Current film student who loves movies new and old, trying to watch more.
At this point I’d still consider this my favorite MCU film. Though the first, it really benefits from having no expanded universe of films and shows to tie itself into. While setting the stage for the what we know “Marvel movies” to be today, it really shows off a style of its own which they’ve repeatedly tried to recapture in the last 10 years. And it’s a breath of fresh air to look back on now because of it.
Like most scary movies, there are moments throughout meant to make the audience scream. But in spite if it all, mine was trying to stay as silent as possible.
Maybe we thought this would somehow spare these characters a terrible fate. Or maybe the film convinced us such an action would only lead to the same befalling us.
With that level of engagement, how can I say this movie did anything but accomplish exactly what it was trying to. I really can’t think of anything which would have made it better.
This movie spent most of its runtime rushing through things other movies should have already taken care of.
Oh we haven't introduced the majority of our characters yet? Rush through it to get to the Justice League! Oh we haven't established what these space cubes are? Rush through it to get to Justice League! Oh we need to resurrect Superman after stupidly killing him off in the last movie? Rush through it to get to Justice League! Alright, we've gotten…