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Face-Off: Avengers vs. Dark Knight Rises

Apr. 26, 2012by: Paul Huffman
Last weeks Face Off saw Robert De Niro victorious in their favor with the readers over the great Al Pacino with a score of 15-8.

This week we take a different approach. We will focus on two films that haven't been released yet and focus on the level of overwhelming anticipation for both. These two comic books films are on top of this years packed Summer. In one corner, Avengers, the first of hopefully a string of sequels and more spinoff within this world. In another corner, The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of a trilogy of Batman films that have reignited the caped crusader in the world of cinema. It'll be a match for the ages.
Story
Nick Fury, head honcho of S.H.I.E.L.D, puts together a group of kick ass heroes to battle an unspeakable evil. Basic good vs. evil here folks. But what does this film have that most of your typical save the world from total destruction don't have? It has a Hulk.
Eight years following the events of Joker's reign of chaos, Batman faces new foes in the form of a hot chick in leather with an agenda and a beefed up badass who has the brains to back up his brawn. What's intriguing about the story this sequel presents is the total switch in the threat that the caped crusader has to deal with. The man hasn't been really tested physically in this trilogy and it is a hell of a way to go out with a bang.
Build Up
The anticipation for this film we're finally getting started in the ending credits of a film we got in 2008. Four years of similar set ups, setting us up for the next chapter, the payoff being this epic mash up of the characters that have hooked us in. As a bonus, each of these intro flicks were massively entertaining, even the ones I thought less of than others. I can't consider any one of them misses. The feeling in the air is that we're just getting started, and that increases the excitement ten fold. Avengers assemble indeed.
The success of the Dark Knight was bittersweet in a way. The glimpses of Heath Ledger's turn as The Joker in the trailers had everyone shifting in their seats and they weren't disappointed. After Ledger's untimely death, director Christopher Nolan wasn't sure whether he wanted to return to the franchise for a third film. But here we are, the conclusion to what Nolan has started is coming. For me, there is a feeling of sadness that this is the last time we'll see the wonderful world he created mixed with assignment because I have little to no doubt DKR won't live up to the hype.
Cast
Sam Jackson. Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans. Chris Hemsworth. Mark Ruffalo. Scarlett "DAT ASS" Johansson. Jeremy Renner. Tom Hiddleston.

Iron Man sparked Downey Jr.'s comeback in a massive way, and I think it's safe to say we're all grateful to the film for that. Hemsworth rocked it as Thor, and think he will be able to hold his own with the more seasoned cast around him. At first, I wished Norton had signed on to reprise his role as The Hulk, but have always been a fan of Ruffalo and support his presence. A very intriguing cast, who I think will sport a very intriguing chemistry finally being able to chew the scenery up together.
Christian Bale. Morgan Freeman. Michael Caine. Gary Oldman. Tom Hardy. Anne Hathaway. Joseph Gordon Levitt. Marion Cotillard.

The four veteran actors who have been with us through the whole ride being present and accounted for is good enough. I first saw Tom Hardy in Inception, and while he did a great job in the film I didn't get the full range of his talent. After seeing Bronson and Warrior, once again I knew Nolan made the right choice. The rest of this ensemble has proved their worth, a pool full of talent that will do justice to this final chapter I have no doubt.
Box Office Battle
The argument can be had that The Avengers doesn't have as big of a built in fanbase as that of Batman. Well, thanks to Hollywood that's what we've been building up since 2008. As I stated earlier, most of the excitement for this stems from the fact that even though we started the road to Avengers four years ago, this movie will rack in ridiculous numbers. And that will mean this is just the First Act. More Avengers films and more solo films, we'll be getting these for years to come. This film will be the thing that really starts it all.
The Dark Knight pulled in $1,001,921,825 worldwide. It's become the 11th highest grossing film of all time. Can Nolan pull it off again with The Dark Knight Rises? I think yes. Once Avengers first go round is said and done the attention will be turned to the conclusion of this franchise. People will remember how blown away they were by The Dark Knight, and will come in droves ready for it to happen again. Batman has been one of my favorite superheroes for years, and Nolan's films have reinvigorated the character in a big way. There is finality to this film that completely contrasts the vibe Avengers puts off. Personally I think people will eat that sh*t up.
Dark Knight Rises
So there you have it folks. This is the first time we've constructed a Face Off that has focused on previous anticipation for a film, who knows if it will be our last. I am indescribably pumped for both of these films, but Dark Knight Rises does indeed have a more special more lasting vibe to this fanboy. But I'm just one in billions. Which one do you feel winning out for you?

