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02.23.2016

Last week an article was posted in regards to some alleged BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE screenings that were received with a supposedly negative reception. Since then a furor of Internet rage has spread through the interwebs, inciting a general anxiety about the film and its future franchise potential, based almost entirely on that original report, which is by no means the final word on the status of the film or the shared universe DC/WB are building. If anything, it was merely an early report with early insider reactions that are completely internal (i.e. speak nothing about the public’s eventual perception of the film). In essence, the report is more about a studio being nervous for how a tentpole film will perform (how dare they?!) and some conjecture about what that might mean for the future of the DCEU.

None of that is fact. None of that represents your opinion of the film. And, none of that has any bearing on how the film will perform financially or critically. Put simply, no one in the general public has seen the film (and if they have, they sure as hell are staying true to the non-disclosure), including the author of that original post or any other movie news site, critic, scooper, etc. Beyond that, since the report went live we’ve already gotten an update (or two) that puts to rest much of the speculation in it. So you have to wonder: Was the Internet tantrum over that initial report worth it?

For what it’s worth (and I’ve shared this before) I’ve reached out to my own sources in regards to internal screenings of BVS and the word I got back was “They pulled it off”. Does that mean I’m right? Does that mean I’m full of shit? Does that mean someone else is wrong? Does that mean that they did, in fact, pull it off? Of course not. It just means that someone inside WB said “they pulled it off.” Take that as you will, but it speaks nothing about how you’ll feel when you finally sit down to see it for yourself. It’s just one more log on the hype fire. Warm your hands and move on. It should be that simple, right?

While fans had more faith that DEADPOOL would do well, nobody at Fox or any movie news site knew that it would end up having a $135 million weekend and go on to break box office records. Unless you’re Biff Tannen with a Movie Almanac from the future, then you simply don’t know how a movie will ultimately perform. It’s not a game that can be rigged by the Mafia or politicians. It’s completely up to YOU. It’s the most honest vote in the world anymore. You put your money on a ticket and the sum of the people that do so will dictate what’s a hit and what isn’t. NONE of that success is dictated by an early report about nervous executives, snarky entertainment journalist commentary, rampant fan theories or faux Reddit reviews.

Another issue that seems to keep rearing its ugly head is the drawing of battle lines over every little thing between fans. The Marvel vs. DC fervor is downright baffling to me. Yes, each studio is pursuing their own vision, but this isn't a fanboy "Civil War". You don't have to choose a side. You can most certainly enjoy both, I assure you. And it's not just comic book movies that are bringing out the worst in fans. After THE FORCE AWAKENS came out there was a dividing line of those that loved it and those that didn't and each side was ready to take to the streets and riot over it. Even after it came out and folks seemed to receive it well there was already a movement to tear it to pieces and "prove" that no one would like it as much after repeat viewings (I'm four viewings in and still loving it, by the way). You can toss DEADPOOL into that ring as well. Those "you'll hate it when you come to your senses" pieces have already arrived. And that's where the stone-tossing fans and critics are dead wrong.

You see, whether or not a movie is good is determined by only one thing: Your opinion. Whether a movie is a hit or not is determined by one thing: Box Office Receipts. THAT’S IT. And neither is conjoined. Reviews can be shit and a movie can make a mint. Reviews can be great and the movie can barely make two nickels to rub together. You've probably got plenty of blu-ray’s/DVD’s sitting on your shelf that hover between rotten and fresh ratings as well as box office blockbusters and box office duds. I know I do. We like what we like, because we like it. Not because the Internet told us to or because it made a billion dollars at the box office. None of that matters when you pop in the disc and hit play.

I understand and sympathize with fans wanting to see a proper representation of their favorite comic book heroes on the big screen. I get it. I’m a decades-long comic reader and still go to the shop weekly to buy floppies. Believe me, I’m invested. I also grew up reading those comics when there wasn’t a cinematic equivalent to what we have today. I had 1990’s CAPTAIN AMERICA (and a few good BATMAN films, thankfully). There wasn’t an abundance of big-budget superhero films with top tier talent involved. It took ‘em a while, but it finally happened and now…shit, now, all I can do is bask in it. That doesn’t mean I love every single comic film that hits theaters, but damned if I don’t respect the hell out of the effort put into each of them (okay, except FANTASTIC FOUR). The most-hated of them today would’ve been beloved in my childhood (again, except FANTASTIC FOUR).

