Having watched Justice League, I can say this – it does NOT deserve to be rated about the same as The Room, on Rotten Tomatoes. For all its troubled production issues, last-minute reshoots, director changes, and the enormous 300 million dollar budget, it’s a damn entertaining movie! If you want to have a good time at the movies, don’t miss it.
So what follows is, depending on your perspective, a somewhat critical deconstruction, or an autopsy, of yet another divisive movie. And yes, there WILL be spoilers.
The Justice League:
One thing this movie nailed, was the team dynamics. Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and for the latter portion of the movie, Superman, do play off of each other, with constant banter, and bickering, so much so, that it becomes a character in and of itself. While they do argue, and quarrel amongst themselves, for a few scenes, they do manage to stick together, and this lends to the League. And no matter what anyone says, when they’re fighting Steppenwolf, they are the Justice League we have known, and remembered, from our childhoods. They are the Justice League, as they should be.
The new characters:
Having already been introduced to half of the Justice League, in last year’s Batman v Superman, the makers were left with the introduction of the remaining three, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. And did they pull it off? Thankfully, yes. Yes they did. Flash is a bubbly, socially awkward teen, Cyborg’s another mopey, stoic teen, and Aquaman is basically a jock. But they are each, so convincing in their roles, that you can’t help but love their characters, and personalities.