With Justice League heading into week two at the box office, mixed feelings continue to surround the film. Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman in the film recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and talked about the difficulty of introducing three new characters in a film already having three very well known heroes:
“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. [Fans] might be like, ‘Why is he that grumpy? Why’s he hiding up there?’ We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But it’s not my movie. It’s a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t get in. It could have been two movies. We had some stuff with William Dafoe. The whole Atlantean part, about me being this reluctant king. There was no need for it because you’re going to see it in Aquaman. It’s not an Aquaman movie, it’s a Justice League movie.”
I think we all would be all right with having had more backstory with the three newest characters. DC has been trying to play catch-up for a while now, and character origin and development have suffered because of it. Momoa may be correct saying Justice League should have been two movies, but leading up to those movies should have been solo films. DC rushed everything to the screen and placed its universe in the cinematic world instead of building it.
Having said all that, it is difficult for me to hate, or even strongly dislike, Justice League. I like all the characters and the actors. It is the same situation I experience with The Phantom Menace, or any of Metallica’s albums after The Black Album. I think by now if you are going into a DC film expecting a really tight story, then you haven’t adapted to what DC is, they’re not Marvel, but there is something about their movies, that I enjoy.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly