Posted by OhCrumbsComics (29 posts) 11 months, 22 days ago

Poll: Are DC films Realistic? (48 votes)

Yes 42%
No 58%
My reaction when people say DC films are more realistic.

Not really questioning whether the films are good or bad but do you regard the modern DC films such as the Nolan Batman trilogy and Man of Steel as realistic?

#1 Edited by Spideysense44 (3356 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea

#2 Posted by SupBatz (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

Not realistic but surreal. So far, they've felt like they could exist in a slightly less realistic world than the one they live in. They're darker and take themselves very seriously. But I wouldn't go as far as to use the actual word realistic.

#3 Edited by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

god like beings moving at super speed and destroying ships? Lol ummmm I think some people might not know what realistic means.lol

The TDK trilogy was realistic. But Superman, Green Lantern, Watchmen, and all other DC movies, are not realistic.

#4 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Realistic? No.

More sophisticated? Yes.

(Obviously not counting the terrible flops like Catwoman and Jonah Hex)

#5 Posted by Knightfall225 (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

more realistic then marvel

#6 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6259 posts) - - Show Bio

More realistic than Marvel's, but they're still about superheroes.

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#7 Posted by Blood_Red_Rage (508 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets just say they are not as over the top.

#8 Posted by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets just say they are not as over the top.

lol did you see man of steel?

#9 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6259 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

I still don't get the "more realistic than marvel's" comments.

Outside of the Batman trilogy, which is also matched by the Iron Man trilogy/Cap: The First Avenger in marvel in terms of realism, all DC films are just as fantastical. Thor, Man of Steel, Incredible Hulk, Watchmen, Green Lantern, I really don't see the difference in terms of realism. The tonal differences are definitely there though.

#11 Edited by Wolverine08 (40739 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, DC films are more realistic, and I hate it. All that realism sucks the life out of what superhero movies are supposed to be about.

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#12 Edited by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by Knightfall225 (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

@novi_homines:

the different tones make DC seem real. The world is not as bright and sunny as Marvel makes it seem basically. But at the end of the day DC has Batman. His movies don't include a bunch of people with superpowers so it will seem more realistic.

#14 Posted by Strongarm (5857 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, giving bruce wayne healing factor and reducing common sense of the cops/bane thugs is weird

#15 Posted by GeekBait (779 posts) - - Show Bio

I kind of hate how people think realistic means good. I have a friend and we always argue over The Dark Knight Rises because I say there should have been a real Robin and he thinks it would've made it unrealistic and campy. No, you are wrong.

#16 Edited by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightfall225 said:

@novi_homines:

the different tones make DC seem real. The world is not as bright and sunny as Marvel makes it seem basically. But at the end of the day DC has Batman. His movies don't include a bunch of people with superpowers so it will seem more realistic.

I don't necessarily agree with this. The world wasn't bright and sunny in Cap: TFA, there was war. In Iron Man 1 stark was held captive by terrorists for months and was on the brink of death. And the incredible hulk was just dark all around. It's just that Marvel mixes in the brighter side along with the darker sides of life with their movies. While DC seems to want to focus more on only the darker sides of life.

The character reactions also affect the tone. Even though stark and Cap were in dark times, they still found ways to be positive about the situation.

It's just a preference. I love both of their movies.

#17 Posted by JetiiMitra (8398 posts) - - Show Bio

For the most part, yes. I think they're more realistic in terms of the world around the heroes and what having powers actually means.

#18 Posted by RustyRoy (11902 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

Not realistic but surreal. So far, they've felt like they could exist in a slightly less realistic world than the one they live in. They're darker and take themselves very seriously. But I wouldn't go as far as to use the actual word realistic.

This.

#19 Edited by Lvenger (19116 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

Not realistic but surreal. So far, they've felt like they could exist in a slightly less realistic world than the one they live in. They're darker and take themselves very seriously. But I wouldn't go as far as to use the actual word realistic.

This is a good answer that suits my views as well. They aren't more realistic but it's somewhat more plausible these characters could exist than those in the Marvel films.

