Hey. Ok, I need to get this out there. I’ve stated thousands of times previously that I am a DC fanboy. Tried and true. I don’t understand what the hell Marvel is doing with their comics and I cant find any enjoyment when I try to read their recent books. But when it comes to the movie-side of things, I love what Marvel is doing and cant figure out what the hell DC is doing.
I’ve previously written about my opinion on the state of DC movies and my desires to see Warner Bros. make better movies, especially following Suicide Squad. But in the end, I am a mark for all comic book movies. I want them, I eat them up and I will continue to drop my money on tickets. I’ve been really looking forward to Thor: Ragnarok which drops November 3rd and Justice League, two weeks later, on November 17th.
However, I have some concerns about JL. It was recently announced that the run time for the movie is literally a minute-shy of two hours. Is this problematic? Probably not but I do think its pretty short for a comic book movie, no? Granted, it doesn’t need to be three hours in length, but when it cant crack the two-minute mark? That makes me question what’s up.
I have tried to champion this movie to anyone who threw shade at it (is that right? Is that what all the cool kids say now? Throwing shade?) but its been difficult when the marketing hasn’t done itself any favours. The most recent, and final, trailer dropped earlier this month and it looks alright but it hasn’t hooked me even deeper and it should have. It should have made me fucking pop with excitement. It should have made those who were on the fence jump off and say ‘fucking right!’ but it didn’t.
Visually, it still looks too CGI’d. But the music in the trailer? Oh for fucks sake…”Heroes”? Seriously? Come on, Warner Bros. Did you not see what Marvel did with Thor and the might Zeppelin? If not, check it out!
And don’t even get me started on what the hell they did to The Flash. That’s for a whole other post.
In the meantime, I will enjoy the buzz and excitement of Thor; bought my tickets the day they allowed and I cant wait to go with my son. I am still looking forward to Justice League – which, by the time your reading this, tickets have just gone on sale – but I have concerns. I really want to love this movie. But I also have to realize…I cant keep making excuses to justify how great it could be. I just need it to be that great.