Flashpoint is a Terrible Idea for a Movie
Heaven knows if we’re ever actually going to get a Flash standalone movie. After the rocky start it’s already had trying to settle on a director, and the box office disappointment of Justice League, there’s just no guarantee at this point if the Scarlet Speedster will come to the big screen anytime soon.
But if he does, they should definitely not make the movie Flashpoint.
I say this knowing full well that Flashpoint is the plan at the moment. At least I’m pretty sure that’s what Warner Bros. has released so far. I think it’s a very, very, very bad idea, and a stupid idea to boot.
Join me after the jump to find out why I think so!
6 Characters I Do and 6 Characters I Don’t Want to See in the DC Cinematic Universe
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has come and gone, and now all that’s left is for that justice to finished dawning. The movie made all the money, so there’s no doubt that Warner Bros. is going to forge ahead with all of their plans. We’ve got the Wonder Woman movie coming out next year for sure, and plans are in place for the Justice League, Aquaman, Cyborg and more. In a few short years, the DC Cinematic Universe could be as big and as varied as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So what does an old comic book fan like me want to see in the DCCU?
I did this list before with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Who doesn’t love talking potential movies or character cameos? There are decades of DC characters, both big and small, who could be used on the big screen. Not all of them deserve their own movies, sure, but who doesn’t love a little Easter Egg or two? Maybe a surprise cameo? The sky is the limit for DC. If they can make Superman dark and gloomy, then they can do it to anybody, and any character can appear.
Join me after the jump to see who I would like to show up, as well as who I hope DC keeps on the cutting room floor.
Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
I’m not really sure what I think about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I can’t bring myself to say it’s a bad movie, because it’s competently made and sometimes enjoyable. But I can’t bring myself to say it’s a good movie, because it’s utterly joyless and, at times, terribly made. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the Transformers of superhero movies. It’s a big, CGI mess of darkness and explosions, but sometimes it’s fun seeing these characters on screen, and it’s going to make all the money.
Movie Rating: 5/10 – Alright.
At the very least, it’s kind of cool to see these superheroes on the big screen together. Part of me did get excited to see Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman standing together against adversity (even if we’d already seen it in the trailers). But another part of me wished the movie was more fun. BvS is a dark, drab, gritty production that puts even the Christopher Nolan Batman movies to shame. This film is the exact opposite of the successful and wonderful Marvel movies. There’s no charm, no joy, no heroics and, most important, no fun.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the grimdark superhero trend taken to its ultimate conclusion. If you like your superheroes as grimdark and serious as possible, this might be the movie for you. But I would have liked something more enjoyable.
Join me after the jump for the full review and lots of SPOILERS.