Justice League paves the path for DC’s road to redemption

Azuare Singleton-Moton, Staff Writer

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Justice League came out Nov. 17. In the wake of Superman’s (Henry Cavill) death, the people are still in mourning. Batman (Ben Affleck) reaches out to Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to put together a new team to face new, worsening threats. Together they gather The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). They all end up in a head to toe battle against Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the critic reviews average 5.3/10, while the audience reviewed the movie at 4.2/5.

Despite these inconsistent reviews, the movie stands to make a ton of cash. Forbes magazine recently projected that “Justice League is almost sure to clear $ 1 billion… in North America…on opening weekend.”

Perhaps the projection is justified. Overall, the movie is a big hit with audiences. The movie is very funny and did a better job than its predecessors.

One improvement is that there was less computer-generated imagery than in Batman vs Superman because director Joss Whedon cut it out. He took over for the original director, Zack Snyder, who previously directed Batman vs Superman. Less CGI allowed the villains and superheroes to look better.

The actors did a better job at embodying the characters. Each person owned their character. Flash (Miller) was useful in comic relief. At this stage, his character is very new, and this is his first real battle so he wasn’t perfect. The Flash helped get civilians out of the area of the battle and helped fight the Parademons but he did not fight the main villain Steppenwolf head on.

Superman (Cavill) did an amazing job capturing the cocky side of Superman versus the more serious side. During the fight scenes, there are a lot of slow motion movements where it shows Superman looking at the fist of the fighter or The Flash running around him. Superman fights like he knows they can’t touch him.

If I lived in this type of fantasy world, this story would be very believable to me. The story flowed and showed where DC could run with it in the future. The film makers use a lot of comic book references throughout the movie, which goes over well with the hardcore fans but also leaves room for another general audience to fall in love with the movie as well. For example, towards the end of the movie Cyborg gets hurt and when he comes back the filmmakers show his original armor.