So, here’s the thing; while I know that many are anxious about BATMAN V SUPERMAN performing well, which, in turn, would keep the wheels spinning toward JUSTICE LEAGUE and the various spinoffs, we’re ultimately putting the cart before the horse. Let’s take it one movie at a time. Why should any of us care about box office, anyway? None of us are going to see any of those profits (since, y’know, we’re potentially fueling them). We have no stake in that. All we really want is a good movie. And that’s all we should want. But, wanting massive success of a franchise film under the pretense that it will give us more of those films seems counterproductive. Don’t we want that initial film to be good before we want it to be a mega hit that will give us more of the same? One thing at a time should be the name of the game.

A bigger problem lies with these slate announcements. They’ve become a double-edged sword. While they certainly serve to create hype for future films, they also give one hell of a gap of time for fans to speculate, for rumors to surface, and theories to run rampant about the eventual outcome of those films. In knowing what’s on the table, expectations and anticipation get built up to a level that can hardly be met by the time the film rolls around. If anything, I think Marvel and DC need to slow their roll in those types of announcements, especially since much of it changes and shifts anyway. We don’t need the whole enchilada. A few good bites will do.

Rumors will always come and go. That’s part of the game. But, rumors are just that: rumors. Any journalist worth his/her weight will let that be known in their reports (and most do). “Take it with a grain of salt” or “consider as a rumor” are typical things to watch out for. There’s a reason that’s put out. Because things change and, every so often, they turn out to not be true. That said, we tend to place our trust in those with a solid track record and that's legitimate thinking, but even those who are often correct can sometimes be wrong, myself included. While we do all we can to make sure these early reports are as accurate as possible, the simple fact is that things often change. That’s the risk you run when reporting early developments, scoops, and rumors and should be considered in any argument for or against the information in those articles.

You also have to consider the source. I mean, Anthony Mackie and James Gunn saying that CIVIL WAR is one of the best Marvel movies ever is a nice thing to hear, but really, would you expect them to say anything less? Alternately, when it comes to conjecture, speculation, or theories, it’s important to look at where that information is coming from and who’s delivering it. Is it some random anonymous shit from Reddit, the musings of a trusted journalist or an official announcement? Ultimately, everyone needs to learn to discern between fact, fiction, and rampant speculation. Unfortunately, too many people seem to take almost anything put on the internet at face value and/or have never harnessed the ability to think critically. Just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t make it true (gasp!). 

In the end, the only thing you should care about is what YOU think. We are fans for a reason and we love these things for a reason and that’s all that matters in the grand scheme of it all. Despite any rumor, spoiler, or overhyped conjecture, the final say comes down to you, but only after you’ve seen the finished product (and decided how many times you’ll revisit). This whole judging-a-movie-by-its-rumor mentality is a disease that infects fandom and, ultimately, takes away the fun and excitement of being a fan at all. We essentially become those morons that smash their coffee table in the middle of a football game because their team isn’t winning. We all can and should be better than that. Maybe we should try not sentencing a film to death before we’ve reviewed all the evidence and given it a fair trial. Imagine that.

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2:53PM on 02/24/2016
All this really applies to the new Ghostbusters film too. I've never seen so many people want something to fail so badly and no one has seen so much as a teaser for it! It's just inexplicable.
All this really applies to the new Ghostbusters film too. I've never seen so many people want something to fail so badly and no one has seen so much as a teaser for it! It's just inexplicable.
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12:28PM on 02/24/2016
Good article. I agree, why chose sides? When you can like both DC and Marvel. I have enjoyed characters from both sides since I was a kid. I have never been one to let the masses decide what is good and what isn't, I like what I like. Therefore I have many DVD's that were either financial or critical failures or both, such as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Lost in Space, Speed Racer, The Lone Ranger, Cowboys and Aliens, and even Cutthroat Island, and many more that I enjoy and will
Good article. I agree, why chose sides? When you can like both DC and Marvel. I have enjoyed characters from both sides since I was a kid. I have never been one to let the masses decide what is good and what isn't, I like what I like. Therefore I have many DVD's that were either financial or critical failures or both, such as Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Lost in Space, Speed Racer, The Lone Ranger, Cowboys and Aliens, and even Cutthroat Island, and many more that I enjoy and will continue to watch. It is called entertainment for a reason, it needs to entertain, it does not need to become gospel.
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6:58PM on 02/23/2016
I've been saying for over a year that this movie was gonna be crap. Now, according to Drew McWeeny, WB is very concerned about the movie. I think Suicide Squad will be a lot better movie.
I've been saying for over a year that this movie was gonna be crap. Now, according to Drew McWeeny, WB is very concerned about the movie. I think Suicide Squad will be a lot better movie.
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7:06PM on 02/23/2016
Did you...read...the article?
Did you...read...the article?
7:51PM on 02/23/2016
No. Clearly not.
No. Clearly not.
11:18PM on 02/23/2016
@dkev. You're the type of person this article is meant for.
@dkev. You're the type of person this article is meant for.
6:37PM on 02/23/2016

