I wasn't aware that there is a "war" going on between Marvel and DC .... I listen to people trash the DCEU and praise the MCU and I don't get it, I really don't. I like both universes for many reasons. before you all fill my e-mail with hate mail allow me to explain my thought process .
I feel the movies in both universes are more for the casual fans (like me) and not the die hard comic fans and the reason I feel this way is these two universes KNOW they have the die hard fan base already they gear theses movies and TV shows towards casual fans to generate NEW fans of the product.
I never watched comic book shows until The Flash debuted on the CW. they did the first crossover with Arrow and that got me into watching Arrow and I went out and watched the first two seasons of Arrow so I was caught up. so we are all clear on my level of fandom here are the shows I watch on the regular
Legends of Tomorrow
Jessica Jones The Gifted
Cloak & Dagger
Agents of SHIELD
My oldest son who is autistic asks me all the time who my favorite superhero is and he thinks it's funny that the answer often changes. (he's not into superheros at all) The last time he asked me my answer was Daredevil because I was re watching the series on Netflix. I also like Green Arrow alot because he's one of my favorites.
I don't understand why you have to be on one side or the other in this? They are both amazing universes with so many different things to like about them. For example if you look at the wallpaper on my phone, tablet, laptop they are often of different superheros crossing universes right now I have Punisher on my tablet, Daredevil on my laptop and Iron Fist on my phone. I wear my DC jewelry with my Marvel hat because I'm a fan of the characters not which universe they are from.
The movies seem to be more of a divide then the TV series (just my opinion) Everyone trashes the DCEU and I don't know why?? I loved Man of Steel I enjoyed BVS (wasn't happy that they "killed" Superman) but it was an amazing film to watch. Wonder Woman blew me away !! Suicide Squad was interesting as Harley Quinn stole that movie, I really enjoyed the Floyd Lawton story line as well and Will Smith killed it! Justice League was visually a stunning movie for me.
My biggest complaint about the DCEU is that they didn't have Grant Gustin playing the Flash because he is the Flash on the CW show.
Fans will complain that DC is a dark universe and I agree it's dark but that's what makes it different (not better) then the MCU. The MCU are popcorn movies where you know going into it that the good guys are going to win and there is no doubt in your mind. (with the exception of Infinity War) Now for the darker storyline fans (like me) look no further then the Netfilx portion of the MCU Daredevil is dark, so is Jessica Jones, Iron Fist. (more on this shortly) and The Defenders is dark as well.
So as you can see I'm a fan of both universes and if that's wrong, I don't care. I'm a fan of anythign that tells a good story with amazing characters that I can believe in.
In Defense Of Iron Fist ......
This story is one that I really enjoyed for many reasons. I'm not a "lets rank the shows" kind of guy but if I had to I would make this one of my top three of the Marvel Netflix shows. I like the character, the story and the way it was shot.
Again I think most of these movies and shows are NOT made for the die hard fans who they KNOW will come to the theater and / or join Netflix to watch the product they want to bring in NEW fans like me. before Iron Fist came out I knew nothing about the character much like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, I have grown to love the shows and characters and am now a fan.
Feel free to send me e-mails and write comments about why any of these shows / movies are horrible, I read everything I get and usually reply back. I feel The Defenders story line doesn't work with out the Danny Rand / Iron Fist character, look at it that way.
This is something Marvel has over DC as they put a clause in Charlie Cox's contract for Daredevil that if he the character is brought into the MCU Charlie Cox would play the part. to me and many fans Charlie Cox IS "The Devil of Hell's Kitchen" aka Daredevil.
In closing I have to say that I do enjoy most Marvel and DC shows and movies. With that said are there things I dislike and don't agree with? Of course there are nothing is perfect . I don't feel that a person who likes both Daredevil and Green Arrow should be forced to choose a side in a fictional "war" I like them both and will continue to support both universes because that's the type of fan I choose to be...
Stay Humble, Stay Hungry My Friends :)