Justice League brings together a variety of Metahumans in order to save the world from an otherworldly threat.
After the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) sees the rise of crime and violence. Knowing that something big and bad is coming, he sets out to enlist the help of other super-humans, such as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gardot), The Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher). However, without Superman, they may not stand a chance against Steppenwolf and his drive to reunite the “mother” boxes, especially since it took the entire universe including the old gods to come together to imprison Steppenwolf and separate the boxes.
Following the flop of Batman vs Superman and the smash of Wonder Woman, Justice League brings together, critics were hoping for a movie more like Wonder Woman and were excited about Joss Whedon’s (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) role, taking over for Zach Snyder after his recent loss. Yet, the movie remains Zach’s vision, although viewers can see the influence of Joss in the snarky humor and “buddy” moments.
Sadly, while the movie has many great moments, it falls short of the Marvel superhero movie standard. The women’s outfits are skimpier and Wonder Woman’s assets are shown off in almost every scene. I couldn’t understand how she kept the long cascading curls out of her face. But there is also eye candy for the ladies—Jason Momoa is almost always shirtless with tight pants. (Look for his own movie coming in the future)
However, The Flash steals the movie with his humor and blunt honesty. Whether it’s his excitement about meeting and working with Batman or his short attention span comments, each time he’s on the screen, people take notice. His exuberance reminds me of the recent Spiderman: Homecoming movie.
Cyborg was very interesting and has a lot to explore, the character of Batman seems so tired. Is it Ben Affleck or the fact that he’s just a rich man with a grudge (unlike Tony Stark who is rich and sassy)? Maybe in the next movie, they can explore Batman being invisible, so that we can see more of the characters who thrill.
DC is getting wise with two after credit extra scenes, one funny and one hint for the future. They are also using more Easter Eggs in the movie such as a cameo by Marc McClure who played Jimmy in the original Superman movies.
All in all, fans of the series will enjoy the movie. At least it gives me hope that DC might get it right, someday.
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