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“Justice League” Review: Amazing Action Sequences Save an Okay Story

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017) Review
Directed by Zack Snyder

The dream team. Following the success of Marvel’s cinematic universe, DC’s answer to that came a bit late but that’s not stopping Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman to team up for one of the biggest superhero movies today.

From Man of Steel, to a disastrous Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad to their most acclaimed entry in their cinematic universe, Wonder Woman, Justice League is in between their best and worst offerings. It’s an okay and forgettable film that is more Snyder than Whedon.

It’s disappointing that after an inspiring story of Wonder Woman, we return to a generic but okay film in Justice League. There are some exciting sequences most especially the action sequence featuring the amazons of Themyscira, which is breathtaking.

But then again, we go to the story, we follow the story. Justice League follows a certain formula that is tiring and uninspiring. We are introduced to exciting characters like The Flash and Aquaman and yet it doesn’t seem to feel all that exhilarating.

Given that this is a superhero film, the action is what matters the most, visually. But we also want to have something warm, something that would make us angry, pained, something that would make us feel something for these characters because even if they are fictitious ones, we still project them as persons, as people with feelings, with difficulties. But everything felt forced. Yes, you would enjoy some of it, but as a whole, Justice League falls short on substance, on what saving the world really means.

16 Justice League

3 OUT OF 5 STARS

3 stars

“Justice League” is now showing in cinemas nationwide in 2D, 3D, 4D and IMAX 3D from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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