Jason Momoa isn’t shedding tears over what those rotten critics have to say about Justice League!
The latest DC Comics blockbuster made a lukewarm splash with the prickly professional movie reviewers who still have a bad taste in their mouths from the franchise’s last superhero mashup Batman V Superman.
But if you ask the actor behind Aquaman, the film is AWESOME and all those salty critics can suck on a barnacle!
Still, Momoa admitted he was “kind of bummed” after hearing Justice League had gotten mixed reviews — but he’s not about to wade through the negativity. He explained to EW:
“I try to stay the fuck away from what people say. Some of my friends said, ├óΓé¼╦£Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.”
That’s the spirit!
Not only is the Game Of Thrones alum’s opinion unswayed by the negative critics, he’s positive “regular” crowds will have a much better experience watching the superhero ensemble film. He continued:
“I’ve seen [Justice League] twice. I loved it the second time even more. I’m actually going to watch it again with my kids and my godchild. I’m going to see it with the perfect crowd of people ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ a regular crowd instead of at a premiere. So I’m excited. You can’t get into the whole ├óΓé¼╦£why this, why that.’ I went to [Wizard World Austin fan convention] this weekend and got great praise. Now obviously, that’s a positive place, and I’m not only interested in the positive.”
And with his own standalone Aquaman movie on the horizon, Momoa’s positive outlook should definitely come in handy.
For years, Aquaman was deemed unfit to headline his own feature film, though the sea-bound superhero ended up being one of the best parts of Justice League in the eyes of critics.
That’s mostly thanks to Momoa’s badass performance, of course, but if you ask the actor, the recipe for a successful big screen Arthur Curry was in the vision of Zack Snyder:
“If people love what we did with Aquaman, it’s all [director Zack Snyder] ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ it’s his brainchild. He came in with, ├óΓé¼╦£I’m going to make Aquaman a badass and I’m going to change stuff, and change the myths about this guy.’ And I busted my ass.”
Some fans were understandably upset that Justice League cut out some key scenes detailing Aquaman’s backstory, including a scene with Atlantean character Nuidis Vulko (Willem Dafoe) — but Momoa says not to worry, because all that will be shown in due time:
“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. [Fans] might be like, ├óΓé¼╦£Why is he that grumpy? Why’s he hiding up there?’ We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But it’s not my movie. It’s a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t get in. It could have been two movies. We had some stuff with Willem Dafoe. The whole Atlantean part, about me being this reluctant king. There was no need for it because you’re going to see it in Aquaman. It’s not an Aquaman movie, it’s a Justice League movie.”
Hopefully, Aquaman will be better received when it hits theaters in 2018 — but even if it’s not, it sounds like the thick-skinned star will survive.
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