Really?

Stop posting stories and op ed articles about rumors.
Stop posting stories and op ed articles about rumors.
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6:41PM on 02/23/2016
Stop commenting when you have nothing of value to say. That's part of the reason I even posted this.
Stop commenting when you have nothing of value to say. That's part of the reason I even posted this.
6:53PM on 02/23/2016
You're literally complaining about something you have a direct influence on. I'm merely suggesting you at least accept a portion of the responsibility.
You're literally complaining about something you have a direct influence on. I'm merely suggesting you at least accept a portion of the responsibility.
7:05PM on 02/23/2016
I address my contribution to this in the article. Did you read it?

And I'm not complaining. I'm addressing an issue. Big difference. It sounds like you've completely missed the point.
I address my contribution to this in the article. Did you read it?

And I'm not complaining. I'm addressing an issue. Big difference. It sounds like you've completely missed the point.
8:18PM on 02/23/2016
I found it buried in there. Given the title of the article I would have opened with accepting my own responsibly before pointing fingers at others.

That's fair to say that you're addressing an issue and in my opinion it should be addressed. I just think you could have taken on more responsibility than you did. Especially considering that rumors don't get discussed if sites like yours don't post them.

There's also the issue of writers of movie sites (yours included though you're far from
I found it buried in there. Given the title of the article I would have opened with accepting my own responsibly before pointing fingers at others.

That's fair to say that you're addressing an issue and in my opinion it should be addressed. I just think you could have taken on more responsibility than you did. Especially considering that rumors don't get discussed if sites like yours don't post them.

There's also the issue of writers of movie sites (yours included though you're far from the most egregious contributors to this) posting snide remarks about a movie rumor within the article.

I probably came off as rude there but this article stunk of hypocracy to me. Now I see your point of view and I apologize for that. At least consider the context of where I'm coming from and maybe do your part to lead by example in the future... Even when it comes to Adam Sandler comedies and M. Night Shyamalan movies.
3:33PM on 02/23/2016

My favorite movie of all time is 1998's "Lost In Space" w/ Gary Oldman & Matt LeBlanc...

I also love Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, both "Matrix" sequels & all 3 Star Wars prequels just as much as the original trilogy. There. I said it.

...and I don't give a fuck. We like what we like. Don't be a dick.
I also love Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, both "Matrix" sequels & all 3 Star Wars prequels just as much as the original trilogy. There. I said it.

...and I don't give a fuck. We like what we like. Don't be a dick.
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10:26PM on 02/23/2016
Wow, someone else who loves Bay's Pearl Harbor! Never thought I would see the day.
Wow, someone else who loves Bay's Pearl Harbor! Never thought I would see the day.
12:36PM on 02/24/2016
I have a soft spot for Bay's Pearl Harbor, I love it, it was one of the last few things I did with my grandfather before he passed. He was stationed there and he watched that film with tears in his eyes, I will never forget that. Plus I agree with Lost in Space it is awesome.
I have a soft spot for Bay's Pearl Harbor, I love it, it was one of the last few things I did with my grandfather before he passed. He was stationed there and he watched that film with tears in his eyes, I will never forget that. Plus I agree with Lost in Space it is awesome.
2:02PM on 02/23/2016
I consider myself pretty open minded when it comes to movies. Hell, I saw Fantastic Four knowing it was going to be bad just so I could see HOW bad it was. But usually, I'll wait for a trailer and if it piques my interest, I'll go see it when it's released. If I'm on the the fence, I'll wait for reviews. I guess we're in the minority here: those of us who will wait for a movie to come out, see it, and form our own opinion on it.
I consider myself pretty open minded when it comes to movies. Hell, I saw Fantastic Four knowing it was going to be bad just so I could see HOW bad it was. But usually, I'll wait for a trailer and if it piques my interest, I'll go see it when it's released. If I'm on the the fence, I'll wait for reviews. I guess we're in the minority here: those of us who will wait for a movie to come out, see it, and form our own opinion on it.
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2:43PM on 02/25/2016
Ok, seriously, just how BAD is the latest FF4? I still haven't seen it.. Just such universally bad reviews which I still can't believe given the decent cast they put together and it looked visually much more authentic than the movies before it... But still. EVERYONE says it's horrifyingly bad...
Ok, seriously, just how BAD is the latest FF4? I still haven't seen it.. Just such universally bad reviews which I still can't believe given the decent cast they put together and it looked visually much more authentic than the movies before it... But still. EVERYONE says it's horrifyingly bad...
12:46PM on 02/23/2016

