Right that’s how I feel about it.
But I dunno if the script was rushed like the other DC flicks, or if they just hired a hack. But that script was a problem apart from studio dictates. Big chunk of it was a luke warm rip off of the first Captain America. And there’s a bit in the middle where the 3 support character straight up take turns looking at the camera and explaining their backstory, motivations and feelings.
It was absolutely bizarre.
Completely different script credits for the next one, including Jenkins herself. So a bit of the problem might have been that she walked into a preset production to act as a technician. It’s not totally clear to me how much influence she really had on preproduction.
It was well shot, well edited, and generally well constructed. And the performances were all pretty great, especially given the material. Even Gadot who isn’t the strongest actress. All of which points to a director that’s engaged and talented enough to do much better given the opportunity. So I think this next one could be genuinely good.
I still haven’t really seen anything from DC to make me pay attention. I’m cautiously optimistic about this next Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad. DC’s whole thing is all jacked up but I really like Gunn’s work.