Times like this is when I really feel like a dumbass for liking wrestling. I'm literally too smart for this poo. So, Brock Lesnar is the #1 good guy in the company and the most over guy period. Smarks and marks love him and he sells a ton of merchandise because he's a legitimate badass. You build up this huge match vs. your #1 heel Seth Rollins for the World Title at Battleground. All of your promotion is based on LESNAR VS. ROLLINS in huge bold letters. Almost like this is a huge UFC fight. Both sides of the fandom get excited for the match. Smarks because both Rollins and Lesnar are amazing wrestlers and marks because Rollins is finally going to get him comeuppance. The event finally gets here and the match only lasts 4 minutes before being thrown out due to interference. The man who is interfering is a 70 year old man who is supposed to be a literal zombie who can shoot lightening out of his hands. He is angry because Brock Lesnar basically raped him in the ring 1.5 years ago. Brock Lesnar was absolutely killing Seth Rollins so Undertaker could have waited for Lesnar to pin Rollins, so he would then be getting a WWE title match, but instead he just attacks the man 4 minutes in. A 70 year old man who can barely walk literally destroys the man who you push as THE BEAST INCARNATE. THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET. AN UNSTOPPABLE CYBORG OF DEATH. Now, it gets even dumber when you think about it because Undertaker is obviously going to be the good guy here. No one is going to boo the Undertaker ever again. He's just reached that point where he's a face no matter what he does because of his legendary status. But lets take a look at some reasons why Undertaker being the good guy is completely retarded in this scenario 1) From a kayfabe standpoint Brock Lesnar literally did nothing wrong. The Undertaker is the one who literally BEGGED Lesnar to fight him. Brock did not cheat to pin the Undertaker, Brock straight up demolished Undertaker and pinned him clean. 2) From a business standpoint Brock Lesnar is your franchise guy right now. He's the guy you build around and the fans get excited to see. It makes no sense for him to turn heel against a 70 year old man who has nothing left to give to the business. To make matters worse, a Lesnar vs. Undertaker rematch is something that literally no one wants to see. Their last match was awful and even when Undertaker was in his prime his matches against Lesnar were just decent at best. The company stands to gain absolutely nothing from this match. If Brock Lesnar wins, oh well, he just beat up an old man. If the Undertaker wins it completely undoes every bit of Brock being a monster. If Taker wins they're basically saying that none of the new wrestlers are good enough to beat Brock Lesnar, but an over the hill guy who can barely walk is good enough to beat him. What does that say about your current roster? To go back to another point, why does the WWE just get a free pass on not delivering a product they promoted? Can you imagine if Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes ended in a DQ? Hell, what if the Super Bowl ended in a DQ? The shitstorm would be enormous. But wrestling fans just deal with the bullshit because wrestling is fake. Well movies are fake too and could you imagine the shitstorm if next year Batman vs. Superman ends with Rambo showing up and making both of them his bitch? For the people watching on the network it's not even that big of a loss. Just a huge letdown but financially it's alright. But for the people who actually paid to go to the event it has to suck majorly.
Every point Promethean made is 100% right. He didn't even mention some of the things that annoyed me like how Hape Van Dyne had years worth of character development and emotional growth in the span of like 5 minutes. Or how Scott Lang and Hope are romantically involved for no other reason than Ant-Man and Wasp are supposed to be married. He did however mention the biggest issue which was Yellowjacket being a complete mustache twirling villain who had no motivation at all. He is also right when he says that this is an overarching theme in the Marvel films. Out of all of the villains they have used Loki is truly the only one who has caught on. They've taken really great villains like Red Skull, Mandarin, and Ultron, and turned them into nothing but mustache twirlers or even worse completely screwed up the character in Mandarin's case. Marvel doesn't get nearly enough poo for this but you see fanboys going rabid over the current Joker and Apocalypse.
