BvS Ultimate Cut?
I heard about a certain addition to the cartoon adaptation of Killing Joke and haven't gotten around to seeing it.
Disappointed in Timm.
Watched this at home after having seen it in theaters. I liked it OK when I saw it in the theater.
At home? I was struck with just how ugly a movie this is. Between the desaturation and whatever filters and lighting and CGI upper lips and...ugh, I mean seriously, there are several shots in this where Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, two people that are pretty objectively considered top-tier specimens of physical attractiveness just look haggard and barely recognizable. Ben Affleck we already knew suffered from reshoot-itis but there are points where I almost had to wonder if it was his stunt double being dubbed.
And the rest of it isn't particularly good looking either. For a movie partially made by Zack Snyder, it's incredibly lacking in striking imagery.
I don't know that it's fair to call it fine. If any other movie came out with tonal whiplash the way this one does, but we weren't privy to the behind-the-scenes fuckery that accompanied it, it would get thrashed for the sheer incompetence on display. Giving the movie a qualifying trophy because it started to right some wrongs seems lazy when it did it in the middle of production. It feels like championing a fat kid at a foot race who finished dead last after getting a ride from his mom for the final stretch.
I really hope that rumored "Snyder Cut" is coming....some day?
Liked this ok in the theater....it was a dud at home. I have to agree with Jmac. It looks/feels like a direct to DVD sequel to BvS.
The first trailer looks considerably different than what we got. It at least looked consistent with BvS (which I learned to enjoy after a few re-watches). It feels way more Whedon than Snyder. Not only in looks but in stupid jokes that feel wrong for these characters. I still cringe at "something's bleeding" and "I don't...not."
I liked just how fucking DARK Batman was in BvS. In JL, he lightened up as his character arc should but not to the degree we get.
Anyways, sign me up for a Snyder Cut. If Richard Donner can do it, why not Snyder?
I'm eventually going to watch this again (preferably BEFORE watching A Clockwork Orange) as I'm curious as to what a second viewing holds.
It was "fine" on initial viewing at the theater - certainly not good or great but not the nonstop trainwreck we'd been prepped for. Again, first impressions. I suspect it's going to suffer on any subsequent viewings.
Fat kid gotta eat.