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What is your favorite DC film thus far?

Man of Steel
0
No votes
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
2
12%
Suicide Squad
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No votes
Wonder Woman
2
12%
Justice League
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No votes
Aquaman
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No votes
Shazam!
1
6%
Birds of Prey
0
No votes
Wonder Woman 1984
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No votes
Zack Snyder's Justice League
4
24%
The Suicide Squad
8
47%
 
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Y’know…I’ve started to come around to BvS. I actually really enjoy if for the most part. Hell, I can even somewhat tolerate ‘ol Bat-Punisher and Super-depressed.

I still believe that Snyder should’ve made a The Dark Knight Returns adaptation for a Batman solo film showing Bruce’s true downfall before BvS, though.
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With each passing day I get more and more excited for The Batman. It looks and feels like the Batman movie I’ve wanted for the longest time.

It seems they’ll be doing a lot of world-building for Matt Reeves’ Gotham, now that the GCPD and Penguin HBO Max series’ have been announced, and I’m ALL for it.
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A new trailer in just a few weeks. Definitely has my interest.
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I thought Man of Steel was okay. Nothing special; some great action scenes and fun villains hampered by a strange story structure, a dull protagonist, and the unforgivable tornado scene.

Batman vs Superman made me [i[angry[/i] while watching it. That doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's never a good sign. The titular fight is also one of the worst I've ever seen in a modern-day Superhero movie.

Suicide Squad, the original, was somehow even WORSE than BvS. I struggle to think of a big budget film with editing that skreeonking horrible.

Wonder Woman was shockingly pretty good. Although the climax left something to be desired, this felt like the first DC film to actually embrace the concept of Superheroes and try to have fun with itself.

Justice League is easily the worst superhero film to come out of the last decade. Jesus skreeonking christ, I hated it. It's not just as bad as Suicide Squad... it's also a snooze-fest nearly on par with the Godzilla Anime Trilogy on top of all that. This movie scared me off the entire DCCU until literally this year. And for the record, I refuse to see the four hour extended cut. The theatrical cut's runtime was torturous enough. I'm not subjecting myself to four skreeonking hours of that.

I only saw Aquaman this year, and only as a movie night with friends (I would have never touched it otherwise). Suprisingly, it's... okay. It's got some fun moments, but feels so crammed with content that the entire movie feels overstuffed and overbloated. It's a bit of a mess, but it's a far cry from most of the earlier entries.

Skipped Shazam.

Skipped Birds of Prey.

Skipped Joker.

Skipped Wonder Woman 1984. I had a cautious interest in it since I liked the first movie, but bad reviews scared me off.

Skipped the Justice League Extended Cut because of COURSE I skreeonking did.

The Suicide Squad reboot was my first attempt at dipping my toes back into the DCCU of my own violation, after hearing it get fantastic reviews and hearing feedback from friends on discord. Plus, I needed a theatrical movie to see on my birthday in August, and this happened to be out at the time. Gave it a watch, and, sure enough, it proved to be the second DCCU film that's actually really solid. Not all of the humor works, but that's just kind of a James Gunn problem; I have similar criticisms with his Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Slither.

Overall: Wonder Woman > The Suicide Squad reboot > Man of Steel > Aquaman > Batman vs Superman > Suicide Squad original > Justice League
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Spuro wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:24 pm I thought Man of Steel was okay. Nothing special; some great action scenes and fun villains hampered by a strange story structure, a dull protagonist, and the unforgivable tornado scene.

Batman vs Superman made me [i[angry[/i] while watching it. That doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's never a good sign. The titular fight is also one of the worst I've ever seen in a modern-day Superhero movie.

Suicide Squad, the original, was somehow even WORSE than BvS. I struggle to think of a big budget film with editing that skreeonking horrible.

Wonder Woman was shockingly pretty good. Although the climax left something to be desired, this felt like the first DC film to actually embrace the concept of Superheroes and try to have fun with itself.

Justice League is easily the worst superhero film to come out of the last decade. Jesus skreeonking christ, I hated it. It's not just as bad as Suicide Squad... it's also a snooze-fest nearly on par with the Godzilla Anime Trilogy on top of all that. This movie scared me off the entire DCCU until literally this year. And for the record, I refuse to see the four hour extended cut. The theatrical cut's runtime was torturous enough. I'm not subjecting myself to four skreeonking hours of that.

I only saw Aquaman this year, and only as a movie night with friends (I would have never touched it otherwise). Suprisingly, it's... okay. It's got some fun moments, but feels so crammed with content that the entire movie feels overstuffed and overbloated. It's a bit of a mess, but it's a far cry from most of the earlier entries.

Skipped Shazam.

Skipped Birds of Prey.

Skipped Joker.

Skipped Wonder Woman 1984. I had a cautious interest in it since I liked the first movie, but bad reviews scared me off.

Skipped the Justice League Extended Cut because of COURSE I skreeonking did.

The Suicide Squad reboot was my first attempt at dipping my toes back into the DCCU of my own violation, after hearing it get fantastic reviews and hearing feedback from friends on discord. Plus, I needed a theatrical movie to see on my birthday in August, and this happened to be out at the time. Gave it a watch, and, sure enough, it proved to be the second DCCU film that's actually really solid. Not all of the humor works, but that's just kind of a James Gunn problem; I have similar criticisms with his Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Slither.

