So, I know some of you guys probably don't care for IGN, or even vs matches, but when I saw this, I kind of had a harder time than I expected choosing. And rather than just divert your attention to this video I'm going to show and for you to vote, I'd like to discuss it here as well. The choices they have, and what you think is the better one.
Alright, so first off. The story. Personally, I chose The Dark Knight Rises, but the reason this was somewhat of a hard choice was because I came out of the theater of The Avengers totally satisfied with what it had. It wasn't the greatest story ever, but it was executed well, I don't believe I came out of it ever thinking "Wait, why...? What?" but with The Dark Knight Rises I did. The reason I chose TDKR though was because I think that although it wasn't executed as well as the other, it was an overall better story in my opinion. There was more going for it.
The action. Now, I had a blast watching both films, but the reason I chose The Dark Knight Rises again was because, maybe I'm in the minority, but I absolutely loved the fighting choreography. The intro, the fights between Batman and Bane, then the whole police chasing Batman once he first appears, and the last half hour or so, it was just amazing to me. This was still a hard choice though, because I almost felt that way for many moments in Avengers. I really liked the scene when Loki took over that crowd, then Iron Man crashes the party with Captain America, then the middle where the airship is being attacked, Hulk goes crazy, and then the whole final part. It was a tough choice, but I still chose TDKR.
As for sex appeal, I think Anne Hathaway did a very good Catwoman, she was good looking in it, and I thought her personality was sexy in a way, but the same could be said for Scarlett Johansson's character The Black Widow, and my choice was for The Black Widow. They both were good, but I think there was a little more emphasis on sexuality in The Avengers for her character, and well, it was more so before I saw TDKR that I saw Catwoman as a focus for sexual attention, but not after, she was more of a character in this, and while I could say the same thing for The Black Widow, I still see her as largely for sex appeal, even though she is more than that.
And for the bad guy, I thought Bane was better. His voice was pretty hard to understand a lot of the time and he got the short end of the stick at the end, but Loki to me, for the most part, seemed like a joke (Hulk even made of joke out of him). I was far more interested by the very, very, minuscule of time Thanos was shown at the end. Anyways, how about you? What did you think was the better film? Overall it was a lot harder to choose for me than I thought it would, but now that it's presented, it really does make me wonder what I would consider better. I think all along I would choose The Dark Knight Rises even though it's much more difficult than that. I really loved both films, and even more so than I had originally planned The Avengers because it surprised me since I didn't expect to like it as much.