The much anticipated film Justice League was released to theaters on Nov 17.
Justice League was originally supposed to be directed by Zack Snyder, but due to the recent tragic death of his daughter, Snyder chose to step down as director of the movie.
Joss Whedon took reigns and filled in as director of the movie for the remainder of its production.
Justice League has been received with many mixed reviews, leaving many comic book fans divided. The movie received a 40 percent approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
DC’s newest film is without a doubt a much more entertaining film than its predecessor Batman vs. Superman, but failed to receive the widespread praise that Wonder Woman garnered during its release.
Justice League made an estimated $96 million dollars during its first weekend at the box office.
“The movie was way better than Batman vs. Superman and came out better than I expected,” said moviegoer William Foody. “I just felt like it was a bit rushed and they could’ve done more with the characters, but it was still definitely worth the watch.”
The team is assembled by Batman (Ben Affleck) and his new ally Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and also includes the return of Superman (Henry Cavill). They recruit others who posses uncanny powers or abilities including Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) to defend Earth against invaders from the planet Apokolips led by the powerful Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).
The film also included return appearances of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane) and Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). It also featured the debut of the DC cinematic universe newest Commissioner Jim Gordon (J.K. Simmons).
Justice League is much more lighthearted and fun than other DC films, largely due to Miller’s portrayal of The Flash. Many of the film’s best and funniest scenes were those that had The Flash in them to provide both action and humor.
Mamoa’s strong portrayal of Aquaman gave fans a reason to forget about the corny cartoons that helped to make the superhero a joke in the past.
Fisher’s debut of Cyborg may have been overdone with CGI but his character had the best development in the film, going from a self-proclaimed outcast to big-time superhero.
The movie is the first to show one of comic books’ most popular superhero teams come together on the big screen and does so in a fashion that has already created much anticipation for every member’s own individual film.
“I think the movie was great”, said long-time comic book fan Luis Llamas. “I loved all of the references to the comics and I can’t wait until the other movies come out.”
Though Justice League failed to meet the $100 million goal in the box office, it is still a fun and entertaining film with many great moments and is worth the watch for comic book fans and moviegoers everywhere.