Post by Andy Turnbull on Nov 30, 2017 22:45:37 GMT
Enjoyed it, although it is a tad disjointed and a lot is left on the cutting room floor. The film is carried by the performances. I'd say it's on a par with Marvel's first Avengers film and shares a lot of the same flaws.
I'd say it's on a par with Marvel's first Avengers film and shares a lot of the same flaws.
I'd agree with the second half of that sentence, in that it replicates the flaws of Avengers Assemble (due in large part to having the same basic plot) but lacks its strengths.
Avengers Assemble was a series of entertaining scenes with entertaining characters that failed to combine into a compelling, coherent whole. I found Justice League to be a series of dull scenes with bad characters that similarly failed to combine into a compelling, coherent whole.
Well, Wonder Woman is more charismatic than Black Widow and deserves to be in a better franchise, but I found everything else to be awful.
they brought back to life the worst character in the franchise - I thought they would, but hoped they would surprise me by not doing so. And it doesn't help that there are current TV live-action versions of Superman and Flash who are so much more likeable.
Also, superhero films need entertaining villains. Steppenwolf in comparison to Tom Hiddleston's Loki? Hardly on a par...
Steppenwolf sucked balls. Also I kept thinking if the band of the same name whenever anyone said his name. I could not take him seriously.
Film was ok but really boring. Some good performances though Affleck was awful. A truly dreadful turn. It's been quite some time since I saw such a bad acting job on screen. It's in the public domain that he had personal problems at the time and sadly it shows. A shame. The part should have been recast.
I've been a massive DC fan for nearly 20 years, I'd never heard of him.
Sometimes obscure characters are amazing to use, as they have brilliant uptapped potential.
And sometimes they're just a generic villainy villain.
The only reason I'm even aware of him is because I'm saddled with two variants if him from a DCUC wave I had to absorb to get the rest of the wave and the BAF. He has never appeared in any fiction I've ever consumed, in the near 20 years I've been reading DC comics. Not even as an easter egg. Likely the only DC fans who know him are hardcore New Gods fans. And I generally find New Gods based stories to be horrible dull.
Watching this now. I was expecting to be scoffing derisively, but this is fab! Love it! I'm becoming a DC convert.
It does a pretty decent job of introducing and setting up Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg, though it doesn't do as much justice to Cyborg as the other two.
Supposedly, most of Cyborg's scenes got cut in Whedon's redos. Cyborg was supposed to be the heart of the team, which got shifted to Barry. (I also kinda feel they should have gone with Wally, since Barry is the lead of the much better tv series. Ezra would have made a really good wally)