching his movies. It seems he can’t go wrong with his roles.
That brings me to a second reason that I will consider watching The Avengers after it’s network debut; Samuel L Jackson. How can anyone resist a movie he’s in? I sure as hell can’t. I love when he goes into an “all caps rage” he somehow manages to do it in every movie.
I want to end this post with one more reason why I wont pay to watch The Avengers. I see this as a BIG mistake from the studio or casting department and it easily could’ve been avoided; why the hell does Chris Evans portray both Johnny Storm/Human Torch AND Steve Rogers/Captain America?
How could they have let the same actor portray two characters who are both from the Marvel universe? Two characters who if I’m not mistaken have fought alongside each-other in older Marvel comic books. It just doesn’t make sense to me.