This is undoubtedly going to be the most controversial article I have ever written. Just remember that this is an opinion, my opinion and just like any other opinion, is open to debate. I am not a Marvel fan or a DC fan. I did not grow up reading comics or have any particular favourite superhero or super-villain. Rather, I watch the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe as a neutral party, as a lover of movies in general. I’m going to attempt to prove why I believe the MCU is superior to the DCEU, considering the films both the universes have released until date.
12. The Infinity Stones
The Infinity Stones, besides being the most powerful stones in the MCU, serve as a link, a bond between all the films of the MCU. The audience eagerly watches every MCU film hoping one of the stones will turn up and loves to see what each stone is capable of. These stones have perfectly set up ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ with the gauntlet wielding Thanos in search for the stones looking more menacing at every turn. The DCEU should come up with a similar concept that links the films together in order to increase interest in their films.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy
Why does this film get a separate mention on this list? Because it proved what Marvel could do, what Marvel was capable of. I have to admit, I didn’t have any idea about who the Guardians of the Galaxy were until this film came along. And I’m pretty sure most of the audience who weren’t die-hard comic book fans had no idea about who they were either. So how did a group of relatively unknown superheroes make a film which turned out to be an international blockbuster? It took us less than a minute to fall in love with Groot. The anti-hero raccoon Rocket voiced by Bradley Cooper had us in a hysterical state, every time he appeared on the screen. Chris Pratt was the perfect choice for Peter Quill and suddenly, these group of seemingly unknown superheroes became your favourite crime fighting band of misfits. What Marvel did with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cannot be appreciated enough.
10. Better Villains