It's been a long time since I've seen such divisive reviews. I just find it interesting to read both sides of the spectrum before watching comic book movies. I like to get a good idea of the movies I'm watching from a mere cinematographic standpoint, from movie critics, to what the fans who know the comic books have to say.
Critics trashed the movie, basically, holding a 38% in RottenTomatoes and a score of 47 in Metacritic.
The DC fans, however, seem to love the movie with a score currently of 8.8/10.
So what should we expect in your opinion, are you watching it?
Most Helpful Girl
Saw it tonight. I thought it was good, and had some very satisfying moments, but overall it wasn't as special as I'd hoped. Maybe my expectations were too high lol.
1) I think there was a lack of depth, and they didn't properly flesh out why there's animosity between the two - why they're fighting. There's a profound difference in the way they view the world and justice, but the movie seemed to only scratch the surface of that. As a result their fighting seems petty.
2) You never really get what's motivating Lex to do everything he does. Why is he so bent on all this destruction and targeting of superman? In the comics you could site his world domination ambition and Superman's habit of thwarting that, or the bad blood in their shared past. They never introduce any of that though, so he just appears out of nowhere and all we get are his ramblings about God and power. And basically we get the impression he's just a genius madman with no real rhyme or reason for his actions.
3) There's very little comedic relief, it's mostly all very serious and brooding.
Wonder Woman was great though, and Lex, despite the lack of background, was played well. Amy Adams was again a really good Lois Lane. Affleck and Cavill played their parts well too - their acting was pretty good, just the storyline they had to abide by wasn't as great. Also there were some great action scenes and they made the fights between Batman and Superman equally difficult for both of them, pitting superhuman powers against intelligently made gadgets and strategy.0
Most Helpful Guy
Not all DC fans are loving this movie unfortunately. I've heard they took some liberties with the characters and had them do some things that their comic book counterparts would NEVER do. The same controversy surrounding it is the same controversy that surrounded MoS and what fans thought about some of Supes actions in that film.0