November 25, 2017

Sometimes less is more: “Justice League” hits theatres

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


Four years, four movies, and hundreds of millions of dollars all lead up to this moment: the release of the new Justice League film.

Was it all worth it? Yes and no.

I look at the difficultly of balancing characters, theologies, and political themes in a movie like this.

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commented 2017-11-28 00:15:07 -0500
Just that quick video footage that was shown, specifically of Aqua Man. I lived for the Justice League as a kid and Aqua Man was in those days, as I remember, Blonde with short hair. That’s not what I saw here and I don’t remember any half man, half machine (Cyborg). I won’t be seeing the movie, none of any of these Super Hero films have come close to measuring up to my Super Hero Comic days. The characters don’t look the same, don’t have the same costumes, don’t talk the same and don’t demonstrate the same ideals or attitude. So far they all come off as egotistical, smart asses, engaging in pissing matches and an exchange of insults with each other. I’m so thankful I didn’t waste my time and money on that awful Avengers movie, I watched portions of it on TV for different lengths of time, for as long as I could stand their back and forth childish banter. That Man of Steel movie I saw on TV as well, I can sum that movie up in one word, Pathetic. They didn’t have any kind of ending so let’s dazzle and confuse everybody with meaningless CGI crap. Batman movies so far he doesn’t die, he’s a mortal with abilities and specialized toys. Superman movies, Superman gets wasted and even dies, yet he is a Superman, with actual Super Powers, DUH. This stuff is the tip of the iceberg for me why I have no intention of seeing most of these movies today. Then there’s the Bond movies, I haven’t seen those movies at the show since Craig’s first time at it, so its been like ten years since I paid to see a Bond movie. Saw every Bond since the beginning but no more until they make a better choice. So as you can see, I’m not just targeting the Super Hero Genre.
commented 2017-11-25 18:48:16 -0500
What next? A movie about in the future man and dinosaur lived peacefully together until a group of human terrorists go back 65 million years and smashed a meteor into earth to kill off the dinosaurs? Hence today. But evil mankind is now trying to kill the planet via global warming/climate change because we are sooooo evil. Sounds like something Hollywood will come up with.

Enough with the virtue signalling. What ever happened to super heroes going after evil that wants to take over the earth? Mindless escapism where good triumphs and you don’t come out of the theatre cringing because you are going home in a oil based form of transport.

What ever happened to simply having fun without getting the lecture? How about a film that doesn’t tell us that we are evil for, essentially, living.

I have a few movie channels. There hasn’t been anything worth wasting my time watching for quite a while. And so the tradition continues…
commented 2017-11-25 15:10:01 -0500
I’ll likely see it at some point but I doubt I’ll see it in the theaters. Pushing the man made global cooling/warming/climate change/climate disruption/climate crisis narrative certainly make it less attractive to me.