Surely Batman Returns is one of the few (the only?) superhero sequels that handles multiple villains well.
Surely Batman Returns is one of the few (the only?) superhero sequels with multiple villains that handles it well.
That was about the only one from the Burton/Schumacher era that got the balance right between Batman and the villains, but it's hardly surprising when you consider that one of the "villain" actors was paid more than the Batman one for each of the other three, while two of them demanded - and got - top billing.Surely Batman Returns is one of the few (the only?) superhero sequels that handles multiple villains well.
Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are films that do multiple villains well.
I haven't seen this yet (realistically, I'm unlikely to unless/until it's available on one of my existing services at no extra charge) but the comic book/superhero genre is getting ridiculous for padding out films 30-45 minutes longer than they need to be.A 2 and a half hour runtime was terribly unnecessary.
So, so bad. From start to finish, it lags and lacks suspense, any real drama, heart, or even a decent set piece. The "plot device," which 'moves' the film, is exceptionally dumb, and the way exposition is added to this device throughout is capital 'B' Bad Screenwriting. Everyone was on a different plane of acting, leaving Gadot lost and wooden in a sea of uneven performances around her. It pulls off the difficult trick of feeling like a Blank Check Movie signed off by the studio and Made By Committee, where a dozen opinions coalesced into this one, unimaginative, generic superhero movie.