Okay, so I'm a bit of a DC fanboy. Don't get me wrong, I love what Marvel is doing with their franchise and I'm excited to see what they can do with it, but the Justice League was my childhood, and Superman my idol growing up. Warner Brothers' track record is... well.. it's... it's just terrible. I genuinely want to see it do well and am cautiously optimistic, but I had reservations about Man of Steel. Necksnapper jokes aside, I want to see how they handle the JL dichotomy. And Gal Godot... And Khal Drogo Aquaman... I want to hear your projections. Your observations. Your breakdowns on what they need to nail to do it... well... JUSTICE.


I didn't think Man of Steel was bad, but it did disappoint me. I thought it was mediocre. There was so much that even I thought they could improve on. For example, one thing I really wish Snyder had done was use more natural lighting/colour. The costume used for Superman's role was really beautiful, and I think the under-saturated colour ruined it. If Snyder had used more natural colour for Man of Steel, for Batman's scenes in BvS, they could have had a bleaker colour and lighting to them. What would this result in? Easy and excellent juxtaposition between the lighting in Batman and Superman's scenes. I digress...

I don't think Jason Momoa is exactly what I think of when I imagine the Aryan-esque Aquaman. I don't mind change, though, and I did like him in Game of Thrones. On the other hand, I am thrilled and excited for Jesse Eisenberg. I was initially... interested, I suppose. I thought he was a curious choice for Lex Luthor. Now having seen the trailer, I have high hopes for him as Lex. I am excited for his part alone.

I think they need a better director than Snyder. God knows there are far worse than Snyder, but for an excellent movie, I think they need someone better. I have however heard that Chris Terrio is re-writing Goyer's original script. which could really make this movie excellent. He's the only reason I have any expectations. I personally think Goyer's writing is so-so, but he is quite familiar with DC lore, isn't he? If he writes an initial mediocre story, then a better writer improves it, it could make for an enthralling film. After all, this is what happened with the Dark Knight Trilogy.

Overall, I expect the movie will be good -- not great per se, but good.

posted by PlaceboEffect: 1313 days ago