I've been against this movie from day one but I ended up actually enjoying it though. The sad fact is that the current marvel fanboy problem takes away from my enjoyment of the movies which sucks since I have been a fan since I was a kid. Literally my entire life. Marvel fans act like the company can absolutely do no wrong and that every other comic movie producing company is absolutely poo. It gets extremely annoying since most of these people are bandwagoners who only jumped on the train after The Avengers blew up. Most actual comic book fans I know pretty much support everything no matter which studio it comes from. Fox has made just as many great X-Men movies as Marvel has great movies in their entire cinematic universe. DC's Dark Knight Trilogy is better than anything any comic movie has ever done period. On DC's side I'd even go as far as to say that Man of Steel would have been much better received if it simply had a fuging Marvel logo slapped on the hood. The fanboys want to pick apart FOX/DC and refuse to use those same nitpicks against the Marvel movies that they love so much.
I actually liked it. It was so scaled back and non grandiose that it felt like a breath of fresh air. At this point every single time I watch a comic movie I pretty much except an entire city to be destroyed. It gets old because at some point you're just seeing the same poo over and over again. I thought the movie was funny, had really cool action scenes, and I liked it's smaller scale. Every single point you made is true though. The villain is a villain for absolutely no reason. Marvel is definitely over saturated at this point, and the story wasn't really anything enthralling. I still had fun though.
It's weird that our first round pick in the draft basically doesn't exist. I haven't seen any discussion of him nor have I even see the teams social media post about him. It's like Devin Funchess was our #1 and Shaq doesn't even exist.
fuging Amazing Tier 1. Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy 2. X2: X-Men United 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4. Iron Man 5. Watchmen 6. X-Men: First Class Pretty Good Tier 7. Spider-Man 2 8. The Wolverine 9. Kick-Ass 10. X-Men 11. Avengers 12. Guardians of the Galaxy 13. X-Men: Days of Future Past 14. Kick-Ass 2 15. Spider-Man 16. The Amazing Spiderman 17. Hellboy 18. Daredevil 19. Batman Meh Tier 20. Man of Steel 21. Captain America: The First Avenger 22. Superman 23. Thor 23. Superman II 23. The Incredible Hulk 24. Avengers: Age of Ultron 25. Batman Returns 26. The Punisher 27. Fantastic Four 28. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army 29. Green Hornet 30. Green Lantern 31. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer poo tier 32. Ghost Rider 33. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 34. X-Men: The Last Stand 35. Superman III 36. Thor: The Dark World 37. Batman Forever 38. Iron Man 2 39. Punisher: War Zone 40. X-Men Origins: Wolverine 41. Elektra 42. Superman IV 43. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 44. Iron Man 3 45. Spider-Man 3 46. Catwoman 47. Hulk 48. Batman & Robin
The casting was mixed but I think they got things right more often than not. I don't like Chandler Riggs but really it's kind of hard to just look at a kid and figure out if he's going to grow into being a badass. They probably should have recast the role at some point. Andrew Lincoln has always been fine too. It was just the writing of his character that I didn't like for a while. Besides Carl there's three more people that I think they goofed the casting on. Andrea for one. She was never going to be anything like the comic Andrea with that actress. Governor was a complete misstep in casting. I can't really hold that against then though because I ended up liking the TV version of the Governor more anyways. Lastly, I really can't stand Michonne's actress. That character is supposed to be iconic and she brings absolutely nothing to the role.
I'm a huge DC fan, I'm just not feeling it yet. Of course if Leto has an amazing performance I'll be able to let the look slide.I just don't think there's any reason at all to go tattoos and a grill on the Joker. Is it really too much to ask to have a traditional Joker on screen for once? Leto would have been the perfect choice for that too. I just can't find myself looking forward to an inevitable Juggaloker Batman movie.
I think this is all leading to an Under the Red Hood movie which would be pretty cool. Joker works the best when he's not the only villain Batman has to deal with.
I'm not sold on Suicide Squad. I was VERY excited about it but some of the creative decisions that have been made has alienated me. I'm not digging the whole Juggaloker thing. There's a lot of cheesy moments in the trailer too.