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A Rundown of the Disappointing DC Fandome

DC Fandome happened yesterday and man was it boring! Last year’s version of the digital DC Comics celebration event felt so much funner but this year’s version, broken down into four hours to reveal everything new coming to the franchise, was absolutely terrible. And it wasn’t just because the shows looked awful or the comics didn’t seem interesting. Even the content for the new movies coming next year or in 2023 seemed lacking. So yeah, it wasn’t a very fun Saturday in the DC Fandome department but I’m here to talk about what we got. So here we go.

Black Adam

I was excited for Black Adam and I still believe this movie is going to be awesome, specifically with the idea of so many incredibly powerful characters being introduced in this film like Aldris Hodge’s Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone, and Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher. However, this first look compilation featuring behind-the-scenes tidbits and about 30 seconds of nothing was just…annoying.

Last year the cast of characters was already announced and yet this year we still didn’t get a full look at these actors as their characters. That just doesn’t make sense to me! It’s been a whole year and we still can’t see what Aldris Hodges looks like as Hawkman yet?!

And the first footage from the movie was 100% not that great. I get it. Dwayne Johnson was born to play Black Adam, and I actually agree with him, but for this movie to be really special I’m going to need this to be a different type of superhero movie experience.

One where we follow the story of Black Adam, an ultra-powerful villain who has to take on a team of heroes consisting of Hawkman, Cyclone, Atom Smasher, and Doctor Fate. And then, throughout the film, he gradually kills them off and ends up the surviving baddie at the end of the movie. A baddie ready to take on Shazam in, most likely, Shazam 3.

I hope that’s what this movie is all about because if it’s anything else I’m going to be royally disappointed.

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My Review of ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

I am a superhero movie fan. Why? Because I’ve seen so many I sometimes can’t remember all of the ones I’ve seen. I’m talking watching even the crappiest ones like Elektra and I even tried to watch Green Lantern (I didn’t make it very far.)

I have even watched all of the DCEU movies (Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam!, Aquaman, and Birds of Prey.) My top three are Shazam!, Man of Steel, and Wonder Woman. The rest fall into a pack of not-so-great-superhero-movies with Aquaman just edging out the others as an every-once-in-the-while film.

I went into Zack Snyder’s Justice League expecting it to be better than Whedon’s cut. It was…and that is about it. Snyder’s version is four hours of bloated, testerone-inspired superhero nonsense that left me still confused by the end of the movie even though we supposedly got two extra hours of content to make the story easier to follow.

So, because I have a lot to say I’m going to break this review into pros and cons. And of course, we will take the cons head on first.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Michael Keaton Is the New Batman?

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Michael Keaton has apparently been cast as Batman in not only the upcoming DCEU movie, The Flash, but also a saga of his own separate from Robert Pattinson’s gritty take on the dark knight.

This is both shocking and wonderful at once. I have always been one to believe that Keaton is the best Batman because he was the one to create that classic bad***ery that has made Batman such a staple in pop culture today on the big screen.

Before him, there was no template for a broody, more serious depiction of Batman who kicks butt and gets the ladies. And considering the fact that Michael Keaton practically still looks the same and is still very current in movies the idea of him returning as an older Batman is honestly one of the best ideas the DCEU could make at the moment.

Now, considering the DCEU’s shaky record for delivering legitimately good movies, will these films actually be good? Geez, I hope so. But for now, I simply can’t wait to see the original Batman don his suit again. It’s going to be epic!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

Throwback Friday: ‘Justice League’ After a Second Viewing

In the light of knowing that we will be getting to the Snyder Cut next year, I’m revisiting this review of Justice League after watching it for only the second time a few months ago. Enjoy!

I haven’t seen Justice League since I went to watch it in IMAX in November of 2017 but after Aquaman, I have obtained an almost troubling desire to watch this movie again. For weeks I have waited to see it and finally, last night, I got to watch it.

My review of Justice League last time wasn’t a scathing review of a terrible film but rather a delighted account that highlighted the film’s strengths rather than its weakness. However, after seeing how incredible Aquaman was and then watching Justice League it definitely was a bit jarring to see the striking difference between the two films. Simply Aquaman is great, Justice League is not.

