“Justice League” Is A Hit And A Miss

“Justice League” is the fifth movie in the DC extended universe, with pre-production directed by Zack Snyder and post-production directed by Joss Whedon.

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act from the previous movie, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Bruce Wayne enlists his new ally Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman, to face an even greater threat. Together, they work quickly to recruit a league of heroes to stand against this newly awakened enemy.

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“Justice League” has many great things going for it, mainly the chemistry in scenes between league members such as Batman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman, as well as the exciting action scenes. Actors Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman steal the show. Gadot is just as great as she was in the recent debut “Wonder Woman” movie, which, according to Forbes, is now “the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all time.”

Aquaman is fun to watch in his action scenes, plus Ben Affleck does a better Batman performance than in the previous movie. This movie also provides some background on the origin stories of characters like Cyborg .There are, however, problems with this movie, mainly with the plot and some important scenes that were cut out. A lack of smooth transitions causes the movie’s story to feel uneven. As a result of these shortcomings, the movie’s box office success went below expectations.

This isn’t the first time the studio executives at Warner Brothers interfered with their movies. Back in 1997, the movie “Batman & Robin” was released and because of studio interference, the movie was a box office failure. The point is that the problem with DCEU is mainly the executives.

Despite the problems with “Justice League,” this movie does still feel like a good time. It’s an entertaining movie with some issues, but I would recommend it for anyone. Hopefully after this movie, Warner Brothers can take this cinematic universe in a new direction.

By: Millard Whatley '20

Millard is a Digital Media Informatics student. He will graduate in the year 2020.

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