Impressive visuals can't compensate for a mostly bland story and cast.
Justice League is a clumsy basis for a franchise, but at least the announcement of a sequel no longer feels lile a threat.
When you grow a moustache and the studio has to remove money from the budget of every other scenes CGI so Superman has a nice clean lip. Oops - Everything about this looks and feels like a TV Pilot, full of weak writing and silly exposition dumps. Lacking the ambition of the previous films actually reaps small…
Audaciously pretending to contribute to the source material, Batman: The Killing Joke opens with an entirely unnecessary Batgirl X Batman Fanfiction serving as a prologue that is so clearly unsubtle I'm surprised Barbara didn't once utter the word "Daddy" while we panned away from needless animated Bat-sex. Boy problems and Bat-penetration is not what the comic needed, and the dialogue is painfully one note as every single person in the universe finds a way to exclusively discuss these things. Just…
There were some visceral reactions from the audience for this one - I could feel people kicking at a jump, my friends next to me constantly uneasy, people laughing with obvious discomfort escaping with every 'hah'. 10 Cloverfield Lane is intense, with a wickedly slow pace for horror built on suspense. Yet it still magically sails through a ton of story with ease, never feeling close to it's run time.
The performances of Goodman, Winstead and Gallagher (who I've been…