Between the mixed (and that’s a kind word) reviews of Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, the turmoil surrounding Ben Affleck‘s The Batman, and the fact that Marvel continues to churn out billion-dollar movies, the pressure is ON Warner Bros. to deliver with Justice League.
So far, reports out of production are that director Zack Synder took the criticisms of his first attempt to heart, and has significantly lightened the mood for the sequel. Let’s hope that’s the case because even as the biggest Batman fan going, BvS was a drag.
That said, I think BvS had some bright spots. There IS a good movie somewhere in there. Somewhere between too many subplots and the studio getting too involved, the good movie it probably could have been was lost. And apparently, anyone who has seen the director’s cut says it’s actually pretty good.
So, here’s to hoping they get it right this time. I’m hearing Wonder Woman is pretty damn good, so back to back hits would go a longgg way in terms of the long term success of the DC Extended Universe (which is still a stupid name).
[protected-iframe id=”1a67b4cb9569dd8ade7eca751ff8d5de-3508545-91726680″ info=”https://vid.me/e/bhyn?stats=1″ width=”854″ height=”476″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” webkitallowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=”” height=”450″ width=”750″]
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.