‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is proof DC should just stop making movies

I finally got around to seeing Thor: Ragnarok yesterday. What a great movie. It’s clear Marvel has won the motion picture battle. DC makes pretty decent TV shows, but the DC movies just aren’t translating very well to the big screen.

In fact, I didn’t have interest in even seeing Justice League before yesterday. Now after seeing something as superb as Thor: Ragnarok, a giant comic book movie with multiple characters, I don’t think I ever want to see it. Not in the theater, not on Blu-ray or DVD, or not even on Netflix.

I’ve already seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League looks to be the same movie, only with Sons of Anarchy Aquaman and a fake Flash.

Marvel knows how to lay down a solid foundation within its universe for building superhero movies. This foundation helps feed and connect one movie to another.

DC doesn’t have anything similar.

One of the powers Marvel has tapped into to its advantage is its humor. Thor: Ragnarok is no exception. Thor: Ragnarok is a very funny movie. It’s funnier than most comedies. I think Marvel has shown us that superhero movies are best when they’re peppered with quality humor.

The one character who seems to have been designated the comedic relief in Justice League is Flash. It annoys me that the character is being played by Ezra Miller.

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. The TV show Flash. The one true Flash.

I’m a big fan of the TV show The Flash. In my mind, Barry Allen aka The Flash is actor Grant Gustin, not Ezra Miller. If Flash wasn’t going to be played by Grant Gustin in Justice League, he shouldn’t have been included in the movie.

 

‘Justice League’ does really well with film critics

Justice League hits theaters today and it’s doing better with movie critics than studio executives had hoped. Movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is showing the movie at 38%, a phenomenal score for a movie like this.

The movie includes Sons of Anarchy Aquaman played by Jason Momoa and some guy as the Flash who is not the Flash. The Flash is in its fourth season on the CW and this guy playing Flash in the movie is not the Flash from the TV show.

That’s dumb because the guy on The Flash TV show is terrific. The Flash from the movie, not so much. He looks like a turd.

TV Flash played by Grant Gustin.

If you already have a guy playing Flash on TV who is pretty damn good at it, why not just have him play Flash in the movie?

Other than the Wonder Woman movie, most of the DC movies have been less than spectacular. It’s like they’re trying to compete with the first Fantastic Four movie and Jennifer Garner’s Elektra movie.

Did anyone over at Warner Bros. Pictures even see the newest Spider-Man movie? The bar has been raised. You can’t just make crap with a lot of CGI and expect moviegoers to flock to it.