I’m more than a bit meh on the stepping away from the cinematic universe for scattershot stand-alones, especially they are a bunch of “only superhero in the world” type movies. I think it’s a step backwards. Starting there, sure, but trying to put the genie back in the bottle only seems like it’s going to create confusion when the inevitable stand alone sequels begin and they’re going to shoot themselves in the foot.
People praising Wonder Woman for it’s separateness seem to forget that it takes place nearly a hundred years ago, when Batman and Superman weren’t even born. Of course it’s “separate.”
There’s nothing movie critics like than accusing genre fare of being “confusing.” This is just going to give them more ammo, and not help box office or critical success. Of course, that doesn’t seem to have hurt television, but television is more forgiving of disparate visions running concurrently.
Enh, maybe it will work. If it doesn’t I’ll treat the movies like the comics and only pay attention to those that advance the narratives I’m bothered to invest in and I’ll let go of the “must see everything” impulse that currently drives me regarding DC and Marvel (not Sony or Fox) movies.