Justice League: Movie Review
By: Matt Suzara
Following the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), the world is once again vulnerable to mass destruction, and it became more evident with the arrival of a powerful villain named Steppenwolf. To prevent this from happening, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) try to form a group of heroes to stop the onslaught. Soon, they manage to pull out a team consisting of Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) but is it enough to stop Steppenwolf's diabolical plan?
After the success of Wonder Woman, everyone's eye is looking at Justice League. However, the film is neglected and hated by many critics. I know that Marvel films is still sitting on top when it comes to superhero films, but it doesn't mean that DC is not trying their best to reach their tails. Justice League is a pretty decent superhero film, and it was entertaining from the start up to the two end credits you shouldn't miss.
The assemble of superheros is pretty sick but there is a little amount of time to introduce three of them. This makes Aqua Man, The Flash and Cyborg story lines to be rushed in order to get into that gigantic finale. That is one of the major flaws in this film, but they can still build that foundation following that strong entry from Wonder Woman earlier this year. We will also have a stand-alone entry for Aquaman next year.
Justice League is pretty much enjoyable throughout with a pinch of humor to lighten the mood at times. The visuals are slick as the fight scenes were just a candy to the eye, especially when you experience it on the massive IMAX screen. It just has that Zack Snyder touch that is simply close from recreating a Micheal Bay's montage of destruction in some of the scenes. I think it would be better if Director Patty Jenkins once again called the shots in this.
At the start, the selections of the cast were quite questionable, especially for the Flash and Cyborg but Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher both proved that they belong to this group. Jason Momoa was a beast playing Aquaman while Gal Gadot completely embraced the role of Wonder Woman. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were both great playing Batman and Superman respectively.
Overall, Justice League turns out to be a pretty decent and entertaining assemble of heroes joining forces in one film. With only two hours of run-time - they succeed in bringing in Justice to the League, and I can't simply wait for part 2.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars
Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
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