NOTE: Stay tuned in the coming months, because once the dust settles and both of these films have been released...these two films will meet again in a rematch. We will debate which of these bad boys delivered on the hype the most. AVENGERS VS. DARK KNIGHT RISES PART 2 is coming.

If you have an idea that you'd like to see in a future FACE OFF column, feel free to shoot an email to me at paulhuffman@joblo.com with your ideas and some ideas for the critique to base your ideas off. Thank you and in the meantime...

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11:49PM on 04/29/2012

Really?

You guys do realize we are getting two of the most highly anticipated movies of all time coming our way not only in the same year but within 3 months of each other. Personally i can't wait for either one.

"If you don't stop arguing over who has the bigger dick, your going to miss out on the orgy" - Unknown
You guys do realize we are getting two of the most highly anticipated movies of all time coming our way not only in the same year but within 3 months of each other. Personally i can't wait for either one.

"If you don't stop arguing over who has the bigger dick, your going to miss out on the orgy" - Unknown
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10:46PM on 04/29/2012
This is stupid
This is stupid
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4:27PM on 04/27/2012

No Contest- The Avengers

I think if you isolate it to which movie is "more anticipated", it has to be the Avengers... Batman may be the better/deeper film, but nothing can surpass the Avengers in anticipation (the fact that it has the bigger buildup points to that)
would be interesting to see which one has the most pre-sales
I think if you isolate it to which movie is "more anticipated", it has to be the Avengers... Batman may be the better/deeper film, but nothing can surpass the Avengers in anticipation (the fact that it has the bigger buildup points to that)
would be interesting to see which one has the most pre-sales
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12:22AM on 04/27/2012

No Contest- The Avengers

Unlike a lot of Schmoes, I am completely for you giving both movies the 'Cast'. We know that all the leads in "The Avengers" can damn well deliver, while "TDKR" still has to prove it made the right casting decisions, despite having more award winners.

However, I think you are deadly wrong about your BO predication. One of the reasons TDK did so well was because of the unfortunate death of Ledger. Without something like that, plus the hard ti understand voice of Bane, and the goofy looking
Unlike a lot of Schmoes, I am completely for you giving both movies the 'Cast'. We know that all the leads in "The Avengers" can damn well deliver, while "TDKR" still has to prove it made the right casting decisions, despite having more award winners.

However, I think you are deadly wrong about your BO predication. One of the reasons TDK did so well was because of the unfortunate death of Ledger. Without something like that, plus the hard ti understand voice of Bane, and the goofy looking costumes, it has a much harder fight than you seem to think.

Outside of that however, "The Avengers" still wins, as Nolan's Batman films are some of the most overrated in a long, long time.
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2:41PM on 04/27/2012
People were already buzzing about Ledger's portrayal before he even died, so I give that argument no credibility. And just because you say it's overrated doesn't mean it is. Both movies had great reviews and TDK definitely had the box office to back it up. Goofy costumes also had no effect on TDK either.
People were already buzzing about Ledger's portrayal before he even died, so I give that argument no credibility. And just because you say it's overrated doesn't mean it is. Both movies had great reviews and TDK definitely had the box office to back it up. Goofy costumes also had no effect on TDK either.
9:50PM on 04/26/2012

Avengers

Definitely Avengers... this isn't even a competition. Even tho I wanna see how Nolan's Batman ends, it's still more of the same. Avengers has been building for years and this is the first time in film history they've finally been able to do this sort of multi-movie superhero mashup. Imagine if they made a number of DC hero movies at the same level of Nolan's Batman... the combine Justice League movie would have to be that much more anticipated than any of their individual movies...
Definitely Avengers... this isn't even a competition. Even tho I wanna see how Nolan's Batman ends, it's still more of the same. Avengers has been building for years and this is the first time in film history they've finally been able to do this sort of multi-movie superhero mashup. Imagine if they made a number of DC hero movies at the same level of Nolan's Batman... the combine Justice League movie would have to be that much more anticipated than any of their individual movies...
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9:21PM on 04/26/2012

Disagree. Avengers shoud have taken every catagory.

TDK was not the be all and end all that some seem to think it was. Even an article on this site argued that it was WAY overrated. Factor in that no big stars died while making this one, and the Avengers own it this summer.
TDK was not the be all and end all that some seem to think it was. Even an article on this site argued that it was WAY overrated. Factor in that no big stars died while making this one, and the Avengers own it this summer.
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9:16PM on 04/26/2012

Disagree. Avengers shoud have taken every catagory.

