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I have to say, if your read on WW's overall feel turns out to be accurate, I'm disappointed. I was really hoping that someone at Warner Bros. would have learned a lesson from Suicide Squad -- but as big a hit as it's been overseas, I guess from the U.S. perspective it's still a failure.

I do think Zach Snyder is mostly to blame for all this. Sure, there were some fairly heavy cuts to Batman vs. Superman (including the I'd think essential information, according to one article I read, that the movie picks up bare days after the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd -- possibly referenced via throwaway in Harley Quinn's introduction in Suicide Squad, and boy could *that* have gone somewhere interesting, her recovering from her breakdown and taking responsibility for her part in a teenage boy's death), and sure, some of the reviews of Man of Steel seem a little overly harsh to me (I *liked* Zod and his anti-Merry Men as baddies, but I thought MoS's version of the Kents were terrible, and the movie was, overall, just... boring and sad) but....

Jeez, though. At least Suicide Squad was fun.

I mean, I could go on at length about Alan Moore and his (I feel) incredibly pernicious influence on comics in the '80s -- I won't, because I doubt anyone but me really cares that much, but I will say that while Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns are brilliant stories in their own right, watching DC trying to capture that lightning in a bottle over and over again in lesser ways, and Snyder trying to apply the same creative lessons to the DCEU films, so that we end up with stories that are basically about dystopia and the uselessness of heroism.

Which, you know. Kind of antithetical if you're trying to sell people movies about superheroes.

(Seriously, don't get me started about Alan Moore. Watchmen is one of my favorite graphic novels; I love the film, but... man, there is so much wrong with the way that guy's mind works.)

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