In a recent interview with The Wrap, and on the heels of the mega-success of Wonder Woman, DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns declared – in reference to future movies – that DC would, “get to the essence of the character and make the movies fun”.
But isn’t that what Joel Schumacher did with his campy take on the Caped Crusader? Is that really what movie fans want? Comedic superheroes?
What’s wrong with treating the superhero concept with respect? What’s the problem with taking these characters seriously?
As adults, we found Zack Snyder’s vision of Batman and Superman to be tremendous fun because he did not make his three DC movies exclusively for 12 year olds. There was a philosophical bent that appealed to the more sophisticated mind.
And don’t we already have Marvel movies for wise-crackin’ juvenile idiocy? Why would DC Films want to simply ape the competition? Guess we should not be surprised that Geoff Johns has resorted to this. He is after all, the writer who is now raping Alan Moore’s Watchmen legacy with DC Rebirth and The Button.
Disappointing but inevitable. The trolls have won!
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