Is there any way to make comic book fans happy?

It seems that no matter what we are given as fans, there is always a group of people that will find something to complain about. There is always one tiny thing that will gnaw at some people. We can never be fully satisfied with what we are given. There are countless reasons for this, but the biggest is that, as fans, we have this idea in our head of our favorites. This is what makes our fandom so great. We can take what is written and shown to us and warp it to our imagination. When those things are put on film or finally done in a “more substantial” way that we will never be 100% happy. Here’s the kicker though, the projects that we are getting these days are top notch and amazing. What is there to truly complain about? Anything and everything.

This rant has been in the making for a long time now. There is always some know it all out there that is pointing out the smallest detail that is wrong that they can find. How could they possibly let Man of Steel end with Supermbodyan killing Zod? That is so un-superman like. He wouldn’t do that! How do you think that he made those rules for himself? Do you think that he didn’t go through something that made him decide to never kill again, unless there was absolutely no choice? Superman destroyed half the city! Why would he not be more careful? The Avengers contained the fighting as much as they could to avoid civilians dying or getting hurt, why didn’t he? Maybe because he was just learning what he could do? Maybe at the time he had no idea what he was doing!

That was the first time that the haters literally drove me insane. They had always been there, but we are living in the golden age of comic movies. We should be enjoying everything that we get, not seeing how much of it we can nit pick and tear down. It had slowed down a Ben-Affleck-Batman-Costumelittle bit (a very little bit) until they released that Affleck was playing Batman. The internet went up in flames. “Oh great! Ben Affleck has come to ruin Batman. Batfleck is going to suck!” Is this just like how Heath Ledger could not possibly do a good Joker? That’s what i thought. Shut your mouth and let them prove you wrong before you go running your mouth. We all know that Daredevil was a terrible movie but that doesn’t mean it was all his fault. It has a good chance of being one of the best Batman interpretation that we have seen. Speaking of Batman, we get Gotham and all I hear is about how the Penguin isn’t fat and Edward Enigma is to old… Does no one notice how great this show is?

But all this brings us to what prompted this post tonight. The Age of Ultron teaser was leaked early this week.ultron2 This should be an awesome thing right? For the most part it was, besides all the haters out there complaining about tiny details. Are you seriously upset that Ultron has a moving jaw and didn’t have the pointy ears like the comic version? How do you even know that is his final form? Do you know anything about the ever evolving Ultron? Would they really give us a look at his final style so soon? I doubt it. Even if that is how he ends up looking at the end, so what! It looks awesome and this is coming from someone who has loved Ultron since he was a little boy. I love the look of the old school comics but that does not take anything away from the amazing, terrifying, version that we have been given this week. Spaders voice on top of that, perfect!

I know that I will get nothing but crap for writing this. All I will hear about is how wrong I am, and that all the things I pointed out above are important. To each his own I guess. We need to enjoy these movies while we have them. No generation has ever been able to look forward to the onslaught of comic movies, especially good ones. What is something that has driven you crazy in a Marvel or DC movie? Anything that other people complain about that you think is dumb? Let us know in the comments below!



2 responses to “Is there any way to make comic book fans happy?

  1. I actually agree with you. We are getting high quality movies and people are constantly finding the smallest faults in them. My thought on the Superman situation is that in future movies, we will now see the emotional consequences of murder on Superman. Some of the ideas we hate on could be the foundation of something great. I think you are completely right prjectsplayground.

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