Totally agree

Exactly!
We should be (more loyal) better fans and stop letting the Internet tells us what to think about a movie
Exactly!
We should be (more loyal) better fans and stop letting the Internet tells us what to think about a movie
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10:31AM on 02/23/2016

Are people really expecting this to be very good?

Im interested in seeing the movie. But I don't think Snyder is a very good storyteller, he's very much a this generation michael bay. I'm not hoping the movie is terrible but I think DC and Warner Bros are trying to copy Marvel too quickly. Marvel had time to develop its world and its characters, it was very much the slow and steady race. DC thinks developing a connected world is what is most important, when in fact its capturing the characters by paying homage to the comic book storylines.
Im interested in seeing the movie. But I don't think Snyder is a very good storyteller, he's very much a this generation michael bay. I'm not hoping the movie is terrible but I think DC and Warner Bros are trying to copy Marvel too quickly. Marvel had time to develop its world and its characters, it was very much the slow and steady race. DC thinks developing a connected world is what is most important, when in fact its capturing the characters by paying homage to the comic book storylines. BVS looks sloppy, but I didn't expect it to be very good. I agree that the internet needs to stop thinking that popular opinion is the right opinion. If you happen to enjoy the movie, then there is nothing wrong with that.
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3:44PM on 02/23/2016
I'm over it. Because Man of Steel was an awkward origin story, this will likely be an awkward follow-up with an awkward Batman. But DC has something that Marvel didn't have. It has all the favorite characters. They didn't sell off Superman and Batman to FOX or Sony. So even if it fails in the story department, it's still two titans facing off against each other for contrived purposes. I think Marvel did something right in giving people characters that matched up pretty well with their comic
I'm over it. Because Man of Steel was an awkward origin story, this will likely be an awkward follow-up with an awkward Batman. But DC has something that Marvel didn't have. It has all the favorite characters. They didn't sell off Superman and Batman to FOX or Sony. So even if it fails in the story department, it's still two titans facing off against each other for contrived purposes. I think Marvel did something right in giving people characters that matched up pretty well with their comic book iterations. So I give you that. Time will tell.
10:27AM on 02/23/2016
I think the bottom line is beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. For example, most people don't like early 1990s Marvel movies like Captain America or that doomed Fantastic Four. Those two movies are very cheesy but I enjoy every minute of it. Vice versa, there are people who enjoy the remake of Fantastic Four while I don't like it at all. I think it all comes down to whether or not you enjoy the movie. Just make some popcorn and enjoy the movie.
I think the bottom line is beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. For example, most people don't like early 1990s Marvel movies like Captain America or that doomed Fantastic Four. Those two movies are very cheesy but I enjoy every minute of it. Vice versa, there are people who enjoy the remake of Fantastic Four while I don't like it at all. I think it all comes down to whether or not you enjoy the movie. Just make some popcorn and enjoy the movie.
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10:00AM on 02/23/2016