TDK was not the be all and end all that some seem to think it was. Even an article on this site argued that it was WAY overrated. Factor in that no big stars died while making this one, and the Avengers own it this summer.
TDK was not the be all and end all that some seem to think it was. Even an article on this site argued that it was WAY overrated. Factor in that no big stars died while making this one, and the Avengers own it this summer.
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8:45PM on 04/26/2012
Yes I agree this is no fair comparison & it's not even a DC vs Marvel type face off either. Both movies are huge & both movies will make crazy mad money. I will be seeing both movies as well. Sorry but to me this is dead even.
Yes I agree this is no fair comparison & it's not even a DC vs Marvel type face off either. Both movies are huge & both movies will make crazy mad money. I will be seeing both movies as well. Sorry but to me this is dead even.
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4:23AM on 04/27/2012
Ya exact;y was my main point in the forst place, both of these movies appear to be equally as appealing to the audience.
Ya exact;y was my main point in the forst place, both of these movies appear to be equally as appealing to the audience.
9:50PM on 04/26/2012
FYI: Avengers is from Marvel and Batman is from DC. So in actuality, it is a "DC vs Marvel type face off"
FYI: Avengers is from Marvel and Batman is from DC. So in actuality, it is a "DC vs Marvel type face off"
8:42PM on 04/26/2012
Yes I agree this is no fair comparison & it's not even a DC vs Marvel type face off either. Both movies are huge & both movies will make crazy mad money. I will be seeing both movies as well. Sorry but to me this is dead even.
Yes I agree this is no fair comparison & it's not even a DC vs Marvel type face off either. Both movies are huge & both movies will make crazy mad money. I will be seeing both movies as well. Sorry but to me this is dead even.
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3:24PM on 04/26/2012
I don't think you can even compare the cast between the two. If we're basing this on who's popular right now, then The Avengers has more people going for it, but seriously, The Dark Knight Rises has a massive talented cast, even with its smaller roles. Additionally, I think The Dark Knight Rises has had a better build up because it hasn't forced the idea of a sequel in each of its predecessors--I'm looking at you Iron Man 2. But I think both will be great, but it's clear which of the two will
I don't think you can even compare the cast between the two. If we're basing this on who's popular right now, then The Avengers has more people going for it, but seriously, The Dark Knight Rises has a massive talented cast, even with its smaller roles. Additionally, I think The Dark Knight Rises has had a better build up because it hasn't forced the idea of a sequel in each of its predecessors--I'm looking at you Iron Man 2. But I think both will be great, but it's clear which of the two will be a "better" film overall.
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12:16AM on 04/27/2012
Yeah, "The Avengers", as it's written by someone that can write strong female characters, not whiny stereotypes of the female variety.
Yeah, "The Avengers", as it's written by someone that can write strong female characters, not whiny stereotypes of the female variety.
2:13PM on 04/26/2012
What the Avengers did to build up to itself was cool and all but in my opinion the movies leading up to The Dark Knight Rises are way better. Neither one has captured the excitement I had for The Dark Knight but I have no doubt both will be great. I didn't really care about an Avengers movie until Whedon was hired to direct and then thats when my ticket was sold. The Dark Knight Rises though, has two GREAT films preceding it, a GREAT director, and my all time favorite superhero. So hands down
What the Avengers did to build up to itself was cool and all but in my opinion the movies leading up to The Dark Knight Rises are way better. Neither one has captured the excitement I had for The Dark Knight but I have no doubt both will be great. I didn't really care about an Avengers movie until Whedon was hired to direct and then thats when my ticket was sold. The Dark Knight Rises though, has two GREAT films preceding it, a GREAT director, and my all time favorite superhero. So hands down my most anticipated is The Dark Knight Rises. But I will see both for sure.
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2:34PM on 04/27/2012
Thats a great argument. I never really looked at it that way. Thanks for the insight.
Thats a great argument. I never really looked at it that way. Thanks for the insight.
12:14AM on 04/27/2012
Don't you mean one god awful piece of shit and one decent but overall too long of a film proceeding it? Seriously, Batman Begins is heinous!
Don't you mean one god awful piece of shit and one decent but overall too long of a film proceeding it? Seriously, Batman Begins is heinous!
2:07PM on 04/26/2012

