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I was just going to say that the few reviews i've read this afternoon seem to have wanted a Marvel-esque movie. It's not fair to expect that. Part of me wonders if critics are just piling on what the first few had written.

From the moment they announced Ben was Batman the movie seemed to receive a lot of negative buzz. I've never really understood why some seem to hate the guy so much. He's been in some great movies over the years.

Agree on people wanting it to be "Marvel" in tone. Saying that, i'm not really sure yet if the "dark/brooding" tone they are taking the DC Cinematic Universe will work in the long term. MoS was a great example of this and it didn't at all fit the character and what he represents.
post #2777 of 4119
It could get bad reviews in the world, it'll make a ton of fucking money and so there will be a whole bunch more.
post #2778 of 4119
Disney and Marvel threatening Georgia to pull filming and production from the state if this current Religious Liberty bill is passed. Interesting Superhero/CE crossover here.
post #2779 of 4119
Early BSG just effing awesome. Their finales were particularly memorable. The finale with Boomer shooting Adama was icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif....And Baltar lowering his head and raising it with 1 year having past was nod[1].gif



The reveal of the Final Cylon was super super lame although the corniness started showing itself when the Final Four gathered together at finale of S3 i think....
post #2780 of 4119
Interesting thought piece on BvS from Bleeding Cool. Not really a review and light on spoilers, but he does go over one of the big ones. Read at your own risk.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/23/myth-heroism-and-guns-why-batman-v-superman-might-be-the-most-fascinating-superhero-movie-ever-made/

Thoughts? @RFX45
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post #2782 of 4119
DC is nailing the casting. Love Robin Wright. inlove.gif
post #2783 of 4119
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Interesting thought piece on BvS from Bleeding Cool. Not really a review and light on spoilers, but he does go over one of the big ones. Read at your own risk.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/23/myth-heroism-and-guns-why-batman-v-superman-might-be-the-most-fascinating-superhero-movie-ever-made/

Thoughts? @RFX45


I like that take on the film and it does makes sense but I could also see where people might just see it as BS or as an excuse.

As for that issue:


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I really have no issue with it, I just think days are different now that the character has to evolve and it Batmans case, it does make sense. I'll just compare it to old WWF wrestling theme, back then Bret Hart was the face, the hero but the viewers were changing and he was being booed. Why? Because people preferred the badass heel StoneCold and the fans cheered for him to beat down the good guy. It's also why Superman can be a double sided sword to make to the big screen these days, many now thinks "kill the villains now so they do not kill more later", for Batman I could see it work especially after the events that a Robin dies, that can push him over the edge, for Superman it makes less sense because he is that light, that hope and it is just so much easier for a super powered being to just kill, kill, kill. More on Supes and MoS issues behind the scenes in a bit.


Back to Bats and killing, people forget that Batman has killed and killed a lot in other films.






But to be fair, Nolan has instilled and reinforced the "hero doesn't kill" mantra and really dug it deep into the stories, hell it's actually the centerpiece of the best CBM ever made, TDK. And most remember these than the crappy Schumacher films so I can see why people aren't as open to this change.

Again though I'll go back to the change happening, just based on other forums and talking to people who has seen Daredevil season 2, they made Punisher a badass who kills while Daredevil doesn't and many audience sided with the Punisher and got annoyed that Daredevil just punches his enemies until they are unconscious than actually killing. So there is that shift but there will always be the comic book purist who still believe heroes do not kill.







And that brings me back to Superman and MoS and the difficulty it went through, here's an an interesting story about it. The thing with Snyder and this new DCEU is, apparently no one wanted to do it.

It was offered to Nolan and he turned it down because he wanted to move on from CBMs at the moment. So he was asked who he can vouch for and no one wanted to take on the project. Nolan supposedly asked/wanted Gullimero Del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Ben Affleck, Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott before Zack Snyder for MOS. Yes even Ben Affleck before Snyder.


Snyder, the ever comic book fan and risk taker (took on Watchmen, a movie most deemed unfilmable) was almost the last resort and even his wife supposedly warned him because he was still recovering from that owl cgi film and Sucker Punch.

But for all intents and purposes, Snyder was endorsed by Nolan (though not the first choice) and sold the idea to WB with Goyers story. WB obviously loves Nolan and what he has done (Bat-trilogy and Inception) and trusts his judgement and wanted to make him happy at the same time. So in the end, Snyder got the reigns to the DCEU.

This of course doesn't excuse what Snyder has done, I personally do not mind his directing but really he is just better at doing big action films, I don't want to say he is on the same level as Michael Bay but I think the simpler the story he has to tell the better the audience would accept his work?

With that said, if no one wanted to tackle this universe before, I could imagine how much difficult it is now to get someone on board to take over Snyder.
post #2784 of 4119
The tomato rating right now makes me sad. Still gonna see it at the Alamo Drafthouse tomorrow with some nice craft beer and nerd it up.
post #2785 of 4119
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The tomato rating right now makes me sad. Still gonna see it at the Alamo Drafthouse tomorrow with some nice craft beer and nerd it up.

Likely doing the same at the Ashburn, VA location.
post #2786 of 4119
Any of you see it in IMAX?

One review I read said that is very much worth doing for this film, as it takes full advantage of the aspect ratio.

And if you do see it in IMAX, please report back.
post #2787 of 4119
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Any of you see it in IMAX?

One review I read said that is very much worth doing for this film, as it takes full advantage of the aspect ratio.

And if you do see it in IMAX, please report back.

I'm considering it. Normally I don't want to pay the premium but a film like this may be worth it.
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Likely doing the same at the Ashburn, VA location.

That's the one I go to. biggrin.gif
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The screening I saw it on was in IMAX, it was cool but I think only a few shots were shot with an IMAX camera so I am not sure but for the most part these types of movies are almost always better in IMAX.

I'm seeing it again tomorrow but in 70mm, not really sure what the difference is.
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That's the one I go to. biggrin.gif

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