Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Ar-Pharazon, May 20, 2020.
I actually found this version funnier, which was quite a surprise.
I never got that from Superman at all. He seemed like a hero to me.
Comedy is subjective.
Compared to almost every other live-action Superman, he's about as heroic as Deadpool.
Same. He is struggling with his identity. Seems pretty standard superhero stuff to me.
Anyone who complains about the length of the film has never read Atlas Shrugged.
Or watched Cleopatra. That was a slog.
My favorite film of all time is Ten Commandments. Slog is in the idea of the beholder. Give me long over short.
I have and both are way too long.
I read Atlas Shrugged over the course of about two weeks, about 40 years ago.. It was the most poorly written thing I've ever come across, but my roommate was so into it I had to be able to talk him down. The Fountainhead was readable and said the same thing coherently in around one third the word count.
I'm watching ZS:JL over the course of 7 days, a chapter a day. So far it's excellent.
In the eye of the beholder.
This makes me realize that my favorite films are all long ones:
The Ten Commandments: 3h 40m
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 3h 48m
Star Wars 2h 22m
Dune miniseries: 265 min
True Lies: 2h 24m
Justice League has the potential to be in good company.
I don't agree. They introduce 3 new superhero characters and try to fill in their backstories while continuing the stories of the previous 3 superhero characters and introducing a new villain, a set up for a sequel villain and a sequel/trilogy story. It seems impossible to put all that into a 2 hour, 30 minute movie.
There was so much wasted empty space in that movie. Like all of the women singing when Arthur went to the sea after rejecting Batman's offer. It was pretentious empty air.
A sensible approach.
I remember watching Gone With the Wind (3h 58m) at the theater during a rerelease. I think it was for extra credit at school or something. It was a slog. Tell her you don't give a damn, already!!!!!
Spartacus (197 minutes restored version), Solaris (166 minutes) and Stalker (161 minutes) are yet more examples of films that need to be long to have weight, even including the driving through Tokyo section of Solaris.
Solaris's length and pacing become utterly hypnotic. I first saw it one afternoon at a university theater many years ago, and I don't think I've ever had a cinematic experience quite like it. Amazing film.
You say that is if the Snyder Cut is automatically the same quality as those films just because a bunch of inserts made it long. ZSJL is not Spartacus, and no amount of tweaking will ever make it Spartacus, or Solaris, or Stalker.
I don't think that was implied at all.
Here's my review:
Agreed. It was highly entertaining, I liked it.
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