You know your movie is in trouble when people talk about an airbrushed moustache more than the plot and powers of the superheroes in the film itself. When you release a movie that has a powerful star-cast, it often gets difficult for viewers to focus on each and every actor, at least not all the time. Well, it was tough to imagine anything outshining the superheroes’ powers in the movie. If at all we had to focus on someone, it would have either been Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, or Khal Drogo from ‘Game Of Thrones’, i.e. Jason Momoa who played Aquaman.
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But, for most people, it was Henry Cavill who managed to stand out from the crowd and it’s not because he is Superman; but because he has a moustache that cannot be removed. At least not for the time being!
Amidst mixed reviews, ‘Justice League’ will most definitely be remembered for only one thing – Henry Cavill’s moustache and the botched result of using CGI to remove it digitally.
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How do you know that the person in front of you is filthy rich? When that person sleeps on a bed of money since his bed sheet has gone in for a wash. Yeah, we know the comparison is weird but that’s exactly what happened here. Warner Bros. spent $25 million to digitally remove the moustache using CGI and the result is this!
JUSTICE LEAGUE EXEC: We can just CGI Henry Cavill’s mustache out it will be fine and not look weird at all
HENRY CAVILL: pic.twitter.com/Ag41j6LbPn
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 17, 2017
Did they not know about razors? Or was it some ‘vaastu’ trick that required Cavill to not shave while filming the scenes?
So, here’s what happened. Henry Cavill was simultaneously shooting for ‘Justice League’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 6’. For one he had to be clean-shaven and for the other he had to have a moustache. Maybe, Paramount Pictures was so impressed with Cavill’s moustache, that they forbade him from shaving it. Given how the whole world looks up to Hollywood when it comes to use of wigs, fake beards, moustaches or other accessories; it’s funny that Paramount did not settle for anything else but the real one. Things would have been really easy for everyone had Paramount come to terms with Warner Bros.
So, while Cavill was busy shooting for ‘Mission: Impossible 6’, the visual effects team of ‘Justice League’ too were involved in an impossible mission – to remove Cavill’s moustache using CGI and botch his face in the process.
Twitter is tough to impress and has no favourites when it comes to meme-ing the hell out of someone. This time around too Twitter was savage in pointing out the error and let’s just say, we now have one more reason to watch the movie again.
I don’t understand the complaints. The cgi removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache is barely noticeable. pic.twitter.com/nKoUrqj6y8
— Connor Behrens (@ConnorFilm) November 17, 2017
This is really disturbing. The CGI reshoots of Henry Cavill as Superman in #JusticeLeague make him look like human Shrek. pic.twitter.com/jM9kSuVDKn
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 18, 2017
Honestly they should have just let Henry Cavill keep the mustache. I mean look at him. pic.twitter.com/DejTC16uNu
— Scott Frerichs (@KaiserNeko) November 17, 2017
I wish Justice League was just a full length documentary about how Henry Cavill had to keep a full mustache during reshoots that they had to CGI out
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 15, 2017
The more times I see that Henry Cavill moustache edit from Justice League, the more I’m convinced it’s Diedrich Bader from The Beverly Hillbillies movie pic.twitter.com/Jyq1Reodea
— Lee West (@leewest82) 22 November 2017
Find someone who looks at you the way Henry Cavill looks with his mustache CGI’d out pic.twitter.com/2sR8VstKPB
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) 17 November 2017
Amazing work fixing Superman’s mustache, guys. pic.twitter.com/ccKXKtXeof
— John W. Smith (@JohnWSmith) November 17, 2017
The only mildly entertaining part of Justice League is the shitty CGI they used to cover up Henry Cavill’s mustache.
— ashley (@RiverLiIi) November 17, 2017