This is literally the worst movie I’ve seen in the last 10 years, and I’ve seen Gods of Egypt , Exodus, Jupiter Ascending and Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen. Nothing makes sense from point A to point Z. Character motivations are juvenile and weak. Unnecessary scenes included. Necessary scenes omitted. Even terrible movies usually make sense moving from beginning to the end, but they can’t even get that right here.
Fight scenes are boring and unimaginatively choreographed. If you’re used to watching stuff like Ong Bak, The Raid 1 and 2, this will bore you to tears. The fight scenes are too few and far between for a superhero movie. Most of the movie is actually juvenile “drama” in the most stereotypical cliches you’ve seen 1000 times before in the 90s, so you just end up being bored of your skull. The logic and arguments in this movie are only as good as something an 8 year old would come up with. The entire reasoning of going against Superman sounds like something a tabloid like TMZ would come up with. “We saw him fly away after an explosion, therefore he is BAD!”.
The pacing and editing is awful. There are scenes that are too long, scenes that shouldn’t be included, scenes that should have been included, and scenes that just completely destroy the mood. Why is Clark Kent constantly having fights with his editor? It’s completely unnecessary and can be left out completely. I don’t even know how Zack Snyder is a director if he can’t master editing and pacing, he’s only proven himself at setting up visually striking scenes, so that just makes him a photographer. There are plenty of other directors who know how to put together scenes and edit propery. Life is truly unfair.
The mood is all over the place. Sometimes it’s tense, and then they do something to take the tension away, like doing a 5 minute romance scene in the middle of a fight scene. I actually think the trailer did a better job doing the introduction of Wonder Woman. Why did they have to show Wonder Woman watching the news on the plane? It completely takes away the reveal and element of surprise. Instead now the fight has no suspense, the nuke has no consequence, because we know Wonder Woman will show up eventually and continue the fight.
There are so many 90s cliches. People get naked for no reason. Lois Lane is just bait and prop to weaken Superman. This movie was just completely boilerplate and lazy writing with no risktaking.