Interesting

One has a cast of Oscar Nominees (Renner, RDJ & SLJ) and the other Winners (Bale, Caine, Freeman).
Who can argue?
One has a cast of Oscar Nominees (Renner, RDJ & SLJ) and the other Winners (Bale, Caine, Freeman).
Who can argue?
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5:28PM on 04/26/2012
Oh, and Cotillard as a winner.
Oh, and Cotillard as a winner.
5:26PM on 04/26/2012
Don't forget Ruffalo!
Don't forget Ruffalo!
2:01PM on 04/26/2012

This was tough

I have to agree with Avengers having a better cast, only because they have more leading man types. While TDKR has actors with more nominations, most of them are supporting types. That being said, I feel like TDKR has dropped the ball a bit when it comes to build up, I haven't been seeing much of anything. TDK had a great viral campaign that got me jacked up. Maybe they're just not gonna compete with Avengers considering they're so far separated in their release dates. I guess we'll see come
I have to agree with Avengers having a better cast, only because they have more leading man types. While TDKR has actors with more nominations, most of them are supporting types. That being said, I feel like TDKR has dropped the ball a bit when it comes to build up, I haven't been seeing much of anything. TDK had a great viral campaign that got me jacked up. Maybe they're just not gonna compete with Avengers considering they're so far separated in their release dates. I guess we'll see come June if they amp up the promotions.
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1:52PM on 04/26/2012

I'm just going to say this

Avengers I guess is the bigger event, because nothing like this has ever been done and I'm super excited to see it in the cinema opening night. That being said The Dark Knight Rises is the movie out of the two for which I'll be driving 100 miles to the nearest IMAX to see it there!
Avengers I guess is the bigger event, because nothing like this has ever been done and I'm super excited to see it in the cinema opening night. That being said The Dark Knight Rises is the movie out of the two for which I'll be driving 100 miles to the nearest IMAX to see it there!
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1:04PM on 04/26/2012
Dark Knight Rises. Can't wait to see Catwoman after 20 years. The modern twist on the old-school thief type.
Dark Knight Rises. Can't wait to see Catwoman after 20 years. The modern twist on the old-school thief type.
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12:38PM on 04/26/2012

TDKR is the clear choice on cast alone

I love the cast for the Marvel flicks. But seriously? You think they're as good as Freeman, Oldman, Caine, Bale, Hathaway, JGL & Hardy??? Get real. That's as good of a talent pool as you will EVER see in Hollywood. No disrespect to the Avengers but the TDKR cast is A-List to the limit.
I love the cast for the Marvel flicks. But seriously? You think they're as good as Freeman, Oldman, Caine, Bale, Hathaway, JGL & Hardy??? Get real. That's as good of a talent pool as you will EVER see in Hollywood. No disrespect to the Avengers but the TDKR cast is A-List to the limit.
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12:38PM on 04/26/2012

To Joblo

On my earlier post...I'm not saying I didn't care ( If I didn't obviously wouldn't have posted) I'm saying it's alittle unnecessary since past face-offs have been released films...just saying it wouldve been better if we waited til both films hit the screen..

Other than that sorry if I offended Paul you, or any other the writers on this site. I've been a loyal reader for years and honestly I'll read any shit you guys write( in fact I think this is the only time I've ever complained
On my earlier post...I'm not saying I didn't care ( If I didn't obviously wouldn't have posted) I'm saying it's alittle unnecessary since past face-offs have been released films...just saying it wouldve been better if we waited til both films hit the screen..

Other than that sorry if I offended Paul you, or any other the writers on this site. I've been a loyal reader for years and honestly I'll read any shit you guys write( in fact I think this is the only time I've ever complained lol)


( just realized I might posted this twice..my bad)
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12:24PM on 04/26/2012

Welll....

...without Batman Begins, there never would've been Iron Man, without the success of Iron Man, there would've have been the subsequent Marvel films, and without those, you have no Avengers.

So yeah, TDKR all the way.
...without Batman Begins, there never would've been Iron Man, without the success of Iron Man, there would've have been the subsequent Marvel films, and without those, you have no Avengers.

