Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe will outpace and beat the DC Cinematic Universe easily

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DC Cinematic Universe is Toast!

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Send Zack Snyder to the Looney Bin!

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice was a waste of time, right? You are correct, because if you watch Justice League then you will feel literally crabby and feel like venting your frustrations out on Zack Snyder. The movie had a weak plot and it was really off.

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Batman is a homicidal maniac played by an old man named Ben Affleck.

Why did Diana Prince awaken after the second world war into the 21st century to actually save the world?

Barry Allen’s a goof in the movie! Yuck!

Jason Momoa as Aquaman?! Is Zack Snyder out of his mind?! Armie Hammer or Scott Speedman should have been Aquaman!

A weak plot and a weak story line. So much fictitious mumbo jumbo out of the blue without any proper meaning and who in the heck is Steppenwolf?!

Where did the Aliens come from? Did Zack Snyder even watch the DC cartoons?

Jason Momoa used a redneck accent !! For God’s sake, someone tell him that Arthur Curry comes from a long line of Royals!!!!

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Justice League sucked!

The DC guys only created a hype of the movie through marketing and the same marketing hype was displayed before the launch of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. It flopped and so did the Justice League! They both flopped!

So, does Marvel fare better? Yes!

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This is the true gold standard

Marvel Cinematic Universe officially started with Blade way back in 1998. It became better with launches of 2 more parts of Blade and The Hulk’s first part containing Eric Bana. Christopher Nolan came up with dark versions of Batman with Christian Bale, featuring Liam Neeson, Heath Ledger, Javier Bardem and Aaron Eckhart as villains. Gary Oldman did a very good role of commissioner Gordon but George Clooney flopped in Batman and Robin. Val Kilmer is the true Batman of the 90’s and so is Michael Keaton.

But, it all began in 2008 with Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr. being the Hero and Title Character, Jeff Bridges being the true villain with Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard providing the best support roles ever. Ramin Djawadi’s music for the movie was Oscar nominated and the movie grossed loads of money!

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The timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Another timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the series

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Robert Downey Jr. is a cult of a personality

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Iron Man was directed by John Favreau, written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Arthur Marcum and Matt Holloway, and produced by Avi Arad and Kevin Feige. The budget of an estimated USD$ 140,000,000 brought in a gross profit of USD$ 318,412,101 in the U.S.A for October 2008 and the Global Profit for same month of USD$ 585,174,222. That’s quite a lot for a movie at that time. Iron Man 2 was directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Theroux (Yes!), released on May 7, 2010 and how much did it gross? USD$ 623.9 million! The Incredible Hulk grossed a modest USD$ 263.4 million whereas Thor grabbed USD$ 449.3 million against a budget of just USD$ 150 million (Kenneth Branagh’s a miracle mind behind it!) and Captain America: First Avenger drew a profit of USD$ 370.6 million against a 160 Million Dollars budget. Yes, for the years 2010 and onwards; these movies drew loads of bucks! Joss Whedon was the man for Marvel’s the Avengers (Director, Writer, Producer) and the profit: USD$ 1.519 billion! against a budget of USD$ 220 Million!

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Staggering, Right? Yes it is!

Then comes phase two:

Iron Man 3 was directed by Shane Black, written by Drew Pearce and Shane Black, gross budget was of USD$ 200 million whereas the profit was of USD$ 1.215 billion. Despite wearing a touch of drama, the movie had to be like that because ‘it was the man that made the suit.’ That’s right, the suit never made the man but it was the man that made the suit. Thor: The Dark World had a gross budget of USD$ 170 million and a profit of USD$ 644.6 million, directed by Alan Taylor and written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely had a budget of USD$ 177 Million and a profit of USD$ 714.3 Million.

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James Gunn wrote and directed Guardians of the Galaxy in collaboration with Nicole Perlman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and GLenn Close among the cast members,a gross budget of USD$ 223.3 million reaping a profit of USD$ 773.3 Million. Yes! Its True!

