After months of waiting (years for fans), speculating, and ignoring a lot of the rumours, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally in theatres. It’s been a bumpy ride to get here, but now that the film has arrived, it’s time to start discussing and sharing our thoughts. With that in mind, I will start this by saying that Justice League takes yet another step forward for the DC Extended Universe and these characters are finally heading in the right direction.
I’m still working on my full spoiler-free review but until then, here are five things you’ll love about Justice League.
5. Awesome Action
Whether you love or hate the DC Extended Universe, it’s hard to ignore the fact that every DCEU instalment has included some great action sequences. Justice League continues that trend and gives us some of the most impressive and visually stunning action scenes in the genre.
Without spoiling the film, I will quickly say that each member of the team is given more than one moment to show off their incredible powers, and that’s something that really makes this film fun to watch.
While I enjoyed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fully understand why people have issues with the tone of the film. With that in mind, I will say that Justice League has managed to find a great balance between the existing tone and the lighter aspects that come with this story. I imagine some critics of the DCEU’s darker tone will be won over by Justice League.
Seeing that Justice League was shifting tones was slightly worrying, mainly because a sudden change in tone can massively impact a connected universe of movies. With that said, this still feels and looks like a DC Comics movie and the overall shift in tone doesn’t go against what was already set up with previous films.
3. Setting Up The Future
While DC hasn’t done a great job of setting up future movies in the past, Justice League manages to make us excited to see what’s next. We don’t spend much time in each character’s world but we get snippets of information from every League member, which manages to make us care about seeing the solo movies for characters like The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg.
The film also includes two post-credits scenes. One of these might be the most hilariously fun scenes I’ve ever seen, while the other perfectly sets up the future of this universe. Make sure you stay until the very end of the credits.
2. Major Surprises
Living in the modern age, it’s becoming more and more common for a film studio to ruin the plot or an important sequence in the marketing. This was one of my issues with Batman v Superman, but thankfully, they learned their lesson and changed things with Justice League.
Superman excluded, Justice League has a lot of major surprises in store for fans, and I think people will love some of the surprises that Warner Bros. has managed to keep out of the trailers, clips, and images.
1. Great Heroes
Just like every superhero/comic book movie, what needs to work are the characters and the heroes that are being introduced, and this is where Justice League triumphs. From The Flash to Cyborg, every member of the League is given a moment to shine, and fans are going to fall in love with each member of this superhero team.
As for favourites, I will say that The Flash is great in this film, but Henry Cavill’s Superman is the obvious standout.