Calling It: Justice League is Gonna Stink

The first proper trailer for the Justice League movie arrived on Saturday, and while the rest of the Internet seems blown away, I have arrived at one conclusion: this movie is gonna stink.

The trailer looks exactly like Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Heck, this trailer looks worse than the trailers for those movies. I remember being excited about those trailers.

Justice League looks like just another dark, joyless affair. All people seem to care about is seeing their favorite superheroes in cool poses. But as we keep seeing, that doesn’t make for a good movie. Most of this trailer is just the heroes fighting faceless henchmen. We don’t even get a sense of the villains or the story or the scope of anything. It’s all just gray-colored action posing.

There’s one joke at the end, but the comedic timing is way off.

So I’m calling it right now: Justice League is going to be another dreary, poorly paced, over-stylized action movie that does not save the DC Cinematic Universe.


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on March 26, 2017, in Batman, DC, Movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I haven’t been keeping up with the superhero movies at all. I want to catch up with the DC universe movies, because those are the comics I grew up with, but I’m not too optimistic about them. It’s a shame.

    • I’m always one for watching movies. But I didn’t like Man of Steel, don’t care for Batman v. Superman and am only mildly OK with Suicide Squad. They’re not great movies. Marvel makes great superhero movies. DC does not. But all that’s just my opinion.

      • Judging from the Internet, your opinion seems to be shared by many. Marvel does make fantastic superhero movies, and it’s sad that DC can’t seem to emulate their techniques. The DC universe could lend itself so well to the big screen if they are done right. We’ll have to see about Justice League, right?

      • Absolutely. There’s plenty of media that proves DC could be done right. Look at the cartoons, or the early seasons of The CW shows. But for some reason, with their movies, they wanted to go grim, dark and gray.

  2. Although I was duped by Man of Steel, BvS, and Suicide Squad into getting hyped for bad movies, I’m still super excited. Honestly, I just want to see these guys fight Parademons and look really pretty while doing it. Batman v Superman didn’t really deliver on that as, the actual fight was underwhelming and Doomsday was ridiculous.
    Trailers don’t tell us anything, but I can gather that by picking a boring-ass super villain like Steppenwolf, there will be more focus on our heroes here than on the conflict. We already love Batfleck and WW, Aquaman and the Flash are cool as hell, and Cyborg is at least visually interesting. Give me a coherent plot about these five heroes uniting to stop an alien invasion, and I’m cool.

    Will Scott Snyder come up with some more dumb bullshit when it’s time for Superman to return? Who knows. I just hope to see these guys chill out with each other after saving the day.

    • Zack Snyder. And I wish you all the best in your hopes. I would honestly love it to bits if this movie was as amazing as we can all hope. But Parademons do nothing for me. Steppenwolf does even less for me. And I the darkness of it all just sticks in my craw. Yeah, seeing Aquaman go crazy awesome in this film would be great. But he looks like a big, dark, complicated mess.

  3. Can we have a primary color somewhere? ANYWHERE? PLEASE?

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