So yeah, TDKR all the way.
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9:52PM on 04/26/2012
who cares what came first? the question is about which movie is more anticipated and which will be better?
who cares what came first? the question is about which movie is more anticipated and which will be better?
9:21PM on 04/26/2012
Without the success of Blade and X-Men, there would not have been a Batman Begins.
Without the success of Blade and X-Men, there would not have been a Batman Begins.
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11:24AM on 04/26/2012
Avengers has a much better cast. I am not and will not be sold on midget Bane. I question the choice of Hathaway for Catwomen. Avengers on the other hand, I have no doubt each cast member will bring their A game.
Avengers has a much better cast. I am not and will not be sold on midget Bane. I question the choice of Hathaway for Catwomen. Avengers on the other hand, I have no doubt each cast member will bring their A game.
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9:23PM on 04/26/2012
I like Hathaway as Catwoman, but like you, I cannot stomach a 5'9" Bane.
I like Hathaway as Catwoman, but like you, I cannot stomach a 5'9" Bane.
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11:12AM on 04/26/2012
I agree with everything you did, except I would argue that TDKR has a better cast (even though both casts are friggin' awesome). The Avengers does deserve the win for build up though... five awesome movies from separate series all building up to this? Yeah, that's hard for anyone to beat, even Batman.
I agree with everything you did, except I would argue that TDKR has a better cast (even though both casts are friggin' awesome). The Avengers does deserve the win for build up though... five awesome movies from separate series all building up to this? Yeah, that's hard for anyone to beat, even Batman.
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11:03AM on 04/26/2012

I'm sorry but

TDKR should have gotten all the checks...The Dark Knight was an EPIC build-up, Marvel would only wish they could be as EPIC, TDKR should have won by landslide
TDKR should have gotten all the checks...The Dark Knight was an EPIC build-up, Marvel would only wish they could be as EPIC, TDKR should have won by landslide
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12:11AM on 04/27/2012
TDK is an overrated crime drama with a great villain.
TDK is an overrated crime drama with a great villain.
10:47AM on 04/26/2012

It's a draw for me!

For me the most honest and fair outcome, would be a complete draw! I will definitely be seeing both and I am counting down the days (well, hours in the case of the Avengers since I'll be seeing it tomorrow) to their release. Unfortunately, here in Greece we'll get DKR on August 23, because people here don't like going to the cinema after mid July, so distributors fear that they may lose some tickets if they release a blockbuster during that period and as far as beancounters are concerned, every
For me the most honest and fair outcome, would be a complete draw! I will definitely be seeing both and I am counting down the days (well, hours in the case of the Avengers since I'll be seeing it tomorrow) to their release. Unfortunately, here in Greece we'll get DKR on August 23, because people here don't like going to the cinema after mid July, so distributors fear that they may lose some tickets if they release a blockbuster during that period and as far as beancounters are concerned, every last ticket counts... The same thing happened with Inception and Captain America... Let's hope that the internet won't have spoiled DKR completely by then! We did get Battleship one month ahead of you though! Yay us! (sarcasm)
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10:41AM on 04/26/2012

AVENGERS vs TDKR

I was lucky enough to see the AVENGERS last night! I was expecting awesomeness, but it overshot my expectations like crazy! It's the best superhero movie to date. Fucking cool as hell! Whedon did an amazing job balancing humor, action, and story. No cheesiness in this movie. I am really excited for TDKR! But Avengers makes you feel like a kid again.
I was lucky enough to see the AVENGERS last night! I was expecting awesomeness, but it overshot my expectations like crazy! It's the best superhero movie to date. Fucking cool as hell! Whedon did an amazing job balancing humor, action, and story. No cheesiness in this movie. I am really excited for TDKR! But Avengers makes you feel like a kid again.
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10:33AM on 04/26/2012

AVENGERS vs TDKR

I was lucky enough to see the AVENGERS last night! I was expecting awesomeness, but it overshot my expectations like crazy! It's the best superhero movie to date. Fucking cool as hell! Whedon did an amazing job balancing humor, action, and story. No cheesiness in this movie. I am really excited for TDKR! But Avengers makes you feel like a kid again.
I was lucky enough to see the AVENGERS last night! I was expecting awesomeness, but it overshot my expectations like crazy! It's the best superhero movie to date. Fucking cool as hell! Whedon did an amazing job balancing humor, action, and story. No cheesiness in this movie. I am really excited for TDKR! But Avengers makes you feel like a kid again.
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10:28AM on 04/26/2012
saw avengers today awesome...dark knight rises is the more realistic grown up of the 2 i'm sure...my anticipation has been equal for both

in conclusion another face off i refuse to decide upon and will say a dead heat for multiple reasons
saw avengers today awesome...dark knight rises is the more realistic grown up of the 2 i'm sure...my anticipation has been equal for both

in conclusion another face off i refuse to decide upon and will say a dead heat for multiple reasons
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9:51AM on 04/26/2012
Boys and Girls of Joblo. I saw The Avengers today - living in Australia, and all I'll say is... you will not be disappointed.
Boys and Girls of Joblo. I saw The Avengers today - living in Australia, and all I'll say is... you will not be disappointed.
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9:29AM on 04/26/2012
It should be face off between The Avengers and The Justice League. For cast, I'd go with The Avengers. For Story, I'd go with The Dark Knight Rises.
It should be face off between The Avengers and The Justice League. For cast, I'd go with The Avengers. For Story, I'd go with The Dark Knight Rises.
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7:06AM on 04/26/2012

Anticipation??

