Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:19 pm

First reviews of Wonder Woman have come out, based on a recent test screening.



Apparently it seems that they may have saved the movie from being "a mess", and reviews are if not glowing with praise, at least positive.

I gotta say, I hope this does well. If it doesn't Hollywood is likely to take the lesson "Well superhero movies about women just can't work." And I would be displeased with that.
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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Mikey » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:39 pm

... except, Marvel's got one in pre-pro and one in development (with the lead already cast,) and no failure of a D.C. film is going to derail them... nor, by all appearances, will anything prevent them from being fiscal successes.
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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Nutso » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:17 am

This is good news. Never been a Wonder Woman fan but, hoping the movie succeeds financially and critically.
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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Mikey » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:45 am

I think it's a bit telling that we are heralding the savior of the DC cinematic universe based on "not as bad as the reviews could have been."
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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:55 am

As the quote goes, "Every time Marvel makes a movie, I wonder if this will be the bad one. Every time DC makes a movie, I wonder if this will be the good one."

I get that "it doesn't suck" is hardly glowing praise. But at the same time, "it doesn't suck" is a whole lot better than "it sucks", so yay that.
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Re: Is the DC movie universe circling the drain?

Postby Mikey » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:16 am

Well, "it doesn't suck" is better than a sharp stick in the eye, for sure; but "it doesn't suck" isn't nearly enough to get me into a theater when I could be at home, or a decent brewpub, or with a (not so) nice young lady, or a combo of two of those three, or any other situation which I have designed with particular care to be well above the level of "meh."
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