Is this as a director or just comic book movies I'm thinking if it's just their comic book movies than
Nolan>=Raimi(Made the movie more comic-bookie, Spiderman 3 was ruined by the studio shoving Venom in)>Russo Brothers>> Singer>>> Whedon > Snyder
Still haven't seen Batman and Batman Returns
@heroup2112: Whedon's writing often feels very formulaic especially with his two Avengers movies but he's not shabby as a comic book writer, especially since his and John Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men work is my personal favorite X-Men comic storyline.
- Nolan He is a great director in general.
- Rami Spider-Man 1 & 2 were great and 3 is overhated imo.
- Singer He is capable of making great movies, but he seems to need a talented team backing him to achieve his greats.
- Burton He was great for his time, but made quite a few directorial mistakes in his first Batman.
- Whedon Very solid director, but I don't like the way he writes characters in television, movies, or comics.
- Russos Too much flash and not enough substance. They're like Snyder, only with better scripts.
- Snyder Terrible at character develepment, and his movies have bad character writing, but at least his films are pretty.
I don't think of Nolans trilogy as much of superhero movies
the way he did it, its closer to spy movies than superhero
Poll isn't asking about superhero movies. Its asking about comic book movies.
Comics and superheros are not mutually inclusive concepts. A comic can be about anything. Many of the best comics of all time are not about superheros.
@mrnoital: I just think its a pretty weak argument to say "Nolan's films aren't really superhero films" just to disqualify from the list of options. I'm not necessarily calling you out in particular as its a common statement made but its effectively saying "Well obviously the Nolan movies are so good that they would otherwise win but I don't want to pick them so I'm going to say they don't count and pick something else"
Nolan or the Russo's. Though I haven't seen everyone of these directors films.
I'm leaning toward the Russo's now. At first I forgot that they didn't direct the first Captain America film, which I liked, but not as much as any of the films in the Dark Knight trilogy. Now that I think about it though, I actually like Civil War as much or more than the Dark Knight Rises or Batman Begins. I also hold the unpopular belief that The Winter Soldier is better than The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight is still the second best CBM. I just think that The Winter Soldier is the best comic book film I have seen so far.
Nope. I'm guessing the problems start with #4? You probably don't think Snyder deserves to be above any of them? I disagree, obviously. Let's start with the bottom, the most overrated directors on this site -- the russos. Yeah, they directed two pretty good CBM's but let's take a gander at their portfolio. Outside of the MCU films, their only notable directorial credits are in television. Their studio movies, again, outside the MCU, are mediocre -> trash. So, how do they go from mediocre, at best, film directors to fresh? It's really obvious -- they get their hands held by big daddy MCU. The goodwill of the MCU goes a long way in giving directors a guaranteed hit, regardless of talent. Go check for yourself.
Why did I put Snyder above Singer and Whedon? Well, this is where preference comes in. I feel like Snyders recognizable style and talent with the camera make him more notable than Whedon and his dialogue, or Singer....just being good.
I don't feel like Russos bring anything to the table outside of the MCU. They're as generic as they come. You could replace them with any director and I feel like TWS or CW would come out feeling more or less the same and arguably even looking better since both look like TV shows at times.
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