I remain baffled at the low rating for this movie on RT. However, this puts the whole thing in perspective and shows why MOS' RT rating is complete bull shite.
Comparing it to other films does not put the "whole thing in perspective". Just because another film may have slipped through and received a higher rating, doesn't mean MoS should. 56% is being generous, IMHO.
Did you think Transformers was a great film? MoS was practically Transformers with a slightly
better story and shittier cinematography and special effects.
The film itself had potential to be spectacular, and I think the two main factors that made this movie borderline generic were: using only one writer and Snyder's directorial style. It was apparent by the story that it was the product of a one writer system. The story itself seemed as if it never made it past the first draft. At least one other credible writer should have been hired to polish the script.
Then there's Snyder and the cinematographer's godawful style. Despite the decent special effects, the cinematography itself looked amateurish. Considering the massive budget, why did it look like I was watching an independent film that was shot with a cheap $200 Wal-Mart camera? But I guess that's the price you pay when you hire a director who has only filmed live-action cartoons to shoot a live action film.
The entire film felt like a bad acid trip.