True & Honest Fan
I don't understand Lost was great. Why does everything else J.J have to touch have to be shit
Because JJ never got past his obsession with Mystery Boxes? I half remember that TED Talk. As far as his track record with movies goes, I just wish he'd pull a Michael Bay, and stick with Big Dumb Action movies...
To be fair, The Long Halloween didn't really end with a definitive answer to its mystery and it's regarded as one of the best Batman stories. It can work if it's done right, and I'd argue The Long Halloween thrives in its ambiguity.The last thing I want is the King of the Mystery Boxes to be put in charge of detective stories.
For crime stories, I expect to have and ending and an answer, ala Sherlock Holmes, and JJ has shown he's not great with that.
To be fair, The Long Halloween didn't really end with a definitive answer to its mystery and it's regarded as one of the best Batman stories. It can work if it's done right, and I'd argue The Long Halloween thrives in its ambiguity.
Thing is, you have to make the story and characters really damn good to pull that off. The Long Halloween had a lot going for it such as the focus on the relationship between Batman, Harvey, and Gordon and Harvey's own descent into madness, so there's other stuff to chew on besides the mystery. Given the criticisms aimed at J.J., I don't think we can expect that kind of quality storytelling.
I dunno about you, but if I was in my forties, and had a billionaire alter ego, I'd have a bat booty-call burner phone somewhere and not banging the teenage daughter of the closest thing i can call a best friend.
That was Bruce Timm welcoming everyone to his magical realm and nothing more.
One of many brilliant things about Batman Beyond, that rubbed a lot of viewers the wrong way, was having a Batman-Batgirl relationship happen offscreen, sometime between the present and the future. Dick Grayson and Barbara had an on-and-off thing and the fanfic-y thing would be to have them get together for good. Instead, she eventually left him for Bruce Wayne. Seemed altogether realistic to me:Batman Beyond is the best animated Batman series fite me. None other are that schway
He's still producing Blacked Superman.JJ has ruined Star Trek, Star Wars and now we get to add Batman to the list
Unfortunately, Star Trek was already mortally wounded due to the late stage mismanagement by Berman and Braga. JJ, having earned cred as someone who was able to "salvage" struggling franchises due to simply making a Mission Impossible movie that didn't suck, was able to worm his way in as the guy that could revive Trek.It really is amazing when you consider how Star Trek was as much a behemoth as Star Wars. But those three movies demolished all the remaining good will and shat on its corpse.
Note that after the completely by luck decent performance of MI:III the direction, writing, etc have all been handled by other, more talented people. JJ persists only because he hooked his talons into the franchise and continues to parasitize it through Bad Robot.JJ, having earned cred as someone who was able to "salvage" struggling franchises due to simply making a Mission Impossible movie that didn't suck, was able to worm his way in as the guy that could revive Trek.
Lost WAS great but I would argue it has aged like shit. It's not the event landmark television Breaking Bad became. JJ was also not fully involved, leaving that hack Damon Lindelof to stumble his way to an ending.