Justice League Movie Review
So I saw Justice League on Thanksgiving with the fam and it’s not terrible but it’s also really not good. I will have a spoiler part and non-spoiler part.
Straight off the bat, Avengers was better than Justice League. Avengers had a better tone, better moments, and was more enjoyable.
The movie felt more like Age of Ultron in the kind of story but Age of Ultron still was more enjoyable and had more memorable moments
I know people ragged on BvS, and I agree a lot of that movie had some stupid things, like Lex Luthor’s character, MARTHA!, and plot holes that didn’t make sense or went no where like the Flash and that kind of dream sequence thing of confusion. However, BvS had more memorable moments than Justice League. I watched Justice League and I still can’t remember a memorable moment. At least in BvS, we got that great intro to Wonder Woman, MARTHA! (even if it was stupid it was memorable stupid), and Superman’s death.
People also rag on Suicide Squad and it did have a stupid plot with bad motivations but Suicide Squad had better more memorable characters. Suicide Squad you had Harley, Deadshot, Diablo, and Captain Boomerang, all of them are more memorable and had better lines than Justice League.
-Flash was good, without him in the film this movie might be worse than BvS. Funny, comic relief, just how Flash should be. However, kind of annoyed he ended up just being the run in and save people but not fight anyone guy.
-Wonder Woman was solid, solid story motivation. Someone on Tumblr told me they ruined Wonder Woman but they didn’t. They were mad that Wonder Woman couldn’t beat the big bad and Superman could, but that really isn’t a big deal. Superman is stronger than Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman is a more skilled and trained fighter.
-Batman, I’m not sure about. He doesn’t feel like he has the intelligence of Batman. He’s like “let’s use the cube to revive Superman” and I’m like “how do you even know that would work?”. Like I guess he feels guilty and wants it to work but he just didn’t seem like how Batman should be. Also I think he was missing the entire end fight, where the fuck did he go?
-Aquaman, what the fuck did they need Aquaman for? He never really used any of his water powers. Imagine Aquaman had Aqualad from Young Justice’s ability where he made aquaweapons, that would be cool and interesting to see. Right now he’s just triton dude who looks cool. What you saw from the commercials is really the extent of Aquaman in the movie.
-Cyborg, Solid support character, but tbh he felt like the “magical element in which the plot gets solved”. Anything that needed solving, Cyborg just did it. Also I know that he is part robot but he seems so lifeless and void of any memorable personality and character. We got a Booya at the end but it felt more like a forced booyah rather than a BOOYAH!
-Superman, now this is where they fucked up. The whole movie should be renames, Justice League: Let’s Revive Superman, He’ll Handle this Shit. Of course we all know how capable and great Superman is because he’s Superman but that’s also the problem with Superman, he’s always the answer. Need Flash to rescue people, nah Superman does it better (in movie). Need Wonder Woman/Aquaman to take on the major villain, nah Superman can solo him no problem. They spent so much of the movie trying to bring back/hope Superman can bail them out. I much rather them build on Cyborg or Aquaman.
Also the villain was pretty generic, I’m still kinda confused about his motivation. Also he had generic unexplained powers of “I’m the main villain, it’s tough to beat me.
The Random family defending their home was actually enjoyable
I can say BvS was a clusterfuck of a movie but it was a somewhat entertaining and fun clusterfuck.
I can say Suicide Squad had a stupid villain and bad plot but had some great memorable characters.
I didn’t get much from Justice League. There wasn’t really a standout moment that made me care. There wasn’t really a standout character I cared about by the end. Stuff kinda just happened is how I can describe the movie.
The movie I can compare this movie to is more like Thor 2. Not memorable, generic villain, nothing really happened. It’s not like it was bad like “I want my money back bad or I wasted my time bad” more like bad compared to a lot of other movies and not memorably bad.
If I had to score this it would be 3.5/10, the same way I felt about Thor 2, it was kinda just a movie that happened that I wouldn’t want to really see again even on TV. I do think this is a movie they can build from simply because they introduced new characters.