So there's a Justice League movie coming out this year, and someone, somewhere, must certainly be getting excited about it. Surely. Wouldn't it be terrible if they made one of these things and no one anywhere was excited for it?
Or is that actually kind of funny?
This wouldn't be the first time for that, either. I'll admit I wasn't neck-deep in the hype-pond for Batman V Superman, but I do remember a bit of the run up to that movie, and can't recall a single person saying a positive thing about it. From the premise to the casting to the trailers, it was mostly just a parade of people slam-dunking on that poor movie for about a year. And sure enough, when it came out, everyone hated it and it only made ... $850 million.
Oh. That's still quite a bit.
Anyways, our apparent unquenchable thirst for dreary pap has led to the upcoming release of Justice League, which ... hooray? I know DC is a huge comic empire with legions of fans everywhere, all desperate to score points on their bitter enemies, Marvel fans. So I guess they're excited. And for me, I'm kind of right in the wheelhouse to get hooked into a huge dork-universe, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is like 50 movies big now and I don't have the time for that. This Justice League thing; that's something I can conceivably get in on the ground floor of. So let's say I'm less excited, but ... open. Attentive even.