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17th November
written by Adam

In light of the recent death of Superman (Henry Cavill) the fate of planet earth is being threatened by Steppenwolf (CiarĂ¡n Hinds), destroyer of worlds. Meanwhile, sensing the impending doom Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) assembles a league of extraordinary individuals including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash (Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller) in order to save the world. But what if they’re already too late? With Writing and Directing credits going to both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League is a bit of a breakfast scramble of comic ideals, sometimes irregularly blending the philosophies of these two cinematic titans, one with seriousness the other with levity. Serving the franchise as a whole, the film also doesn’t spend much time setting up three of its pivotal characters but instead leaves their stories open to exploration later; a quick aside, I’m told the bits of origin that the audience does get are a bit of a touchy subject of inaccuracy for hard core comic fans, but what’s new? In the meantime, the overall piece is still somehow assembled in a functional albeit clunky manner despite having had approximately an hour of footage exorcised from the film, impressive. Composer Danny Elfman also scores points in effectively gluing the film together in a consistent and inspired direction. Bottom line, while not on tippy top of the DC quality pile, it’s certainly stronger than a handful of fellow contestants, you’re in for a “fun enough” film that’s worthy of seeing on the big screen. Justice League is rated PG-13.

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