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PostSat Feb 22, 2020 8:03 pm 
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just watched dunkirk..pretty good!

Ya know what bothered me about that movie.  There were thousands of airplanes in the air during that time from both the Germans and British.   Not if you watch that movie.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 5:57 pm 
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After watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League, all I can think is that the previous version was an absolute travesty, and a slap in the face to the original vision. Some will argue that by clocking in at over 4hrs this version was too long, but I loved every minute of it! All the parts now made sense; the thing flowed.

Edit #1: To tell you where I'm coming from, I should point out that, for me, Man of Steel is one of my all-time favorite superhero movies, and I have hated the shift to the Justice League, starting with totally unnecessary Batman v Superman. However, if you consider Batman v Superman to be a bridge for this Justice League than I take back some of my disappointment with the direction of the franchise.

Edit #2: One comment about the look of the film. With its 4x3 aspect and muted color palette, the film seems worlds away from the MCU. It feels like cinema of old (in a good way!), and if this stupid pandemic wasn't keeping us stuck at home I would have loved to have seen this in a theatre (preferably with an intermission). Maybe Martin Scorsese knew what he was talking about when he took a shot at the MCU. My biggest takeaway after watching this movie was that it was art.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 6:45 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
Ya know what bothered me about that movie.  There were thousands of airplanes in the air during that time from both the Germans and British.   Not if you watch that movie.

Joe hard to come up with clouds of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and ME 109 without CGI which looks fake these days.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 6:54 pm 
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GaliWalker wrote:
After watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League, all I can think is that the previous version was an absolute travesty, and a slap in the face to the original vision.

The theatrical Justice League is possibly the worst movie ever made. It is jaw droppingly bad. I think after watching it, I immediately watched Geostorm to get the bad taste out of my eyes. Geostorm - the movie where a plane freezes solid in mid flight and falls out of the sky, where a woman outruns a huge tidal wave as the ocean freezes solid behind her - was like Citizen Kane by comparison. That was how bad the first Justice League was.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 10:08 pm 
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I never even liked the JLA comics and I was 10 at the time. But I loved Spidy and F 4 at the same time.

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PostFri Mar 26, 2021 4:44 pm 
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I was a comic kid for decades! By and large I tended to prefer DC characters compared to of Marvel. While the Marvel movies (since Iron Man 2008) have been better made I liked all the DC  movies.  Frankly I was happy they were made, Green lantern not withstanding.  They butchered GL.  I watched 4 hour JLA (and YES its the Justice League OF AMERICA thank you very much!  I LOVED the 4 hour version!  Obviously Snyder finished the movie, so why wasnt it released in the first place? I also really liked Wonder Woman 1984. Im not sure a better actor could have been chosen for Wonder Woman!!!!

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PostFri Mar 26, 2021 4:47 pm 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Joe hard to come up with clouds of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and ME 109 without CGI

LOL. Dont forget the FW190's, HE 111's, JU88's ME110's etc etc etc.  Those German fighters were escorting German light bombers.

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