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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Superman, Batman, and Controversy

The Internet is having a field day. We are inching closer to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and there is news that Batman v Superman has some problems. It started when Hitfix posted an article/video with Drew McWeeny, where he stated that Warner Brothers is very worried about Batman v Superman. That it could jeopardize the entire upcoming DC film slate. Since that article was posted, other outlets and blogs have picked up the story. Hell, I'm even writing a blog about it.

I'm not going to critique the article or the rumors that the movie is bad, because at the end of the day, who am I? I'm just a fan that writes a random blog on a semi-regular basis. I have no ins with the film industry. I'm not a film writer or maker.  Really at the end of the day my opinion doesn't matter about a film that I haven't seen yet. My opinion only matters to me, and my close set of friends.

I must say, I feel really bad for the filmmakers of Batman v Superman. Their movie isn't even out yet, and we have people already saying that it's a bad movie. How do we know it's a bad movie? I haven't seen it. Most of the film going public haven't seen it. So how do we know it's bad?

I really miss the days where a movie was a movie. It was announced. There was general excitement. You saw it. You either liked it or you didn't, and that was the end of it. Now a days, every film, especially superhero films, are completely micromanaged to death. "This is why it's great. This is why it isn't. The writer is an idiot, they should of done this. The writer is brilliant, they did that." Why should we worry. For the first time in film history, we are going to see Batman and Superman on the big screen together. That is pretty damn cool. And you know what, it may be a bad movie. And that's okay. It's just a movie. The earth will still spin, the sun will still rise the next day. It is not the end of the world if Batman v. Superman is bad.

But I say, let's not rush to judgments before we've seen it. Let's just enjoy the movie for it's own sake. Let's not micromanage because we can. If there is legitimate beef, it will come out in due time. Until then, let us at least wait until the film is released.

In the meant time, I have an interesting article to read about Superman. You can check it out here


Matt Maldre said...

Your post just inspired me to do a webcomic that compares the average score of all the super-hero movies. I still have to compile and double-check all my stats, but here's a teaser: Superman and Batman are tied. X-Men leads the pack. Fantastic Four is by far the worst.

The comic will feature Etym and the Worm dressed up in super-hero outfits, and they will be presenting bar charts for each of the different lines of Super-hero movies.

Actually, I should check online to see if someone has already done this.

Chi-Town Kid 83 said...

That's a super cool idea. I can't wait to see it.

Matt Maldre said...

I have all the stats, i just need a punchline. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to put a punchline in the comic. But it is a comic. Maybe in the final panel it'll say something like, "even the super-powers can't save all super-hero movies"

Chi-Town Kid 83 said...

That's a clever punch line. Because there are plenty of really bad superhero movies. By the way, the article you sent me if very, very interesting. I think it is going to be the topic of my next blog.