I’ve never liked Joss Whedon, and before I never liked him, I didn’t know anything about him. There was a void, and then determined dislike. At no point did could ever say hey, I like this bald-headed freak and his thoughts on the world, nor could I ever say, yeah, a Joss Whedon production is my thing.
I know, he did Buffy he Vampire Slayer, which I never saw but still thought was basically silly camp for boys who play with girls. His work on Angel and Firefly was passable and not very noteworthy. His big moment, though, in my mind, was The Avengers, a Marvel film, and though it’s decent enough, if not memorable, I thought it was far too much like Transformers to be anything more than what it was: a bunch of adults playing kids’ cartoon characters, smashing up CGI robots over some big city.
I also thought, or had hoped, that Whedon would stick to Marvel and not migrate to DC, where things are bad enough without him mucking everything up with his hippiesh need to shove his progressive views down everyone’s throat.
Now, in a recent interview with Variety magazine, DC FIlms’ Jon Berg and Geoff Johns say Whedon is pretty much well-integrated into the day to day business of DC’s film business empire, and that his position is constantly “rising”. During a discussion surrounding Wonder Woman and Whedon’s involvement therein, Berg fielded a related question about Joss’s involvement in the DCEU on Justice League and Batgirl, stating:
“He’s a big part already. We love him. He’s a great partner, collaborator; we want him to be ensconced. We bring people by, have general meetings and talk about comics and their favorite superhero movies. With Joss, he saw the master board, and he saw a Batgirl title and he said, ‘You guys seriously want to do Batgirl?’ And we said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said, ‘That’s my jam.’”
And that’s it, really. I don’t like the guy. Why? Because he seems to have the wrong views for a man of his age and stature for one thing. And I just think he’s a crude loudmouth who uses social media to bully other people and berate them with his opinion, which, contrary to whatever it is Whedon thinks, isn’t the be all of human thought. He also ranks somewhere right above hack imo, and even Snyder is more a visionary director than Whedon. The latter doesn’t even try, the former tries and fails. You tell me which is worse?