Review Justice League

After decades of patients and a few aborted projects, DC finally brought their team together for an intense showdown where 5 superheroes have to save the world against a terrible menace.

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Zack Snyder (“Watchmen”, “300”, “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”) is back at the reigns of a DC film and we get more of the same. He has an incredible eye for talent because his casting choices are perfect but his films, in the DC universe, lack vision and a steady hand. “Justice League” is a perfectly enjoyable movie with all the small Easter eggs for the fans, but in our day and age following the great “Dark Knight” trilogy of Nolan and many great Marvel movies (Disney and Fox)  we were expecting better from DC. More ambitious and less chaos. It certainly didn’t help that Joss Whedon had to take over from Zack Snyder, after a terrible personal tragedy, in the post-production stage, but still in comparison, the first “Avenger”(directed by… Joss Whedon) film was a well-crafted film.

Justice League” is still  an enjoyable film with some great jokes and a very well written Flash. The chemistry of the cast is one of the best redeemable parts of the film. Like we said the cast is excellent: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Amber Heard, Billy Crudup and J.K. Simmons.

There are two very well written after-credits scene’s in the film.

If DC learns from it mistakes and uses “ Justice League” as a stepping stone for something greater this film will have been a successful first step, but DC really needs to have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish with their films and hopefully it won’t be only money.

Stanley Berenboom

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *