Batman v Superman, who is *still* going?

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  1. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    The 2016 'blockbuster' film season kicks off this weekend with DC's attempt to create their own movie universe for their comic properties. It looks like it might not go as planned for the folks at WB based on critic's reception of the film. I'm curious who still plans to watch Batman/Superman this weekend after the awful reviews it is receiving? Or has your plans changed from 'I need to see it ASAP' to 'I'll catch it later' or 'I'll wait for the DVD'?
  2. ironcrow

    ironcrow Active Member

    The way I see it... it can't be worse than Gotham, so I'm avoiding the reviews and risking the theater. If it's really that bad, we still have Suicide Squad to look forward to (I'm super-jazzed about that).

    Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" was a masterpiece, and so was the cartoon adaptation (if you haven't read / seen either, you owe it to yourself to pick them up). I'm really just excited to see the BvS parts of that in live-action.
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  3. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    I've got to the point where I don't know how Zack Snyder get funding. I pretty much see him as a large budge Uwe Boll. Every single one of his movies are pretty much the same, over loading with CGI, elaborate unnecessary visuals, drab colors, and an underwhelming story. I remember watching 300, and could see why everyone thought it was awesome. Then Watchmen, I read the comic for the first hand in the months leading up to the movie and had grown somewhat interested in seeing the movie (although I thought the comic was very boring), then I seen the movie. I will say it was close to the comic, but was very 'blah'. Then Sucker Punch, I thought the story sounded cool, the idea of the CGI world mixed in with the 'real' world seem cool, then I watched it and felt like I got burnt. It just felt disappointing.

    So when Man of Steel came out, I had no interested in watching it ASAP. I ended up watching it a year after it came out when I got the Bluray on sale. I pretty much have the same view with Batman/Superman and the reviews have reaffirmed my thinking. Although, I feel like waiting that long on this movie will result in knowing everything about it before I get to watch it so I might have to break down and watch it in the next few weeks if I want to have any surprises left.

    I do think Suicide Squad might more a better film (which is kind of sad). Although it doesn't seem to fit in the 'world' they are creating with the other two films. But it feels like a 'darker and grounded' Guardians of the Galaxy so that bumps it up a little. Plus the trailers have been much more interesting that the Batman v Superman trailers.

    I haven't read The Dark Knight Returns. I think I may have picked it up at some point, but between some of the other Frank Miller stuff I have read and the art I have never been really interested in reading it. I know he has a lot of stuff that is praised, but every time I try to read some 'great' books from the 80s, I just feel like I wasted my time (at least that is how I felt with Crisis and Watchmen). Then there is the fact that I'm not really a big Batman fan. I've always been drawn to the 'B-lister's' more than anything. If I was to read some old DC, I would be more likely to pick up an old issue of Denny O'Neils run on The Question than something he wrote for Batman.

    I haven't watched any of the DC animated stuff in years. I remember being excited for some when they started making them, but as it continued I lost interest. DC animated projects never felt the same without Dwayne McDuffie behind it.
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  4. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting for reports from people I trust, right now... it's not looking like I'll be seeing this in theaters.

    I was really hoping that this would launch the DC universe of movies, but I don't know how that's going to work if this thing is horrible.
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  5. darren486

    darren486 Member

    i'll *should* be going in another 5 hours or so LOL
  6. HassassinHM

    HassassinHM Member

    Still going tmrw, I'm totally ignoring the reviews, because I feel like they're just opinions at the end of the day. Besides if I like a movie doesn't mean the reviewers are going to like it too
  7. ironcrow

    ironcrow Active Member

    HA! Damn, that set fire to Snyder and everyone within a mile radius. ;)

    I thought they did a good job with that one. Not fantastic, but good. A lot of the CGI was a little too much if you didn't watch it in 3D. Watchmen was fantastic for me (both the novel and the movie - skip the director's cut), but I'm with you on Sucker Punch. Great visuals, but not a lot of substance. 300 was great, and Sin City did fairly well. The sequels for both shouldn't have been done.

    This is another one that has a really great animated film to go with the comics (Assault on Arkham). But if the recent (darker) DC animated films aren't your thing anymore, I'm not sure if you'll like it.

    (Somewhat related but also off-topic, definitely give Daredevil a try on Netflix. Season 1 starts off a little slow, but it's one of the best superhero shows ever. Really well done.)
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  8. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    I just have a feeling that if Uwe Boll was given a $200m budget, it might look like a Synder film. :)

    I liked the first Sin City, not the best movie but it was entertaining and unique. I had no interest in its sequel (or 300's). After watching The Spirit, I felt that the unique approach that Sin City had was already getting old.

    I wouldn't say that its the tone of the animated films. I just remember being excited for Under the Hood and when I watched it I didn't feel 'wowed' (the same could be said for Ultimate's and Planet Hulk). Then it seemed both Marvel and DC had a animated movie coming out for any popular story that had come out in the past 20 years. I just never felt the urge to watch any of them. I kind of wanted to check some of them out since it's been a while, but it been a low priority.

    I'm a big Daredevil fan, so I watched both seasons as soon as they were released. I enjoyed the 2000s run on Daredevil starting with Kevin Smith through Ed Brubaker (Brubaker is probably my favorite writer). I've never really had much interest in reading the old stuff. I also enjoyed Jessica Jones, although never read any of the her comics outside of her cameo's in New Avengers during the Civil War/Secret Invasion time period.
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  9. greengear

    greengear Member

    i watch the movies batman vs superman. it is very confuse storyline. can someone en-lighting me why wonder-women come in the picture
  10. David-El

    David-El Member

    Saw the movie on Good Friday. I enjoyed it. The movie had some things I was surprised about, but I thought that overall, it was a great way to introduce the Trinity to the big screen as well as a beginning to the DC Cinematic universe.

    Wonder Woman was trying to find the picture that Lex Luthor had stolen from her.
  11. greengear

    greengear Member

    that make sense now what about this.

    batman having dream that showing Barry Allen (The Flash) image about which time travel? also all the video in the folder? you able to explain also?
  12. David-El

    David-El Member

    Good questions, one will be a bit difficult, but we'll see.

    The Flash warning Bruce in the Batcave wasn't necessarily a dream. Some people think it actually happened and then he fell asleep. It's also possible that Martian Manhunter is sending telepathic messages to Bruce to warn him of the impending battle that will happen later in Justice League. It's hard to say with regards to that and it's possible that the Ultimate edition (which will have about 30 more minutes may bring more information to that.
    The videos and other files were things that Lex Luthor had been gathering over, I'd guess, the last year and a half since Man of Steel, but possibly longer, and is what Bruce had stolen during the party, which Diana stole from him, but couldn't break the encryption, so she gave it back for him to do it.
  13. Cyprusgirl

    Cyprusgirl New Member

    I wonder whats gonna happen:D
  14. SuijinZero

    SuijinZero Active Member

    Im "still" going lol haha despite all the bad critic reviews Im still seeing it just for the heck of it. But im looking forward to Civil War more, look so much more promising from the start.
  15. ImGummeh

    ImGummeh Active Member

    I just watched it today, I was more dissapointed that they didn't use Grant Gustin as The Flash then i was with other certain scenes...

    Oh well didn't surpise me to be honest :/
  16. audigy1

    audigy1 Member

    I've never been a big Superman or Batman fan to be honest but I was up to watching it with some friends. That is until a different group of friends who were fans went and didn't really give a good review.

    That being said, being the "sneak peaks at my Christmas presents type" I do enjoy reading spoilers and the notion of seeing what I've read happen in the film is rather enticing...
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