Justice League finally arrives after much anticipation, controversy and drama. Directed once again by Zack Snyder; overseen by the notorious Joss Whedon due to Snyder's tragic departure from the project. As the world morns superman's death earth is flagged for a apocalyptic alien invasion. Chief villain Steppenwolf on the hunt for the world destroying mother boxes, Batman, along with the help of Wonder Woman, must assemble a team of unlikely heroes to save humanity itself.
Unite for DC's awaited dawn of justice. Snyder and Whedon join forces in an attempt to shake up DC's dull and unconvincing formula. A vivid colour template, a roster of fabulously fresh characters: 2017 sees a coming of age for the Batman led franchise.
Justice League thrives in being something other DC contenders failed to do - a fantastically fun, comic book adventure. It goes without saying Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad breach no imagination and bog themselves down in a swamp of wooden scripting, painful pacing and horrendously boring storytelling. Justice League however, promises a new age of heroes and (with a helping hand) Snyder finally delivers.
Though it's mostly rushed and feels as if missing chunks of scenes and dialog are floating about the ether, it's a far better job done than before. Something quite magical about this unlikely team, is their gift of exciting abilities and contrasting personalities to sink your teeth into. The ensemble of excellent actors benefit from a smaller team as Justice League magnifies each hero rather than an avengers line up bursting out its seams.
Snyder's tour de force of stars zap, zoom and kapow in perfect symphony. Flavourful dialog captures the charm and unity as their worlds collide - vividly lifting these heroes from print to picture. Their own spin on the character adds colourful personality to DC's previous one note heroes; whether it's comic book accurate or not, it builds a unique league worth investing in.
As expected, Gal Gadot steals the show as Wonder Woman and seems to still be learning about the world and how human relationships work: it's an enjoyable shift to see her modern day self hot off the heals of Wonder Woman. Though Wonder Woman is the frontrunner, (personal influence has been noted), Snyder balances the team offering an evenly spread look at each hero. Ezra Miller's Flash is a sweet spot and Jason Momoa's Aquaman promises great things - along with Ben Affleck who outlines his authority as Batman and how good he is playing both the caped crusader and the man behind the mask.
It suffers primarily from a B-movie storyline followed by a C even D-movie villain. Both are serviceable but lack focus and prove that although DC are on the rise they still have some learning to do. Their past mistakes and disappointments should not been seen as a place to dwell but only a way of building themselves up to the top.
It's not perfect but it's good, very good in fact and sets up even more exciting things to come. Snyder brings colourful cinematography yet still captures the dark, brooding mood of Gotham. Whedon's lighter approach is noticeable and gives Snyder the boost he needs to ultimately win the heart of fans. Justice League offers an exciting look at newer crowd pleasing heroes and finally pieces the DCEU together.
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