The schadenfreude of DC’s failed cinematic universe will never not be funny. They tried, they took some big swings, they drummed up a lot of controversy, but in the end their epics plans fell flat on their face. Honestly, it’s just really funny.
Isn’t that right, Honest Trailers?
And so good times were had by all. A good chuckle to start our Tuesday. I’m still not entirely convinced that Flash movie is actually going to happen and come out. I think they’re even filming it now. And I do still rather like Aquaman and Shazam. So at least there’s that.
We are finally living in a post-Snyder Cut world. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has arrived on HBO and we have all experienced it. I sat down with a buddy of mine and marathoned all four hours in one sitting, because that’s how I roll. I saw it just because it’s a thing to see. I am no #releasetheSnyderCut guy. I think Man of Steel is terrible, and I have grown to dislike Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice more and more. So don’t read this expecting some fawning praise for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good.
I enjoyed the theatrical cut of Justice League well enough, at least upon seeing it in theaters. I haven’t had any interest in that film since. And I have had no desire to see Zack Snyder get another crack at it. I don’t think he’s a good fit for DC superhero movies. I’m not a hater. I very much adore 300 and Watchmen. I just haven’t enjoyed his take on Superman and the gang. And I never cared for the bullies that kicked off the #releasetheSnyderCut movement. I view this actual Snyder Cut as Warner Bros. grasping at straws to have some kind of draw to HBO Max.
But I watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League. I enjoyed it. It’s fine. And now I’m glad it’s behind me. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the beast of a film. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.Read the rest of this entry
I went and saw Shazam! last night and it was great! Very fun, very enjoyable; another quality movie out of DC. I’m excited to see them fully turning away from the horrors of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Likewise, honestly, I also enjoyed Aquaman when it came out!
The Honest Trailers people are a reliable source of enjoyable videos for me to post on a lazy Friday off from work. They need to get more credit for that contribution to society!
I am only one man. With one dinky little blog that I write purely as a hobby. And if you take nothing else away from my ramblings, know that I don’t like it when the How It Should Have Ended cartoons cut to their inane Batman/Superman cafe scenes.
It totally ruins an otherwise awesome Aquaman parody.
These animators have a great gimmick. They are often very funny. And the animation is killer. But stop shooting yourselves in the foot by making every superhero episode cut to Batman and Superman saying the same catch phrases over and over in a cafe! Especially stop making it the bulk of your gorram episode!
There I was, waiting to see how they planned to “really” end Aquaman…only for Batman to swoop in and make their jokes and ruin the moment. Not cool, people.
This is one of those weeks where nothing I read comes out. Sometimes there are weeks where nearly a dozen of my favorite comics come out. And then there are weeks like this one, where barely a handful come out. It’s weird. But hey, less work and expense for me.
I picked up the new issue of Aquaman, which may be my last. And I picked up the first issue of Donny Cates’ new Guardians of the Galaxy out of pure Beta Ray Bill curiosity. I also went back and reviewed Champions #1, as requested. Comic Book of the Week goes to Guardians of the Galaxy #1! Good for it.
Meanwhile, Marvel resurrected Cyclops for real in an annual issue this week. Considering I was a pretty big proponent of my own Cyclops-related conspiracy theory, I might consider doing another rant about how they’ve neutered poor Cyclops again. I’ll think about it.
Quick note: I forgot to attach the cover images to my reviews, and now I’m at work so I can’t. I’ll fix that later.
Comic Reviews: Aquaman #44, Champions #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #1.