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5. The Infamous Mustache
Now this is an obvious one, and some people might say, “oh come on, it’s not that bad.” I used to think that, too, but after watching the movie multiple times, it is a sight I cannot unsee. From the opening iPhone scene to when he threatens Batman, it is a glaring mistake from the studio. They could have delayed the movie a bit so that they can film a properly shaved Henry Cavill.
4. Stop with all the jokes, Flash!
I think all of us can agree that the Flash was handled poorly in this movie., from the goofy way he runs to the insane amount of forced jokes he shoots out of his mouth. We all love a funny character in a movie, and the Flash is funny... just not in the movie. 90 percent of his dialogue is forced one-liners or jokes. He almost never says anything of actual weight. He makes jokes even when he needs to go and help the other members of the Justice League during an end of the world situation. I love the flash, and I love DC, but I feel they just tried to force the fact that Barry is the funny one so much that it ended up being the opposite.
3. From Mean to Meh: The De-Evolution of Steppenwolf
The first time we were treated to the image of Steppenwolf in the DCEU was at the very end of Batman v Superman, with him almost being worshiped by Lex Luthor. He was this tall, scary, threatening, metallic, and mysterious villain that was hiding his face in a scary looking helmet, and in this very short scene, you could tell he would be a big threat and a giant challenge to the JL. Instead, he got replaced with a ridiculous looking old man in a helmet that does nothing remotely as threatening to what the character means to the DC Universe—he's Darkseid's Uncle for crying out loud. If this is how Steppenwolf was shown, I wonder what the hell they're going to do to Darkseid.
2. The Whole Joss Effect
Now I'm not one to speculate, but it's been going around for a while now that Zack Snyder has finished the entire movie. We've seen scenes in the trailer that were nowhere to be seen in the movie, and just recently, Snyder confirmed that Darkseid was planned to be in the movie by releasing several storyboards—and even an actual shot of Diana seeing a drawing of Darkseid himself. But due to unforeseen events, Zack Snyder had to leave, and in his place came Joss Whedon. All he had to do was finish some scenes, but someone at WB though, "Why don't you just make a whole other movie?" thus resulting in the Justice League movie we actually got. Filling the movie with unnecessary comedy, an ultimately unnecessary Russian family, and that's the key word, unnecessary, a lot of the things that were added and changed were unnecessary.
1. This whole movie was rushed.
OK, I don't know if a lot of people will agree with me, but I feel like this whole movie was rushed. They expected people watching the movie, who aren't familiar with comics, to care about Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash, heroes we haven't met in the movies yet. Instead of waiting until every character was introduced in their own solo movies, or even made a guest appearance in another movie long enough for us to invest some time with them, WB wanted to cash in on the success and hype train of The Avengers and decided to make Justice League, but they failed to see that the reason people loved those movies so much. People loved those movies because they were invested in the characters. They cared about them because they followed them through several movies before finally putting all of them into one movie together.