Alright, comic geeks! Today is the day that I’ll share my thoughts of 2017’s Justice League! I know what you’re thinking, “will he defend it or will he criticize it?” I will do both because every movie has it’s pros and cons but sometimes more pros weigh out the cons also vice versa. If you haven’t seen this movie, go watch it for yourself, and grasp your own thoughts on it. Now, let’s race to this review!
As Superman is dead and Steppenwolf is out looking for the mother boxes, Earth’s mightiest heroes must band together to save the world. The Batman is fueled with the restoration of his faith in humanity and inspiration by Superman’s selfless act, now he enlists a newfound ally by the name of Diana Prince to face a even greater enemy than Doomsday. Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, and Ciarán Hinds comes this epic superhero team up movie that we’ve all been waiting for.
Now, there’s tons of reasons people have looked poorly on ‘Justice League’. One of them would the fact of people hate on DC movies because of the unpopularity of the franchise. Most of these people are people that have never read or even touched a comic book. Another reason would be the fact that all the DC movies are based on the New 52. Everyone constantly compares them to the original line.
It’s like how Marvel fanboys say they’ve nailed every character in the cinematic universe by going off the original comics. Which they didn’t do because it’s based on the Ultimate Marvel series. Of course, both franchises are going well in they’re own way but I prefer the looming reality of superheroes coming together in our world than bringing us into there world.
It’s time for the pros and cons of ‘Justice League’. Let’s talk about the pros first. Now, where to start? Well, there’s Ezra Miller’s Flash; who I thought was the best Flash there’s ever been. Jason Momoa and Zack Snyder killed it with making Aquaman a total bad ass. Everything from his lines to his actions just make him the best fit for Aquaman. Also Ray Fisher’s portrayal of Cyborg was dead on perfect.
He really captured the sorrow of Victor Stone and the mighty intellect of Cyborg. Of course, Gal’s Wonder Woman is just as stunning and inspiring as usual. Batman’s new toys, suits, and lines are just way out there which I enjoy a tremendous amount of. I loved the visuals, the CGI I thought was good, and the cinematography was beautiful. The soundtrack seemed a little rough at times but overall it was perfect for the tone. And who can’t get Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL’s “Come Together” out of their head? I know I can’t.
Alright, it’s time for the cons. Now, I know I haven’t touched up much on Steppenwolf’s character and his evil plan. Here’s the reason why! It isn’t because he isn’t a great threat or villain, it’s because the lack of emotion and motivation for his master plan. Steppenwolf is just a calming before the storm. The real storm we’ve got wait for is Darkseid. I’ve gathered the feeling in the past three years that all the villains in comic book themed movies are normally terrible and lack something.
That something is a true fiery passion of evil. Now, a lot of people ask me what I thought of Batman vs Superman’s Doomsday but I’ll always say, “Doesn’t look like the comics, not bad for the big screen but this mute raging beast is exactly what he is and that’s where it counts.” I’ve enjoyed more of DC’s villains like Aries, Doomsday, Lex, Steppenwolf, and Zod more than Marvel’s villains. Don’t get me wrong there’s awesome ones from Marvel too but they’ve constantly been overshadowed by the main hero. As an example; look at Heath Ledger as the Joker, every time he was on screen he stole it. The Dark Knight won’t have been as grand as it was without Heath’s Joker overshadowing Bale’s Batman.
Now, I’ve came to my conclusion and final thoughts on ‘Justice League’. I’d give this grand slam of a comic book movie nine stars out of ten stars. It’s upbeat atmosphere, stunning visuals, and talented cast created what is to be known as one of the best movies of 2017 so far. If I were you, I’d give this awesome flick a chance, and see how you like it.
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