Let me start off by saying, I am not trying to start a Fanboy war. This is strictly my own opinion of why I think one film will be better than the other. I love both Marvel and DC as they both have revolutionized the comic book genre as we know it today. With that said I'll start off by describing each film, they're similarities and ultimately why I think Civil War will be better than Dawn of Justice .
Captain America: Civil War
The Plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War is as follows " Following the events of the Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies". This of course is adapted from the Civil War comic book from 2006. This film will be a culmination of everything that has happened in the MCU so far. Marvel has made BIG moves to make this movie happen including, Adding Iron man, Black Panther, and now Spider-man. All of which were announcements that broke the internet. Now lets look at Dawn of Justice.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
No official plot synopsis was released for Dawn of Justice but, based on rumors around the internet it's safe to say that, the reason for Batman and Superman's confrontation in this film is because of the events in Man of Steel. Superman is going to have to answer for the destruction and lives lost in the battle with Zod. Batman is going to be that force to stand against Superman. Which will eventually lead into an epic battle of ideologies in terms of each hero wanting to protect the world from each other. This film is loosely based of Frank Millers The Dark Knight Returns where we see, Batman and Superman clash in an all out brawl that is revered as the most epic duel in comic book history.
Similarities of Both films
Besides the obvious facts that both films will feature two of the most popular characters from their respective brands, going at each other in their own universe. They both have similar stories in terms of the governments playing huge roles in the overall conflict. Governments will turn to Tony Stark to take down Captain America in Civil War, and the government will turn to Superman to take down Batman in Dawn of Justice. Both films are also introducing huge characters into each of their respective universes. With Dawn of Justice it's Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg. With Civil War it's Black Panther and Spider-Man. Also both films will be continuing from previous story lines where destruction and countless lives lost ultimately lead into a huge confrontation.
So if they are similar films, how will one be better than the other?
I'll tell you exactly how just take a look at this DC video below...
Okay now take a look at this Marvel Video below...
Still don't notice it yet? Okay let me break it down.
Captain America: Civil War is going to be the culmination of everything that has occurred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. In Civil War we are not going to have a battle of a hero vs villain but rather Heroes vs Heroes. Ever since 2008 with Marvel's Iron Man film, we have had an abundance of marvel characters flourish and become successful. Audiences everywhere have cared and grown with characters like Captain America, Iron man, Hawkeye, Black Widow etc. We have seen them overcome there differences for the greater good. So, by the time we get to Civil War and we see Captain America and Iron man come to blows, (something that has been brewing and has been teased since the first Avengers film) It will have more of an emotional impact on the audience. Something that is going to have a long lasting Impact in terms of storytelling in the comic book movie genre. Friends turned enemies.
Now I know that throughout the last 50+ years DC has completely dominated the comic book movie genre. But, they have only been able to successfully utilize Batman and Superman. With Dawn of Justice we are going to see a lot of heroes being introduced for the first time on the big screen. People are very critical of the casting of most of the actors in this movie. Me personally, I do think the majority of people who are not comic book fans are only going to see this movie solely because, it's Batman and Superman in the same film for the very first time. Two of the most popular icons in the history of comic books clashing in an epic battle! That just screams of excitement and it will be it will also have action that will leave you in "Awe" at the mere sight of it.
One problem with that is what will the movie be remembered for at the end of the day? For the fact that it was the first time seeing Batman and Superman clash? Or seeing Aquaman and Wonder Woman on the big screen for the first time? That's cool and all but how come it can't be remembered for the story? Or the shear joy of seeing everything that DC has been building towards culminate into this epic gathering of what is arguably the greatest superhero team of all time. Sounds to me that the movie is going to be more style than substance.
DC/WB have already stated that, Man of Steel is the basis for this Cinematic universe. Having one solo film lead into a film filled with heroes won't have any kind of power to it. Think about this, If marvel had made Iron Man 1 first and then, did Avengers right after. It would come off as silly, confusing, very poor because we wouldn't know who a lot of those characters are besides Hulk and Iron man. That's the problem with Dawn of Justice we have not grown with these heroes enough to care for them in this cinematic universe. Marvel has Iron man 1-3, Captain America 1-2, Thor 1-2, the Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy. Many films with a lot of characters who will be in Civil War. All DC has is Man of steel which was a standalone superman film that didn't showcase other heroes.
That is why at the end of the day I think Captain America: Civil War will have the better story and overall be the better film. While Batman v Superman will have the better action and the better visual iconic moments. Just because you have great action doesn't make you a masterpiece of a film, don't believe me? Watch the Transformers movies.
Long article wasn't it? Lol at the end of the day everybody, I will be seeing both films. Not because I have an allegiance with DC or Marvel, but because I love Comic Book movies and I know that Both films will be very special and very Iconic at the end of the day. But I wanna know what you guys think.