We should have had a threesome for this Face Off. Cuz if you gonna speak of anticipation levels, you just cant ignore Prometheus.. You know it could go head to head with both these movies in all categories
We should have had a threesome for this Face Off. Cuz if you gonna speak of anticipation levels, you just cant ignore Prometheus.. You know it could go head to head with both these movies in all categories
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6:23AM on 04/26/2012

CAST???

Completely agree with the overall winner being TDKR. However, "Cast" goes to both? I'll put the acting chops of TDKR up against a "Best Picture Winner" and I think it could handle the competition. TDKR hands down.
Completely agree with the overall winner being TDKR. However, "Cast" goes to both? I'll put the acting chops of TDKR up against a "Best Picture Winner" and I think it could handle the competition. TDKR hands down.
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5:50AM on 04/26/2012
Very tough decision but I agree with TDKR! I would have to give an edge in cast to TDKR. Can someone help? I am heading up to London for the week and just noticed the IMAX Waterloo/BFI are not showing Avengers. What would be a similar cinema to go to? I obviously want big and loud. Thanks.
Very tough decision but I agree with TDKR! I would have to give an edge in cast to TDKR. Can someone help? I am heading up to London for the week and just noticed the IMAX Waterloo/BFI are not showing Avengers. What would be a similar cinema to go to? I obviously want big and loud. Thanks.
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5:26AM on 04/26/2012
Avengers > Rises

F. T. W.

(Egads, what loathsome effects Twitter has upon the soul...)
Avengers > Rises

F. T. W.

(Egads, what loathsome effects Twitter has upon the soul...)
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11:05AM on 04/26/2012
I am sorry but the winner should be the winner...TDKR will wipe the floor with the Avengers
I am sorry but the winner should be the winner...TDKR will wipe the floor with the Avengers
5:06AM on 04/26/2012
I think. for a change, we the audience are the winners, either way.
I think. for a change, we the audience are the winners, either way.
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4:42AM on 04/26/2012
Batman... Have no interest in the Avengers to be honest. Really wouldn't have much interest in Batman if Catwoman wasn't in it... curious to see how shes done and how Anne plays the role.
Batman... Have no interest in the Avengers to be honest. Really wouldn't have much interest in Batman if Catwoman wasn't in it... curious to see how shes done and how Anne plays the role.
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3:59AM on 04/26/2012
i will see both but i'm more hyped for The Avengers
i will see both but i'm more hyped for The Avengers
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3:28AM on 04/26/2012

The Dark Knight Rises!

Hey, I'm as hyped for Avengers as the next person, but when it comes to a battle like this, I'm taking sides with the Bat. It is going to be epic. Avengers will deliver, I have no doubt, but TDKR will be this year's landmark feature. Trust me.
Hey, I'm as hyped for Avengers as the next person, but when it comes to a battle like this, I'm taking sides with the Bat. It is going to be epic. Avengers will deliver, I have no doubt, but TDKR will be this year's landmark feature. Trust me.
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3:03AM on 04/26/2012