Good article

The only negative things I've heard anyone say is to question how Batman could fight Superman.
This really is all fueled by Marvel babies who don't want anything to displace their beloved Marvel. Truth be told, the Marvel formula is starting to feel old to me. Though I will still see Civil War.
I don't know why people think it's some sort of zero sum game where DC has to die in order for Marvel to continue to live.
The only negative things I've heard anyone say is to question how Batman could fight Superman.
This really is all fueled by Marvel babies who don't want anything to displace their beloved Marvel. Truth be told, the Marvel formula is starting to feel old to me. Though I will still see Civil War.
I don't know why people think it's some sort of zero sum game where DC has to die in order for Marvel to continue to live.
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2:06PM on 02/23/2016
I wouldn't call them babies, maybe sheep? But they are the same people who probably hated on the Suicide Squad trailer for using Queen while the Guardians trailer used Blue Swede.
I wouldn't call them babies, maybe sheep? But they are the same people who probably hated on the Suicide Squad trailer for using Queen while the Guardians trailer used Blue Swede.
2:34PM on 02/23/2016
Marvel/DC, Xbox/Playstation, you're all being a bunch of babies crying about who has more butthurt coming to them.
As a fan of the Superhero Genre, I want both sides to do just as well as each other. I look forward to Bats v Superman just as much as Civil War and Suicide Squad and so far Deadpool was fantastic.
People are ALWAYS gonna judge movies based on information or trailers, positive or negative. You do your side no favour by being just as childish about it the other sides
Marvel/DC, Xbox/Playstation, you're all being a bunch of babies crying about who has more butthurt coming to them.
As a fan of the Superhero Genre, I want both sides to do just as well as each other. I look forward to Bats v Superman just as much as Civil War and Suicide Squad and so far Deadpool was fantastic.
People are ALWAYS gonna judge movies based on information or trailers, positive or negative. You do your side no favour by being just as childish about it the other sides complaining.
2:42PM on 02/23/2016
Sheesh. I take it back. Perhaps "babies" was too strong a term. Ummm, let's just go with Marvel "fans". Also, don't act like they're not fueling this hate machine.
Sheesh. I take it back. Perhaps "babies" was too strong a term. Ummm, let's just go with Marvel "fans". Also, don't act like they're not fueling this hate machine.
8:09PM on 02/23/2016
This is one of those instances where hearing my inflections would've been helpful. I agree, they're babies. To them, if it's not Marvel Studios-owned then they'll whine and bitch and moan and cry etc etc etc.
This is one of those instances where hearing my inflections would've been helpful. I agree, they're babies. To them, if it's not Marvel Studios-owned then they'll whine and bitch and moan and cry etc etc etc.
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9:12AM on 02/23/2016

Well said!

I'll be the first to admit I'm concerned about Batman v Superman and it's not how well it will perform, but how good it will be. I want it to be good! I SO WANT IT TO BE GOOD! I want to know that these characters are represented properly and will be in future films so I can enjoy more films just like it. The Marvel vs DC nonsense needs to stop...unless they want to make that a movie about it then I'm all in!
I'll be the first to admit I'm concerned about Batman v Superman and it's not how well it will perform, but how good it will be. I want it to be good! I SO WANT IT TO BE GOOD! I want to know that these characters are represented properly and will be in future films so I can enjoy more films just like it. The Marvel vs DC nonsense needs to stop...unless they want to make that a movie about it then I'm all in!
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8:58AM on 02/23/2016

Meh

I think the damage is done. It will take some fantastic word of mouth to fix it. Most people I've spoken to about it(fans or not) think it doesn't look good. In the theater people were laughing and making fart sounds when WW showed up in the trailer, then a huge sigh when Doomsday showed(or whatever that thing was). It's not looking good. I want it to be good. I want a good Green Lantern.
I think the damage is done. It will take some fantastic word of mouth to fix it. Most people I've spoken to about it(fans or not) think it doesn't look good. In the theater people were laughing and making fart sounds when WW showed up in the trailer, then a huge sigh when Doomsday showed(or whatever that thing was). It's not looking good. I want it to be good. I want a good Green Lantern.
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9:17AM on 02/23/2016
I wasn't making the sounds. I will see the movie. Just stating what I've witnessed first hand.
I wasn't making the sounds. I will see the movie. Just stating what I've witnessed first hand.
9:55AM on 02/23/2016
Did you watch the trailer with 10-year-olds? Fart sounds?
Did you watch the trailer with 10-year-olds? Fart sounds?
10:18AM on 02/23/2016
It was before Star Wars... So probably.
It was before Star Wars... So probably.
8:31AM on 02/23/2016

Fantastic article...

This article really is a great example of why I love this site so much.. I've sat down to my desk for 10+ years and Joblo is the first site that I check every single day. I continuously tell people about it. People who will appreciate great writing from movie enthusiasts who don't waste any time trying to come up with the next blurb to describe a movie where their only agenda is to sound individually-poetic and be remembered themselves rather than report or discuss the movie they actually
This article really is a great example of why I love this site so much.. I've sat down to my desk for 10+ years and Joblo is the first site that I check every single day. I continuously tell people about it. People who will appreciate great writing from movie enthusiasts who don't waste any time trying to come up with the next blurb to describe a movie where their only agenda is to sound individually-poetic and be remembered themselves rather than report or discuss the movie they actually sat down to address. This site has always had such a genuine vibe where it clearly has a voice while maintaining a true intention from a fanís perspective to encourage us all to make up our own minds about what we might think or feel when it comes to what we might want to watch. I could go on but more than anything I just wanted to say thanks to all Joblo commentators for providing such a genuine, insightful and enjoyable outlet for all of us to enjoy. Keep up the great work..
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12:16PM on 02/23/2016
Well said, I ditto on your resume as well. Everyday for at least ten years...I may not agree with everything ever written, posted, etc, but be damned I don't respect those for saying what's on their minds...
Well said, I ditto on your resume as well. Everyday for at least ten years...I may not agree with everything ever written, posted, etc, but be damned I don't respect those for saying what's on their minds...
8:14AM on 02/23/2016

Yes, yes, and yes!

This is the most truthful article I've seen from this website in quite some time. I don't get fans getting upset with DC taking a darker and grittier approach than that of Marvel. If all comic book movies followed Disney, then what's the point? I really like the variety we're getting from Disney, Fox, and DC.
This is the most truthful article I've seen from this website in quite some time. I don't get fans getting upset with DC taking a darker and grittier approach than that of Marvel. If all comic book movies followed Disney, then what's the point? I really like the variety we're getting from Disney, Fox, and DC.
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8:11AM on 02/23/2016
When your contact said "They pulled it off!", did they clarify whether they meant they'd successfully pulled off bringing the movie together, or was it more like when you have to 'pull off' a band-aid quickly - "it's going to be nasty but let's just get it over with". I'm keen to read too much into your statement but wondered which way I should frantically lean.
But yes, you're right - I tire of people who denounce a movie from the teaser trailer like they've somehow fathomed the entire plot
When your contact said "They pulled it off!", did they clarify whether they meant they'd successfully pulled off bringing the movie together, or was it more like when you have to 'pull off' a band-aid quickly - "it's going to be nasty but let's just get it over with". I'm keen to read too much into your statement but wondered which way I should frantically lean.
But yes, you're right - I tire of people who denounce a movie from the teaser trailer like they've somehow fathomed the entire plot from a minute-long clip. One can be critically aware without being some sort of sourpuss zealot convinced of one's own perfect taste in things.
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6:52AM on 02/23/2016
Good article which speaks the truth.But the fact is that during this interesting reading a lot of fans are still shouting as the next Ghostbusters flick because of this and because of that.
Good article which speaks the truth.But the fact is that during this interesting reading a lot of fans are still shouting as the next Ghostbusters flick because of this and because of that.
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6:25AM on 02/23/2016
Great article. Hope some of the internet trolls (who are jumping on every negative rumor like fucking vultures) have a read.
Great article. Hope some of the internet trolls (who are jumping on every negative rumor like fucking vultures) have a read.
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5:36AM on 02/23/2016

Part of the problem?

While sites like this one do fans a service, generally tending to label rumour as just that, much of the rest of the internet doesn't, preferring to use click-bait headlines promising exclusives. That's never going to stop, and it's always going to feed the kind of 'fans' who want to get bent out of shape and shout at clouds, pretending all the time that their opinion is worth a damn. Add to that the kind of bullshit articles that turn up in the Jo-Blo site sidebars with headlines like '7
While sites like this one do fans a service, generally tending to label rumour as just that, much of the rest of the internet doesn't, preferring to use click-bait headlines promising exclusives. That's never going to stop, and it's always going to feed the kind of 'fans' who want to get bent out of shape and shout at clouds, pretending all the time that their opinion is worth a damn. Add to that the kind of bullshit articles that turn up in the Jo-Blo site sidebars with headlines like '7 reasons why the trailer for >insert film name here< should worry you!' and the internet continues to feed unpleasant division and pointless panic. Most folks - dumb kids and man-babies aside - know full well you can't trust stuff on the internet, especially if it agrees with your own prejudices. The article here, great though it is, can so easily be shortened to 'Make up your own mind, don't be a dick, get over yourself, and remember that others are entitled to their opinion same as you are'.
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5:34AM on 02/23/2016
Super passionate about this BvS flick to argue with posters and then write this article. Why no mention of ghostbusters?

