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I watched Man Of Steel, and Suicide Squad. Both on Movie Central. Suicide Squad varied from OK to pretty bad. Watching some specific Margot Robbie shots frame-by-frame, and then rewinding those shots and watching them frame-by-frame again was the highlight. I honestly liked Man Of Steel well enough as a movie. It was even decent as a Superman movie. As I'm not that invested in DC in general, I didn't scrutinize it the way more hardcore fans are apt to do. Even to a casual observer like me, these DC movies were such an obvious mess of an attempt at making a cinematic universe, my interest was snuffed out quite a while ago.



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Ganoncrotch said:
LivingMetal said:
DC should just stick to making animated features for the time being.

+1!

When you watch something like Batman/Superman public enemies and then watch the tragic Batman vs Superman DC film it's just saddening to think what night have been if the dcu movies weren't Zack Snider'd into Oblivion.

Maybe it was all leading to it. I for one think BvS is a masterpiece. One of my all time favourite movies. Man of Steel was amazing as well. It was a different adaptation, sure, but some people were just so impatient for the same old superman and batman that we've been seeing forever. 

Snyder had a vision for the franchise. WB does not.



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HandofPrometheus said:
WB ruined the DCEU the minute they trusted Zack Snyder. DC characters are so good and wealthy in stories but WB wanted to rush everything. Seriously why on Earth would you start a cinematic universe with Superman killing someone and an old Batman?

They obviously didn't trust Zack Snyder as they completely fudged with 2 of his movies. WB is the issue.



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Runa216 said:
Spike0503 said:

This a sad day if true. I loved his performance as Superman and Man of Steel is one my all-time favorite superhero films mainly due to him.

Really? What did you like about it? The hilariously misguided attempts at moralizing? The wanton destruction? I mean, it really wasn't a good movie except visually. Had it been anything other than a Superman movie it could have been good, but as a Superman movie it pretty much failed in every way. 

What, you don't like Supes adopted dad saying it might have been OK for him to let children die, just to keep his secret. That's totally Superman from the comics. /s

I watched the Reeves' film not too long ago. Damn, that movie still holds up today. It felt more like a Marvel film from today. Take the character seriously, but not to the point that the DCEU did, while also not bastardizing the character's core beliefs for the sake of "drama." 



Tulipanzo said:
The DCU movies were bad and Henry Cavill was bad in them, unsurpring he's out

Michael B. Jordan as SuperMan would be sweet tho

"Michael B. Jordan as SuperMan would be sweet tho"

why? because he's black?



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
HandofPrometheus said:
WB ruined the DCEU the minute they trusted Zack Snyder. DC characters are so good and wealthy in stories but WB wanted to rush everything. Seriously why on Earth would you start a cinematic universe with Superman killing someone and an old Batman?

They obviously didn't trust Zack Snyder as they completely fudged with 2 of his movies. WB is the issue.

Zack's movie's wouldn't have been good regardless if they meddled or not. The narrative and creative ideas he choose for the start of the DCEU was idiotic. 



thismeintiel said:
Runa216 said:

Really? What did you like about it? The hilariously misguided attempts at moralizing? The wanton destruction? I mean, it really wasn't a good movie except visually. Had it been anything other than a Superman movie it could have been good, but as a Superman movie it pretty much failed in every way. 

What, you don't like Supes adopted dad saying it might have been OK for him to let children die, just to keep his secret. That's totally Superman from the comics. /s

I watched the Reeves' film not too long ago. Damn, that movie still holds up today. It felt more like a Marvel film from today. Take the character seriously, but not to the point that the DCEU did, while also not bastardizing the character's core beliefs for the sake of "drama." 

Yo, I currently watched the first Superman movie too, for the first time, and I was blown away. 



HandofPrometheus said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:

They obviously didn't trust Zack Snyder as they completely fudged with 2 of his movies. WB is the issue.

Zack's movie's wouldn't have been good regardless if they meddled or not. The narrative and creative ideas he choose for the start of the DCEU was idiotic. 

In your opinion. But what made them so idiotic?

Clearly there is a good amount of people that liked Snyder's vision. The support for a Snyder cut of JL is proof of that. 




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Signalstar said:

Superman sucks. I have never seen a single movie with the character (other than the Lego Movies) . He is so boring and uninteresting. The DCEU is a disaster. I promised I would not watch any of their movies but I saw Wonder Woman because I wanted to support female directors and superheroes. Didn't like. They should burn down the whole studio and start over.

 

I think Henry Cavill will make a good James Bond after Daniel Craig though.

This is a studio with one of the most incompetent suits I've ever seen running a cbm franchise. It's beyond baffling that the extended universe came to this turmoil the moment they started pandering to critics. They should have only focused on another MoS follow-up instead of investing in multiple joker movies. I'm done with the franchise. Cavill's Superman was my last reason to stay in. I think DC should separate itself from this crappy studio as a complete autonomous unit.



FarleyMcFirefly said:
HandofPrometheus said:

Zack's movie's wouldn't have been good regardless if they meddled or not. The narrative and creative ideas he choose for the start of the DCEU was idiotic. 

In your opinion. But what made them so idiotic?

Clearly there is a good amount of people that liked Snyder's vision. The support for a Snyder cut of JL is proof of that. 


To start a cinematic universe by making Superman kill someone and having a old veteran Batman was the worst way to start. Those stories are endgame or during their prime. Superman shouldn't have been put in that decision till later on. Batman being old was idiotic because they skipped over many iconic and popular stories that would've netted so much money. And he choose the most bare bones lineup for a JL team.