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Doug Centers
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Posted: 21 March 2018 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

"My mind immediatley lept to Zod in SUPERMAN II:"This...'Super-Man' is nothing of the kind!""
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Ha! Me too, Brian.I had just watched that so it was fresh.

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Steve De Young
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This "Superman" doesn't deserve the John Williams music.
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See, I would have agreed with that until Justice League.  Which was not a good movie and has tons of problems I can enumerate.  But the one thing I really liked about it was that Henry Cavill finally got to play Superman.  The way he carried himself, spoke, and even the way they depicted his powers was pretty much spot on, to my mind.  Cavill has always looked the part, but here he actually got to play it.  If only he had had a better movie to play it in. 
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Posted: 22 March 2018 at 4:01pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Agreed about Cavill. I've been a fan of his since The Tudors. The problems with the Snyder Superman aren't due to Cavill, it's the material he's given. That's why I was hopeful last year when Matthew Vaughn was reported to be in the running to make a Man of Steel sequel, where he said he wanted to make Superman a "feel good" and, gasp, "heroic" character again. But there hasn't been much news on that, since.
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Posted: 22 March 2018 at 9:25pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

This clip, I think, shows what I liked about Cavill's Superman.

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CGI mustache removal flaws aside, I also think Henry Cavill's portrayal in "Justice League" was pretty darn good, and one of the best things about the film. I never blamed him or his acting for "Man of Steel" (which I loath), or "Batman v Superman" (which is seriously flawed). "Justice League" proves Cavill can be a likeable Superman if given the chance. That clip Steve shared above is proof of that.
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I think Cavill is great as Superman. Bad writing made a bad Superman in Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman but there were moments in both films that I thought that he was a good fit. Justice League is a step forward in doing a proper Superman. I compare it to the comics, New 52 Superman didn't feel like Superman to me but Rebirth Superman has been pretty darn good in my opinion.
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Finally got around to watching this and enjoyed it to a point but couldn't help feel that it simply wouldn't exist without the Marvel films. Instead of doing it's own thing it felt incredibly derivative: Steppenwolf feels like a reject from the second Thor movie and the plot about the boxes felt like the infinity stones quest crammed into one film.

Wonder Woman is great though and Flash fun - I barely know the character from the comics so have nothing to compare him with - but felt there was a real lack of chemistry from the group as a whole. Aquaman and his constant cussing was plain awful and Cyborg was as bland as they come.
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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

LOL - How Justice League Should Have Ended:


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Jim Lynch
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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 9:03pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I was surprised I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would. Aquaman was a joke, but I agree with what others have said, Cavill got to play Superman.
I cannot stand that there are no secret identities anymore.  
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The desperation in trying to make Aquaman "cool" only serves to make the character less cool.
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I said it a couple pages back, but I hate this movie.  It's awful on just about every level: as a superhero film and just a film period.  There is virtually nothing redeeming about it.  Maybe WW but they sexualize her here where they didn't in her own film, so even that's ruined.  There's literally nothing to get excited about the DCU that even compares to the excitement for INFINITY WAR.  Nothing  Zip.  Zero.  
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Hearing that Geoff Johns actually rewrote much of JUSTICE LEAGUE while Zack Snyder was still directing - so much so that writer Chris Terrio complained, "Maybe try using some of my pages?"

WB was (allegedly) so unsatisfied with how the Snyder/Johns version of JL was shaping up that they convened a footage summit for other writers including Joss Whedon, Allan Heinberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, & Andrea Berloff to offer feedback.

Soon after, WB hired Whedon to complete the film.

Speaking of Johns....


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C!--Speaking of Johns....

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From that story:

On the publishing side, Johns will write and curate a DC pop-up label under the moniker The Killing Zone, focusing on new and lesser-known or dormant DC characters and titles.

The...Killing Zone?
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Posted: 12 June 2018 at 11:33am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Yeah, badass `mature` heroes that take no shit or
prisoners!
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I don't think Johns is interested in writing Punisher clones. I honestly have no idea what "The Killing Zone" is in reference to. 

I also have no idea what his SHAZAM! comic will be like. I have the feeling that even he didn't really like his own update of Billy Batson for the New 52. (You read most of his New 52 work, and outside of AQUAMAN, you can tell his heart wasn't really in it, the way it was for, say, JSA or his ACTION COMICS run). 

I agree with Jabari. Give Henry Cavill a great script and a great director and a proper costume and we'll get an honest-to-god actual great Superman film. He's not the problem. It's virtually everyone around him, giving him orders or working with him. (Amy Adams is just NOT Lois Lane, no offense.) 
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Time for Lady Cop and Codename: Assassin to start blowin' the heads off'a them disrespectful and drug-addled Dingbats of Danger Street and mowing down those damned Newsboy Legion clones. Maybe we can re-imagine Rose and Thorn as a pair of murder-happy lesbians, each one more crazy than the other depending upon what day of the week it is or how much liquor they've had that morning... And who are the bloodthirsty, cold-hearted alien vivisectionists who call themselves "Space Ranger" and "Cry'll?" 

I should write up a series of proposals...

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Posted: 13 June 2018 at 1:00am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Don't people just "step aside" anymore?

Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Dan Didio, etc: IT'S NOT WORKING.

You made TWO terrible reboots in the DC comics, oversaw three horrible films (four counting Green Lantern) and almost completely killed (being generous and leaving the faintest glimpse of hope here) one of the most potentially lucrative franchises you could ever hope for.

No more taking turns as "Creative Directors" or consultants, no "Creative Side Project" for you, no nothing.

JUST. GO. HOME.


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There was a time when Geoff Johns knew what he was doing. That time has long passed.

For better or worse, Marvel has been using the Superman: The Movie template for most of its introductory movies, and it seems to work well. DC / WB just can't see the wood for the trees.
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Greg McPhee: There was a time when Geoff Johns knew what he was doing. That time has long passed.

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Agreed. I think Johns, at least to some extent, was a victim of the Peter Principle. He's a decent comics writer who got into a position above his level of competence.

That's the charitable view, I guess.




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Greg McPhee: There was a time when Geoff Johns knew what he was doing. That time has long passed.

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Agreed. I think Johns, at least to some extent, was a victim of the Peter Principle. He's a decent comics writer who got into a position above his level of competence.

That's the charitable view, I guess.

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It's a strange one. I really enjoyed his work on JSA, Hawkman, The Flash, Superman and the first couplr of years on Green Lantern, which all were in step with the comics I enjoyed in the past. 

Then around Infinite Crisis, his works became quite dark and violent. 
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Greg McPhee: It's a strange one.

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Greg, I was unclear. My Peter Principle reference was specifically in regard to Johns as a "chief creative officer" for DC, not to his personal output as a comics writer.

Personally, I find Johns' work somewhat more hit-or-miss, but I've enjoyed a fair bit of it.


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Gotcha, Ted.
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Posted: 14 July 2018 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

JUSTICE LEAGUE has made it to cable.... and jeez it's pretty bad!

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It`s not as if they didn`t have the MCU to use as a
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