So why is the Rotten Tomatoes score wrong?
Rotten Tomatoes rated this 41%, which means the movie should outright suck. I know I didn't see it the first week, but then I saw the fans 15,000+ rated it 4.5 of 5.0 stars, so a complete disconnect. I think the film critics of Rotten Tomatoes look at it compared to a normal story line movie, compared to other movies in the Marvel universe, etc. While the fans just came as fans of the comic books or even the cartoon series of the Super Friends (Justice League based) of the 1970-80s. If you come looking for a serious, the story all makes sense, then yes you will be disappointed, but if you come with fresh eyes and from the comic book world, its spot on. The characters ARE supposed to be only heros and heroines with a passion for justice. It stands for the comic world we grew up on.
Did the critics get anything right?
I think the part they nail on the head is that Warner Brothers is shooting themselves in the foot by revealing most of the Justice League characters in the movie vs. the Marvel strategy of carefully building 1-2 movies per character and then combining them. It is a fool hardy strategy since now we may not get say a Flash movie or Aquaman single movie. I think what happened behind the scenes is that Warner felt like they were losing the race to Marvel Studios and wanted to match to Avengers right away. Personally, they should just copy the Marvel strategy of rolling movies out slowly and max the use of the characters.
Why do you think they lead with Wonder Woman on the front for ads?
What did you think of Flash?
What did you think of Superman?
Do you see people tiring of superhero movies?
No, not really. I mean all of us read these comic book stories as kids and would have loved to see these movies back in the 70s or even earlier. A good hero movie never gets old.
Did your art encompass any comic characters from DC?
Well, not exactly. One painting I did encompasses the world of the Matrix. I put in the moment that Morpheus presents the choice of the red or blue pill to continue down the rabbit hole. My story parallels the dual universes the movie lives in with the real life duality of the US-China relationship. On one hand you have the biggest trading partners in the world and underneath the surface you have a warm cyber war fought over patents being stolen, copied and profited on.