JUSTICE LEAGUE – Review
A moody Caped Crusader, excessive rear shots of Wonder Woman and a welcoming return. ‘Justice League’ has certainly hit the theatres.
Attempting to make amends to a poorly criticised ‘Batman vs Superman’ Snyder jumped onto this project, hot and heavy ready to stylise and morph this into his vision. However, due to upsetting family circumstances the Directed left the project and was taken over by Joss Whedon (Who has previously worked on the Avenger projects).
So how does this long awaited film hold up? It’s… OK. It’s not terrible, it’s not fantastic – it’s simply… ‘OK’. And to be honest DC fans, I think that’s alright as the many hardcore DC followers should welcome this entry with open arms.
The Characters are good, but the storyline is slightly lacking and at times the humour is a little off putting. Yes, everyone wants the light hearted Marvel-esque comedic value to their superhero films. But are we forgetting what makes DC so great in the first place? It’s ability to cross the line and be the darkest of them all. It’s moody and intelligent. Not flamboyant and full of short gags like the many want it to be… And look what they have unfortunately attempted to turn the franchise into.
As a stand alone feature the film is ok for a short span. However the constant back and forward tends to become a little tedious as we don’t fully get the characters perspectives, rather they are just thrown in there for the sake of it.
What about the bad-guy?
Steppenwolf is probably the worst villain to roll with. He is plain, boring and full of bad CGI. What makes a great villain? Usually the believability of them either; existing or being so bad-ass that you almost want them to win. We have had many villains in the past that are so well written, so well portrayed throughout DC films that this one just seems to be a mediocre ripoff of the ‘Wonder Woman’ film released earlier this year. C’mon DC give us something better! Not just the same, please.
Wonder Woman once again takes full control, Aquaman’s character is made into something epic and Cyborg is a beast. Oh did I forget to mention the Flash? He’s quite entertaining for the most part.
All in all, the film has it’s highs and it has its lows. We are certainly nowhere near what DC is capable of achieving. Yet we are making baby steps in the right direction. Hopefully, just hopefully the next film will right the wrongs of many. Potentially time for a new director to take the reigns and produce something compelling.