The moment for DC fans to shine arrived and now it’s gone. The Justice League sequel will not have the kind of hype that the first movie enjoyed, but it’s net opportunity lost. It’s true that some of the entertainment websites, reviews have been particularly harsh and it depicts their bias against the DCEU, but nevertheless, the movie was fairly disappointing given the massive expectations.
We can all agree on one basic fact that DCEU needs to reinvent itself to create hysteria around its movies if it has to give a tough fight to the Marvel in the long run. With first reactions pouring in for Justice League, it’s a mixed bag at best and disappointment at worst. After Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad not performing to the best of their potential and failing to set the cash registers ringing, the Justice League was supposed to be a huge blockbuster, a record-breaking hit which would have set the path forward for DCEU.
Well, that is not expected to happen although you never know how the larger audience would receive it. The silver lining is Snyder and Whedon have got characters right and DCEU is improving. But the bad news is it fell way short of gigantic expectations, there is messy CGI, rushed stories, bad script, and shoddy execution.
None of the major critics have outrightly trashed the movie but there are huge plot inconsistencies which are usual with DCEU.
With this kind of performance, MCU has clearly won and DCEU is unlikely to challenge the hegemony of Marvel in the future in the superhero game. The Avengers Infinity war hype is beyond anything while DCEU has solo movies in the pipeline which can’t possibly match the stature of upcoming MCU movies.
But what if I tell you that this is DCEU’s own doing. In fact, there were massive edits to Snyder’s version which was almost perfect, but WB interfered like always and significantly edited the material for an unusual obsession with 2-hour movies.
The new VFX video for Justice League has been released that offers sneak-peek into the massive digital effects that went into the making of the film. It features the heroes of Justice League, not the Steppenwolf which clearly was wearing too much CGI makeup and wasn’t a terrifying threat, to begin with.
The biggest tragedy is that some of the top-notch effects/work done by the team did not make it to the final edit and is captured in this particular VFX. It displays Batman’s computers inside the Batcave and sophisticated tech used for his tactical automobile. Further, it shows Barry Allen’s computers and stunning pieces of tech for Cyborg. The best part of the video was a better look at Star Labs where Victor Stone was saved and Cyborg was created.
Blind Ltd., a company that worked on the user interface for Rogue One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and now Justice League. Their work is incredible and it’s a shame that they were not used to their full potential by WB and were never given the absolute autonomy they deserve.
The Justice League movie has a strong ensemble cast including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder-woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The movie is directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio based on the characters of DC comics.
The story of Justice League will follow the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and mark the Phase 1 of DC Cinematic Universe. The movie will assemble the greatest DC superheroes under one roof against a terrifying adversary Steppenwolf.
At the end of the Batman v Superman, the Man of Steel was dead, while Batman and Wonder Woman had begun to assemble the Justice League, an elite team of superheroes to fight a supervillain Steppenwolf who has been awakened in the wake of events.
The Steppenwolf is basically the military general of Darkseid who have sent parademons to interrogate/kidnap Batman and Earth’s scientists to retrieve Apokoliptian Motherbox which is the most powerful object in the realm.
Initially, the center of attention was Ben Affleck’s Batman as he is responsible for putting together an elite team of superheroes to protect the planet from the ultimate destruction. This was also reflected in the first line of an old synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis of JL:
“In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of meta-humans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions”.
But in the new synopsis, the role of Wonder Woman was shown to be prime. Here’s the new official synopsis:
“Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of meta-humans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
We demand the original Snyder cut from the studio and we shall not rest until then.
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