probably watching a tv show rn
★★★½ = pretty good
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Has the superficial charm of classic Ghibli, but lacks any form of subtly or consistency.
On surface level, it's passable entertainment, but there is no clear focus. It attempts to go for the childlike wonder of something like Spirited Away with soft world-building, but also tries to cram in messages about industrialism, something that calls for more concrete world-building.
During the climax, the in-universe logistics are vaguely defined, as if the film hopes to be carried by its emotional core alone. However, the central relationship is so underdeveloped, that it ends up feeling unearned in every possible regard.
Henry Cavill's Superman has to be one of the dullest characters in any Superhero movie. He has next to no personality and what little of a motivation he has to oppose Batman is rendered meaningless when he's essentially just pressured into fighting him by Lex Luther.
I also find it funny that these DCEU films treat Clark Kent's relationship with Lois Lane as so important, yet never seem to find any time to develop it.
Ben Affleck's Batman is admittedly…
Can someone care to explain to me why exactly this is even a franchise at all? Like sure, you got brand recognition and a memorable main theme, but the premise of this franchise is just "dinosaurs can be created by science".
I understand that studios love money, but with something like Star Wars or Harry Potter, you at least got unique worlds to explore.
This franchise has gotten to the point where all it can really do is provide meta-commentary.