Justice League is the action-adventure superhero film based on the DC Comics and the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is one of the most awaited and highly anticipated movies of the year 2017. The film is directed by a very talented Zack Snyder, but the production of the film went through a crisis when Zack Snyder’s daughter tragically committed suicide, making him step away from the production. Then Joss Whedon came in, did some extensive reshoots and rewrites, and did some fine-tuning in his own style which he did in past for MCU’s Avengers(2012). The differences can be seen in the two different trailers of the film, the latest trailers and the one which came early last year.
The film follows the aftermath of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), where Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) is dead while fighting Doomsday and Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) with his total transformation towards Superman and the world in which where he stands and what he should do to inspire and protect the people of Earth from the upcoming threats. Batman, with this determination in mind along with Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), set out on a quest for putting together a team of individuals with special abilities. On this journey, Flash/ Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) join forces with Batman and Wonder Woman to battle against the Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his army of Parademons.
The plot of the film is not so convoluted, it is all about bringing the superheroes together to fight against the common enemy from another world who is threatening to destroy the planet Earth. The chemistry between all the lead characters established through the little conversations they have is just sheer fun to watch and convincing at the same time. The film is fast burning as it is just two hours long and they had a lot to show, which does not let the audience digest so many events which are happening in parallel, even there are some sequences which feel choppy and totally separate from the film. The villain was just the big CGI monster, with no heart, felt shallow all the time, and was no match for Justice League.
Actually the film is nostalgic to see the superhero characters coming together on the big screen from the animated series we had seen and the comic books we had read, altogether is a huge spectacle with really good action sequences, especially in IMAX 3D.
Verdict : Justice League is not a perfect film but cannot afford to miss this highly entertaining and spectacular film. Comic book fans will anyhow go to watch this.
Rating : 3.5/5