The new ‘Justice League‘ movie from DC Comics, which some thought would be a somewhat decent film, (not us), has been harshly criticised for its weak plot, overly long action sequences, and extremely thin characters, seemingly making it comparable with the Marvel comics films, such as the ‘Avengers’ series. However, this film is by far worse… Ultimately, we’re not at all surprised by this outcome given that films like ‘Man of Steel‘ and ‘Batman vs Superman’ were pretty much panned by critics after they came out, not to mention ‘Suicide Squad‘, which was an additional overall disappointment, though to be fair, that one wasn’t as bad as the aforementioned movies.
This ‘Justice League‘ film that features characters such as Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman, can best be described as a “Box Office Disaster” on its opening weekend, underperforming the film’s own worst estimates by earning less than $95 million domestically so far, whilst the international take of $185 million was on the very low end of people’s expectations. With an overall budget of $300 million used to make the film, it’s going to be a fair while before they break even on this flop.
On top of all that, critics have come down hard on the film. Ben Affleck’s interview for the promotion of ‘Justice League‘ somehow ended up in talks about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, leading the movie’s promotional tour to be ridiculed as The Harvey Weinstein Show. Sure, Hollywood has been going through a tough time lately, but let’s take a look at this recent Ben Affleck interview on the NBC Today Show to see what all the fuss is about.
In this film, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill reprise their roles of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, whilst introducing Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as the lesser known Cyborg. Despite the big names, the ensemble cast hasn’t helped its cause.
To make matters worse, the Warner Brothers scheduling mistake with Henry Cavill as Superman in the film has caused a major amount of media attention. You see, Henry Cavill needed a moustache for his role in Mission Impossible 6, but he was recruited to do some reshoots of certain Superman scenes in the movie. Instead of just shaving it off and getting a fake one glued on for MI:6, Warner Brothers spent $25 million of its budget in CGI and motion tracking to remove his moustache from the shots, resulting in fans noticing its incredibly odd look, and calling it out for what it was: a sh*tty idea! It looked utterly ridiculous and very uncanny valley, so to speak. Cue the social media reaction reel!
The CGI used to remove Henry Cavill’s moustache unfortunately made him look more like the human version of Shrek, as the person below rightly points out.
The Internet’s jokes didn’t stop there; various other people weighed in on the Warner Brothers insistence to just CGI Cavill’s moustache out of the film, rather than him shaving it off before the reshooting his scenes occurred.
There’s more hilarity on the Superman CGI horizon. Is this really doing the CGI work any Justice, at all?
Now for some good old fashioned Tweets, highlighting this epic mistake that is Superman’s moustache even further.
Another Twitter user suggested this fun drinking game for everyone to play. After all, it might make the experience of watching this awful movie a whole lot better. Who can blame her for it? We’ve all sat through a bad comic book film in the cinema at some point in our lives, usually resulting in some people falling asleep and waking up feeling ripped off. Perhaps alcohol will aid the situation?
Now for the profile shot of Superman, where you can still unmistakably see that see that there’s something amiss in the upper lip department.
Now for the moustache in its full glory! Hard to believe that this facial hair cost Warner Brothers $25 million to remove. Just imagine what that $25 million could’ve done to feed the homeless instead.
Oh heavens! So much for the producers scheduling and for the resulting continuity department’s nightmare. The lacklustre reviews of this epic CGI fail in re-touching out Cavill’s moustache have been pouring in non-stop; it’s become an overnight Internet sensation! Perhaps even more famous than the film itself.
Now, whilst we haven’t actually seen ‘Justice League‘ yet, something tells us that we probably never will, unless we happen to see it as we flip past it on a TV in a couple years time, but even then, it’ll probably be mere background noise for us while we work, since we already know that the plot, acting, and overall blockbuster package will give us nothing enjoyable to watch.
Think we’re being harsh? Just refer to the current 41% rating of the film on Rotten Tomatoes. Those guys are really not happy about this movie. We can expect the rating to decline even further in the coming weeks.
It didn’t even help that Justice League’s lousy reviews were kept off Rotten Tomatoes until its opening day, resulting in the film being even more criticised than ever before. Without any bandwagon jumpers to carry it along, you pretty much know the film will be entirely dead in the water.
Hey, don’t take our word for it, if you really want to see for yourself of just how bad the movie is, go down to your local cinema, buy a ticket, and waste two hours of your life. You can thank us later!
Hollywood has been going through a tough time lately, and you might be able to put it down to the various sexual assault allegations cropping up from there every other day. You can probably also put it down to the constant Establishment virtue signalling Hollywood celebrities getting involved in some seriously lame Trump bashing, or you could just be forthright and blame plotless comic book movies like this that feel like a regurgitated blockbuster template being used to try to get you into the Cinema by any means necessary. The choice is yours!
Brainstain, over and out!
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