#20 Posted by jeanespinosa21 (217 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all about tone. Marvel tone is usually very happy and campy. Marvel movies are usually very fun pop corn movies while DC is more sophisticated. DC takes themselves serious in movies which is why they get more backlash than marvel, For example nobody really cared about the plot holes in the avengers because it was just a fun movie to watch while in batman movies the slightest plot is considered huge. Get what i mean? There is nothing wrong with either style and they both have their place but to answer the immediate question no DC is realistic but its as close to it as possible. As in marvel they don't feel like it part of our world but in DC they do.

#21 Edited by The Stegman (23795 posts) - - Show Bio

Most Nolan related films and Imprint films (Watchmen, History of Violence, V for Vendetta etc) are more realistic than Marvel films.

#22 Edited by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but they take themselves way more seriously than the MCU movies.

#23 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5501 posts) - - Show Bio

@novi_homines: Batman's films wern't even realistic. A car that turns into a motorcycle that can run up walls? A leg brace that gives a cripple the strength to kick through bricks, and a nuclear bomb going off near a city without causing nuclear fallout or killing the guy who ejected moments before the explosion. Not realistic at all.

#24 Edited by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio

a movie with a billionaire who dresses like a bat and fights crime should not be considered "realistic".

#25 Posted by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio

@geekbait said:

I kind of hate how people think realistic means good. I have a friend and we always argue over The Dark Knight Rises because I say there should have been a real Robin and he thinks it would've made it unrealistic and campy. No, you are wrong.

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#26 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16315 posts) - - Show Bio

No comic book movie will ever be 100% realistic.

TDK and MoS is more realistic than Disney/Marvel however (since I feel that is really the question being asked).

#27 Posted by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio

MoS is more realistic than Disney/Marvel

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAAH...........................wait..... you're serious? O_o

#28 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16315 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektheninja: Yes. The fact that you seem to think otherwise is what deserves a laugh.

#29 Posted by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: don't get me wrong. MoS was great, but THIS IS NOT "realistic".

#30 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16315 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektheninja: Pleas read what I said again. No comic book movie is realistic.

But MoS is more realistic than Avengers.

Yes it had alien beings flying around with superpowers. But at least it tries to give an explanation as to how they can do it. Avengers doesn't do that.

#31 Posted by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16315 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektheninja: So you accept that argument with Avengers. But even though Man of Steel not only has the same, but then goes onto detail, its not more realistic?

K.

And seriously. When the answer is "Aliens" or "Magic" or "Cos". They're not even trying to be realistic. DC comes off as realistic because they explain how shit works.

#33 Edited by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by kasino (1715 posts) - - Show Bio

people seem to seem to look as realistic as what actually exist in the world we live in.

i think he meant if the world we lived in had elements out of our world.

DC does this amazingly.

#35 Posted by PowerHerc (82755 posts) - - Show Bio

No more than Marvel.

#36 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1243 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course DC movies are realistic. Look at Man of Steel and Green Lantern. Two of the most realistic movies I have ever laid eyes on.

#37 Edited by TekTheNinja (766 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course DC movies are realistic. Look at Man of Steel and Green Lantern. Two of the most realistic movies I have ever laid eyes on.

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#38 Posted by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

......... Hell no.

#39 Posted by kasino (1715 posts) - - Show Bio

what do people look at realistic as?

being a superhero movie isn't realistic because superheroes don't exist.

But Walking Dead is more realistic then the Evil Dead movies.

#40 Edited by kyrees (4817 posts) - - Show Bio

well, MOS got the part of super powerful beings leveling everything around them and the military reaction before and after superman's battles right. the nolan batman series is almost unbelievable to me due to the sheer tech it has shown.

#41 Posted by sinestro_GL (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Mr. White Christmas, I'm Mr. Snow.

#42 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (5110 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. Maybe because of the fact that their cities are none existent.

#43 Edited by muhabba (299 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not counting the Nolan triligy when I give my opinion. So, I think it's a mistake that DC is trying to make them realistic. It can't be done. Marvel has at least SciFi wibbily wobbly timey wimy reasons for their heroes gaining powers, a bit of suspecion of disbelief. But Superman get powers from solor radiation how? He flies how? The Green Lantern ring basically grants wishes like a genie. How can you make that realistic? Heck, making it realistic takes some of the fun out.

#44 Posted by Tyrus (1095 posts) - - Show Bio

... I don't understand why some people can overly appreciate the DC films for being 'realistic' but can't appreciate Marvel comics for being 'realistic' :/

#45 Posted by Strider92 (16240 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope