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PostSubject: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:33 pm

Batman, Superman, discuss the various DC comics, characters, and films.

With Suicide Squad around the corner, I can't wait to see it. I'm really hoping it redeems it after Batman v. Superman just didn't impress me.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:48 am

Characters Coming to Gotham and The Flash Season 3 Teased

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Though the shows just wrapped up a few weeks ago, it’s never too early to start thinking about what comes next for the likes of Gotham and The Flash. TVLine brings word of new characters coming to The Flash Season 3 and Gotham Season 3, one still a mystery and the other a character with deep ties to the source material.

The site confirms that the upcoming third season of Gotham will see journalist Vicki Vale appearing in the series. The character will be in her 20s however, making her older than Bruce Wayne in the series. Bruce and Vicki have had an on-again, off-again relationship throughout the source material. Fans perhaps know her best as being portrayed by Kim Basinger in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.

As for The Flash, the TVLine says The CW is casting a “major recurring character” described as “Barry’s slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. As such, this newcomer doesn’t buy Barry’s nice guy routine and sets out to learn what he’s hiding — all while concealing some secrets of his own.”

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:19 am

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Batman, Superman, discuss the various DC comics, characters, and films.

With Suicide Squad around the corner, I can't wait to see it. I'm really hoping it redeems it after Batman v. Superman just didn't impress me.

That's what I'm hoping, too! And I think it will. Early reviews have been good! It ain't over for the DCEU yet! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:43 pm

GOTHAM Season 3 Is Recasting 'Poison Ivy'

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TV Line has learned that the recent Gotham casting call was for Poison Ivy, who will be receiving a major overhaul when the show returns this fall. Clare Foley, the young actress who played the part of Ivy Pepper in nine episodes scattered throughout the past two seasons, will not return for the upcoming third season and the now-series regular role is currently in the midst of being recast with an actress in her late teens, which will accelerate Ivy's path into embracing her true eco-terrorist roots.

Whether or not the new actress will assume the role of Ivy Pepper or whether she'll play Pamela Isley, the true alter-ego of the popular Batman villain, is yet-to-be seen, but the former seems more likely at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:45 pm

i thought Gotham's Ivy was already called Pamela? (i seem to remember young Selena Kyle calling her that--keep in mind that i've only watched the first season once so far on Netflix)
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:46 pm

Tyler Hoechlin to Play Superman on Supergirl

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According to TVLine, Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf) has been cast to play Superman for season two of Supergirl. Hoechlin will guest-star in the first two episodes of Season 2, which will air this fall on the CW. Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg had the following to say about the casting…

“[Executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:43 pm

Given that this Superman is only for two episodes, I am suspecting hell be quickly killed off.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:15 pm

i doubt it--it's probably more likely that he'll go off to deal with some extraterrestrial threat
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:43 am

They should of just brought back the dude that played Superman on Smallville. Made much more sense.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:20 pm

Justice League Logo, Synopsis And Batmobile Revealed

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Superhero Hype reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed a photo of the new Batmobile in Justice League, along with the film’s logo and plot description.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder and arrives on November 10, 2017. It stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and JK Simmons.

Here’s a synopsis: 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 metahumans 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.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:43 pm

Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn Wants to Make a Batgirl Movie

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Superhero movies are more popular than ever in Hollywood (and, of course, at the box office) – and as the genre has diversified to include more comic book characters, so too has the roster of directors making these films. For example, David Ayer – director of such gritty fare as End of Watch and Fury – is bringing a team of DC Comics supervillains to life in this year’s Suicide Squad; the filmmaker behind quirky New Zealand comedies Eagle vs Shark and What We Do in the Shadows, Taika Waititi, is calling the shots on the intergalactic buddy romp, Thor: Ragnarok; and Patty Jenkins, the writer/director of the Oscar-winning serial killer drama Monster, is leading the charge for the WWI-set mythological adventure, Wonder Woman.

Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn – who is known for The Pusher trilogy, Valhalla Rising, and Drive, among other movies – has also expressed his interest in tackling a superhero film, in the past. He has continued to do so while he promotes his latest film release, The Neon Demon, by specifically name-dropping a DC Comics character who has yet to appear in a 21st century, live-action, superhero blockbuster.

efn, speaking with Business Insider as he was out and about promoting The Neon Demon, expressed his continued interest in making a superhero film – asking “What ones are left?” before saying “You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.”

The filmmaker also explained why a superhero movie sounds appealing to him, even after having spent the last twenty years making lower-budgeted films that are meant primarily for the arthouse movie crowd:

“God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity.”

It was rumored that Jena Malone (who, by coincidence, costars in The Neon Demon) had been cast as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice long before the film hit theaters – though, her scenes were cut from the theatrical version of the movie. While Malone’s scenes will be restored in the upcoming Batman V Superman “Ultimate Edition” release on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD, it’s already been indicated (but not yet confirmed) that she is not, in fact, playing Jim Gordon’s daughter as rumored.

It’s expected that the Batgirl character will indeed become a part of the DC Extended Universe (started by Man of Steel and Batman V Superman), somewhere down the line. Batgirl will be featured in two titles from the ongoing DC Comics Rebirth event – Batgirl and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey – scheduled to get started next month (July 2016), so it’s a given that the character will continue to be an important part of the DC Comics franchise. In addition, it’s been rumored that Batgirl could make her DCEU debut in either a Birds of Prey film or an as-yet untitled DCEU movie centered around Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and other female DC characters – a film reportedly in the early stages of development right now.

Refn’s habit of making “hard R-Rated” movies that are meticulously crafted, but distinctly unconventional in terms of their storytelling approach, doesn’t exactly make him an obvious fit for a mainstream, presumably PG-13 superhero movie. Nevertheless, Refn seems interested in following up The Neon Demon by making even more films centered around women – in particular, of the superhero variety, having previously expressed his interest in directing a Wonder Woman movie starring Christina Hendricks (his Drive and Neon Demon costar). A Refn-directed DCEU Batgirl film (or any mainstream superhero film) still seems quite unlikely to ever happen – but again, nowadays you can’t be too certain about what filmmakers will or won’t end up signing on for a superhero movie, eventually.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:45 pm

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The reaction to this one should be fun...

http://comicbook.com/dc/2016/06/21/jesse-eisenberg-confirms-lex-luthors-return-for-justice-league/

I liked what someone I saw on another forum said: "JLU continues to get Eisenberg, while Power Rangers managed to get Bryan Cranston."

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:31 pm

Would it have been possible to grandfather the Christopher Nolan Batman movie series into the DCCU (DC Cinematic Universe)?
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:21 pm

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Christopher Nolan explicitly requested for this to not happen.

What was his reason?
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:53 pm

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Christopher Nolan explicitly requested for this to not happen.

What was his reason?

If I had to guess, it's because it told a complete story. I may not love TDKR, but it does round out the series, while leaving a little hint at Batman not actually dying. Plus, the Nolan trilogy kind of went for mostly realism, while the DCU is branching into all sort of things. I can't even say Snyder's Batman may once have been like Nolan's, because it's hinted he's fought several of his Rogue's gallery by now, and not all of them entirely realistic beings.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:04 am

RUMOR: Ben Affleck's THE BATMAN May Take Place In Arkham Asylum

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However, as Affleck has previously made it clear that his movie will be an original story that borrows elements from past tales, don't expect this to be a direct adaptation of Batman: Arkham Asylum!

While an entire movie set with this iconic location might be a little hard to pull off, it would be pretty interesting to see a big chunk of The Batman set there, especially as previous rumours have pointed to us seeing several of the hero's most iconic villains. Time will tell whether or not this rumour is accurate, but with Comic-Con just days away, we could very well end up learning more about it soon enough.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:25 am

interestingly, one possible Batman movie from maybe a decade ago would've featured Batman of the Burton/Schumacher series being trapped in Arkham by Scarecrow and Harley Quinn (who would've been Joker's illegitimate daughter this time around) and had him hallucinate an encounter with all his previous villains, including Jack Nicholson reprising his role from the original Burton film. maybe we're finally getting that?
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:28 pm

SDCC '16: The CW's DCTV Surprises Include BATWOMAN, ORACLE And BATMAN?

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The CW DCTV superhero shows may be moving from Hall H to Ballroom 20 this year's but that doesn't mean they're slacking off on bringing major SDCC announcements. According to BleedingCool, The CW is actively working to bring Batman, Batwoman and Oracle to their collective TV universe consisting of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

However, where the inclusion of Batwoman and Oracle appears to be a more solid rumor, Batman's inclusion is contingent upon an agreement being worked out with Fox's Gotham. The site reports that Floriana Lima's casting as Maggie Sawyer was just a precursor to a big SDCC reveal that Batwoman is headed to National City and Supergirl. They also add that the show will bring in Barbara Gordon but in her role as the wheelchair bound Oracle, not Batgirl. BC adds that The CW has approached Fox to share the Batman TV rights for a fee but a deal still needs to be worked out.

Other items of interest from BC's report include John Wesley Shipp's Jay Garrick possibly being made a series regular across the whole DC Universe, similar to the deal given to John Barrowman and Wentworth Miller. They also state that a similar deal could be in the works for Matt Ryan's Constantine with the network current contemplating whether to give DC's preeminent magic con man a new Friday night series to replace The Vampire Diaries.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:25 pm

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SDCC '16: The CW's DCTV Surprises Include BATWOMAN, ORACLE And BATMAN?

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The CW DCTV superhero shows may be moving from Hall H to Ballroom 20 this year's but that doesn't mean they're slacking off on bringing major SDCC announcements.  According to BleedingCool, The CW is actively working to bring Batman, Batwoman and Oracle to their collective TV universe consisting of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

However, where the inclusion of Batwoman and Oracle appears to be a more solid rumor, Batman's inclusion is contingent upon an agreement being worked out with Fox's  Gotham.  The site reports that Floriana Lima's casting as Maggie Sawyer was just a precursor to a big SDCC reveal that Batwoman is headed to National City and Supergirl.  They also add that the show will bring in Barbara Gordon but in her role as the wheelchair bound Oracle, not Batgirl.  BC adds that The CW has approached Fox to share the Batman TV rights for a fee but a deal still needs to be worked out.

Other items of interest from BC's report include John Wesley Shipp's Jay Garrick possibly being made a series regular across the whole DC Universe, similar to the deal given to John Barrowman and Wentworth Miller.  They also state that a similar deal could be in the works for Matt Ryan's Constantine with the network current contemplating whether to give DC's preeminent magic con man a new Friday night series to replace The Vampire Diaries.

They have Maggie Sawyer in Supergirl now this upcoming season so including Batwoman there wouldn't be that much of a stretch.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:53 pm



Looking pretty good.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:17 pm

Wonder Woman looks pretty good in my opinion, Justice League not so much.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:20 am

Surprised What's this? No ashey gray, or bronzed color tints drowning out the colors of the fantastic costumes? I could actually get into this.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:52 am

You know, Justice League and Wonder Woman could be far better recieved than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. From the JL trailer, it seems to me like they've nailed the characters thus far (at least aesthetically, since we only have glimpses into the characters' personalities).

The big variable for me is how they handle Superman when he eventually returns. I've stood up for Henry Cavill's portrayal of Superman since 2013, but not everyone is won over by him or Snyder's controversial interpretation of the character. When he comes back, will that be a point where the audience's patience is tested?
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:56 pm

@BarrytheOnyx wrote:
You know, Justice League and Wonder Woman could be far better recieved than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. From the JL trailer, it seems to me like they've nailed the characters thus far (at least aesthetically, since we only have glimpses into the characters' personalities).

