If you don’t already know, Justice League is now showing in a cinema near you and, if you’re like me, you’ve already booked those midnight screening tickets to catch one of the biggest and most hyped movies to close the year with. Suicide Squad was a big disappointment and while Wonder Woman single-handedly “saved” the sinking DC ship, Justice League is hoping to replicate the same Amazonian magic. Was it worth the hype? Read on to see our spoiler free review!
Without saying too much, I think that while the previous Wonder Woman steered DC in the right direction, Justice League definitely follows the lead set by Gal Gadot but rather sloppily. It’s got dashes of humor here and there and it was nice to see the film make the audience chuckle during some comedic moments, which is a great departure from the typical DC style but overall, the film still suffers from being just that, a DC superhero film, and unfortunately history does not tell a pretty tale. Don’t get me wrong, the film has some rather great moments, especially during scenes where the cast actually gets to be heroes and lay the smackdown on the bad guys. The fight scenes were pretty exciting, save for one which I won’t get started on, but all in all there was enough action to excite the crowd.
Being the first film where Aquaman, Cyborg, and Flash make the main cast list, character development was a bit weak and understandably so, with each scene jumping from one setting to the other rather hurriedly that it would even make the Flash dizzy. Speaking of the Flash, it may be an unpopular opinion but I personally liked Ezra Miller’s portrayal of Barry Allen and while it is a waaaay different BA than from the TV series, I thought it was the duo of Miller and Gadot that gave the team the character and life it badly needed.
Majority could consider Justice League to be a must watch, if only to see how it all plays out in the end. It’s not a disaster like Suicide Squad was, and goes notches higher than Batman v Superman but then again it has a ways to go to catch up to the trail that Wonder Woman blazed. Justice League points the DC universe in the right path and sets us up for something that is exciting to see unfold eventually, so take my word for it and please stay for the post credit scenes! Don’t bother seeing it in 3D, but it was admittedly fun in IMAX because of a lot of Gal Gadot action!
Justice League is showing in cinemas nationwide, brought to us by Warner Bros. Pictures!