Seems like Joss Whedon has taken a bit of a beating on social media and in the news the last few days. Most of the talk is due to hype of the Snyder Cut of Justice League being made and released. Ray Fisher (who plays Cyborg in Justice League) had some unflattering things to say about Joss Whedon after Whedon took over from Zack Snyder when he dropped out of making Justice League due to a personal tragedy, and its kind of snowballed since then…..
….but this post isn’t about Joss Whedon, its about the movie: Justice League.
Truth is I didn’t mind Justice League, which doesn’t mean I thought it was a great movie. When I watch a movie or tv show I watch it to enjoy myself, and I don’t watch movies to hate them. I want to love them! I will overlook and forgive a lot of things to enjoy a movie. So, while Justice League wasn’t great, I forgave it its mistakes and just enjoyed it, and myself.
It was a bit of a mess though, and I don’t think that it had anything to do with Zack Snyder or Joss Whedon, I think it had to do with the production company.
Watch these 2 movie previews:
Though the plots are very different, both of these movies are superhero ensemble movies, one directed by each of the directors of Justice League. (Watchmen by Snyder, Avengers by Whedon), but did you notice they were VERY different? It has less to do with the plots of the movies, and more to do with the personal style of the directors.
Why on earth would you have one finish a movie the other started?
Personally, I thought both movies were amazing, but you can’t help but wonder why anyone would think that mixing the styles of these 2 directors would result in a movie that was anything other than a hot mess. Individually, they are great directors and have made some amazing (and successful) entertainment, but having them both work on the same movie was a dumb idea.