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Kevin Smith is about as opinionated a filmmaker as they come, and he isn't afraid to let his geek flag fly. As a longtime fan of comics, Smith is a logical person to ask which comic book film came out on top this year: "The Dark Knight Rises" or "The Avengers." Despite being a self-proclaimed DC junkie, the "Clerks" director couldn't resist the charms of Joss Whedon's ensemble Marvel film.

"I never imagined that I would love 'Avengers' more than 'Dark Knight Rises,'" he told The Playlist. "I never would have thought I would have liked 'Avengers' more than 'Dark Knight Rises' but I really did like 'Avengers' more. And I've watched them an equal amount of times. 'Avengers,' I'm not going to say it's the better movie, but it puts a smile on your face. It's magical cinema."

Smith does have some qualms with "The Avengers, »

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