Thu, 24 January 2019
We’re back in the bathroom of the cinematic calendar - the month of January - and this year we’re hitting the bargain bins to dig up some turds from the comic book movie genre. Grab some TP and recite the oath - this is Canuary!
The DCEU got off to an abortive start when Green Lantern failed to light up the box office in 2011. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a test pilot turned emerald space cop, the movie crashed and burned in theaters and didn’t bring in enough green to fund a sequel, let alone spin off a cinematic universe. However, the movie wasn’t a complete loss: the original screenwriters went on to create their own DC Universe - on TV! Co-stars Angela Bassett and Taika Waititi went on to join the MCU, Temuera Morrison showed up in Aquaman, Mark Strong will get another shot at DC glory in Shazam!, and even CGI costumes are back in fashion. Everyone’s wearing them now! In fact, the only person who hasn’t made a comeback is Ryan Reynolds, right? That guy just isn’t cut out for playing the snarky bad boy lead in a comic movie. History will prove me right!
Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.