Director : Zack Snyder
Producer(s) : Geoff Johns, Deborah Snyder, Charles Roven, Jon Berg
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams and Willem Dafoe
Genre : Sci-Fi/Action
Release Date : November 17, 2017
Awesome-O-Metre : 6.9/10
Revue of JUSTICE LEAGUE
Superman is dead and Gotham is descending into chaos. Batman realizes that he cant handle the situation alone, so he creates the Justice League comprising Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and The Aquaman to fight off an attack from Steppenwolf who is bent on a reign of fear and terror on earth.
I like that Justice League started with DC putting their best foot forward in the person of Wonder Woman. In recent times, she has been the bright spot in an otherwise lackluster film franchise and Wonder Woman getting the film going was a good idea and the scene where the Amazons were fending off an attack was uber cool and elicited applause in the cinema. However, the challenge for films that seek to introduce various characters is that they can go for long uneventful stretches and this lack of real action was the bane of this film. Other than the Amazon battle scene and the gangup of Steppenwolf, the action sequences were few and far in between.
Talking about Steppenwolf, I think he was quite an underwhelming villain. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that he is a precursor of some sort. I felt he lacked any real “villainy” and his role was like a John the Baptist come to set the path for the coming of another meaner and badder villain but apparently, he is all we were gonna get from this installment. Everyone in the cinema was expecting a wild crescendo with fireworks all over the place but all we got was sparkles and this left us feeling unsatisfied unfulfilled.
After the film, I saw a lot of people comparing Justice League (and DC in general) to Marvel’s films and I think it’s time we stopped with the comparisons because though these two Comic book giants are in competition, they are different in direction and perspective. Talking about perspective, I think it’s time DC ditched Zack Snyder but not because he has done a bad job but because we need a fresh direction to the DC universe.
Justice League wasn’t a fantastic film but it was better than Batman Vs Superman and it makes for good entertainment and is quite enjoyable. There were a few Easter eggs (look out for Green Lantern’s origins) and good character development. Oh, by the way, there is a small after credit scene in Justice League so just sit still for a while. Just don’t compare Justice League to Marvel (Thor) just go see it on its own merit and I assure you, you will get a kick out of it.
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