Would You Watch ‘Justice League’ Six Times To Save The DC Universe?
"Our heroes have been there for us, now it's time to be there for them..."
Due to a flop at the box-office by Justice League, a group of dedicated fans have created a campaign to help bail their beloved franchise. And it involves seeing Justice League six times.
— Guy (@yeblod) November 24, 2017
It’s called ‘Six for the Six’, and the premise of the campaign is to see the film one time for each of the heroic characters in the film, being Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Jason Momoa and friends. They’re not hoping to completely bail out the film financially, which would take hundreds of thousands of dollars, but rather to show Warner Bros. that there is a dedicated fan base who are willing to put their money where there mouth is, and to see a critically panned film multiple times.
Nothing could save JUSTICE LEAGUE from its loud, ugly, tacky self. Not Wonder Woman, not wide-eyed Ezra Miller, not Joss Whedon's quippy teardown & rebuild. And Henry Cavill's mustache is an actual issue; they gave him Uncanny Valley Face. Oof, guys. It's a rough ride
— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) November 10, 2017
On the campaign’s official Twitter account, they give some ‘friendly tips’ to help spread the word of their cause, including making sure you’re not just going to the movie alone, and to encourage friends who didn’t like the movie to see it at least one more time.
— SAVE JUSTICE LEAGUE (@sixforthesix) November 21, 2017
The Six for the Six campaign doesn’t even seem to be a Justice League apologist account, rather focusing on the future prospects of the characters involved, and making sure that the negative response to the film doesn’t impact on those characters getting further DC Extended Universe films. Justice League was Warner Bros. best attempt at a blockbuster shared universe, in the style of the incredibly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, pulling together several characters and storylines into the one film.
Here it goes … #JusticeLeague is super thin and has some very weak CG but it’s got heart and a positive vibe that works. Overall, I had a pretty good time and am looking forward to seeing more of these characters.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) November 10, 2017
However Justice League had the worst opening in the DCEU’s five year history, bringing in only 94 million on its opening weekend. Over 300 million was invested in the film, making it one of the most expensive films ever shot. This is in stark contract to Wonder Woman, which was a surprise box-office hit for Warner Bros., bringing in $821.8 million, which Justice League is not predicted to reach at its current earnings. Turns out Wonder Woman can save the world, but she can’t save the Justice League movie…
#JusticeLeague is clunky & uneven as hell, but it also gets the characters right and has a lot of fun along the way. When it’s over DC’s vision for these heroes going forward will make sense.
It’s a very small but very vital step forward. I dug it. pic.twitter.com/FrWkhBe69v
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) November 10, 2017
Justice League has also been widely panned by critics and viewers, with The Hollywood Reporter giving this scathing review:
“The increasingly turgid tales of Batman and Superman—joined, unfortunately for her, by Wonder Woman—trudge along to ever-diminishing returns in Justice League. Garishly unattractive to look at and lacking the spirit that made Wonder Woman, which came out five months ago, the most engaging of Warner Bros’ DC Comics-derived extravaganzas to date, this hodgepodge throws a bunch of superheroes into a mix that neither congeals nor particularly makes you want to see more of them in future. Plainly put, it’s simply not fun.”
But, I guess if you’re a fan of DC Comics and you want to see more of the water man and the fast boy, you should suck it up and see Justice League six more times. And may God have mercy on your soul.
Intend to spend money supporting #JusticeLeague this weekend. These characters are our modern mythology.
— Daniel Alter (@DAlter007) November 24, 2017