Joss Whedon again was the force behind Avengers: Age of Ultron and the budget was of USD$ 316 Million (Gross) reaping a profit of USD$ 1.405 Billion.

Ant-Man topped the icing of the cake with a budget of USD$ 142 Million and a profit of USD$ 519.3 Million, directed by Peyton Reed and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and lead actor Paul Rudd. Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stall and Evangeline Lilly.

Yeah, Marvel rocks for sure!

 

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Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Anthony and Joe Russo directed Captain America Civil War, budget of USD$ 250 Million and a profit of USD$ 1.153 Billion! No Wonder Batman vs Superman was the Yawn of Justice and a big flop.

Scott Derrickson directed Dr. Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch as the Hero, Budget of USD$ 165 Million and a Profit of USD$ 677.7 Million. Killer profit!

And the dimensional shifts in the movie freaked me out. But yet again, pretty cool stuff.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had a budget of USD$ 200 Million with a profit of USD$ 863.6 Million. THe one man army behind it is James Gunn!

Spiderman Homecoming: Budget of USD$ 175 Million and a Profit of USD$ 880.2 Million!

Thor Ragnarok: Budget = USD$ 180 Million and a Profit of USD$ 844 Million.

Comedy, Action, Drama, Romance and All; The years 2016 and 2017 drew maximum profits for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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What is the secret of Marvel’s success?

The directors, producers and writers have been revolved, they have been studying the comics, story lines and series as well as the characters for years before they could conceive a well balanced idea and when conceived; released as a well balance movie with budgets producing great profits.

Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Aaron Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau, Tom Holland, John Kani, Jeff Bridges, Michael Keaton, Josh Brolin among a host of so many others. They have helped illuminate Hollywood and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They have helped boost entertainment to new heights and have overpowered DC successfully.

The credit goes to the writers, producers and directors for studying the cartoons, characters and comics for years. Balancing the plots and choosing the right cast brought out the best in everyone coupled with a lot of public relations campaigns and hospital visits have boosted Marvel’s brand value to exceedingly sky like heights. Whats even more heartening that its not stopping! and is further gonna take even higher ground.

The careers of the aforementioned actors have taken off and are skyrocketing as well. They have now reached a respectable peak and have thus attained a legendary status. Things are for the better with Marvel and I say Marvel all the way!

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What’s next? Black Panther of course!

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Badass!

The weak storylines of Zack Snyder’s movies have cast a shadow of doubt over DC as well as Actor’s placement and selection. Weak storylines aren’t drawing interest in DC and Justice League was an evident flop. Yes, it was an evident flop!

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Hence, Marvel wins!

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Dara Khosrowshahi named new Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of Uber

With Uber facing a real mash up between brand image, finances and ethics, its former CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down following differences in his style of management as well as bungling ethics and management policies. Dara Khosrowshahi, 48, has joined Uber as it’s new Chief Executive Officer, and is the sole force driving Expedia from ground zero to the Galaxy.

Khosrowshahi has been CEO of Expedia for 12 years, which is based in Bellevue, Washington & Khosrowshahi himself has spent his tech career as part of the Seattle’s technology arena instead of that of the famed Silicon Valley. Since both regions are powerhouses in the tech industry, there’s also an obvious rivalry existing between them.

But first of all, let’s all see who Dara Khosrowshahi is and where he comes from? =)

Dara Khosrowshahi as a young boy

Dara Khosrowshahi was born on May 28, 1969, in Tehran, Iran to a prominent family that established the Alborz Investment Company, a diversified conglomerate dealing in pharmaceuticals, food, distribution, trading, packaging and services. Iranian Canadian billionaire Hassan Khosrowshahi is his relative. Dara’s family emigrated to the United States in 1978, prior to the Islamic Revolution of Iran which saw most of his family’s assets get illegally seized by the new Iranian government. He eventually settled with his family in Tarrytown, New York and graduated from the Hackley School at the age of 18 with a high school diploma. In 1991, he graduated with a B.A in electrical engineering from Brown University.

