VI think that’s fine, too. But, where I think the debate on MoS is somewhat grounded in an actual artistic difference of opinion, the debate about Justice League, which is a film that was pretty clearly mangled by studio interference and multiple directors and god knows what else, is less grounded in difference of opinion and more grounded in rationalization of crap.
I’ve done this, too. Age of Ultron, for instance, was a shit movie, clearly manhandled by producers to achieve maximum, I dunno…toyectiveness? It was a bad film…but I liked it, and rationalized m liking of it, because it hit the right notes for me, despite how bad the fx in the first 5 minutes were, or how shitty the pacing was. I liked seeing Quicksilver slo-mo Punch Cap in the face, and Vision being born, so I dug the clearly shit movie, publicly.
I suspect that the people that dug, say, ‘Hush,’ and the Arkham video games and other stories like that also like the DCEU’s output. Nothing wrong with that. I love the Arkham games, and Hush was, y’know…it was Hush. Not much my thing… but if it’s yours, cool. But there has to be a point where difference of artistic opinion takes a backseat to being able to acknowledge that shit is indeed, shit.
Justice League was just awful. Two directors, weak fx, broadly apparent studio interference… I mean, good fucking God. It undeniably had good moments, but I cringe at the idea that we, as fans and lovers of the source material, should be greatful that it ever came into existence, and should as such ignore its glaring (GLARING) flaws. We should be okay with the idea that we should demand quality.