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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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TheEmmjay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
I consider it both adorable and ominous.
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otaku247 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
ok 1043 was almost horrific, but still dawwbs.
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alexkl5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Latest Sequential...

...Jesus Christ.
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Vesikay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Question? Do you have a book on how to draw? Love your style. 
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
It's something I've been meaning to put together for a while. One day, I'll get 'round to it!
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Vesikay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Cool. Btw do you do commissions? And normally how much would you charge for one?
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tehbasil Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Put me down for one! I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
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h2loons Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Mr. Phillip, a curious question. When will you make art mocking and hating on the other vermin politicians other than Kim "Tan Trum" and The Trump? What about Hillary, George Bush, and more?
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Because they aren't personally a concern to me at the moment.
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h2loons Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
 I see. Carry on then, Mr. Phillip :)
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KhaoticSheep Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv u daddy
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h2loons Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
So, Mr. Phillip, what are your thoughts and opinion on Obama and Hillary Clinton? Do you see them as bad as Trump, or as great people?
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I think all career politicians are vermin, governed only by self-interest. They all have done or will do something wrong and corrupt that the public MUST relentlessly attack them for.
Trump is different because he isn't a career politician. He's something worse: a spoilt rich kid. One who does something wrong and corrupt every day of the f**king week.
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h2loons Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Well said, Mr. Jackson. Well said.

Sad how most of society always depends on and supports these douchebags even when they're really just dickheads nearly as bad as the Devil himself.
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fred1009 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I think of legislative bodies as a cloven of Vampires and Werewolfs. (like the movie Underworld) They may conflict from time to time, but at the core of it, the rest of us are just meat. If you are a newbe they will try to turn you.
As for Trump vs Obama etc. Trump is a fundamentally stupid man who I don't think ever actually expected to win the presidential election.   
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