You can’t blame Anthony Mackie for being partial in the never-ending Marvel Vs. DC debate. After all, one of the biggest roles of his career has been playing Sam Wilson, The Falcon, the high flying partner to Chris Evans’ Captain America in Marvel’s hits ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the upcoming ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
While promoting his new flick ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’, he was questioned about the two rival super hero franchises at which point Mackie pondered “What was the last good DC movie?” When the interviewer gushes about his love of ‘Man of Steel’– while admitting that it isn’t a popular opinion– Mackie cuts loose! “You’re bananas!” he responds incredulously. “That scares me that you are reviewing movies!”
When Weintraub clarifies that he loves the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mackie quickly replies:
“No no no! Don’t say it’s good! If you say it’s good, that means it’s awful because you have awful taste!”
You can watch the hilarious exchange below for yourself:
Poor ‘Man of Steel’. The Zack Snyder-helmed reboot of the Superman film franchise, starring Henry Cavill in the title role, is certainly one of the most divisive comic book movies in recent memory. It isn’t so bad that (most) folks hated it, but it wasn’t universally embraced either. And the biggest drubbing it took was over the last portion of the film which some have gone so far as to call “disaster porn” as Superman’s battle with the Kryptonian villains decimates much of Metropolis and even spills over to Smallville.
This site offered two reviews, both overwhelmingly positive. Regular film reviewer Dave Taylor gave the film 4.5 out of 5 atoms in his review, while I offered a comic geek’s perspective and gave it 4 out of 5 atoms. (In all honesty, with time, my feelings have cooled. I might give it a 3 or 3.5 at best now.)
On the flip side, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ was IMO one of Marvel’s best! So maybe Mackie has the upper hand in this argument.
What do you think? Do you also love ‘Man of Steel’? Or do you agree with Mackie that it was “awful?”