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Today, like most days, there is a load of phony outrage spreading across the internet. Rather than jump in with the others, I chose to give real fake outrage towards the slate of DC movies already on our plates.
Not too long ago, I watched the Batman V. Superman: Ultimate Edition. I liked the theatrical version, released in theaters. So to say I was surprised that I hated the Ultimate Edition would be an understatement. It's like looking at the blueprint of your new patio, but not the final one. A blueprint that is nearly 85% complete, one that you could look at and envision the final 15%. Imagine you leave the blueprint and whomever you've tasked to make into reality, then, when you come back, the patio is done. Yet, the person who built the patio did something entirely different with the incomplete 15%. Something so different, your first instinct is to fire that asshole and knock down the patio, in an effort to start again. That is how I felt about the Ultimate Edition of Batman V. Superman.
Without going into deep detail, it was not the movie I thought it was going to be. Usually, a directors cut/extended cut just adds to a movie, throwing in scenes which rarely change the dynamic of the entire movie. Well, that was a mold that Batman V. Superman: Ultimate Edition did not follow. There was at least an extra hour added on to this movie, which was already thirty minutes too long (the theatrical version). Not only was it an extra hour, but it was extra hour of bullshit. almost none of the heinously added scenes made a difference. They didn't add 60 minutes of fighting scenes between the heroes or even the heroes against the villains. It was 60 minutes of filler, Louise Lane, running around doing some absurdly uninteresting nonsense. What am I getting at?
Warner Brothers, released a non-revealing trailer for an extended cut of the recent DC Suicide Squad today, October 6th, 2016.
I watched Suicide Squad and was indifferent towards it. I don't remember who, but someone captured my exact feelings about the movie when I heard them say, Suicide Squad was trying to be so many different things as a movie. In the end though, I did like it. If I had to give it a rating it would under my movie rating system, a G meaning it sucks cock an R meaning it was great (NC-17 meaning top 10 movie of all time), I would go with PG-13, and that might be giving it too much credit.
My overarching point is, I have very low expectations for the extended cut. I can't imagine which of the eight million directions of this movie they would end up going with. With the amount of options they have, and the way BVS: Ultimate Edition came out, I would put my life savings on this movie sucking balls.
For anyone considering watching this movie who is not a "comic book movie" fan, I would you urge you not to. If Viacom, who owns everything including Warner Brothers, executives know what they are doing, they would make this installment in the DC franchise the worst. Spoiler alert, the whole movie is a set up for an after credits scene to explain an extremely minor plot point that allows the DC franchise to continue on a linear plot path. I can explain the point of the entire movie in near one sentence. There's a bunch of bad guys who the government wants to imprison because of their mischievous behavior or special abilities, A high ranking government official enlists the help of a one Batman to bring them into custody, Batman does this so that he can get information on other superheroes from the high ranking government official. Boom, that is 100%, seriously, the whole point of this movie. No opinion, straight fact, Warner Brothers and whichever producer they hired to hatchet job the movie that David Ayers made basically draw out the whole point of the it with a crayon and ask "Did u git it?"
Side bar: Captain Boomerang was the best part of the movie by a million. Need to see more of that guy. 100% honesty, he was the best developed character out of them all and it seems like that happened by accident. By the way they cut in other characters lines and little quips, it is clear they tried to center the focus around Harley and Deadshot, who just so happen to be the highest paid actors in the movie. I wonder why that happened?
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