In Justice league Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented justice league of heroes–Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash–it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Note: The original director was Zack Snyder, who had to withdraw in the most tragic of circumstances, after his daughter killed herself. In stepped Joss Whedon, who is no slouch in the comic-book genre, having written and directed 2015’s Avengers and etc.
Justice League | Director – Zack Snyder | Cast – Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Henry Cavill
Rating – 43%.
That’s not great, as even if it’s above Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad (27% and 26%), it’s below Man of Steel’s 55% and miles behind Wonder Woman’s 92%. But it’s arguably more significant than either considering this is supposed to be the DC Extended Universe answer to Marvel’s The Avengers, a movie that scored a 92% and grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.
Justice League also serves as a tryout for upcoming stand-alone movies such as the eagerly anticipated Aquaman, in the same way Batman v Superman offered us a preview of Wonder Woman. She’s back with this gang in a take-charge role played nicely by Gal Gadot, but a mere shell of the energy in her own summer smash. Ben Affleck continues to walk through the Batman/Bruce Wayne gig, and Jeremy Irons again is along for the ride as Alfred.
Ray Fisher does what he can with the largely uninteresting Cyborg, and Ezra Miller comically shines as the Flash. Jason Momoa previews his Aquaman, but whether he can carry a summer blockbuster in this guise is not answered with this appearance, the toughest blend of all for the Justice League.