“I don’t know what kind of business you’re in, but I tell ya what, if I was a head of a newspaper, and you didn’t do your job, you’d be held accountable.”
I personally think that with all superhero movies 90% of it always depend on the likability of the main characters. Story, pacing, theme, etc. are all very important in other movies but for superhero movies it’s pretty much only about the superheroes themselves. That’s why Thor Ragnarok was more successful than the…
I actually think it was one of the better translations of Xavier from the comic to the screen. If you only know Prof X from cartoons and movies, I can understand that, but comic book Prof X....he’s not a good guy. He’s basically Magneto. That’s the whole point.
Wonder Woman was necessary, but it’s not really good. Gal Gadot is phenomenal, and Patty Jenkins did good by making a direct rebuke to the grimdark DCU, but let’s be real: it’s a copy of most of the good parts of the first Captain America, LARGE portions of the story don’t make sense, and Chris Pine is no Chris Evans.
I dunno, I feel like Wonder Woman was easily the best of the DCEU movies, mostly due to being genuinely likeable rather than Hot Topic grimdark, but mostly has a lot of the same flaws: some fairly shitty acting, CGI that looks like everyone’s ice skating, a really cliche plot, and some really questionable inclusions …
“Nevermind that it completely misunderstand Xavier as a character even with neuro-degenerative disease.”
No, let’s not nevermind that - explain?
Aquaman was fun. Shazam looks good. At this point, I’m not treating the DCEU as an ongoing story that needs to be followed; I’m treating it as a series that sometimes puts out films I want to see.
It wasn’t “she forget her power”; it was “she literally never knew her power”. Diana did not know she was anything but a normal Amazon until Ares told her at the end of the film.
Thank you for sharing your opinion. It’s wrong, but thanks for sharing it anyway.
Being inspiring is very much DC Comics superheroes’ bread and butter. Stan Lee’s heroes were always more flawed and human but DC’s superheroes were meant to be symbols of hope.
I would argue moving Wonder Woman to the first World War - which was a far more tragic event than WWII which was more melodramatic - fit the modern mythos of Diana being a “Warrior against War”. It could have led into a WWII sequel where Diana despairs her first battle against Ares was fruitless, and then explaining…
The scene where she comes out of the trenches might by my favorite scene in any superhero movie ever. What makes it powerful to me are two things.
The action in Wonder Woman was oddly so Zac Snyder-ish, with a lot of slow motion usage. It’s like Patty Jenkins filmed some Snyder storyboards for all the action scenes, and then did her own movie for the rest.
Hey, this was a great read! Now I’m sure it wasn’t just me, Justice League is really that bad.
The next sentence should have read “and then it was saved by a fish man and a 14 year old magician”
Covered immediately after the main body of text in the “other movies in 2017” section:
Saved is a strong word that would disagree with because the next movie was Justice League and we all know how that turned out. I would say it very much improved the DCEU, it wasn’t that hard to do because a certain someone loves grey and murder, and helped other future movies.
I’m glad the article and the comments have both got stuck in to the whole ‘WWI-era Germans weren’t Nazis’ thing. For me it seriously undermined the No Man’s Land scene, because while it’s obviously epic and iconic, once you start thinking about it you realise that Diana is essentially a god faced with a war that she…
I liked Wonder Woman ok (it would be a middle of the pack Marvel movie, between Thor and Captain Marvel) but I now realise that it was the sixth best superhero movie of that year. In a very strong year, to be fair, but it’s nowhere near the best.
The scene where Diana walks across that battlefield is a Masterclass in how you introduce a superhero. Everyone who makes a superhero movie should be required to watch that scene.