The big variable for me is how they handle Superman when he eventually returns. I've stood up for Henry Cavill's portrayal of Superman since 2013, but not everyone is won over by him or Snyder's controversial interpretation of the character. When he comes back, will that be a point where the audience's patience is tested?

Depends. Given the Flash appearance in BvS and the things that could happen while he's dead, I think Snyder has been setting up for a Superman that will turn on everyone. Not saying he'll stay evil, and I can't imagine him being evil after one (or two I guess) Justice League films. Or they may not go that route.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:39 am

Does anybody else think that DC/WB may have taken too long to establish a DCCU (DC Cinematic Universe) and that Marvel has mostly won by default via their good reputation? I simply think that it's just too little, too late and that DC/WB can not catch up at this point. Not only that but if even if they do, the interest in superhero movies will start to go down.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:01 pm

i think DC/Warner Bros is mainly just trying to do too much too fast with their cinematic universe, just very suddenly rushing into the crossover whereas Marvel took their sweet time doing so. of course, there hadn't really been anything like the MCU in its structure beforehand so they kind of have an unfair advantage. on the other hand, i think most DC characters have more "star power", so to speak, than alot of Marvel characters.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:24 pm

I think if the DCEU deliver on giving audiences a good film (not a divisive or a downright bad film) while also being different from each other and different in of themselves from other films, then they will sustain the superhero popularity. Suicide Squad could be the start of that.

Marvel and DC are meant to work in synergy with each other, and they need each other to keep going. I know I would get pretty tired of Marvel Studios very quickly if they were the only option on the menu. It's okay if DC is a little darker, but many feel that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were both too dark, the tone that Wonder Woman and Justice League indicate is perhaps more palatable and accessible to a wider audience and rather less stooped in melodrama. My feelings on these two films aren't anywhere near as harsh as  how a number of people feel, but I do feel that DC needs to adjust in order to keep going.

Basically, if they're good keep em coming, if they're starting to get worse or repetitive, safe or commercially driven over storytelling, then put them to rest.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:31 am

I find it sort of annoying, that in the version of the DCU, Superman is the catalyst for all this need for the governments to up their game.... but given Suicide Squad, there's clearly already people with powers out there. Even Batman has clearly helped put away several of these people, but the super Jesus alien is what suddenly kicks off the major fear of super powers?

It'll also be weird that any Batman film before Justice League will be a world before Superman. Again, the freaks and powered criminals are still there, but no one seems too concerned over them.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:04 am

depending on exactly what kinds of powers these other characters have, i could actually buy it that Superman really is a game-changer. i mean, even a pyrokinetic like El Diablo clearly isn't too terribly much of a threat since he was captured and imprisoned previously, else he wouldn't be in Suicide Squad at all (and i'd say Croc doesn't count as much as "superpowered" compared to other DC characters, and is probably even more manageable than El Diablo since he doesn't have many "above-and-beyond" powers like heat vision, for example), and Wonder Woman and Aquaman*--two of the more physically powerful DC characters short of Supes--have clearly stayed under the radar until just recently as in the original comics. if you actually did try to arrest Superman, just what are you expecting to do? if he really decided that he wanted to be overlord of Earth, there'd be fuck all anyone could do to stop him without kryptonite (same goes for most of the other Leaguers across the DC canons, too, for that matter, which is why Batman devised contingency plans for if any of them went rogue, including himself)

*yes, Aquaman. there's a ton of required powers he has to have in order to function as a normal human would at the bottom of the sea, meaning he has superstrength and superspeed even if it's not to the degree of some others. that and he can make you have a seizure just by thinking at you based on the logic of controlling sea life since all life on Earth ultimately comes from the sea.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:03 pm

@Mysterious Hero M wrote:
On El Diablo he turned himself in after an accident involving his powers. But either way while he's decently strong he's not a giant threat. All of the rest of the Squad besides Croc are non-powered characters ((Deadshot's just really good at shooting, Slipknot's a merc, Captain Boomerang's a thief with a gimmick, Harley's just crazy)).

