Time will tell, but Screen Crush’s Matt Singer reports on a comment by Geoff Johns that perhaps they’re realizing DC is supposed to be the fun universe after the success of Wonder Woman as well as the  CW DCU, and hopes that Joss Wedon can lighten up Justice League in post-production after Zack Snyder took a leave because of his daughter passing away. (Although he won’t do much. It’s still Snyder’s movie and it’s not like Snyder was kicked off; he left due to tragedy.) My heart goes out to Snyder and his family at this time but he and David S. Goyer just aren’t a good fit for a DC Universe, or at least not the one I grew up with. Maybe the DC comics universe isn’t the only one experiencing a “rebirth”?

Yeah, we’ll wait and see about that. After all I’m still not trusting the Rebirth to the people who darkened things up in the first place starting with Identity Crisis.

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  1. CTrent29 says:

    The DCEU, as far as I’m concerned, got it right starting with “Man of Steel”. I enjoyed “Wonder Woman” very much, but I don’t consider it the best within the DCEU franchise.

    [“Time will tell, but Screen Crush’s Matt Singer reports on a comment by Geoff Johns that perhaps they’re realizing DC is supposed to be the fun universe after the success of Wonder Woman as well as the CW DCU, and hopes that Joss Wedon can lighten up Justice League in post-production after Zack Snyder took a leave because of his daughter passing away. (Although he won’t do much. It’s still Snyder’s movie and it’s not like Snyder was kicked off; he left due to tragedy.) My heart goes out to Snyder and his family at this time but he and David S. Goyer just aren’t a good fit for a DC Universe, or at least not the one I grew up with. Maybe the DC comics universe isn’t the only one experiencing a “rebirth”?”]

    After reading the above passage, I cannot help but wonder if today’s critics and moviegoers have balls of rubber. There is NO LAW that all comic book movies have to be “fun”. The Captain America movies weren’t . . . especially “The Winter Soldier”. Neither were the Dark Knight Trilogy films. But I get it. Many people cannot deal with Superman being portrayed in some ambiguous manner. He’s not really allowed to be an individual to a lot of moviegoers, just some damn one-dimensional symbol used to engage in their illusoins and fantasy of a convenient savior in an unsafe world.

    I get the feeling that many critics and filmgoers are complimenting “Wonder Woman” for THE WRONG REASONS. It’s the first truly successful comic book heroine movie. And many of you seemed to think that it’s the only DCEU movie that is truly a “fun” movie. The ironic thing is that Wonder Woman came to her balanced opinion of humanity after her epxeriences in “Batman v. Superman” and not in this movie. After the events of this movie, Diana spent nearly a century maintaining an emotional distance from humanity. And many filmgoers and critics have failed to notice this.

    So the idea that the DCEU is “finally getting it right” is a load fo horseshit to me.

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    • There may not be a “law” but many of us prefer our superhero stories that way. I haven’t seen Wonder Woman and have only seen reviews of Batman Vs. Superman with full spoilers so I can only judge so much. However you’re assessment of Superman is in error. I see him as someone we should strive to emulate even without superpowers. (Heck, in a good story Superman tries to help others even without his powers, or as Clark Kent, someone who tries to get to the truth.) The ways Man Of Steel tried to give him depth robbed him of the positive traits of the mythos and didn’t do Johnathan Kent any favors. Instead of learning to use his powers to help others even before “going public” (see Superman: The Animated Series” and the post-Crisis Superman stories in the comics) he runs scared and only becomes a hero because he’s forced to. That may work for other heroes, but it’s not the Superman I grew up with in comics and TV shows. Note that I like Man Of Steel as a superhero movie and they got more right than I expected (granted I had such low expectations it’s hard to meet them) but as a Superman tale it just doesn’t work.

      As for the Nolan movies, I have only seen the first two. I actually like Batman Begins and some of the things Nolan did with The Dark Knight. On the whole, however, I didn’t care for The Dark Knight and I may review that someday. I have no interest in The Dark Knight Rises because even from the trailers I didn’t see a Batman story that interested me and what I’ve heard after the fact hasn’t helped.

      You’re welcome to like the recent DC movies, but plenty of us expect something else from these characters and when we don’t see it we’re going to complain. Had this been done with original characters I probably would have enjoyed Man Of Steel more that I did. I went to the early screening Walmart was sponsoring and I have no regrets, and not just because I was able to do a v-log review of it. It was a good superhero movie. It just wasn’t Superman. There is a difference between good movie and good adaptation, and it failed in the latter.

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