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- Dec 9, 1998
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Or some people are simply "assholes" that can't stand it, when somebody else has a different POV from themselves. The lack of respect and tolerance for contrary opinions is out of control in today's society.In the realm of comic book films, this manifests mostly as the "DC vs Marvel" nonsense. When Batman v Superman got slammed by critics (and many, many viewers), the people that liked it claimed that it was because the Marvel fans who hated everything DC were on the warpath. Because they thought it was a terrific movie, no one in their right mind could possibly not like it, so the dismissal of it had to be the result of some "agenda" that had nothing to do with the value of the film itself. To the point where they were (literally!) accusing Disney of bribing critics to badmouth the DC films in order to make the Marvel ones look better.
The fact that the DC and Marvel films never directly competed with each other at the box office seemed lost on them. It was more likely that a Marvel Studios film would be competing with a "Marvel film" from another studio. In fact, BvS was gone from theaters by the time Civil War came out, while Civil War was still in theaters when Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse was released.
I suspect that, like so many things in life, some people see it as a zero-sum game. If you and they have a different opinion, both of you can't be "right". So they see you advancing a different opinion as essentially saying that theirs is "wrong", which they take personally. Opinions aren't supposed to be right or wrong, but as we see time and time again, a lot of people seem to confuse opinions with facts.