It was bound to happen sooner or later... but hopefully this way all of the madness can be contained in one thread.
Christopher Nolan receives a herculean amount of praise, and rightfully so. The man's resume is staggeringly impressive and his dark and more realistic work on the Batman universe has boosted his fame and support. But, fan favorite Joss Whedon has finally stepped into the heavyweight comic book movie ring and he delivered one hell of a punch with Marvel's The Avengers. Sure, their styles are drastically different, but at the end of the day we all choose to hold preferences and these are justified by what makes a movie good in our eyes. So, it boils down to the simple question of who do you prefer as a director for the comic book movie genre and why? Do you want a deeper, darker and more powerful plot that Nolan can deliver... or do you want to laugh and cheer along the entire ride with Whedon's work?
Please, there's no reason to turn this into a heated fanboy war. Do the Vine justice and show we can have an intelligent discussion on this subject. At the end of the day, we're just lucky to live in an age where we can finally enjoy superb superhero movies. Keep it friendly or I'll sendafter you. Got it? Good.