“Justice League” had a lot of enemies: a looming corporate merger, a family tragedy, an internal clash between light and dark themes. Specifically, the weird, computer-generated look of his face — just one byproduct of the film’s rushed schedule. Here, according to insiders, is the story of how “Justice League” just ran out of time. Despite the assembled might of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash, “Justice League” opened well below studio expectations, at $96 million. It’s easy to forget now, but the disappointment of “Justice League” began with success.
Films are getting longer, but that’s only because audiences’ appetites have only gotten more voracious. Zack Snyder is a filmmaker who will not be constrained by namby-pamby running times. Snyder’s first superhero epic was his most well-received but it wasn’t until Snyder released the Director’s Cut that 24 minutes of essential material was restored to the run-time, including the death of Hollis, extra Rorschach and some crucial Comedian flashbacks.
It’s the day before the Oscars, and that can only mean one thing: the 2017 Golden Raspberry Award ‘winners’ have been announced. The critically mauled DC movie took home four Razzies in total: Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, Worst Supporting Actor for Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Worst Screenplay for Chris Terrio and David Goyer (the former having won an Oscar in 2012 for ‘Argo’), and Worst Screen Combo for the two leading men Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
In recent years Zack Snyder has had many critics, but it turn out that James Cameron isn’t one of them. Cameron even mentioned Zack Snyder as an inspiration during a discussion with Comic Book Debate about the filmmakers that have at times influenced him when he has been working on a project. After recalling that he’s “studied the masters,” before then citing David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stanley Kubrick as examples, Cameron admitted that he goes “to school everyday” to seek inspiration from other films.
The tangled and twisted ‘X-Men’ universe is so full of plot holes and parallel timelines it’s impossible to join the dots. By far the biggest plot hole in ‘Apocalypse’ is the fact that none of the characters seem to have aged at all – the film is set in 1983, 21 years after the events of ‘X-Men: First Class’, but the cast have barely aged a day.
A good trailer can be worth its weight in gold to a studio, and it can also be more trouble than you might expect. Just ask Suicide Squad’s David Ayer, who according to industry reports was sidelined during editing of the poorly-reviewed supervillain smackdown in favour of a cut made by the company behind the film’s high-octane, Queen and The Sweet-soundtracked promos.
During an interview with The Daily Mail, the ‘hilariously frank’ Jeremy Irons revealed exactly what he thought of ‘Batman V Superman’… as well as all those terrible reviews. “Deservedly so,” he said about ‘Batman V Superman’ getting a kicking from the critics. Of course, Jeremy irons played Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred… but while his loyalty may have been unwavering on screen, it looks as though he doesn’t mind revealing what he really thinks about ‘Batman V Superman’.
If you thought ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was big, you aint seen nothing yet as director Zack Snyder is promising something even bigger from 2017′s ‘Justice League’. The core members of the Justice League - DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers - are introduced in ‘BvS’, but without giving too much away, they’re still far from being a cohesive unit by the end of the film. - Zack Snyder: Why Isn’t Star Wars Critiqued For Its Death Count?
Henry Cavill thinks that the audience reaction to ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is more important than the critical response after the superhero movie was met with lukewarm reviews this week. The actress who plays Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane says these films aren’t made with the critical opinion in mind.
“Four years old is a little young to see this whole movie,” Affleck said in a Friday interview, worrying it might give young Samuel "nightmares"
You don’t need much of a disguise to fool people you’re not Superman. Henry Cavill, the actor who plays the Man of Steel in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, hit New York’s Time Square, stood in front of a huge billboard for his new film, and managed to remain completely incognito.
It’s here – the final trailer for ‘Batman V Superman’ is online. Starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, the rather awesome trailer finally gives us a closer look at the Dark Knight in action.