The Future of the DC Film Universe
Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:56 AM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:32 AM
1) That Cartoon didnt have three controversial to outright hated predicessors that set the stage. It has two well beloved classics
2) Cartoons are small fry. By being a television show and having a smaller budget, a smaller audience and most importantly smaller expectations. The Justice League Cartoon didnt exist largely as a spring board to launch a separate cartoon show for every single member of its cast. No one expected it to.
3) But even if the former had been true it still wouldnt be a very applicable compairison because of the one place a cartoon can be bigger than a movie: screen time. A film has 2hrs to do all its work telling one single story. A 30 minute cartoon with a 13 Episode season has around 3 times that to tell 13 smaller stories. There is A LOT of room in the later to focus on characters individually and their personal stories and development in ways a movie simply cant.
None of that is absolutely insurmountable but it all feeds into the difference in the fan reaction. The most important bit is really that Marvel had a ton of success with the opposite approach: Take your time. Build characters and universe separately before pulling it together. So DCs approach of Justice League Now. Sort out individual movies after. Feels like a greedy, impatient rush in to a lot of folks.
Combine that Exploitative Rush impression with the above points and its a very different situation in a world of ways than the JL cartoon.
-ZacWilliam, they have different pedigrees, different expectations from their predicessors and their medium, and different fictional goals. Its pretty understandable that people would respond differently to each
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:06 AM
The biggest difference between the Justice Leagues is - one had you wait a week for the next installment. The other has you waiting an average of two years for the next installment.
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