We finally have the Justice League movie we’ve been waiting all our childhood for. DC has tried really, really hard and this is the end result. The movie is enjoyable, I’ll say that much. The big secret was the Superman part, but nobody really thought they could make JLA without him. He’s part of the Holy Trinity after all.
Batman is the driving force behind this, and Ben Affleck is very good as the unlikeable leader and amazing as Bruce Wayne. As Batman, however, he’s a little bit clunky. Bruce was always meant to be older, serious and bulky. The suit, on the other hand, was supposed to make him sleek and lean, which doesn’t happen.
The joy is brought by both Wonder Woman and The Flash. She’s gorgeous and good, he’s the happy kid, bringing by himself the entire comic relief of the story. Aquaman has a scene like this too, but you can’t really make fun of Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo forever!).
The last team mate is Cyborg – cute, yet grumpy, I don’t see a stand-alone movie for him coming any time soon, and that’s really too bad for Ray Fisher.
The next movie is going to be Aquaman, which is good as I didn’t have enough of Amber Heard as Mera (not Queen Mera yet). And Gal Gadot is set to star in the next Wonder Woman. Batman, however, is a big question mark.
What I would really like to see is a new Superman, I think Henry Cavill didn’t get the proper start with the first one. The good thing is that movie gave us is Amy Adams as Lois Lane, here the bring you the much needed humanity of the story.
The worst part about the film is the villain – Steppenwolf – he’s just sooo cheap-looking. If you get past him and some of the places where the battles take place, you can enjoy the better parts of the movie: the good guys, the group of outsiders becoming friends, the need to do better and save the world, which is the soul of the original Justice League. Enjoy! (End-credits spoiled below)
If you wait for the end-credits scene, you’ll find out that Lex Luthor has escaped prison, is still very rich and is starting his own league: The Injustice League (yes, that’s its actual name). The fun part is we get to see the first recruit: Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, looking remarkably similar to the CW one. Here’s to a better villain than Steppenwolf!