Well is it like a nice bright yellow or like a piss yellow? Cause if its the piss yellow I can totally see it being a weakness.
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Snyder cut is happening
Posted 15 June 2020 - 08:45 PM
They key to a good Superman story, and they totally exist, is that that CLARK KENT is the person at the heart of the story.
Unlike Barman, in which case Bruce Wayne is the alter ego.
But I wasnt just talking about power levels, I was talking about psyche.
See, while they are dated by today's standards, that is what worked for me about Superman The Movie and Batman 1989, and lesser extent, Batman Returns. That is where a movie writer and director need to step in and make sure that is the focus.
I see what you mean about power levels, but they do really come into play. The more god-like, the less interesting.
Actually, it's also about weaknesses, which defines heroes.
What's Spider-Man's weakness? The fact immense power and responsibility was dropped on him at a young age, forcing him to grow up before he was ready, and always making him worry and doubt himself.
What's Green Lantern's weakness? The color yellow.
I am one of those who usually argue for a faithful interpretation of a source, but this is where I would be totally good with liberties are taken (reasonably done). GL is a good example of that. Yellow is a dumb weakness. Radiation would be a better one. Contrast that with Martian Manhunter's fear of fire. If I understand your meaning, that would be a good example of a weakness of psyche.
Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:14 AM
Posted 16 June 2020 - 10:04 AM
Interested in seeing the film Snyder wanted to make, as opposed to the rushed crap that was "finished" by someone who had no clue about making a film with DC characters.
I am curious to see what it turns out to be. But I think it was rushed more because the suits wanted it a certain way, and the spreadsheets and focus groups said Joss Whedon was the guy to do it. And really, he should have been able to.
When it comes to film, there is little difference between DC and Marvel characters. It really depends on who's put in charge of making the film. If Kevin Feige was hired to do the Justice League instead of/in addition to the Marvel verse, I think it would be just as popular. Feige had done I think like 10+ non-MCU Marvel films, before jumping into the MCU, so he perfected what worked and what didn't. Had the same care been given to the DCEU, it could have been a lot better.
Whedon going in and trying to "Avengerize" the JL was one of the worst cases of the wrong person being attached to a film in memory. His approach to filmmaking was the polar opposite of all that the DCEU established, with its characters being born of fantasy, but wisely played it as if they really existed, rejecting the "they're all your favorites! They're like toys!" tone applied to so many MCU films.
Outside of the MCU's lone jewel--Captain America: The Winter Soldier--the "really existed" kind of development / handling is nowhere to be found in the MCU, so it should have come as no surprise that anyone who worked on MCU films would have been completely out of their element on Justice League.
This is not predicting the Snyder cut will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, or that it will take its intended narrative place alongside Man of Steel. Batman v. Superman and Wonder Woman, but I cannot imagine Snyder's own original vision coming close to the misguided cartoon that was the theatrical version.
Posted 16 June 2020 - 10:28 AM
Yeah, I am not expecting the Snyder cut to be masterpiece theater, either. I'm more of a mix of curiosity to see how different it will be, and "Welp, it can't be any worse!"
I just happen to be one of those geeks who has to see alternate cuts of films (EG Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Aliens, Alien 3, etc).