JUSTICE LEAGUE – A Review by Hollywood Hernandez
After a long wait, the band is finally together on the big screen for Justice League. The eagerly awaited movie brings together more members of the DC World; united against a common foe. Batman (Ben Affleck) travels the world searching for the super heroes who will comprise his team. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is the first to enlist.
The remainder of the first part of the movie continues on two fronts. First, Batman has to keep an evil space villain, Stepenwolf, at bay while he puts together the team of superheroes who can defeat him. That is the only part of the movie that hits a sour note. The film has to give the back story on three new DC heroes, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg, in a short length of time. But, once the team is assembled, the movie is nonstop action with a lot of humor mixed in. SPOILER ALERT: the movie really finds it's rhythm when Superman is brought back from the dead. (Come on, Henry Cavill's name is right there on the movie poster!)
Stepenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), is back on Earth to find and reassemble three cubes which will give him the ultimate power to rule the world and to plunge it into darkness. He's been here before. He has a history of doing battle with both the Amazons and the Aquamen.
The new DC characters are great. Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones is Aquaman, Ezra Miller, who had small roles as the Flash in both Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman, reprises his role as The Flash and Ray Fisher, who's mainly known for his work on TV, plays Cyborg, a half man/half cybernetic computer who is brought back from the dead by his father (Joe Morton) after he dies in an accident.
The movie has a lot to cover in just two hours and it ends up wrapping up all of the loose ends very nicely. Justice League is rated PG-13 for some very cartoonist violence and on my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate it a JUMBO!