Justice League

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Justice League had some good moments they can build on, but there were some cringe worthy moments as well, but the different pacing a story is progress from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!!!

Rating: 3.5 Stars

What I Like:

-I like the fact that the pacing is a lot better than from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (BvS), I also like the story in keeping it simple by telling one storyline, and not so many subplots that leaves you confused, give credit to Joss Whedon for that
-I also enjoyed the lighter tone which actually makes it a lot better than its predecessors, gives it more life
-I really enjoyed seeing Batman, played by Ben Affleck and Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, on being the leaders of the Justice League, and playing crucial roles in saving the world and keeping their team together when there is conflict
-I also enjoyed the comic relief from Flash, played by Ezra Miller, which gives a completely different character dynamic from the rest of the heroes
-The action was good, but that is expected by Zach Snyder

The So So:

-They put more comedy into this film which leads to the brighter tone, and actually had some funny moments, but there was also some cringe worthy moments as well in their comedy which affected their dialogue in cases
-Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, was the one character that wasn’t really character developed well, with that said, I liked him in the role as the tech and intellectual person which gives another different dynamic for the team
-The villain Steppenwolf, played by Ciaran Hinds, looked pretty cool as a tall intimidating person that was greatly acted, however, after his intro, there wasn’t more depth to his character, his fight scenes looked mediocre, and it looked like he relied on the Parademons way too much to make him look like a great villain

What I Didn’t Like:

-The beginning where Batman made the decision to create the Justice League did seemed very rushed
-Some of the dialogue in this film made me roll my eyes, because it felt forced whether it’s for comedy or drama
-Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa (which I’m known for hating on the superhero, and hardcore fans will not like me for saying this) didn’t looked all that strong or menacing to me, he had attitude and was a brute force, but that’s about it, his scene in Atlantis looked rushed, and every fight scene with Steppenwolf he gets beat up by him, he relied a lot from the other heroes to fight the Parademons, he didn’t impress me in the film (the hate continues)

SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):

-One of the biggest plot point was the resurrection of Superman, I didn’t really liked how it happened by almost using the same technique of turning General Zod into Doomsday, but I liked the realization of why Superman was needed, and gives his character a necessity for being here on Earth and protect it, I liked the fact that Batman realizes it, and did what he needed to do to make that happen, it also made this version of Superman someone we are used to seeing in the past comic books and and shows with is a lighter side and true leader
-There were two deleted scenes in this which I enjoyed watching, the first one shows the classic scene of Flash and Superman starting a race, and the second scene premieres Deathstroke who meets with Lex Luther who escapes from prison, and showing what their plans are for the future films

Overall:

I thought this film is a lot better than BvS, by the simplicity of the story and lighter tone. It is not perfect, but it is progress. I may have to give credit to Joss Whedon for that progress. I do see potential in the future of the DC Extended Universe which I’m somewhat excited for, but they still have a long way to go before being compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Next year they will only have Aquaman (which I will probably hate, maybe), but the delays show that they are really serious in making good films for the sake of the franchise. That makes me hopeful, but I’m still somewhat skeptical. Unfortunately, Justice League killed the streak of comic book movies with great ratings (first one this year, darn you Zach Snyder), but I’m sure it will be successful commercially at the very least!!!

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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