Justice League wows audience


Wonder Woman’s significance blew away the box office. (photo courtesy of Warner Brothers)

Bella Savarese, Staff writer

    Packed full of action, comedy and romance, Justice League has something for every superhero fan, and is definitely a success for DC among recent failures.  

    Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), an enemy too powerful for Batman or Wonder Woman to defeat emerges, so Batman and Wonder Woman form a group of superhumans. As Batman and Wonder Woman track down the members of the Justice League, viewers get to know the characters. While each member faces problems such as lack of confidence, fear and stubbornness, the group eventually comes together to defeat a common enemy.       

    With great performances from Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ray Fisher (Cyborg), the casting in this movie is amazing.

    Ezra Miller perfectly portrays the troubled loner who just wants to be a part of something. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot reclaim their past roles with grace. Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher bring the perfect amount of sarcasm and angst to the group through their characters.      

      Though not necessary, knowledge from DC’s summer blockbuster Wonder Woman would be helpful in understanding some of the dialogue. At the very least, viewers watching would benefit from researching Wonder Woman’s backstory, as it is referenced a few times throughout the movie.

    Watching, or at least knowing the ending of Batman vs. Superman is essential to understanding the plot of Justice League.The backstories of the other characters are covered enough for any viewer to understand, but reading up certainly would not hurt.

    The cinematography helps viewers grasp the tone of the movie, as well as each individual’s powers. Gotham City is commonly seen as a dark and crime ridden place, and this movie is no exception. With sharp camera angles and a dark color pallet, the mood is perfectly portrayed. The other settings like Wonder Woman’s home,Themyscira, captures the beauty of the island while still keeping the dark tone of the movie.

    The best detail was the slow motion action scenes. In some action movies the fight scenes are so fast it is difficult for viewers to grasp what is happening, but Justice League avoids that by making some of the shots during a fight scene in slow  motion. This way, viewers get a better understanding of what exactly is going on. This also helps viewers to see the powers of the superheroes in action, especially with the Flash.

    While there is some violence, in the PG-13 film, it is nothing too graphic.

    As with most superhero movies nowadays, it is recommended that viewers stay until the very end because there is a sneak peak for the next film at the end of the credits, as well as a funny clip in the middle of the credits. While neither is crucial to the overall understanding of the movie, it is a neat thing for fans to experience.

   Overall, this movie is great for anyone looking for nostalgic characters, action, sci-fi or witty banter. Any DC fans disappointed in the recent movies should definitely give this one a chance.