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Happy Hogan 

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The Mandarin

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 5,564
Subj: Re: I don't see it
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 11:15:03 pm EST (Viewed 220 times)
Reply Subj: I don't see it
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 10:35:16 pm EST (Viewed 220 times)

    That universe was only a couple of movies old, so there was no continuity to contradict.

    What made them bad was that Snyder's take on these characters lacked broad appeal.

    Superman being sour didn't violate continuity in a universe where he had never been sweet. It simply wasn't one of the takes on how Superman should be that people wanted to see.

    Superman rendering his teammates utterly pointless didn't violate continuity in a universe where they had never been close enough to him in power-level to be worthy allies. It simply wasn't a take on the characters that the general audience wanted to see in a team-movie.

I'm not saying continuity was violated. There was no established continuity to violate, and that was the problem! There was no continuity in the first place when it clearly needed to be there.

It seemed that we were somehow supposed to know about the continuity of why Batman would be willing to brand criminals or want to be a killer of anyone, let alone someone he had never met.

Civil War worked and worked well as a movie (with a very similar premise) because the continuity with the characters made sense. It's probably not the only reason CW worked and BvS didn't, but its a great example of why continuity  building on what came before is important to complex story structure.

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