Dara Khosrowshahi recalls how he and his family had to emigrate: “Our family escaped Iran on the eve of the Iranian Revolution in 1978, when I was 9. We moved in with my uncle in Tarrytown. For the grown-ups, it was a difficult transition. The kids were able to party together, so it was fun.”

He also recalled about his father going back to Iran to care for his grandfather and returning back after a long time: “My father had to go back to Iran to take care of his father when I was 13 and was detained for six years before returning. My mom was raising three kids without a dad.”

Dara Khosrowshahi on extreme right, visiting London with his cousins in 1973

Dara Khosrowshahi began working as an Analyst at Allen & Company, an Investment bank and he left that in 1998 to work for one of his former clients Barry Diller, first at USA Networks and then at IAC as it’s Chief Financial Officer. It was in 2001 that IAC Travel acquired Expedia & in August 2005, Khosrowshahi was promoted as the CEO of Expedia. It was during his tenure that Expedia grew and expanded presence in more than 60 countries around the globe, Hotels.com, Hotwire online booking brands, and the travel community sites of TripAdvisor Media Network. In 2015, Expedia awarded him USD$ 90 million in stock options as a part of a long term employment agreement, where he stated that he would stay until 2020. Dara Khosrowshahi has had quite an impressive and respectable tenure at Expedia, growing revenues from USD$ 2.1 billion in 2005 to USD$ 8.7 billion in 2016, turning Expedia in one of the biggest online travel agencies in the U.S.A and owning sites like hotels.com, Orbitz, Trivago, HomeAway, Travelocity as well as other sites for vacation rentals, car rentals as well as other travel & vacation related sites as well.

The Economist revealed that during Khosrowshahi’s tenure, the gross value of Expedia’s hotel and travel booking related services multiplied more than 5 times and the pre tax earnings multiplied as well. In 2016, He was one of the highest paid CEO’s in the U.S.A, and is a board member from BET.com, Hotels.com, New York Times Company, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and other companies as well. He has been praised by the New York Times company for his competitive tech based mindset and for his comprehensive digital & international experience coupled with his financial expertise. He has also been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s anti immigrant policies and rhetoric.

Dara Khosrowshahi & his wife, Sydney Shapiro-Khosrowshahi in Las Vegas

He married Sydney Shapiro in 2012, in Las Vegas and is father to four children with her. In his words: “My wife and I got married on 12/12/12 in Las Vegas, and she was wearing a Slayer T-shirt. That tells you what kind of woman I’m lucky enough to be with. We have four kids.”

In June 2013, Ernst & Young recognized Dara Khosrowshahi as a Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient. He is among the U.S State Department’s List of Prominent Iranian Americans.

Dressed as Superhero Flash at an Expedia party, in 2014

Given the controversies, unethical practices and problems Uber is currently mired in, We are hopeful that Dara Khosrowshahi will turn the company around =)

All the best Dara!

 

Copying and Pasting needs Creativity. Blunders of Olpers explained

 

The article is not aimed at berating graduates of any University, be it Institute of Business Administration (I.B.A), Lahore University of Management Sciences (L.U.M.S), University of Karachi (U.o.K or K.U), Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi School for Business & Leadership (K.S.B.L), Bahria University (Islamabad and Karachi), Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (M.A.J.U, Karachi & Islamabad), University of Central Punjab, University of Peshawar, Institute of Management Sciences (I.M.S), Karachi Institute of Technology & Entrepreneurship (K.I.T.E), IQRA University, University of Management & Technology (U.M.T), Greenwich University or any other Foreign University but rather points out at mistakes made in making print ads. Copying and pasting is a norm but that doesn’t mean one must harm his/her creativity just to feed his/her mouth. Is this trend acceptable since the West and the middle east including Latin America, Oceania, East and South East Asia and Africa are being tough on it. if anyone feels berated, it is purely coincidental and not targeted.

JWT, who serves Engro Corporation's Food and Beverages sector.

JWT, who serves Engro Corporation’s Food and Beverages sector.

