The Stampede

“Justice League” fails to impress

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






“Justice League,” the pinnacle movie of the DC Extended Universe, came out last week to a disappointing box office return. The movie was bashed by critics and fans alike, and has managed to divide filmgoers on their stance. In my opinion, the movie was good, but it could have been so much better.

After the release of “Batman v. Superman,” the studio heads were in a bit of a pickle. Many fans loved the film while the general audience hated it for its’ dark themes. Due to this criticism, people in charge decided to step in the middle of director Zack Snyder’s vision, mandating that there should be more jokes, and that the film should be more light-hearted. That was the biggest mistake that could have possibly been made.

The poster for the film

In general, the film itself seems very disjointed, almost as if two directors worked on it and they both had separate visions for how they wanted the film to be. That’s because there was, in the middle of post production, the studio didn’t like how the film was playing out, so they more or less fired Zack Snyder and brought in Joss Whedon to finish production. They mandated that Whedon re-shoot a good portion of the film to add in more jokes. The re-shoots are glaringly obvious when viewing the film and most of the jokes fall flat.

Another major issue with the re-shoots was Henry Cavill’s mustache. Since the main part of filming was done for “Justice League,” Henry Cavill (Superman) took a role in the new Mission Impossible movie. In that film, he has a big mustache. When the studio brought Henry back in for re-shoots, the other studio making Mission Impossible wouldn’t allow him to shave the mustache. The final solution was that they would remove the mustache with CGI. In the movie, he looks terrible. It is so easy to see which scenes were re-shot.

Overall, the film had so much potential and sadly didn’t meet these expectations. The solution for DC’s movie problem should be this: give more freedom to the directors and lose some of the budget on these films. The studio can’t afford to have another bad film, hopefully “Aquaman” can blow the competition out of the water, pun intended.

Leave a Comment

For all comments, please provide your first and last name, separated by a space (ex. John Doe). You must also include a valid e-mail address. Comments not submitted with this format will not be approved. All submitted comments are subject to approval by a student editor. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks. The Stampede and its editors reserve the right to reject a comment for any reason. Comments do not necessarily reflect the view of The Stampede.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    A Quiet Place: A silent trimuph

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    Ready Player One: A pop culture fan’s dream

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    The new Cloverfield film disappoints fans and audience

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    Black Panther rules at Box Office

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    A Monumental Comedic Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    Ranking 2018’s Best Picture nominees

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    The Fairy Tale we needed: “The Shape Of Water”

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    BROCKHAMPTON: A genre of their own

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    Bright shows a different side of racism

  • “Justice League” fails to impress

    Entertainment

    Top 10 Movies of 2017

The student news site of Wiregrass Ranch High School
“Justice League” fails to impress