Doing justice to the “Justice League”: A review ( with spoilers)


Quick! How many superheroes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

None, because it only takes a Flash! Get it?…Flash, as in The Flash? I — nevermind.

Okay, please pardon my questionable attempt at humor. This article is my attempt to do justice to…well…the “Justice League.”

I’ll start off by saying that I will do my best to cloak the mystery of the movie for those who have yet to enjoy it. But let’s be serious, here. This is a review. And it’s going to be darn near impossible to review a movie without giving something away. So, I will say this.

If you have not seen the movie and you wish to see the movie (which, by the way, if that is the case, you better hurry because it looks like they are getting ready to retire it very, very soon), and you just can’t stand for even the smallest minutia of a detail to be given away — don’t read this review. Just save yourself the upset of learning something you really didn’t want to know beforehand.

For those of you who truly could not give a rip, by all means, please continue.

Now, where were we? Ah, yes.

Seriously, though, just exactly how many superheroes can you cram onto one screen?

In this case, six, apparently.

Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg to be exact.

Our favorite superheroes have banded together to save the world from imminent destruction and it ain’t pretty. Especially, if you happen to be Steppenwolf or one of those nasty little nuisances known as parademons.

After witnessing that sparkling gem of a movie “Wonder Woman” during the summer season, I was hooked on the DC. When I heard they would be releasing another movie in November, well naturally I was ecstatic. I was also in France — which meant I would have to wait until my return home unless I wanted to suffer through French dubs through the whole movie, but I digress. Onward.

I have to say, although the movie was interesting, I was a bit less enthused than I had been with “Wonder Woman.”

This was supposed to be the superhero movie to end all superhero movies. The Justice League coming together to save the world. Should be pretty big stuff, right? Instead, it felt more surface and less intense. More about the cool things each character could do rather than an intriguing storyline.

In fact, we see more of fan-favorite Diana taking on the monster herself than her teammates. Of course, they lend a helping hand, but more so in the areas of distracting his parademons or going off to save the nearby humans.

However, we do see a dual effort in defeating the undefeatable by a certain kryptonite-allergic, arctic-air blowing superhero who just so happened be brought back to life by his friends. Somewhat against his will, I might add.

I will say a new favorite enters the scene in the form of The Flash. Justice League’s adorably lost rookie with a millennial slant. It takes a little on-site mentoring from his more experienced teammates, but once he starts to learn the ropes, he really takes off (pun, of course, intended).

Justice League
2017, via Vimeo

Overall, “Justice League” was mildly entertaining and did have some pretty great graphics. Perhaps DC is saving the “deeper stuff” for each character’s backstory, which we will see more of in the very near future.

“Aquaman” is next on DC’s release agenda and is scheduled for theaters in Dec. 2018.


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