Just back from this, and I did not like it. Not awful, but not very good at all, and very disappointing after Wonder Woman.
The performances are mostly good, and there’s a few fun moments, but it felt like a mess.
There were a few groups of young (under 12) boys in my screening, and they were all super-excited before the movie started, but clearly got bored and started talking amongst themselves and walking around by the halfway point.
A whole bunch of kids got up and left halfway through, which I’ve definitely never seen in a superhero movie before.
- Pretty much every line from Flash and Alfred was supposed to be a laugh line, but I’d say there was at most a 5% success rate in my screening. A few chuckles occasionally, but almost every Flash one-liner fell completely flat.
- Almost every scene in the first half of the movie felt disconnected from the scene before it. It felt like it was trying to be a half-dozen different movies.
- Cyborg’s powers make no sense, and he only seemed to not be able to control them fully when the plot needed him to.
- The plan to resurrect Superman is nonsense, and makes all the characters in favour of it look like morons.
- Good job letting Steppenwolf just take that third Motherbox from you, idiots.
- Steppenwolf is the least interesting villain in a superhero movie ever, both in terms of “personality” and in design.
- Hey, Amber Heard, if you know this whole Steppenwolf thing is so important, maybe you should go help Aquaman with it?
- It wasn’t too long at least.
That said, I’m still interested in seeing more of these characters.