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Posted by Spectacular_Iceman (81 posts) 3 years, 6 months ago

Poll: Captain America: TWS vs. X-Men: DOFP (153 votes)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 39%
X-Men: Days of Future Past 61%

... Had to be done! I checked if it already was, nada - at least not in this forum. So, which film do you prefer/like better?

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#1 Posted by G_leno (1507 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap easy.

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#2 Edited by ccraft (12325 posts) - - Show Bio

*gasp* DOFP was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better...

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#3 Edited by Lodestar (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. DOFP was phenomenal but there were a few parts that either dragged or were quickly handled (especially the beginning).

Also (this may seem unfair to some degree), I hate that DOFP was a "make up" film rather than just an X-Men film. It's taken Fox too long to get everything (or most things) right as they did here. It's bad knowing that a major reason this movie was made was to make up for past mistakes. And no, I didn't make that up, even the writers and Bryan Singer have said the same thing.

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#4 Posted by the_stegman (38956 posts) - - Show Bio

X men by a landslide.

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#5 Edited by Fallschirmjager (23398 posts) - - Show Bio

DoFP.

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#6 Posted by Jake Fury (21961 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap for me.

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#7 Edited by Experio (18215 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap. I was disappointed with Dofp.

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#8 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America: Winter Soldier. Both were good movies though.

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#10 Edited by Tyrus (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap was way better.

DOFP was still good tho.

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#11 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9126 posts) - - Show Bio

Winter Soldier

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#12 Posted by odinblast (67 posts) - - Show Bio

DoFP for me, both were great though

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#13 Edited by the_stegman (38956 posts) - - Show Bio

@lodestar said:

Cap. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. DOFP was phenomenal but there were a few parts that either dragged or were quickly handled (especially the beginning).

See, I feel the opposite way. X-Men held my attention all the way through, no scenes felt unnessary or boring. Cap, though I enjoyed it quite a bit, it kinda lost my interest here and there. An example is when Cap and Scarlet widow went to see Nick Fury, who, surprise, surpise, wasn't dead. Also, them going to the army base just to get exposition on how Hydra got into SHIELD felt like it went on too long.

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#14 Edited by lvenger (33535 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Thing is, the entire future section of the film fits the exact criteria for being unnecessary and boring for me. I lost a lot of interest in the future scenes of the film.They were overly dark, depressing and overcrowded with glorified cameos, not characters I could care about. That's what dragged the film down to a 4 star film for me. In contrast, TWS had much better pacing and tighter handling on its central storyline as opposed to flashes between past and future. But that's just my thoughts on the matter, I can see why the past scenes were good enough for everyone to go ga ga over DOFP.

@lodestar said:

Cap. It was enjoyable from beginning to end. DOFP was phenomenal but there were a few parts that either dragged or were quickly handled (especially the beginning).

This first part sums up my thoughts too having just seen DOFP today.

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#15 Posted by Joygirl (21036 posts) - - Show Bio

Both were solid films, but DoFP was significantly more enjoyable for me. A good portion of that reason starts with B and ends with link but I thought the film was better as a whole as well.

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#16 Edited by the_stegman (38956 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@the_stegman: Thing is, the entire future section of the film fits the exact criteria for being unnecessary and boring for me. I lost a lot of interest in the future scenes of the film.They were overly dark, depressing and overcrowded with glorified cameos, not characters I could care about. That's what dragged the film down to a 4 star film for me. In contrast, TWS had much better pacing and tighter handling on its central storyline as opposed to flashes between past and future. But that's just my thoughts on the matter, I can see why the past scenes were good enough for everyone to go ga ga over DOFP.

Yeah, I get you, to me, the past is the meat and potatoes of the film, the future scenes are there just to remind you that those characters exist, but in my case, they were brief enough that it didn't matter, and although characters didn't develop that much, some of their deaths did hit me in the feels, so it's what made me like the future scenes..plus, those Sentinels were bada**.