TDKR

As my avatar will suggest i am a big Hulk fan, but over all I'm a DC guy. Im excited for both films, for different reasons. The Avengers because it looks like Hulk will finally get his day in the sun. But Nolan's Batman has been done so well, i am ever so pumped for its conclusion. On top of that, I'm a huge Bane fan, to me he is the ultimate villain.
As my avatar will suggest i am a big Hulk fan, but over all I'm a DC guy. Im excited for both films, for different reasons. The Avengers because it looks like Hulk will finally get his day in the sun. But Nolan's Batman has been done so well, i am ever so pumped for its conclusion. On top of that, I'm a huge Bane fan, to me he is the ultimate villain.
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3:17PM on 04/26/2012
Good to know sir! Even better to know considering Ruffalo has already expressed interest in doing a solo hulk movie!!
Good to know sir! Even better to know considering Ruffalo has already expressed interest in doing a solo hulk movie!!
7:13AM on 04/26/2012
Ruffalo's Banner is brilliant. You won't be disappointed. I promise.
Ruffalo's Banner is brilliant. You won't be disappointed. I promise.
2:27AM on 04/26/2012
Well I'm a fan of both. Love Nolan's Batman series so far and I went to see The Avengers last night and I must say that it was without a doubt THEEE best film in the entire Marvel cannon. It had EVERYTHING a growing fanboy needed IMO. It was an absolute blast. As for being better than TDKR......well we'll see. Where this was a fun roller coaster ride TDK was a more serious crime thriller as will Rises be. Yes they are both superhero flicks but they are different in too many ways. I'm not
Well I'm a fan of both. Love Nolan's Batman series so far and I went to see The Avengers last night and I must say that it was without a doubt THEEE best film in the entire Marvel cannon. It had EVERYTHING a growing fanboy needed IMO. It was an absolute blast. As for being better than TDKR......well we'll see. Where this was a fun roller coaster ride TDK was a more serious crime thriller as will Rises be. Yes they are both superhero flicks but they are different in too many ways. I'm not picking sides coz I'm happy I'm getting two films I know I will love and cherish  and when they both arrive on Blu-ray I can flog the shit out of them on my player. 
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2:26AM on 04/26/2012

Avengers is tough competition

I saw Avengers yesterday and TDKR has some SERIOUS competition if it wants to be better (in a vacuum). They're obviously different genres, despite both originating from comics, but Avengers succeeded even as a popcorn flick. It rose above just blockbuster status and thoroughly impressed me. There are a few moments that needed some revision, and the beginning and ending scenes that allude to the sequels could definitely have been done with more gravity (they came across a little cheap). They
I saw Avengers yesterday and TDKR has some SERIOUS competition if it wants to be better (in a vacuum). They're obviously different genres, despite both originating from comics, but Avengers succeeded even as a popcorn flick. It rose above just blockbuster status and thoroughly impressed me. There are a few moments that needed some revision, and the beginning and ending scenes that allude to the sequels could definitely have been done with more gravity (they came across a little cheap). They were tightly filmed and lacked perspective and scale to say the least. Otherwise, the 95% of the film in the middle was amazingly done. Props to Joss and his character interaction. Finally the Hulk done right!
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2:24AM on 04/26/2012

The Avengers..

Has me more hyped. I've enjoyed each of Nolan's Batman movies so far, of course. They were powerful, well constructed films. But neither of them have left me feeling I needed to see them again.

Marvel's movies on the other hand (particularly Iron Man) have all had a really FUN vibe to them that has actually made me want to revisit them a couple of times. I'm sure the Avengers will have that same feel. So while I'm absolutely going to be there to see both movies, Marvel's offering is the one
Has me more hyped. I've enjoyed each of Nolan's Batman movies so far, of course. They were powerful, well constructed films. But neither of them have left me feeling I needed to see them again.

Marvel's movies on the other hand (particularly Iron Man) have all had a really FUN vibe to them that has actually made me want to revisit them a couple of times. I'm sure the Avengers will have that same feel. So while I'm absolutely going to be there to see both movies, Marvel's offering is the one I'm anticipating the most.
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2:08AM on 04/26/2012
I am equally anticipated for both but for different reasons. Avenger's has a huge buildup, and especially being such an avid Marvel fan, its great to see this come together so neatly [unlike the failed Justice League movie]; but The Dark Knight Rises holds something that a lot of movies rarely have these days: a fucking conclusion! Someone mentioned it before but its true, seeing this great piece of film end will be one of the biggest things i'll probably ever see on screen
I am equally anticipated for both but for different reasons. Avenger's has a huge buildup, and especially being such an avid Marvel fan, its great to see this come together so neatly [unlike the failed Justice League movie]; but The Dark Knight Rises holds something that a lot of movies rarely have these days: a fucking conclusion! Someone mentioned it before but its true, seeing this great piece of film end will be one of the biggest things i'll probably ever see on screen
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1:34AM on 04/26/2012

The Dark Knight Rises.

