Monday, March 15, 2021

The Snyder cut of the Justice League movie actually looks really good.

The Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie comes out this week (I think) on Thursday. That would put it one day before Marvel premieres another of its Avenger's-related titles called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It's probably a smart idea to release one day before another streaming hit (not that people have a limited attention span). But I think people will be watching to see if Snyder's cut of The Justice League sits easier with fans and allows the content creators for DC to move forward and pursue sequels to those kinds of stories.

In reading about the upcoming four hour cut of the movie (and yes I intend to watch it as soon as possible), I've come to understand a lot about the one that came out a few years ago that got panned by reviewers and fans alike (even though it still made roughly $900 million). It all has to do with Joss Whedon, and how he is apparently a toxic person to work with in Hollywood. It's all been kind of shocking to hear the many sexist allegations he's had, and then I caught a brief look of a Wonder Woman script that somehow made it online (that Joss wrote) wherein he's pretty much a sexist scumbag toward the iconic character. It really is kind of sad when people you admire turn out to be nothing like what you think they are in real life. Joss had quite a bit of goodwill from me due to Firefly and what appeared to be a cast that had been excited to work with him, and who had many kind things said about him by actors in Firefly. 

But then people started talking about what it was like to work with him on Age of Ultron and then the Justice League movie. In particular, Ray Fisher has done a good job providing examples of Joss's toxic behaviors on set, not to mention women who felt demeaned by him. Anyway, I don't know who said it, but there's a lot of truth in not getting to know your heroes. You will always be disappointed.

I embedded the final trailer for the new Snyder-cut of Justice League (which comes out later this week on HBO MAX) below for your viewing pleasure. Have a good Monday.


  1. Hollywood has always been full of "toxic" people. It was pretty much founded by toxic people. No one would really care how toxic Whedon was if the movie had made as much as The Avengers. I'll watch the Snyder Cut but I don't really care. DC needs to move on from that.

  2. Did you hear that those who tuned into Tom and Jerry got over an hour of free Justice League by mistake? Those who caught it said what they saw was really good.

  3. I read Charisma Carpenter's comments on Whedon, and I was saddened. I did love Angel and Firefly. But some of the later storylines make sense knowing what was going on behind the scenes. I do not like finding out creatives whose work I enjoyed were toxic. But that seems to be the way of things lately.