Review: Justice League Is An Entertaining Team Up Movie

I was so hyped for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when it came out, but I left the cinema in disappointment.

The movie was slow and boring and lacked any type of exciting action that a blockbuster movie should have. Thankfully, Justice League is a much better film that has lots of exciting action sequences and likeable characters.

The thing that makes this movie so great are the main heroes. Wonder Woman and Batman get the most screentime but they make good role models for the newest members of the team.

Aquaman and The Flash are the funniest people of the movie as they have the best one liners. Cyborg also plays an important role in the film. Everyone shares screentime so it's not just a movie dominated by Batman.

I also like the fact that this movie had action sequences throughout.

I remember being bored stiff watching Batman v Superman as the action didn't start until the 90 minute mark. Justice League doesn't leave all the action until the end which is how a movie like this should be like.

I don't want to spoil too much about the story, but it's the usual comic book style plot. Steppenwolf invades Earth with his army of Parademons wanting to conquer it.

Sure it's cliche, but many other comic book movies have a similar storyline and still get good reviews. Not every movie can be The Dark Knight which is still the best comic book film of all time in my opinion.

The movie also doesn't spend too much time recruiting the members of the team.

I thought the pace of the movie was spot on as there weren't too many redundant scenes. Unlike Batman v Superman, you don't have to wade through lots of useless dream sequences or anything like that.

I don't want to spoil anything about Superman, but I was glad with the scenes he was in.

He has far more screentime than Luke Skywalker did in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fans of the character are sure to be happy with what Henry Cavill does.

The music wasn't as good as the material done by Hans Zimmer, but it was still cool to hear Danny Elfman pay homage to past themes.

He chucked in audio cues from John Williams' Superman theme as well as his own Batman theme from 1989.

The only flaw I can say is that the final battle still looks like a CGI mess. I did not like the use of the red sky as it just doesn't look all that appealing.

Yes I understand it's supposed to be a visual metaphor of Hell, but it just wasn't pleasing to the eye. Other than that, I enjoyed the majority of the film.

It's worth mentioning that there are two post credit scenes. One is in the middle, while one is at the end.

You will want to watch them because they are worth it. DC fans will be happy with the scenes that have been added here.

Overall, Justice League is a fun blockbuster movie that will please both die hard fans and movie goers alike. It has a lighter tone than Batman v Superman and has far more action.

I actually preferred this movie than Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It's not as good as The Dark Knight trilogy, but it was far better than I expected it to be.



Verdict: 4/5 stars

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