LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2017 – DC Comics latest film, Justice League flew into theaters nationwide over the weekend, but it hardly stands up compared to ‘Batman v. Superman.’
The action-packed, superhero driven film features the standard superhero and villain dynamic. Villains are here to destroy, heroes are here to fight back for those who can’t. Wonder Woman takes a more key role instead of playing backup in the previous Batman and Superman driven movie.
The story is a mix of plot noise, dizzying visual effects, and weird digital bugs. However, every few scenes offer a glimmer of life. Superman (Henry Cavill) last appearance led to his death, leaving many wondering what was really going on.
The answer is now clear.
Justice League The Story
Before Superman can get to work, the league needs to come together. Sensing trouble on the horizon, Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) takes the lead, providing the cool toys, sweet rides and the trusty butler Alfred (Jeremy Irons).
Batman works at convincing Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who leads him to stumble around like a teenager in love. Affleck succeeds at giving a character depth, as seen in ‘Gone Girl’, but he is still unable to do that with the Batman, and for now his version of the caped crusader is still not working.
However, “Justice League” is about solidarity rather than flying and soaring solo, so the movie spends considerable time piecing together its newest parts: the Flash, a.k.a. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), a science experiment gone wrong; Aquaman, a.k.a. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), an underwater tough guy, who is attempting to hide from the world that does not accept him; and Cyborg, a.k.a. Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), a machine man built from metal and serious attitude.
Once the league assembles, Justice League finds its groove and settles into a rhythm. Batman makes the decision that everyone else refuses to agree on. Wonder Woman gets her smiles and punches in. The Flash delivers his jokes while acting like the team fanboy with a touch of uncertainty.
Aquaman delivers you the cold truth and comedy at the same time. When Aquaman chugs a bottle of booze before plunging into an angry sea, the movie hits the comic-book sweet spot, between comedy and seriousness. Cyborg doesn’t play a large part, partially because of his history and his fight between accepting who he is and whether or not he should help the Justice League.
Justice League history
‘Justice League’ was written by Chris Terrio and former Marvel genius director Joss Whedon. While the film does not have its proper footing or its depth in characters as Marvel’s, it has justice, action, and banter.
It’s a good start at introducing the characters of the DC Extended Universe.