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I found myself slightly cringing whenever Bruce Wayne was on the screen because he looked terribly wooden and slightly if I’m being honest, bloated.

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The Five Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Is SOOO Terrible

Yet again on a boring evening, my sister and I tried to watch Justice League. We ranted about the movie for twenty minutes straight before switching channels and electing to watch The Fate of the Furious to save brain cells.

Justice League, a film featuring six of the greatest superheroes ever conceived, could’ve been absolutely incredible. Instead, it was allowed to devolve into a story that doesn’t make sense and is just pure garbage. The extended edition of Batman vs. Superman looks like The Dark Knight in comparison. That’s how terrible it is. So, today, I wanted to share the five reasons why this movie is so egregious.

1. Having to Introduce Three New Characters

It’s hard enough to have a superhero movie that features multiple superheroes but to have to introduce three new complex characters to a story that only has two hours to be told seems preposterous. The result says as much.

Cyborg could’ve been cooler. Instead, he doesn’t get to really do anything except talk seriously, fly around, and get plugged into a glowing box. Aquaman only gets one chance to show how powerful he is with water. The rest of the movie he’s trying to come across as this likable guy but he’s very much the opposite. And Flash, first off, I don’t like Ezra miller. Secondly, he’s supposed to be the comic relief aspect of the film but he comes across as annoying after a while rather than legitimately funny like Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War.

2. Horrible CGI

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The CGI in this movie is laughably bad. With entire sequences that look like something out of a video game, Justice League is the pinnacle of poor CGI. In fact, this movie looks so bad it makes the visual effects in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies look kind of good.

3. Where’s the Music?

Music is the soul of a movie. When I think about the Avengers movie there is always a love of the music somewhere in the conversation. Alan Silvestri delivered powerful musical scores for both Infinity War and Endgame that prompted me to put the soundtracks on my Spotify. And then when I think about the music for Justice League it’s nonexistent in my mind. There is no theme, no astounding music that stands out, it’s just blah.

4. Superman

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First off, it was a bad idea to kill Superman in Batman vs. Superman. Especially that it was a tease death which would be reversed in Justice League. Secondly, when he was revived it was the worst iteration of Henry Cavill’s Superman in the four DCEU films he graced.

The fact that he wasn’t able to shave his mustache meant that they had to CGI-erase it. Bad idea! His mouth looks really weird.

Three, because fans said he was too dour the writers decided to make him a smiling idiot with a sense of humor and it came across so sickeningly bad that I can’t help but wonder, “Who made this movie?!”

5. Sexualizing Wonder Woman

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We get it, it’s Wonder Woman and Diana Prince is supposed to be gorgeous and with Gal Gadot playing her, she is, but that doesn’t mean we need to have several what feel like blatant butt shots of Wonder Woman. And then, on top of the super-tight pants, she’s forced to wear in this movie she’s wearing shirts with her cleavage super-visible.

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In Batman vs. Superman, I loved that they never refrained from making her beautiful but the clothes she wore were classy, elegant, and there were zero butt shots. I guess Joss Whedon couldn’t help himself.

Plus, that little romantic attraction between her and Batman in Justice League feels like something out of a boy’s fanfiction version of the story rather than something that should actually be allowed in the film. 😵

All in all, I could do a whole lot more ranting about this movie but those are the five things that make me absolutely despise this film.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

‘Justice League’ After a Second Viewing

I haven’t seen Justice League since I went to watch it in IMAX in November of 2017 but after Aquaman, I have obtained an almost troubling desire to watch this movie again. For weeks I have waited to see it and finally, last night, I got to watch it.

My review of Justice League last time wasn’t a scathing review of a terrible film but rather a delighted account that highlighted the film’s strengths rather than its weakness. However, after seeing how incredible Aquaman was and then watching Justice League it definitely was a bit jarring to see the striking difference between the two films. Simply Aquaman is great, Justice League is not.

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I found myself slightly cringing whenever Bruce Wayne was on the screen because he looked terribly wooden and slightly if I’m being honest, bloated.

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