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Old April 10 2013, 12:37 PM   #51
Alidar Jarok
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Re: Why is DC so far behind Marvel in terms of movies?

Mister Fandango wrote: View Post
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It just seems weird to me that regular people wouldn't know who Iron Man or Thor were.
Many of them did. It's the "nerds" who like to pretend that their knowledge is special and unique, and that those pesky normal people are too dim-witted to be aware of their hobbies. It makes them special and unique, you see.
I agree with Iron Man. Every time I hear that Iron Man was only known by nerds, my reaction was "huh?" From my lifetime, he had a 90s cartoon show and he appeared prominently in an episode of the Spiderman cartoon show (along with War Machine). I didn't know his details as well as Spiderman, X-Men, or the Fantastic Four, but I still knew him fairly well.

Thor, on the other hand, I was only vaguely aware of existing. But it helped that I knew the mythological Thor. I think the real test will be the Guardians of the Galaxy because I have no idea who the fuck they are.
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