Last weekend, I decided to go and watch “Justice League,” which came out on the 17th of November. It stars Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. It is directed by Zack Snyder and written by Joss Whedon and Chris Terrio.
The movie starts off with items calling mother boxes activating and an alien military officer named Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) is find them to reshape the earth while commanding an army of parademons. So, Bruce Wayne (Affleck) and Diana (Gadot) are trying to rustle up a team of other superheroes, Aquaman (Momoa), The Flash (Miller) and Cyborg (Fisher). While all this is happening, the world is still reeling and recovering from the death of Superman.
Now, I thought this movie was good. Not “Wonder Woman” good, but good. The characters are on point, the plot is pretty good, and the characters are also acting like they are supposed to be. The humor and the banters between the teammates feel natural, not stiff and bland. It also focuses on the struggles of each character; Barry wanted to be part of something, Victor trying to find what is his identity as Cyborg, Bruce’s guilt, Arthur not wanting the extra responsibility as a Atlantean and Diana shutting down from the rest of the world. The fight scenes were great and the background music was wonderful since they also brought in the old animated series themes from the 90’s cartoon series.
The film does have its flaws. It has Snyder’s drastic use of visual effects, which were sometimes painfully obvious. There were times you can tell the Whedon humor comes in, but it was very little. There seemed to be moments between Diana and Bruce, which didn’t seem necessary. The villain, Steppenwolf, wasn’t so great, he felt like a weak villain to use. Also, they cut out a lot of stuff that they showed in the trailers. They changed some stuff from the comics, which are source materials! I will not say which are the ones, but if they are any comic book nerds reading this, you will know what I mean.
I know this movie got so much flak because of the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which I thought wasn’t so great and was kinda confusing. Because of rumors of actors leaving, reshoots, Snyder and Whedon’s names on the credits, this movie was nearly blacklisted before it even started. But seriously, give this film a chance. Because there are other projects that are being shelved due to the criticism of this film. Don’t compare DCEU to Marvel, they are different companies, with different subjects. So stop complaining.
All in all, I liked this film. Yes, they were flaws, but not too much. I believe they have redeemed themselves from the plot-hole mess of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” I believe you should give this film a chance.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.