Cast - 70%
Story - 60%
Music Score - 50%
Effects/Quality - 60%
Originality - 70%
Despite a short story arc and buildup of backstories, the Justice League are finally assembled, wasting no time in covering the ground needed to get fans to this point and ready for a massive invasion of earth.
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
I like the vibe created by the team not yet being a well oiled machine with no clear leadership, they are finding themselves on this journey and taking the audience with them. This development exposes each characters personality as they find their commitment and place in the team.
While DC Comic fans will be familiar with the introduction of new characters and where the story is heading, I don’t see it as a criticism for new audiences that DC did not spend time giving each league member their own movie before this, as it provides a brief introduction for the new members. Also we have been exposed to these characters through other sources like the TV series or Injustice games.
The main villain Steppenwolf could have definitely had more of an impact on the screen instead of fighting for the audience ‘s attention when bombarded by the multiple CGI elements in the confrontational scenes with the league. I enjoyed the comedic dialogue when it came out and landed well but felt it was held back, I would have preferred more of this banter between the members of the team.
As always the Batman vehicles are on point and can expect Bruce Wayne to bring something bigger and better to the fight each time. This is a must watch if you haven’t seen it at the cinema.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD/Bluray
Age Rating: 10-12PG LV
Estimated RRP: R180
Release Date: 13 March 2018