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.
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.