I don't put much weight in the rumors other than wb might be nervous of films performance. I do think they've clearly made some short cuts but I hope they pull it off
Super passionate about this BvS flick to argue with posters and then write this article. Why no mention of ghostbusters?

I don't put much weight in the rumors other than wb might be nervous of films performance. I do think they've clearly made some short cuts but I hope they pull it off
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5:36AM on 02/23/2016
I can tell you with absolute fact what the wb suits consider will make bvs a hit
I can tell you with absolute fact what the wb suits consider will make bvs a hit
5:21AM on 02/23/2016

good article BUT YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT...

studios are not nervous because of fanboys reactions, cause fanboys will Watch ALL super hero movies, good or not, cause it is what they are : fanboys. Studios do not give a shit about fanboys opinion cause even if they Watch 10 times the same movie, they represent a microscopic share of the boxoffice results....
It is the casual movie goer who makes the success of a movie, the guy who only go to the theater once a month, it's them who are sensitive to the word of mouth from family, friends,
studios are not nervous because of fanboys reactions, cause fanboys will Watch ALL super hero movies, good or not, cause it is what they are : fanboys. Studios do not give a shit about fanboys opinion cause even if they Watch 10 times the same movie, they represent a microscopic share of the boxoffice results....
It is the casual movie goer who makes the success of a movie, the guy who only go to the theater once a month, it's them who are sensitive to the word of mouth from family, friends, work colleagues,
I am pretty sure that 99% of the fanboys (DC AND MARVEL) went to Watch Fantastic 4, knowing way earlier its release it will be a bad movie, cause a fanboy wanst to Watch all comic books movie, plain and simple, then to share it's hate or love to the world thanks to internet... of course, noboby gives a shit of a fanboy's opinion...
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5:25AM on 02/23/2016
of course, noboby gives a shit of a fanboy's opinion... EXCEPT ANOTHER FANBOY OF COURSE
of course, noboby gives a shit of a fanboy's opinion... EXCEPT ANOTHER FANBOY OF COURSE
3:38PM on 02/23/2016
I generally think what you've said is true. Except that fan-boys come in degrees. The hard-core, first-weekend fan-boys went to see F4. But not the wait-and-see fan-boys. That's why it did so poorly and disappeared with little fanfare. The reason they brought Batman into this movie is because Batman brings a whole new demographic that might not have cared to see a Superman solo film, especially after the divisive first entry.
I generally think what you've said is true. Except that fan-boys come in degrees. The hard-core, first-weekend fan-boys went to see F4. But not the wait-and-see fan-boys. That's why it did so poorly and disappeared with little fanfare. The reason they brought Batman into this movie is because Batman brings a whole new demographic that might not have cared to see a Superman solo film, especially after the divisive first entry.
4:44AM on 02/23/2016
Really good write up this week. I'm glad that DC is throwing down and creating all of this controversy with their new established universe and upcoming films. Gives DC more of a fight and attitude in trying to diffentiate themselves from everyone else.
Really good write up this week. I'm glad that DC is throwing down and creating all of this controversy with their new established universe and upcoming films. Gives DC more of a fight and attitude in trying to diffentiate themselves from everyone else.
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4:07AM on 02/23/2016

Great article!

Thanks for that!
Thanks for that!
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3:50AM on 02/23/2016
I think the main problem are "adaptations" of existing material or franchises. Expectations vary from indvidual to individual. That's why I'm tired of non-original movies. Always expecting, hoping, predicting. It makes me tired (StarWars, Marvel, DC, ....) . Now I just want to see more original films.
I think the main problem are "adaptations" of existing material or franchises. Expectations vary from indvidual to individual. That's why I'm tired of non-original movies. Always expecting, hoping, predicting. It makes me tired (StarWars, Marvel, DC, ....) . Now I just want to see more original films.
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