Larry Lana & Andy Wachowshi made two really great movies as writers and directors. Maybe Cloud Atlas will make three. Bound and The Matrix were great films. There’s no question about that. The next two Matrix films were not great. Some would argue they were not even good, that the movies lost their way and fell apart. Let us not forget that they also made the God awful Speed Racer movie.
When not directing they still write. One thing they wrote was an adaptation of the amazing Alan Moore comic V For Vendetta. The best thing about the comic was that you understood V was a terrorist, someone not to be emulated. You understood him and why he was doing what he did but you didn’t ever make him out to be a hero. I can understand why Alan Moore didn’t want his name attached in any way to the film. They turned V into a hero. They justified his actions and him out to be a man who should be worshiped and admired as opposed to making the audience sympathize with him while at the same time being disgusted by his actions. It was a poor choice and a little lazy if you ask me.
Now the rumor mill is going strong with reports that the Wachowskis are in talks to make Justice League. I personally would rather see Ben Affleck. Unfortunatly, Affleck himself has already said he was never offered the chance nor had he even considered the possibility.
Even after people saw Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions they were still willing to believe the Wachowskis were good filmmakers. And maybe they are. But when they followed up their trilogy with the laughably bad Speed Racer most people wrote them off wondering if the
brothers siblings had lost it. With Larry becoming Lana and the piss poor Speed Racer film it almost seems like they had gone off the deep end. I’m trying to reserve judgement until after seeing what Cloud Atlas has to offer. Honestly, I thought the movie looked beautiful but also kinda boring.
As far as Justice League I would rather see just about any other sibling team make the movie – the Hughes brothers would be great. As far as my list of directors I would like to see take on the film I would go with Edgar Wright, George Miller (who was once attached years ago), Ernest Dickerson, Guillermo del Toro or Joe Carnahan. I think any of them would be a better fit. I would still put the Hughes brothers at the top of my list. After seeing Menace II Society, From Hell and The Book Of Eli I would love to see what they could do with a Justice League movie.
That’s my opinion. Take it for it’s worth.