That is what I wanted to see. It would have been more true to the comic, but I digress.
Anyway, I did like what they did with Darkseid's voice to make him sound more menacing/evil. If you can't get Ironside to voice him, Blum's voice+the auditory overlay they used is the next best thing, imo.
Last edited by Galan007 on Jan 23rd, 2014 at 02:19 PM
He stepped in, but he didn't really do anything of note. Although that much wasn't a whole lot different than the comic, so I didn't have an issue with it.
My main problem with the film's battle is that it seemed as though the JL had Darkseid on the ropes--like they could have won without Superman. I didn't like that. In the comic it was quite obvious that even with Superman, the JL was barely able to overcome Darkseid thanks, primarily, to luck--he steamrolled their shit for the most part. THAT was the Darkseid I was hoping for. /shrug
Last edited by Galan007 on Jan 23rd, 2014 at 02:46 PM
Man, that was Supes's one shout out in the comic, stepping in to barely tip the scales enough to bfr Darkseid. So in the movie, the JL has Darkseid beat and then Supes shows up to kick him when he's down more or less? That sucks.
Really? I felt WW was far more impressive. Superman really doesn't do a whole lot other than kill some fodder and knock around GL. Plus he was koed by the omega beams while others weren't. WW, by contrast, holds her own against Darkseid and actually takes out one of his eyes. Plus, at the end, she is right there with Superman punching Darkseid into the Boom tube.
On a different note though, I wasn't a fan of Superman's (or Darkseid's) characterization at all. Supes acted too douchey for my liking.
--- You May Fire When Ready ---
Last edited by ares834 on Jan 24th, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Wonder Woman has been treated better than Superman in the League movies since they started doing them. They only started to shift around the time the Doom movie came out, imo. Superman was a monster in that.
In War, Superman got a lot of lip service. He made fighting the Parademons almost look easy, and against Batman and Hal he looked very impressive. Shame about not using Flash though.
I did have issue, though, with how Superman was drawn. He looked far too massive, imo.
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured... the first thought forbidden... the first freedom denied – chains us all irrevocably."
WW had a sword, and she at no point really went toe to toe with Darkseid with just fisticuffs.
Superman had the most success with that, and then Billy second.
WW also got dominated by Darkseid with ease after she took out his first eye.
Superman made the parademons look easy, and he was the only one hit with an Omega Beam that teleported him away, so we can assume he received the strongest one, he was singled out as the main guy they were trying to gene splice.
Superman also seemed to better Darkseid in a test of strength and brought him to his knees, at least for a little while, near the end.
That being said, WW no doubt looked impressive. But second to Superman, or possibly tied with Billy.
I read some of the comments here before I watched this, so was surprised at the whooping Darkseid gave them all in the first fight. Since the comments here made it sound like he was just completely jobbed.
I agree with Zack Fair that this was one tough team up. And still even with his eyes taken out, it looked as if Darkseid still could have won if not for Superman coming back and the boom tube BFR tactic.
Anyway I really enjoyed this feature. Though I wish they missed out the Cyborg origin.
I also love the way they show Flash fight now. In this and in Flashpoint Paradox. They've upped his combat style and prowess a lot. Used to hate the days when they would just have him trip over shit, and hit way too easily, and basically job a lot.
Just watched it. Pretty good! Upset Aquaman wasn't in it but i knew that going in. I think it would have been epic to show the shark scene. Mostly I was upset with two things 1) The Flash wasn't in the tussle with superman like in the comic and 2) I was sad to see they cut the part where Flash grabs superman and moves him out of the way of the OE. Like I said I was upset about that stuff but it is really minor.