Marvel vs. DC at the Box Office

And the winner is…not surprising at all! While DC was cranking out Steel & Catwoman, Marvel was cranking out Spider-Man and X-Men. It’s been all downhill for DC from there (with the exception of the Bat-Nolan franchise) while Marvel’s been hitting them out of the park consistently (don’t look at Daredevil! Or the Fantastic Four movies. Or Elektra. Or the Ghost Rider films. Or Blade Trinity. Or X-Men 3. Or Spider-Man 3.Or X-Men Origins: Wolverine.). Find the per-film breakdown after the jump. I would’ve put it in the main body of the post but it’s just too massive and wrecks everything (ed.note: That’s what she said. HA HA HA GOOD SHOW.)

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Bane’s Audio from The Dark Knight Rises: Before and After


knew they changed Bane’s voice. Look, anytime there’s a movie I’m really anticipating, I try to go into a complete blackout about the film.  No extended trailers, no sneak peeks, no early reviews, nothing.  I want as much of the movie untainted and as new as possible when I see it in the theaters.  That being said, The Dark Knight Rises  was particularly difficult to avoid; the first trailer for it that I saw was during a commercial break for the 2012 Super Bowl.  I managed to avoid everything up until previews started rolling in the theater for The Avengers. Not too bad for ignoring one of the two biggest film events for comic book people this year.

During the Super Bowl commercial, Bane’s voice was unintelligible.  I’d heard rumblings that it was bad, but I never thought it would be that  bad.  You couldn’t understand him! What the hell? Look, I get if you’re wearing a mask your voice will be muffled but you would think that, as a main character of the closing third of a massive & beloved trilogy, you would kind of need to understand his dialogue. Apparently enough people freaked out that they did re-dub the dialogue.  So now you can understand him…and his weird ass lilt.  Odd choices, Mrs. Hardy & Nolan, odd choices.