Overall: Wonder Woman > The Suicide Squad reboot > Man of Steel > Aquaman > Batman vs Superman > Suicide Squad original > Justice League
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BOP has to be one of the worst superhero films of the past 20 years. Everyone looks like a crackhead, and their main baddy had the personality of a colorful swiffer sweeper. The plot was about hot potato'ing some kid, and pooping out a diamond, while Harley tries to find an egg sandwich.

Everyone was in name only imo.
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Vakanai wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:34 pm Well you watched all of the worst ones, and skipped a couple of the best imo (Shazam and BOP).
_JNavs_ wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:10 pm BOP has to be one of the worst superhero films of the past 20 years.

The duality of man. :lol:

I was going to point out that I had seen incredibly mixed reviews on Shazam, BOP, and Joker that hadn’t inspired confidence, but JNavs did a wonderful job of conveying that before I could respond.

At the very least they can’t be as bad as Justice Leage, though. That one was a very special kind of horrible. :freak:
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Pic of what seems to be the editing of The Batman from Matt Reeves’ Twitter.

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From what little of it we can see, the grapple gun looks great. :)
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Shazam was a kids' movie, lighthearted and fun. Pretty competently made, far superior to most DC films in that regard, but ultimately forgettable for me.

Joker was also competently made, but, ah, neither lighthearted nor fun. I liked it when I watched it, but in retrospect it's kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. It's not a good origin story for the Joker, and its portrayal of Thomas Wayne, while 'realistic', was needless and mean-spirited.
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_JNavs_ wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:10 pm BOP has to be one of the worst superhero films of the past 20 years. Everyone looks like a crackhead, and their main baddy had the personality of a colorful swiffer sweeper. The plot was about hot potato'ing some kid, and pooping out a diamond, while Harley tries to find an egg sandwich.

Everyone was in name only imo.
If you wanted a faithful adaptation of Cass, sure. But ignoring the character adaptation stuff, the movie was fun ride and a heck of a show. More the sort of thing for general fans than comic book fans. It was a fun action movie. I liked it, and the reviews from most have been positive.

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Vakanai wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:34 pm Well you watched all of the worst ones, and skipped a couple of the best imo (Shazam and BOP).
_JNavs_ wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:10 pm BOP has to be one of the worst superhero films of the past 20 years.

The duality of man. :lol:

I was going to point out that I had seen incredibly mixed reviews on Shazam, BOP, and Joker that hadn’t inspired confidence, but JNavs did a wonderful job of conveying that before I could respond.

At the very least they can’t be as bad as Justice Leage, though. That one was a very special kind of horrible. :freak:
I still recommend watching them - they're fun movies, just divisive because of how fans differ in what they want from these properties rather than the quality of the films I think. You might be one of the people who like them. They're worth watching and deciding on your own just because a lot of people do like them, unlike the films you did watch which largely most people agree sucked.

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Jermobooka wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:54 pm Pic of what seems to be the editing of The Batman from Matt Reeves’ Twitter.

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From what little of it we can see, the grapple gun looks great. :)
I think we might've saw that in the teaser. We definitely saw him going up the grapple in the teaser at least...
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DC FanDome is this weekend. Excited for the new The Batman trailer.

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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:14 am DC FanDome is this weekend. Excited for the new The Batman trailer.
Well, it's out now!

Looking pretty good, especially that car scene at the end.
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skreeonking incredible looking. I love the sunset shots so much.

Also, confirmed it's present day, given they mention the Riddler livestreaming.

Everything looks great: Peacemaker, Kill The Justice League, Blue Beetle, Black Addam and Static Shock. DC finally taking over Marvel in my book
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Holy hell. That was awesome. Looks like it’s shaping up to be a damn amazing film. Now I’m just as hyped for The Batman as I am Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Side note, Battinson’s batsuit is already easily one of my favorites. Looks so badass.
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Ooooh, i'm loving what i'm seeing! Pattison's shaping up to be a really good Batman.
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Meh. I'm pretty tired of live-action Batman in general - no matter what you do, a flesh and blood, grown ass man in a bat costume is always going to look and feel ridiculous - this newest version moreso than ever. The character works so much better in comics and animation.

I'm even more tired of this relentlessly bleak, humorless approach to the character and his world. There's a tonal balance that can be struck with Gotham, but the newest entries seem more interested in leaning too far into the dark and gritty. It's dull.
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I wonder if the The Batman trailer music is actually part of the score. I'm quite digging it.
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At the very least, it looks interesting. Somehow just as cartoony as the 90s films and as "realistic and modern" as the Nolan trilogy. Robert Pattinson is a fantastic actor and it looks like this could be great. Ultimately this is the type of thing I'll wait for early expectations for and adjust my expectations accordingly.
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Ok, The Batman trailer is awesome and all...

But is no one else gonna comment on how Young Justice Season 4 just premiered???
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Everything was awesome, but that new Batman trailer......HOLY HELL!!!

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