Originally Posted by Mr.M
I prefer this new direction WB is taking their DC characters, targeting a mature audience with deeper themes and depth in characters. Marvel still caters to the 13 and 14 year old kids. Nothing wrong with that, but that approach gets old after a while. I will personally lose interest in Avengers movies gradually, especially after RDJ hangs it up. I can't see Disney/Marvel continually outdoing themselves with teams ups and cross overs for long. I wonder if Disney will take the same approach with Star Wars now. While I like what J.J Abrams did with Star Trek, its sequel doesn't feel like Star Trek. Almost tempted not to watch it in theatres because it's not what Star Trek is supposed to be built on. I can only hope they change their approach with Star Wars and try to make it more like Star Trek of the past, ironically enough. It's difficult finding that balance.
I hardly call the fine work of Joss Whedon something 13 and 14 year old children would enjoy. Joss Whedon makes work everyone can enjoy. Only time will tell if Joss Whedon can strike gold again with Avengers 2.
Star Wars needs to go back to it's own roots and J.J. Abrams is perfectly capable of that.