Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Director: Zack Snyder
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Superhero | 2017
I was so excited when I got pre-screen tickets to see Justice League, I made sure to get there like 2 ½ hours early. We got the best seats in the theater! Here’s my thoughts:
Wonder Woman killed it on screen, Gal Gadot was awesome (I may be a little bias?). Since we’ve already been blessed with the Wonder Woman stand alone movie, there isn’t much back story that they had to feed into Justice League, which is good. They tried to throw some romance in there, but it didn’t work.
Batfleck was Batfleck - I felt like he did a better job in Batman vs Superman.
The Flash (Ezra Miller) was fantastic - completely like Tom Holland in Spiderman: Homecoming, he brought the comedy to the screen with the teenager/young man tendencies and nerd-life/fanboy characteristics. Definitely my favorite character aside from Wonder Woman and I’d love to see more of him. The built this character up the most in the story.
Cyborg (Ray Fisher) really added to the story. There was just enough backstory to keep us informed, but not enough to find myself attached to the character.
Aquaman (Jason Momoa) had the least amount of character building possible. I assume this is because of the upcoming stand alone movie he has in the next year or so, but it was literally not there at all. Kind of like what they did to Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, no information at all… she just kind of showed up.
The villain. Eh. He didn’t really do much for me. It was like a seek and find for him and then epic battles between him and the Gods and him and the league. The history behind him was interesting, just felt like they didn’t explain it at an opportune time. Half the team knew what his plan was ahead of time, while the others had to figure it out.
I did like how they incorporated Superman back into the mix. However, it was hot and cold and that change happened literally in a matter of a couple minutes. First he’s pissed off and not knowing who he was, then almost immediately he sees Lois (Amy Adams) and remembers. There was no incline to this, just a snap of the fingers.
Also, the gathering of the team… it felt a bit rushed. Yes Batfleck and Diana found the people and “convinced them” but Cyborg and Aquaman said NO and then changed their minds and just randomly showed up in the middle of the fight. Rushed. The only one I found awesome was the Flash. “Stop right there… I’m in. I need friends.”
Overall, I felt like the story was a bit rushed, and I’m not typically one to complain about a movie not having enough content. Usually after 2 hours I’m done. This one had enough excitement to keep me watching and not realizing how long I had been sitting there, but I would have hoped for a better build up of the new characters. Just like in Batman vs. Superman, I thought the end fight scene just kind ended. It was epic, epic, epic… and then over. Not sure if anyone else felt this way. I definitely still liked the film though. Liked It from me. (4/5)
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