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#101 User is offline   Coco with marshmallows 

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 10:47 PM

My take is:

VASTLY superior to the Whedon version, and is actually a solid solid film. I'd have to agree that it's probably my favourite DC film now (previously was WW - the first one, not the god awful 1984), and yeah the lean into mythological aspects in terms of the characters powers is worth it.

Restoring the Snyderverse is probably asking too much, but I certainly wouldn't be averse to it.

Also, Amber Heards' accent is bloody awful, and unutterably pointless.
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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:35 AM

QuickTidal, I'm responding to you here:

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 01:24 PM

Watched the original again in prep for ego boy cut. Totally forgot about that post credit scene. Is there going to eventually be a Legion of Doom in this stuff?

Also, heh, Deathstroke. Sounds like once last naughty wank before punching your card.
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Posted 23 March 2021 - 03:42 PM

View Postamphibian, on 23 March 2021 - 09:35 AM, said:

QuickTidal, I'm responding to you here:

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View Postamphibian, on 23 March 2021 - 09:35 AM, said:

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View Postamphibian, on 23 March 2021 - 09:35 AM, said:

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 03:54 PM

I really need to set aside 5 hours to watch this.



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Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:12 PM

Watched it this morning. I can see multiple reasons why people would call it an improvement on the Whedon one, since that was a mess and this is a movie, but I still found it pretty lousy overall, just for different reasons. All the improvements come saddled with all of Snyder's requisite boorish, craftless grasps at majesty, his readily apparent (growing?) disinterest in human beings, and his mind-numbing obsession with tableau visuals. Not to say he never succeeds in what he's attempting -- Mad Superman is still a good idea and still works, Cyborg's stuff is mostly good (it's still kinda generic and sketched out, but at least it exists), and the action scenes are all coherent if only modestly thrilling.

So there's more good, bad, and ugly in terms of volume, and in pretty much equal measure. I'd still put it in the bottom 3 for DC, and probably in the same slot -- above BvS and below Suicide Squad. D+ I guess?

Not to rain on anyone's parade who did like it.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:15 AM

View Postworry, on 23 March 2021 - 10:12 PM, said:

Watched it this morning. I can see multiple reasons why people would call it an improvement on the Whedon one, since that was a mess and this is a movie, but I still found it pretty lousy overall, just for different reasons. All the improvements come saddled with all of Snyder's requisite boorish, craftless grasps at majesty, his readily apparent (growing?) disinterest in human beings, and his mind-numbing obsession with tableau visuals. Not to say he never succeeds in what he's attempting -- Mad Superman is still a good idea and still works, Cyborg's stuff is mostly good (it's still kinda generic and sketched out, but at least it exists), and the action scenes are all coherent if only modestly thrilling.

So there's more good, bad, and ugly in terms of volume, and in pretty much equal measure. I'd still put it in the bottom 3 for DC, and probably in the same slot -- above BvS and below Suicide Squad. D+ I guess?

Not to rain on anyone's parade who did like it.



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Posted 24 March 2021 - 08:41 PM

Hey, I'm trying to avoid getting vivisected one sentence at a time by QT -- whom I love and cherish and would usually welcome such a thing -- but not over a Zack Snyder movie. Not this one.


I will add one more positive and one more negative:

Negative: Totally agree that the music cues in this were awful. Intrusive even in the good scenes, like the Flash intro.

Positive: I did appreciate the recurring witness sketch of the parademon.
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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:59 PM

The only thing I was going to mention was your complaint about mind-numbing interest in tableaus....while also liking Rian Johnsonís work...which is all strung together tableaus and vignettes.
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 10:32 AM

I hearby decree all future Snyder cut debates be made in rhyming couplets
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Posted 27 March 2021 - 10:19 PM

I'm 3 hours in. I have managed to squeeze it into 1 hour chunks so far. Not sure when I'll find time for the final hour. My main takeaway is that as per the Whedon version I've had Magic Carpet Ride stuck in my head since it started.

My other takeaways are that this one is actually watchable and I would like to make a terribly crude joke about mother boxes and Jason Momoa. But I won't.
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