I don't do reviews, but when I do it's usually because something is so great I'm just really compelled to give praise or on the other hand something is so baffling, like this movie. Something must be said, people must be warned. Something has to be done to stop those responsible and they have to be held accountable and tried for their crimes.
At this stage it doesn't seem right critiquing DC's tired efforts of pulling of a cinematic universe. It's like making fun of a kid that just keeps on falling down flat on his face, at this point one really has to sympathize. So many millions, so many eggs in one basket...Hey who's excited about Aquaman: The Movie? The execs at Warner Bros sure hope you do! Remember when movies had a heart at its core? When they made you feel emotionally invested in characters and the choices they made? You felt there was something at stake, something to be lost, a sense of thrill and danger? I don't think this is asking too much of our movies cause these are the bare minimum of what a film requires. However today that might be asking too much.
The ironic thing is, the Justice League cartoon, that used to air on Cartoon Network which was essentially aimed at children, met ALL of those requirements and so much more. The characters and world they inhabited were dealt with seriousness and explored in depth. So why does the movie supposedly aimed at adults treat the material so childishly, presenting the shallowest possible versions of the characters? With low brow humor like Flash asking Batman what his super power is, to which he responds "I'm rich." Sure it's cute and gets a chuckle, but interestingly enough something so juvenile wouldn't be found in the Justice League cartoon series, aimed at children.
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