Just has ONE point to validate this: Conclusion of The Dark Knight. The End.
Just has ONE point to validate this: Conclusion of The Dark Knight. The End.
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1:30AM on 04/26/2012
Agree! Excited for both films however I am anticipating Batman the most!
Agree! Excited for both films however I am anticipating Batman the most!
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1:24AM on 04/26/2012

disagree

I'm a batman fan all the way. but seriously how does one man taking on a woman in a halloween costume and and man on lifesupport beat, a demi god, a hulk, an iron man, two agents of shield and a symbol for america fighting off the end of the world. i'm willing to conceed box office. but come on. i'm sorry avengers has my vote. but as box office goes dark knight will win for one main reason its in the summer and avengers is not
I'm a batman fan all the way. but seriously how does one man taking on a woman in a halloween costume and and man on lifesupport beat, a demi god, a hulk, an iron man, two agents of shield and a symbol for america fighting off the end of the world. i'm willing to conceed box office. but come on. i'm sorry avengers has my vote. but as box office goes dark knight will win for one main reason its in the summer and avengers is not
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12:06AM on 04/27/2012
Um, dude, "The Avengers" is in the summer. It's officially kicking off the summer movie season. If you meant school-wise, I am sorry!
Um, dude, "The Avengers" is in the summer. It's officially kicking off the summer movie season. If you meant school-wise, I am sorry!
3:28PM on 04/26/2012
here's the thing i don't love nolan's batman like everyone else, its a great batman just not my batman. the realistic tone, cheapened the dark knight for me. every time i watch nolan's batman films i initially love then as time wears on i start to loath. are they great films? sure. are they what i like in a batman film. no. thats why i'm not anticipating TDKR, also the promotions have at least for me been really boring, both the trailer and teaser were not done very well after watching and
here's the thing i don't love nolan's batman like everyone else, its a great batman just not my batman. the realistic tone, cheapened the dark knight for me. every time i watch nolan's batman films i initially love then as time wears on i start to loath. are they great films? sure. are they what i like in a batman film. no. thats why i'm not anticipating TDKR, also the promotions have at least for me been really boring, both the trailer and teaser were not done very well after watching and rewatching i'm still going meh. and the thing is i watch anything i can in regards to batman, brave and the bold, the batman, Bamtan TAS, JL, JLU, BAtman Beyond (btw so cool he is now official cannon in the DC lore) the list goes on nolan created a great batman just not the batman for me who has graced the comics for the last 20 years, and kicked so much but.
2:59AM on 04/26/2012
Your a batman fan, and your not excited for a true Bane depiction?

i'm a Hulk fan, but a DC guy, and i like batman, but I'm a Bane fan. and The Avengers will probably be the best showing of the Hulk yet. However Nolan has batman so well, i am so pumped for the conclusion. And even more Pumped to see his depiction of Bane
Your a batman fan, and your not excited for a true Bane depiction?

i'm a Hulk fan, but a DC guy, and i like batman, but I'm a Bane fan. and The Avengers will probably be the best showing of the Hulk yet. However Nolan has batman so well, i am so pumped for the conclusion. And even more Pumped to see his depiction of Bane
1:12AM on 04/26/2012

Isnt this alittle early...considering I dunno...

We havent seen either movie yet!!!


P.S. Yes I read the whole thing and the note I still feel this is alittle unnecessary

That being said I like the outcome lol Also "DAT ASS" is the perfect thing to describe Johansson
We havent seen either movie yet!!!


P.S. Yes I read the whole thing and the note I still feel this is alittle unnecessary

That being said I like the outcome lol Also "DAT ASS" is the perfect thing to describe Johansson
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12:32PM on 04/26/2012
I'm not saying I didn't care ( If I didn't obviously wouldn't have posted) I'm saying it's alittle unnecessary since past face-offs have been released films...just saying it wouldve been better if we waited til both films hit the screen..

Other than that sorry if I offended Paul you, or any other the writers on this site. I've been a loyal reader for years and honestly I'll read any shit you guys write( in fact I think this is the only time I've ever complained lol)
I'm not saying I didn't care ( If I didn't obviously wouldn't have posted) I'm saying it's alittle unnecessary since past face-offs have been released films...just saying it wouldve been better if we waited til both films hit the screen..

Other than that sorry if I offended Paul you, or any other the writers on this site. I've been a loyal reader for years and honestly I'll read any shit you guys write( in fact I think this is the only time I've ever complained lol)
1:19AM on 04/26/2012
We're a movie fansite. We're asking movie fans which film they are anticipating the most. How that is "unnecessary" in your regard is beyond me...I mean, that's what we do! :)

That said, if you don't care about it, why make a comment at all? (that seems unnecessary) Just move on to the next headline and let those who ARE interested in this, respond.
We're a movie fansite. We're asking movie fans which film they are anticipating the most. How that is "unnecessary" in your regard is beyond me...I mean, that's what we do! :)

That said, if you don't care about it, why make a comment at all? (that seems unnecessary) Just move on to the next headline and let those who ARE interested in this, respond.
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