BEFORE I START THIS REVIEW LET ME SAY THIS: I’m fully aware of the situation with the Rotten Tomatoes scoring for this movie. While I do think it doesn’t deserve a rating tht low, it doesn’t mean I’m gonna be giving this a flawless 100%, so y’all DCEU fanboys gotta chill TF out.
With that said, here are my thoughts on Zack Snyder’s (and well, I guess Joss Whedon did some work too) Justice League:
On the positive side of things, I think the movie made a really great balance in setting its tone. Wasn’t as dark and gritty as Batman v Superman, and the humor didn’t feel overplayed. Really liked the character development given for Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, felt like they were really developing from their actions and the consequences of the previous movies. The way they introduced the three new heroes (Cyborg, Aquaman, and Flash) into the universe was done well too. Everyone had their own time to shine onscreen, and the interactions they had with each other were very fun to watch. The final battle, though it felt kinda short, was still a pretty badass movie moment tht kept me at the edge of my seat.
Now, let’s get to the negatives. I’ll start with saying that the first act of the movie (assembling the team) felt rushed, likely because they wanted to save act two for Superman’s return (NOT A SPOILER cuz honestly, you’d have to be stupid to not see that one coming). Movie’s pacing felt kinda off too. A lot of Snyder’s “pre-Whedon reshoot” scenes were left on the cutting room floor, so it kinda bums me out to know that his full vision for this movie wasn’t achieved. The CGI on Cyborg looked iffy too. Another flaw I’d like to point out is the main villain, Steppenwolf. I found absolutely NOTHING interesting about him, and his whole “Mother Box” conquest was just there so DC could set up Darkseid for the next JL movie.
In conclusion, Justice League is a fun, but flawed movie. But hey, even if the villain was weak and the numerous scenes cut out slightly ruined the flick, at least I can say that seeing all these heroes finally come together (haHA) on the big screen made me feel pretty good. Trust me, I say it’s worth the watch. #JusticeLeague #AllIn #Review