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Wallace Sellars
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Cyborg was another character that I was only familiar with from the Teen
Titans cartoon. (booyah!) I was curious as to why he was put into the movie.



If Cyborg was included for the reason I think, Static would have been a much
better choice.
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Rick Whiting
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Cyborg was another character that I was only familiar with from the Teen Titans cartoon. (booyah!) I was curious as to why he was put into the movie.

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He was most likely put in the movie because (and this is just a theory of mine) they wanted to make the team more racially diverse and because Johns was a fan of the Super Powers cartoon from the early 80's (which Cyborg was a member of the team).
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Joe Zhang
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A Korean streaming service has put up the first three minutes of the Justice League movie online. Why is this even worth mentioning? The movie starts off with a flashback sequence featuring Superman and Henry Cavill's famous digital shave .... 

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Matthew Wilkie
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It looks like he has an orange segment under his lip.
 
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John Bodin
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I mis-read your post Joe, and went to view the video thinking it was a deleted scene showing Superman shaving . . . so I was expecting a JB-type scene with Clark using a mirror and heat vision (was it JB who first introduced that concept?).

So, a little disappointing.  Still, nice to see Superman smile. 
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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 24 December 2017 at 8:48pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"Still, nice to see Superman smile.  "

I see what Joss Whedon was trying to do with Synder's movie, and I like it. I might actually go see the movie (assuming it is still in theaters). 
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I saw Justice League a couple of days before we saw Thor, and I found JL to be perfectly entertaining.  Not high art by any means, but like Thor, it seemed like (at times, anyway) that the actors were having fun with their parts, which helped lighten the mood.

Yes, the palette makes it come off more dreary than it should, and the villain is absolutely forgettable, but it "felt" like a decent comic book read.  Not like grabbing a copy of the Byrne or Perez era Avengers, mind you, but now that I think about it a bit, if I squint with my mind's eye, I can see Steppenwolf as a fill-in for the Silver Age Despero.  Looking at it that way, I could easily accept the movie's plot as being something plucked from the Dick Dillin Silver Age era -- one of those "done-in-one" Villain Of The Month issues from an era when there wasn't much to be seen in the way of character development, and the plots weren't overly epic, but the entertainment value was still there.

The parademons were somewhat forgettable, but they served well as footsoldier fodder for the heroes to wade through.

The characters DID seem to be "in-character," at least:  Batman wasn't the "dick Batman" we've seen so much of in the comics for the past couple of decades, which was nice.  There was just enough effort devoted to introducing Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman, IMO, and the team seemed to mesh well. 

Overall, it's maybe not the strongest foundation ever laid, but I think that there's plenty to build on here if DC wants to continue to grow the universe that they've put in place.

Go into it assuming you're going to be watching it as a basic "popcorn movie" action flick, and you might come away pleasantly surprised. 
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 Wallace Sellars wrote:
If Cyborg was included for the reason I think, Static would have been a much 
better choice.

He was included for the reason you think he was and yes, Static would have been a much better choice.  But it's not a choice we can blame the film for making.  I hadn't read mainstream comics for nearly a decade until a recent job that required me to get up to speed and imagine my surprise when I discovered that Cyborg has been a member of the JLA, in various incarnations, for nearly a decade in the comics. As a huge Teen Titans fan, his role feels out of place to say the least (and lets not talk about his New Gods powers including the ability to Boom Tube).  

Talk around the office as JL was about to open centered around whether or not Cyborg was a legit character or just a boring one.  I erred on the side of thinking he's incredibly compelling, but only in the atmosphere created by the team dynamic of the original Teen Titans.  Outside of that, people have as hard a time grasping his character as some seem to have taking on Thor.  
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For all it's flaws, I liked JL, especially Superman. I would be interested in seeing an extended cut because I'd like to see more of Cyborg and Steppenwolf's stories. 
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