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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
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I thought Wonder Woman was very mediocre. It’s held up as a high point of the DC movie series because it was better than the likes of Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman, but those dumpster fires make anything placed beside them look like high art.
This mediocrity continues with Justice League. Not a terrible film, not by a long shot. There are a fair smattering of good bits in there, but far more grating and downright stupid elements that put it very firmly in “meh” territory.

**** spoilers ****

I enjoy their films but I am not a Marvel fanboy that will defend them if they put a foot wrong. Incredible Hulk and the first two Thor movies were kinda dull, Iron Man 2 was f**king awful, Captain America: The First Avenger was a waste of a concept and Ant-Man was essentially just Iron Man retold. I do, however, prefer the Marvel movies because, even at their most dire (Iron Man 2), they are telling their story well. Even the most outlandish elements within them make sense. It’s not the same in DC flicks. A lot of content seems to be there because someone, somewhere decided that a particular scene had to take place, not because the story demanded it, but because it was a superhero movie and it needed to be shoehorned in there, regardless of how stupid and illogical it seemed.
For example: Superman gets resurrected in Justice League and, for no sane reason, has a fight with the other heroes. The excuse given is that he doesn’t know who he is. But that makes no sense as he has total mastery over his powers. They put a fight scene in there because they thought they had to, when a simple bit of emotive dialogue would have been far better.
Silly choices like that are rife across all the DC movies. Less so in Justice League, granted, but enough to tarnish it.
Its saving grace is, much to my surprise, Batman. He cracks wise far more than I think is right for the character, but this is undeniably a better Bats than the one we saw in BvS. He’s focused, tactical, very much a general and it’s a joy to see him going about his badass work. The fact that Danny Elfman used the classic ’89 Batman theme just made it all the better and is actually giving me cause to look forward to a solo Batman film set in this cinematic universe. Do I still think Ben Affleck is unsuited for the part? Yes. I would not shed a tear if he left the series.
I found the presence of Aquaman, Cyborg and (especially) The Flash to be actually something of an irritation. They didn’t bring anything to the table that a halfway decent writer couldn’t have easily covered using just Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman. Character surplus is what kills films like this. The only reason The Avengers films work is because of the groundwork that Marvel have laid down before we get to them. DC are suffering by trying to take shortcuts and it’s astonishing that they haven’t worked that out themselves, yet.

I’ve watched Justice League once. I’m glad I did. I’m glad it’s an improvement over the previous films and hope things continue to get better with future instalments. Despite stupid elements, I did not leave the theatre disappointed or angry that my time had been wasted. But there’s nothing drawing me back to watch it again.

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mythkaz Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to bother, is your site down?
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MyCatspet Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
Enjoying the new SA  but I think Jacks just trying to come to terms with a resent traumatic experience.
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thestooge2222 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Uh-oh, A new arc approaches! (How much you wanna bet the Squirrel's juice is behind this?)
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NightmareVF Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
I feel like he's just making random entries with each character but one can hope for eight-legged freaks XD
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thestooge2222 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Mmmm, I dunno, that last panel felt more like a "uh-oh, what's that!?" then a straight punchline, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see what Jack has planned :)
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NightmareVF Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Student Writer
Yeeeeah, this new entry seems to suggest that it’s more than a punchline as you said... I wouldn’t touch that spider-trap at this point either
(Funny since I use them myself to get rid of crickets)
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SaltheBoss7 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your art!!!
Do you do requests by any chance?
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Erismanor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the latest Sequential art arc was funny!
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LavaBatA1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Brexit is turning into the slowest train crash I've ever seen... despite how slow it's going, the crash is going to be a complete clusterfuck...
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 6 days ago
And everyone who voted for it are blaming those who said this was going to happen.
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LavaBatA1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Seriously? Fucking hell... that makes my brain hurt.
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trej101 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Eh, that's SOP for the Republican Party here in America, so the tactic is not a big shock.
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Aziraphaile Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Lucky you.  Unlike some, at least you have a brain.
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h2loons Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Mr. Phillips, have you seen the Pump Trump video by Bad History?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxnKMK…
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EliFrost Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I saw it months ago. That shit is both gross and hilarious.:D
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