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#17 Posted by potter1000 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

DOFP. Mcavoy was brilliant and so was Fassbender. Plus, they made me love Quicksilver.

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#18 Posted by jayc1324 (23152 posts) - - Show Bio

DOFP was better from a movie making standpoint and had better acting and story. It also had better character development. Seeing magneto and Charles interact and fight and become friends was awesome, and then there was the whole thing with Mystique and her growth as a character and person, and the theme of discrimination and genocide all throughout the movie. Way better and more interesting than all the "trust issues" stuff in Cap TWS. You can't trust anyone. OK we get it. That's pretty obvious in the business cap is in, and winter soldier wasn't in the movie enough.

Not saying cap was a bad movie, I liked it a lot, I'm just pointing out why DOFP was way better imo.

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#19 Posted by Wolverine008 (51011 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

DOFP was better from a movie making standpoint and had better acting and story. It also had better character development. Seeing magneto and Charles interact and fight and become friends was awesome, and then there was the whole thing with Mystique and her growth as a character and person, and the theme of discrimination and genocide all throughout the movie. Way better and more interesting than all the "trust issues" stuff in Cap TWS. You can't trust anyone. OK we get it. That's pretty obvious in the business cap is in, and winter soldier wasn't in the movie enough.

Not saying cap was a bad movie, I liked it a lot, I'm just pointing out why DOFP was way better imo.

He didn't appear very much at all in the original comic storyline.

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#20 Posted by jayc1324 (23152 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: That's odd considering his name is in the title. The plot didn't seem to focus around him as much as I thought it would.

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#21 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Bucky in TWS but I will go DOFP as a whole. Ive always liked the ensemble casts in X men films. (Minus Wolverine solo ones)

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#22 Edited by Xwraith (35415 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I know how Oliver Queen felt at the end of "Seeing Red."

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#23 Posted by rogueshadow (24978 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure, I feel like DOFP. But I'd like to rewatch both a few times first.

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#24 Posted by goobot (531 posts) - - Show Bio

Dofp left me with a wierd feeling at the end. I loved seeing cyclops finally back though they literally wiped out almost every other xmen movie.

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#25 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Wolverine008 (51011 posts) - - Show Bio

X gonna give it to ya.

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#27 Posted by Dm225 (314 posts) - - Show Bio

I was completely expecting this to be a blowout with Cap 2 easily taking the poll. Imagine my surprise to see the results...

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#28 Posted by flameboy298 (2805 posts) - - Show Bio

DOFP was your typical X-men film IMO. Good but nothing special.

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#29 Posted by VoloErgoMalus (2821 posts) - - Show Bio

DoFP wins for me.

The rant starts here:

Winter Soldier was basically enjoyable, but also suffered greatly from creative difficulties.

- Steve Rogers was a flake, his agency severely disproportionate to his strength of character thanks to his super powers and the effect his reputation has on other people (taking control of the situation in the third act). He is in this film a product of the MCU's emphasizing his wide-eyed idealism over his convictions (MCU Cap has no convictions, only things that rub him the wrong way).

- Rather than acting as a foil of some sort to Rogers, Falcon is as saintly as he is (though this is consistent with the comics).

- Black Widow spews a stream of BS during the army base detour (something about the truth being relative), and Steve doesn't call her out on it.

- The script was clearly twisted at some point so that Nick Fury could continue to be an irreproachable white knight of all things good somehow, despite being head of SHIELD for the entire Insight affair. Redford's character takes all the blame, so we can have a nice, neat Disney happy ending.

- The Iron Man reference didn't add anything to the movie.

- The movie had HYDRA behind everything, instead of having Cap display his fortitude by standing up to his own corrupt and self-righteous (spying on its own people, by Coulson's admission, in fiction as in real life) government.

However, Winter Soldier himself is badass, and the action was as good as I've seen in a superhero movie.

