The Reel Review
This follow-up to last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has Batman enlisting the aid of Wonder Woman to assemble a team of superheroes to battle the latest in DC Comics’ lineup of world-destroying villains, Steppenwolf.
The few pros: Gal Gadot’s charismatic Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller’s comic relief as The Flash. The many cons: an exceptionally weak, directionless and formulaic story; over-reliance on underwhelming and at times, surprisingly fake looking CGI; a listless, phoned-in performance from Ben Affleck as Batman; and a complete lack of character development for the rest of its lengthy all-star cast.
The movie feels rushed to the big screen to satisfy superfans in the wake of this summer’s vastly superior and charming Wonder Woman. They deserve way better than this forgettable, humorless mashup.