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Justice League (2017) Review

ALL IN OR NOT?


 

As the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) continues to expand and grow; reaching mass popularity with the cinematic version of its superhero properties in lucrative blockbuster features, the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) has had a rocky road in trying to catch up with it rival comic book movie juggernaut. In 2013, while the MCU entered its Phase II saga with Iron Man 3 (the seventh entry within its shared universe), DC (under Warner Bros. Pictures) began its cinematic universe with Man of Steel; a rebooted Superman origin story that showed off blockbuster aesthetics can could be achieved within this DC superhero world.  However, despite the film making money at the box office, Man of Steel was met with some mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers. In 2016, while Marvel released their thirteenth and fourteenth MCU features (Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange), DC Comic’s released two more movies underneath their DCEU banner, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. However, while both movies were hyped and had much pre-release fanfare projections and did produce a hefty amount at the box office, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were faced with mixed reviews (ranging from mediocre to negative criticism from moviegoers and critics). Given their film track record (at that point in time), it would seem that the DCEU would never get a highly praise film under its belt, with Marvel’s MCU further lengthen the distance between them. Fortunately, success was award to the DCEU with the 2017 arrival of Wonder Woman, which garnished a huge praise from fans, casual moviegoers, and critics alike as well as grossing roughly $820 million at the box office. Now the time for the DC superheroes to unite on the big screen as Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder (as well as co-director Joss Whedon) present the highly anticipated comic book team-up blockbuster film Justice League. With fan expectations and the inherit hype building, does the DCEU finds its groove with this all-star superhero feature or does it fall flat and get lost within its own blockbuster narrative? Read more

Wonder Woman (2017) Review

WONDER WOMAN SHINES IN THE DCEU


 

The DCEU (DC’s Extended Universe has had a bit of a rocky road. Much like its comic book counterpart rival Marvel, DC has established its own shared cinematic universe, showcasing their popular and iconic superheroes for the big screen. Unfortunately, while Marvel, for the most part, has succeed in this endeavor with its ever-growing MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), DC has faltered in this challenge. Beginning with 2013’s Man of Steel (a rebooted Superman origin story), the DCEU showed the grandeur and blockbuster thrills that can be achieved with their shared universe. However, Man of Steel, despite make money at the box office, was met with mixed reviews from both critics and fans. In 2016, DC, desperately trying to compete with the highly successful MCU, released two more movies underneath the DCEU, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Much like Man of Steel, both films did produce at very hefty dollar amount at the worldwide box office, but were once again faced with mixed reviews (ranging from mediocre to negative criticism from moviegoers and critics). Now, in their fourth attempt, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Studios and director Patty Jenkins present the newest film in the DCEU with the movie Wonder Woman. Does this latest comic book feature finally deliver critical win for DC’s shared cinematic universe or is it another “swing and a miss” for their superhero endeavors? Read more

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