I mean, sure, Sexy Clown Girl’s boyfriend was a bit over the top…but Wiggle-Sorceress and her brother were fairly interesting as villains and I thought Angry Fresh Prince and Flaming Man had some great chemistry. Plus Icthyosis-Phelps had more personality than I expected, and Sideburn Dundee was pretty good as comic relief.
I felt kind of bad for Redshirt Ropeman though.
(Back to work, clearly I needed that little break)
Not only that, it was retrofitted into a tentpole in the last hour. It sounded like it was originally going to be a lot darker, but backlash against BvS along with lots of test screenings and analysis resulted in a movie-by-committee of massive rewrites, reshoots, and reedits of a basically finished movie. All done out of desperation because they “needed a hit”. I haven’t seen it, but many reviews indicate that despite having some ok action and humor that it plays as disjointed and incoherent as its create process sounds.
Yes, sounds like the trailer company made it look a bit like GotG, but it wasn’t, so they had to go back and reshoot stuff to try to make it so. I actually had a free ticket to go see it but couldn’t be arsed.
Slightly O/T, but I see that Marvel lost their director of Gambit (again), to go make a Justice League Dark film. Guillermo Del Toro is tied up in that, too.
Are DC just throwing things at the wall to see what sticks?
And even further O/T, why didn’t I know there was a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe thing now too? (bit fed up of all these Cinematic Universe thingies, TBH).
Tom Cruise in a Mummy reboot? Russell Crowe as Jekyll/Hyde?
Well, seeing it it seemed kind of dark at it’s core, and I bet the reshots were part of the problem. If they’d gone more naturally one way or the other I think it would have been more enjoyable overall.
But that’s not saying it wasn’t better paced and more enjoyable than, say… Thor: The Dark World. I’m a bit biased towards Marvel and have to occasionally admit they don’t always strike gold (the latest MCU has been more consistently good though!)
Yeah, BvS was pretty awful as a Super Hero movie.
If it was Zach Snyder’s ‘Birdman’ though… well then it was genius, if disrespectful as all hell of the source material.
I didn’t catch that bit, but for some reason Booster Gold came to mind and I instantly went ‘Hell Yeahs!’ in my head.
I’d love a Blue Beetle(Alan Tudyk?), Wonder Twins (Anna Kendrick and Channing Tatum?), or Squirrel Girl (John Barrowman?) Movie!
I mean, it’s GOOD that someone’s trying different things. The Avengers and The McGuffin That Will Destroy The World formula is morning as shit, no matter who directs it. There’s no risk, I feel nothing for the characters, and the more CGI a movie contains, the less invested I am.
I make exception for James Gunn who is an utter delight.
Since it’s a “why the hate?” topic, I’ll just say that I don’t understand how/why The Matrix in its various forms polarizes so many people so strongly. People have looked at me like an alien when I say that they were all better-than-average sci-fi action movies. They seem like works where most critiques are based more upon their expectations than what was actually presented, which usually rubs me the wrong way.
They each have their glaring flaws, IMO, but I tend to go for less action oriented sci-fi.