With another Saturday comes the next step in lightening up the fairly moribund DC Films universe, with the first actual trailer (the previous one was a quickly made clip show for their Hall H presentation) for the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League:

Just a few groggy, I just woke up from a long Friday night, thoughts:

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  • Aquaman is going to be the best thing about this movie, and that’s not meant to be a drag on anything else, Jason Momoa just looks to be both hilarious and bad ass.
  • I’m not sure how the story is going to pan out, Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio’s take on the Fourth World doesn’t scream out excitement to me, but the action is going to look great. This could be a film that plays into all of Snyder’s best strengths. That Flash bit alone blows everything about the tv show’s approach to the Speed Force out of the water.
  • On the other hand, Cyborg continues to look awful, like a bad Transformers reject. I really wish they had smoothed out his design a bit.
  • That shot of Billy Crudup as Henry Allen gave me life!
  • Mera!
  • “I’m rich.” – Humor! A good sign!
  • Speaking of signs, none of Henry Cavill as Superman. I guess they’re going to tease that out for as long as they can.

Justice League opens on November 17th.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Snappy answers to tiresome, gritty nonsense:

    I will wait for the youtube video with only Wonder Woman scenes. After I come back from seeing Guardians of The Galaxy from the theatre for the third time.

    These guys are shitting the bed so hard.

    Somewhere Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky are shaking their heads at this idiocy.

    DOES HEMBECK KNOW ABOUT THIS?

  2. Oof. Are all the DC films action scenes going to be shot entirely in dark alleys and abandoned warehouses? It looks really bland. The CGI on Cyborg was awful too. It looks like cut scenes from a mediocre computer game.

    Feels like a direct sequel to BvS with no lessons learned from that films reception. Hopefully The Flash can pull a Flashpoint and consign this version of the DC movie universe to some forgotten corner.

  3. Am the only one that thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a really mediocre action film? I can’t remember a single thing about it. Don’t get the love at all

  4. “This could be a film that plays into all of Snyder’s best strengths.”

    So the whole thing will be in slow motion then.

  5. “Am the only one that thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a really mediocre action film? I can’t remember a single thing about it. Don’t get the love at all”

    You’re not the only one. I didn’t get the appeal either. It committed the cardinal sin of a comedy in not being funny. I watched it twice (thinking maybe I was missing something the first time). I still couldn’t tell you a thing about it. other than it had a very garish color palette.

  6. We can only hope that when Superman comes back to life, he’s reborn as a “Big Blue Boy Scout” type who doesn’t spend half his time scowling. Supes don’t scowl!

  7. “Guardians of the Galaxy that was the one with a raccoon, a tree and a buff Chris Pratt? Maybe you can recall it….”

    Was Chris Pratt the raccoon or the tree? He certainly wasn’t the funny one because there were no funny ones in that movie.

  8. Nicholas Sinisi It would be so awesome if the reborn Supes was a smiling Silver Age, joyful Kal-El. Alas, you just know we are gonna get Snyder’s version with a mullet.

  9. I’m excited about this movie. I also think the Flash costume doesn’t look horrible and I hope they make the Flash film sooner than later.

  10. I have no idea what is going on in this trailer, aside from a lot of flashy CGI. Yes, it would be nice to see sunshine in a DC movie for a change. Looks like it was directed by someone who read a ton of ’90s comics (and nothing else). And, yes, 12-year-olds will love this.

    But I liked Affleck and Gadot in BATMAN V. SUPERMAN, so I’ll probably pay to see this, like the sucker I am.

  11. Yeah George, I didn’t particularly like Batman v Superman, but there is something to be said for a superhero movie that breaks free of the Marvel narrative structure. Obviously there are good (Logan) and not so good (Snyder) ways to do that, but the attempt is appreciated.

    Also, I feel like we’re going to look back and think, “wow, a major motion picture studio paid Zack Snyder insane gobs of money to make a trilogy this increasingly ridiculous.”. I would say audacious, but I don’t expect Justice League to have a scene that hinges on a jar of Lex Luthor’s piss in a Congressional hearing.

  12. It really would be fantastic if they used their budget to make the reborn Superman look like a Curt Swan drawing….

    As for the trailer? Meh… More dark and gritty from Snyder, with only the barest glimpse of a plot. I want to be excited, but this trailer did not bring the fun. The Hall H footage had more of what I was looking for.

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