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Review: Snyder's 'Justice League' Has Few Bright Spots, Mostly Dim

Justice League Review

Director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, received mostly positive reviews when it released in 2013, but ultimately underperformed at the box office. The second entry in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), Snyder's sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, encountered an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and lukewarm audience sentiment, despite making $873 million. Similarly, the third film in the franchise, David Ayer's Suicide Squad, wound up with terrible reviews but still surpassed expectations. Everything changed this year, when Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman received widespread critical acclaim and overwhelming audience support, becoming one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time and the highest-grossing superhero origin movie in history. Now, Justice League hopes to ride Wonder Woman's coattails and deliver a fun, hopeful film that lives up to the legacy of the iconic superhero

 Posted November 15 in DC Movies, Review | Comments

Watch: Anton Volkov's 'Road to Justice League' Big DC Movies Preview

Road to Justice League

"I'm putting together a team, people with special abilities…" We're now a few days away from the highly anticipated, first ever live-action Justice League movie opening in theaters everywhere. Are you ready? Is the world ready? We'll find out after this weekend. In anticipation of the opening, fellow movie lover Anton Volkov put together a tribute video, looking back at the four other DC movies from the DCEU that have been building up and leading to this Justice League moment - including Man of Steel and Wonder Woman. There aren't as many movies as Marvel's lead-up, but there's still a good amount and finally the team will come together to save the world/universe. This is a cool video to get you in the mood for and caught up with the current DC movies, in hopes you will just have a good time at the cinema this weekend. Fire it up below.

 Posted November 14 in DC Movies, Featurette, Hype, To Watch | Comments

One Final Trailer + Poster for 'Justice League' Opening in a Few Weeks

Justice League Trailer

"I need warriors." Warner Bros has launched one final trailer, essentially another one-minute, extended TV spot, for the Justice League movie - which will be officially credited to Zack Snyder as director. This new spot also lets us hear the villain Steppenwolf speak. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film's extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Tickets are on sale now via Fandango, and anyone who buys a ticket will get the opportunity to receive one of the posters seen below (only available to VIP ticket buyers) from their shop. Let's hope this superhero movie delivers.

 Posted October 26 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

They're All In! Third Official Trailer for DC's Epic 'Justice League' Movie

Justice League Trailer

"Justice is served!" Are you ready for more?! Warner Bros has debuted the third & final trailer for DC's epic, save-the-world Justice League movie, and it looks even more exciting and action-packed than we've seen before. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film's extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. We've seen two other trailers for this previously, but with a month left to go, this final one has finished footage that looks promising. Let's hope this turns out awesome! Fire it up.

 Posted October 8 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Awesome New Comic-Con Trailer for DC's Epic 'Justice League' Movie

Justice League Comic-Con

"They said the age of heroes would never come again." "It has to." Warner Bros has revealed a new Comic-Con trailer for DC's Justice League, and it looks totally awesome, packed with action and plenty more. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. As we all know, Joss Whedon has taken over finishing the movie since Zack Snyder had to step down for family tragedy reasons. As usual, there's some epicly cool shots in this worth admiring on their own. The line from Alfred about wind-up penguins is great, too. They've got my attention. Dive in.

 Posted July 22 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

How Warner Bros/DC Can Learn From the Success of 'Wonder Woman'

Wonder Woman

Well, Warner Bros can breathe a sigh of relief. Wonder Woman is a resounding success. The Gal Gadot-starring, Patty Jenkins-directed film made history by making $100 million in its opening weekend, the biggest opening for any woman-directed movie. The reviews have been glowing, and audience reception seems overwhelmingly positive. Wonder Woman is a bona fide hit for the studio, a home run that Warner Bros certainly needed. With the first well-received DCEU movie under their utility belts, all masked heads are turned to the next DCEU offering, Justice League, opening in November. Let's look at how Warner Bros can learn from the success of Wonder Woman as they take the next big leap in their cinematic universe.

 Posted June 12 in DC Movies, Discuss, Editorial | Comments

Review: Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' Embodies Power and Grace

Wonder Woman Review

Created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941's All Star Comics #8 published by DC. Marston, a Tufts University psychology professor, drew inspiration for the superhero demigoddess from early feminists like Ethel Byrne and Margaret Sanger, who founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The physical appearance of the character was influenced by Byrne's daughter, Olive, who was Marston's research assistant before becoming romantically involved with the polyamorous professor and his wife.* For more than 75 years since her introduction, Wonder Woman has been an enduring symbol of strength and equality.

 Posted June 1 in DC Movies, Review | Comments

One Final Trailer for Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' Starring Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman Trailer

"Be careful with mankind, Diana. They do not deserve you." Warner Bros has released one final trailer for the Wonder Woman movie, due out in less than a month. This is technically the fourth trailer, and likely the final trailer we'll see before release, but it's one of the best ones yet. This solo spin-off movie in the DC Universe is set during World War I stars Gal Gadot (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazonian princess-warrior Diana who becomes Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins directs, with a full cast featuring Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Samantha Jo and Saïd Taghmaoui. There has been criticism about WB not marketing this movie enough, but with this epic trailer there's plenty to be excited about. Fire it up.

 Posted May 7 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: First Full Trailer for Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Movie

Justice League Movie

"You said the age of heroes would never come again." "It has to." It's time! Warner Bros has unleashed the first official trailer for DC's Justice League, featuring tons of action-packed footage of the team of five superheros from the DC Comics world coming together to save the world. This is the first actual trailer aside from the Comic-Con footage last year. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC universe bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. There may be a few others, and the extensive cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Honestly this looks pretty damn cool, just pure entertainment, with a few epic shots at the end. Will it live up to the hype? Only time will tell.

 Posted March 26 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Third Official Trailer for Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' Starring Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman Movie Trailer

"You will train her harder than any Amazon before her. Until she is better than even you." Warner Bros has debuted the third official trailer for DC's Wonder Woman movie, showing even more amazing footage from this very promising superhero movie. This solo spin-off movie in the DC Universe is set during World War I stars Gal Gadot (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazonian princess-warrior Diana who becomes Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins directs this action movie, also starring Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Samantha Jo and Saïd Taghmaoui. The trailers for this movie are getting better and better, and I'm more and more hopeful that this might actually be a great movie. Only time will tell. Don't miss this.

 Posted March 12 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: Meet a Real Life Batman in 'Being Batman' Short Film

Being Batman Short Film

"It is not an acting class, it is not a character switch, it really is who I am." Batman fans have to check out this wild short film called Being Batman, about a "real life" Batman vigilante who defends the streets of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. This is almost too crazy to be true, but it really is a short doc about a guy who dresses up as Batman, and pretty much believes he really is Batman - no, seriously. I love the way this short is put together, with voice-over driving the narrative, making it much more thrilling to watch. This would play as a nice double feature with the Batkid documentary. Really, you need to watch this to see for yourself.

 Posted February 3 in DC Movies, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

The Top 7 Directors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck on 'The Batman'

The Batman

The trades were predicting it for a few weeks. Ben Affleck was even hinting at it for a while. Now it's official. Warner Bros and Ben Affleck announced together on Monday night that Ben Affleck will not be directing The Batman movie as previously planned. Affleck will remain on the project as a producer and star. With Affleck no longer directing the film, there's already a long list of possible candidates who could replace him. Variety reports that Warner Bros already has a shortlist, and there's going to be immense speculation as to who will be on that list. So we decided to put together our own dream list of directors who could replace Affleck on The Batman and make a kick ass, dark, yet different movie about the World's Greatest Detective.

 Posted January 31 in DC Movies, Discuss, Editorial | Comments

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