TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 21, 2018
Looking back on Justice League, it's unbelievable the film was actually released theatrically. At best, the film felt undercooked and unfinished, and even its most ardent defenders can't deny that it had quite possibly the worst cgi of any film with a budget north of $100 million. The film is an unqualified mess tonally and structurally, as well as being so thoroughly unmemorable that the folks over at Screen Junkies had about a hundred different options on how to approach it for their latest Honest Trailer.
Everything you expect them to touch on—from Henry Cavill's upper lip to Steppenwolf's cartoonishness and mommy complex—is all here. At the core of it all is the fact that WB and DC never seem to learn as they continually and consistently make the same mistakes over and over again. This flick was the first live action gathering of the biggest names in the DC pantheon and it somehow managed to be an even bigger mess than Suicide Squad, a film filled with C and D-list villains.
If the rumors are true that Zack Snyder was indeed fired from the film and that WB only released the film because their executive bonuses depended on it, then it makes sense that it's such a catastrophe. They really need to own it, but they never will. They'll just pretend it never happened, just like they did with Superman in the 80s, Batman in the 90s, and Green Lantern a few years back. At the end of the day, you've got to feel bad for the DC fan base. They deserve better than this.