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#30 Posted by Ryagan (5298 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America: The Winter Soldier without a doubt. X-Men: Days of Future Past was good, but I think it's a little overhyped.

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#31 Posted by JediXMan (40270 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap.

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#32 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap by a tiny bit

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#33 Posted by Lateralus (2457 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are in my top 10 CBMs, but only TWS is in my top 2.

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#34 Edited by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap easily. Though DOFP was very very good as well.

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#35 Edited by Jphu8414 (4044 posts) - - Show Bio

Close one but X-Men DoFP, although the movie did just come out more recently so maybe it's just a bit more fresh in my mind

I'm going to have to pick up Cap 2 on blu-ray or something

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#36 Posted by LarryAshlynn (1301 posts) - - Show Bio

DoFP for me, since I just saw it.

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#37 Posted by kgb725 (15540 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly I will probably say Cap is better but Xmen is more enjoyable to watch for me

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#38 Posted by Farkam (10573 posts) - - Show Bio

Both films were meh.

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#39 Posted by lvenger (33535 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Oh the past scenes were undeniably great mate, I have no disagreement with you on those. At best, I could nitpick but that wouldn't do justice to how well the past scenes develop most of its characters, flesh out the plot and run on some great themes like persecution and genocide. Best of all, the film didn't turn into a "Wolverine hogs the limelight one" which is a definite improvement from early X-Men films. He was there and a main role at that but he didn't detract from anyone else.

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#40 Posted by BigL (622 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap. I felt like they got everything right in this movie. The tone, the action, the actors, and everyone got just enough screen time. I felt like the movie couldn't have been any better after I left the theater. DoFP I highly enjoyed, but I felt the opposite way. This movie focused way too much on Wolverine & Mystique, & everyone else (except McAvoy, Holt, & Fassbender) were pretty much limited to cameos. The future X-Men were badass in their scenes but had such few speaking roles & I didn't like how the Sentinels were so overpowered. The X-men didn't stand a chance and I felt like that was just a cheap cop out to put the spotlight on the past X-men. Like I said, I highly enjoyed DoFP but it felt like a missed opportunity concerning the future X-men.

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#41 Posted by MatthewParker (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

Why wasn't ASM2 included? Also Cap 2 was better IMO.

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#42 Posted by XxMarvelousDCXx (233 posts) - - Show Bio

Why wasn't ASM2 included? Also Cap 2 was better IMO.

In my opinion, as well as many other peoples, ASM2 was enjoyable, but it wasn't on par with TWS and DoFP. I still enjoyed it. It's a B- for me.

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#43 Posted by Squalleon (9974 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap.
I enjoyed DoFP though too. But the whole story was pretty much Time Travel 101 as I have mentioned again. While Cap did the unexpected.

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#44 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (3678 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap. While I think some the hyperbole I heard after TWS was released. ("Greatest Action Film ever") was uncalled for, It was still a very enjoyable film and, I think, the best Comic film this season, over DOFP, ASM2. In fact, better than most of the comic films since 2010.

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#45 Edited by Chadkagan (45 posts) - - Show Bio

These 2 movies are both awesome. I have to give my vote to Cap though. The one and only reason why DOFP doesn't edge it out is due to the obscene amount of plot holes. Why can Kitty send people back in time? How is Charles still alive? How does Magneto still have his powers? Why does Wolverine still have adamantium claws? It does say something though that even with all of these holes its neck and neck with, in my opinion, the 2nd best CBM ever.

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#46 Posted by TheCannon (20264 posts) - - Show Bio

Days of Future Past is better in every way.

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#47 Posted by Knightsofdarkness2 (8157 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap, but both were INCREDIBLY entertaining and are one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, but Cap is a bit better IMO.

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#48 Posted by Tenebrous_Guile (316 posts) - - Show Bio

DOFP bored me far more than I thought it would, I came for sentinels vs mutants, I got 2 hours of talking and every action scene already being seen in the trailers.

Cap all the way.