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justiceleagueThe one word that comes to mind regarding the newest DC superhero film,“Justice League” is “cheesy.” The film is filled with inauthentic one-liners that tend to cheapen the plot of the story. Following the (SPOILER ALERT) death of
Superman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Batman and Wonder Woman,
(Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot) band together a team of potential heroes in order to save the world from what could be described as a knock-off Pandora’s box.

Directed by Zack Snyder, “Justice League” has effectively doomed Warner Bros.’ DC franchise after introducing new, underdeveloped characters such as Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The movie tried, and failed, to stray from the traditional solo superhero movie by introducing a ‘team’ of individuals that
stereotypically come together to fight a single villain and, despite the odds, always win. Written by Chris Terrio, popularly known for “Argo,” and Joss Whedon, famous for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and even Marvel’s “The Avengers,” the film simply displays a franchise that is still trying to compete with the Marvel universe and failing miserably. Five
movies in, the DC franchise is still testing the waters with new characters, and it’s not working.

In any action movie,  viewers can count on a plethora of special effects, but in
“Justice League,” they were entirely mediocre. The CGI was unrealistic and took away from the seriousness of what Terrio and Whedon were trying to convey in the story.

I would like to see a superhero movie in the future with fewer sappy origin stories and be introduced to more creative characters that are driven to help citizens without being traumatized by bats, or struck by lightning or swims with the fishes.

I had hoped to see a more developed plot and an emphasis on minor
characters such as Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane. Overall, the movie is a shaky
stepping stone for future DC movies.




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