 

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New and old logos of Olpers

 

 

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If Olpers wanted to make a milkshake, why did it copy a copyrighted image and stole credit for such as well

 

The above picture highlights it. It’s absurd, Engro corporation always hires graduates from Institute of Business Administration (I.B.A) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (L.U.M.S) and yet they fail to produce (Same is done by JWT Pakistan).

I must ask, why hire a bunch of elite “Burger kids” when those “Burger” kids are least capable of producing, eat imported food bought by their Daddies filthy rich wallets, Mommies smoking sheesha in expensive German SUV’s and over sized villas constructed in Defence Housing Authority (D.H.A) and Clifton (Both in Karachi) and from D.H.A in Lahore and Islamabad as well? whats the use? what about those hard working middle class kids from other good and reputed universities who work part time to pay their dues and end up eating dust? is this the Pakistan we wanted? is this the labor market we all want? Of course not!!!!

Lets face it, the middle class in Pakistan is being oppressed. I mean LUMS and IBA do have good and responsible graduates but are they given space? most of them are abroad cursing Pakistan’s feudal society and patriarchal cum feudal social, societal and business systems. This current trend of copy pasting is so high among these so called confused stupid Brown American born/raised Pakistani desis who flaunt arrogance of wealth and fake Pakistani spirit with an American, Canadian and?or British passports. I must ask, are these asswipes even worthy of the North American?European?Middle Eastern market when they come here and mess up our already messed up market? are these buffoons any good? look at the amount of copy pasting and stupid nonsense Urdu sentences they are using. their market research is also very very poor, sorry to say and it is worse than what IBA/LUMS/IoBM/UoK/SZABIST/MAJU/KSBL produces because these universities are very serious and sincere in such matters as well as their students.

 

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JWT and Olpers need to be sued for infringement of copy writing. Using stock images is not only a turn off but a stupid practice as well

 

Even if the copy pasting thing is a norm, a practice running since decades. but don’t you think people need to be creative when copying?

There is a famous saying in Urdu: “Naqal ke liey Aqal bhi Chaahiyey.” meaning for cheating, you need to be clever (obviously using the mind lol 😀 ). But then again, where’s the creativity in the minds of these kids on whom their parents spent billions, even trillions! where is the spark in their mind? are they lazy? (probably). where in God’s name are we headed?

Shutterstock images will always be stock, but they are best utilized by small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to grab sales and profits in desperation. Secondly, Well established firms should refrain from such because they should rather produce their own images instead of copying images from shutter stock and social networks. Developing countries have no copyright protection laws but since the West is very active, given the current trend of copy pasting hardly and one from the east will be able to work in the west. Reason: It’s not terrorism, it’s the current trend of copying and pasting without any creativity, bluntly copying and pasting. this will harm our already once established creative industry which will not only hurt our impression but will send standards plummeting down to the basement.

 

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Links to the mentioned images are as under:

https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdashingdish.com%2Frecipe%2Fstrawberry-shortcake-protein-overnight-oatmeal%2F&h=BAQEfz65D

https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdashingdish.com%2Frecipe%2Fstrawberry-shortcake-protein-overnight-oatmeal%2F&h=BAQEfz65D

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmyschaoreo.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F73092141562%2Flight-leak-steam&h=iAQER0RkO

https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fhoneyandjam%2F12240991345%2F&h=bAQEfo_pL

 

Let us all ask ourselves, copying and pasting without any creativity and worse part is using copyrighted stock image and using a stolen image for print ad purpose in media. Will we be spared? no. The Middle east has even tougher copyright laws! and since their managers are much more educated than ours, we can easily get our asses kicked. its depressing, way beyond depressing. Many are not admitting this mistake and call the West hypocrites when in fact we South Asians are becoming more hypocritical day after day, sadly :(. we need to control this trend, we don’t want freeloaders, we should honest, sincere, educated and creative people to save our industry hence we all will be using Indian ad hoardings.

May God save Pakistan! (Aameen)