Apparently American filmmaker John Landis is pretty much over Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. But he does like Wonder Woman. Seems the differences between the two couldn’t be more stark (heh heh) as wonder Woman is more personal in nature versus, say, Avengers 2, which typically climaxes into CGI-rendered wholesale obliteration of cities for set pieces.
During an interview with entertainment.ie, Landis did not mince words in regard to what he thinks about the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. His main gripe of the franchise? He thinks that Marvel movies just always recycle the same city-saving climactic scenes over and over again:
“I’m just… truthfully, I’m bored shitless with the Marvel Universe now. All the superhero movies tend to be interchangeable, you always have these mass destruction of cities and huge computer-generated extravaganzas to the point where you could take a reel from any of the Marvel superhero movies and put it any of the others and nobody would notice. They’re very well-made, it’s just they’re the same thing over and over again. But, I don’t know, people are showing up. One of the reasons Wonder Woman has been received so well by the critics is that it doesn’t destroy cities! (laughs) Even the superhero stuff is on a very human scale, it’s the gods! We’re not seeing skyscrapers tumbling! (laughs).”
My take: he’s probably right, but Wonder Woman still sucks. She’s a weak character with nothing but a lasso and a pair of armguards. At least Batman, a mere mortal has what? Brains AND brawn? And Wonder Woman has neither. Just because Hack Snyder makes terrible movies is no reason to fete Patty Jenkins into superhype.