Batman vs Superman is not the dog’s fault.March 28, 2016
I don’t want to hear anybody that doesn’t like the tone or direction of the DC Cinematic Universe blaming Warner Bros because “they only care about superheroes making money.” That’s like blaming a dog for dog fights. Of course they only care about the money, that’s why they’re in business. It’s why they make movies. Like a dog doing a trick as often as you want once he figures out that gets the treat, it’s their nature. If you don’t want Fido to put his rump down when you say “Sit” WHY are you giving him bacon every time he does it?
You don’t like Batman vs Superman? Blame the people who bought a ticket to Man of Steel. I don’t care how much they dissed it after, Warner Bros looked at the box office. Those are dollar votes saying “Give us more of this.” It’s a bacon treat for Fido and he figured out that he got it right after he put his rump down. Rump down = bacon, not a difficult connection to make.
If you bought a ticket to BvS this weekend, you voted for this. I don’t care what opinions you posted on social media before or after; on election day, you VOTED for MORE OF THIS. You took money that you worked for and you handed it over to Warner Bros. You had plenty of information to make an educated choice: the trailers, the reviews, the director’s previous body of work. Starting Friday you even had the reactions of people coming out of the midnight screening, the superfans that bought advance tickets weeks before they had all the information you had:
You voted for this. You knew what you were getting and you voted for it. If it was curiosity in the spirit of “Let’s see what Trump will do next if he wins another primary” that doesn’t matter because your VOTE still COUNTS.
So whatever happens next, it’s not Warner Bros fault and it’s not Zack Snyder’s fault and it’s not Frank Miller’s fault. It’s your fault. These are the movies you trained Fido to make for you. These are the non-heroes you said you wanted. If you don’t like it, you don’t get to blame the dog for doing exactly what you trained him to.
This is all I am going to say and all I really can say on the subject of BvS as I haven’t seen it and don’t intend to.