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Justice League (2017)

Justice League (2017)


Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot
Jason Momoa
Ray Fisher
Henry Cavill

Directed by Zack Snyder

There is a lot wrong with this movie and at times boring is one of it. Invaded by a weak plot and CGI effects which could have been better (Superman’s reshoot scene and some Cyborg scenes), Justice League comes together as a weak response to Marvel’s Avengers.

Did I enjoy the movie?
A little bit.

Unlike Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok (2017) which happens to be competing for the same attention as DC’s Justice League, Ragnarok had enough excitement happening that you are more entertained to even notice plot holes.
Justice League’s downside can be noticed when the leads start to converse, it is dull, unlike that of Marvel movies. They are points in the movie where you wish they get over with the really wasteful dialogue and get on with the resurrection of Superman and go save the world.

Does the movie play up to the hype needed for the representation of Justice League, hell no.

Justice League is the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe and it continues very much from where Batman v Superman (2016) stops. We are witnessing the effects of the death of Superman to the world. His presence was like a lighthouse warning many (including aliens) that they should avoid earth. Now that he is gone, an evil villain is brought back to continue from where he stopped at world domination some thousands of years back.

The lead villain in this movie is Steppenwolf. Thousands of years ago he tried to conquer and remake Earth through the combined energies of the Mother Boxes. His plan back then was foiled by the combined forces of the Olympian Gods, Amazons, Atlanteans, humans, and Green Lanterns. They overcame Steppenwolf and separated the Boxes and kept them apart.

Now Steppenwolf is putting the boxes together picking the one at the Amazons and the Atlanteans, he was now going after the one with the humans.
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) has decided to collate the best of the best to stop this raging force. He got Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Barry Allen/Flash (Ezra Miller) and Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Together though, they were not a match to hold back Steppenwolf so they decided to bring back to life the one person they believe will tip the balance in their favour.

They resurrected Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill) and the Justice League was formed and they went on the journey to save the world.

The movie’s plot is no deeper than what is written above and there is no special twist. Watch out for the Superman’s resurrection scenes at least in the whole movie that was a portion that really got me excited and in the end you will get the feeling I had when the movie was over, this could have been done better.

I cannot say go watch this movie with all the conviction I had when I said go watch Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Now with Disney’s Coco coming out in the second week of Justice League, I guess Justice League has its work cut out for it in recouping its budget and making a profit something I believe it will succeed in doing in the end.


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