Fan Poll: Which Are You Most Excited For, Batman v Superman or Captain America: Civil War?

Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 10:15AM
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Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 10:15AM
Fan Poll: Which Are You Most Excited For, Batman v Superman or Captain America: Civil War?
Yesterday, Civil War comics writer Mark Millar threw some shade at the upcoming adaptation of his work, saying that Batman v Superman "had Civil War beat" in their respective trailers. Now that we've technically seen all of the trailers we're going to see from the two biggest superhero movies of the year, which one has you more excited? Are you clamoring to see Ben Affleck's "definitive" version of the Dark Knight? Or does that Spider-Man reveal beat anything Zack Snyder has to offer?

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Let's break this down. Captain America: Civil War is based on an acclaimed, politically charged comic series, which makes the storyline that much more exciting, but also means those of us who read the comics pretty much know everything that's going to happen. Batman v Superman seemed to give everything away in that second trailer, but there have also been rumors that there's an entirely new villain that takes up the final act, which may involve artificial intelligence (Brainiac?). Of course, that could also mean that this movie is going to be incredibly bloated, as it's a full two-and-a-half hours long and features two fights between Batman and Superman, a fight with Doomsday, and a final confrontation with Lex Luthor, and possibly the reveal of the rest of the Justice League. This movie might struggle under the weight of everything it's trying to do.

But then again, is Civil War any better? It has one of the biggest casts we've ever seen, basically featuring every single Marvel superhero ever (except for Thor and Hulk), and the trailers have shown so many different fights in so many different contexts, it's a wonder the movie has time for any dialogue in its two-and-a-half hour runtime. And if there's that much action, and the movie focuses on the relationship between Steve and Bucky as much as it seems to, the philosophical underpinnings of the comic might be entirely lost.

Plus, this fight scene is epic on a very superficial level, but is also so, so silly:
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Why on Earth would they all line up and run at each other, like this is the actual Civil War and we're still fighting in straight lines with muskets? It's kind of absurd.

I would guess that both films will be slightly disappointing, but that Civil War will be sleeker and more polished, because Marvel simply has more creative control. But I'm personally more excited for Batman v Superman, because I think it will be a worse movie overall, but will introduce a few elements that are downright amazing, like Ben Affleck's Batman and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. The third BVS trailer was amazing because it focused almost exclusively on Batman, so that's probably a safe takeaway from the film.

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I'm sure Civil War will be entertaining, but I'm not sure anything about it will blow us away. But then again, there's always Tom Holland, who is already supposed to be Marvel's answer to Heath Ledger
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Batman v Superman hits theaters on March 25, while Captain America: Civil War comes out on May 6.
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