Okay, I Watched; I Enjoyed

But once was enough. I mean, damn, it’s a long movie. Two complaints (length is not one of them); cyborg was the weakest character and not enough of Jared Leto’s Joker.

I get it about my second complaint – the Joker had no place in the story’s central part. Also, I sense that the Joker’s makeup will be less heavy should he be included in a movie made by Zack Snyder. I’m not going to give any spoilers, so you’ll have to watch the film yourself to understand better.

I found every scene with Superman/Clark Kent not only watchable but enjoyable. Also, the best of Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman was on display. And this brings me to my first complaint: Ray Fisher didn’t have the chops to make Cyborg more convincing. And the writers hammed up the character’s story arc. I know there’s press that Wheadon is the cause of Ray Fisher’s lack of stardom, but that’s more hype than fact. What I saw in the HBO version did not justify any claims of Ray Fisher deserving megastar billing.

Ultimately, a much more cohesive film than the theatrical release. The cause of lack of cohesion – two directors of totally different voices. And Wheadon didn’t have his heart in directing his parts of the theatrical version. Too close after the “Avengers” movies? He admitted to feeling burned out and used up by Marvel after “Age of Ultron.” And I am not going to put the failure of the theatrical release solely at the feet of Josh. Wheadon has a lighter, breezier voice than Zack. However, I suspect producers forced Wheadon to ignore the darker tone initially crafted by Snyder. Producers have a lot to do with the look and feel of a movie, especially when they micromanage.