Something I’ve noticed is that people get very upset and polarised on the DC movies in a way they don’t on others. And I include myself in this btw, which is interesting as I’m very laid back.
As fans we’re precious. It’s part of who we are or else we wouldn’t be spending our spare time talking and thinking about this stuff. But why do DC creations evoke a much stronger reaction in other media than Marvel or Millarworld or Hellboy or Sin City or Turtles or any of the others that made it into the screen?
I have my own theory about this and it’s a combination of the fact we have a multi-generational fan-base coupled with the fact they feel they’re being ignored. Marvel likewise has a 75 years history, but the movies are generally pretty true to the comics and especially accurate in terms of characters. I think the characters feel very, very like the comics we grew up with in a way Reeve’s Superman was, but the current movies aren’t. Have a look at the DC movie threads. I love them because they quickly get out of control every day and I love the fact that it gets like that so don’t stop.
But that’s my guess. What’s yours? Why does this get so much more passionate every time?