- Mar 4, 2019
We all know that the DCEU is considered a failure and I wanted to know, why is that?
Not Justice League.
With an estimated production budget of $300 million, Justice League is one of the most expensive films ever made. The film grossed $657 million worldwide against a break-even point of $750 million, becoming a box office bomb and losing the studio an estimated $60 million.
Zack Snyder giving a demo on how Superman should kill the villain of the movie. Some deeper context behind the scene as a whole is that Christopher Nolan and some other people at WB were actually super against Superman killing Zod and Snyder basically kept inventing scenarios that would force Superman to kill until Nolan & company ultimately gave in. Snyder ultimately just wanted to see Superman off someone.
I think that's okay without the legitimately bad Man of Steel/BvS basis, though. Like, Thor was not an exceptionally good movie. You don't need every single movie to be an out-of-the-park homerun if you've got a strong foundation to work from, they just need to be passable while developing the overarching narrative.
Honestly the end of Watchmen should have been a giant red flag that he shouldn't be allowed too much creative freedom with adaptations. His ending to Watchmen is basically him completely missing the point about the ending and the story.