Fair point. The more I thought about it, I realized Superman is also just straight up an alien, which completely changes our perspective on things in the universe. The whole super powers thing just makes it even scarier.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:30 pm

From what I've seen via online reviews, Suicide Squad is better then Batman vs. Superman, but not by much. It looks like at least some of those production rumors were true after all.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:13 pm

Suicide Squad is getting some pretty mixed early reviews. Not going to judge, as I was mixed on BvS, and was especially negative on Ghostbusters which I ended up liking. So I'll wait and make my own decision.

Speaking of DC films, I saw The Killing Joke today. It was only ok. The first 30 minutes are brand new material and are not good.
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It is not great to Batgirl. The last 45 minutes, the actual Killing Joke stuff, is great, although Conroy sounds a little tired as Batman, and Hamill plays a pretty subdued Joker given the source material.

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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 pm

i was looking up some information on some of the Iron Man armors just earlier today and saw that at least one page had been vandalized with stuff i don't care to repeat here. looks to me like some DC fans are lashing out in all the wrong ways over the not exactly glowing Suicide Squad reviews.

as i did with BvS, i plan to wait until i see Suicide Squad myself before i form any kind of opinion, but also like with BvS i'm hopeful and optimistic
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:39 am

Angry Joe says Suicide Squad is awesome.


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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:36 pm

No spoilers I swear.

I honestly rate Suicde Squad a 5/10. And it hurts me to say that as everything released so far looked so amazing. I felt every element in the movie was mediocre, not terrible but mediocre. It just feels like a huge loss of potential on every level which is why it disappointed me so much.

And honestly I think that's why critics are bashing it. I think they were frustrated with missing potential. The action scenes aren't even really action SCENES at all really. They feel like montages. I felt like I was watching a trailer instead of a film. There is some truly baffling editing in here that will leave you confused. And not just about the action, the plot as well.

Not to mention there are probably atleast(at the very least) 10 scenes from the trailer that are nowhere to be found here. And tons of dialogue missing. I know that's common in today's world but some of the coolest stuff I wanted to see was completely gone.

I do recommend people seeing it though, as some people seem to love it.
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PostSubject: Re: The DC Comics Thread   Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:38 pm

@Troyal1 wrote:
No spoilers I swear.

I honestly rate Suicde Squad a 5/10. And it hurts me to say that as everything released so far looked so amazing. I felt every element in the movie was mediocre, not terrible but mediocre. It just feels like a huge loss of potential on every level which is why it disappointed me so much.

And honestly I think that's why critics are bashing it. I think they were frustrated with missing potential. The action scenes aren't even really action SCENES at all really. They feel like montages.  I felt like I was watching a trailer instead of a film. There is some truly baffling editing in here that will leave you confused. And not just about the action, the plot as well.

Not to mention there are probably atleast(at the very least) 10 scenes from the trailer that are nowhere to be found here. And tons of dialogue missing. I know that's common in today's world but some of the coolest stuff I wanted to see was completely gone.

I do recommend people seeing it though, as some people seem to love it.

I'm hopefully going to see this tomorrow, so I can form my own opinion, but that isn't great to hear. I really wanted this to be the start of a saving grace for DC, but it's look less and less like it. Once again, goes back to my complaints that DC really should look into the Marvel method a little bit. I know, people have argued it doesn't always have to be like that, but its worked, and for example here, DC is shoving something like 8 or more characters into a film, and from what I hear providing backstory into most of them, on a barely over 2 hour runtime. I'm not saying we need to see Batman fight half these guys, or a Flash film for every villain, but much like using an established Batman in BvS, it's like "These guys have been doing this a while. Take our word for it." I mean at least with Batman you get some clues and you can fill in the blanks because its a well known character (except all that murder stuff, which has already pretty much made me write off this DCCU already.).

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