Justice League (2017) Film Review

Image Courtesy of DC Films

Image Courtesy of DC Films

By Spencer Schaffer

A childhood television favorite brought to life by one of the foremost and innovative cinematic forces in the industry today: Marvel’s Justice League (2017), directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and Ciarán Hinds (voice of Steppenwolf) was a powerful tour-de-force jam-packed with thrills, stunts, and that classic feel-good delivery of raw justice. The Flash was quick-witted with line after line of jokes, never slow to let them run right out of his fast moving lips. Aquaman proved to be a true force of nature, full of deliberate honesty with nothing fishy about his loyalty. Batman wasn’t hesitant to fly into action so that nothing caved in, and Superman was, well….quite super. Wonder Woman was a sexy badass entirely in her own right, protecting those around her in a truly wonderful manner. The only respectable aspect of the villain, Steppenwolf, was probably how dedicated he was to taking over the world. That’s about it.

The cinematography and special effects were spectacularly executed in the film and provided a solid base for the plot to take shape and develop. There was a never a doubt as to whether the impending battle would be visually convincing, and all of the minute intricacies in detail and expectation were adequately satisfied. Although some might claim that the villain was cheesy and the plot was weak, the other elements of the film made up for those hiccups in a superhuman way.

 

 

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