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Movie Review: 'Justice League' Pulls Off Resurrection Act

by Todd A. Smith

 

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

Back From the Dead 

 


Jesus Christ.


Lazarus.


My little cousin, Devonte Smith and now, Clark Joseph Kent, better known as Superman have all resurrected from the dead to hopefully make the world a better place, and in the case of Jesus and Superman to save mankind.


In “Batman v. Superman,” DC Comics fans mourned the loss of Superman like hip-hop heads mourned the losses of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls in the late 1990s.


Citizens of Metropolis and all cities in between feared that no one would be able to protect them from evil invasions if Superman was no longer alive to save them.


Likewise, hip-hop heads must have been prophets because many felt that the deaths of Shakur and Biggie would jeopardize the fate of real emceeing.


Hip-hop heads were correct in their concern because mumble rappers have invaded their world in the 21st century.


But, citizens of Metropolis, Gotham City and Amazonia, have nothing to fear because the Justice League is here.


The Justice League is a group of superhero spearheaded by Batman (Ben Affleck), which includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aqua Man (Jason Mamoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller).


Batman puts the team together to fight an alien invasion that feeds on the fear of residents scared by the absence of their ultimate protector, Superman.


The aliens are actually flying insects led by Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), a dormant malevolent demon who wants to combine the mother boxes in unity, which will destroy the known world and create his ideal world of darkness and evil.


The Justice League must somehow unite to fight off the evil Steppenwolf and stop him from finding all three of the boxes, which would spell doom for the entire universe.


The only problem is that none of them are strong enough to fight off Steppenwolf, even together.


The Justice League can only succeed if Superman (Henry Cavill) is present to restore order.


Unfortunately, thanks to Batman, Superman is resting in peace, and peace is something that looks unlikely for the rest of the world if Steppenwolf has his way.


Anyone who follows comic book movies knows that the storylines are the same and rightfully so.


Superheroes are superheroes because they save the world from evil and destruction.


But what makes the recent DC Comics and Marvel movies shine is the clever dialogue, the fighting scenes and the visuals and “Justice League” has all of the aforementioned qualities.


While Batman’s dialogue is corny at times, The Flash’s dialogue is extremely amusing and his jokes are well timed.


The Flash’s quirky personality goes well with his serious and strong superhero counterparts.


Also, the energy that erupts off the boxes is dope.


Furthermore, Steppenwolf’s ultimate fate was great karma.


And as to be expected, “Justice League” viewers should remain until the closing credits end because clues to a possible sequel await those with patience to last until the very end.


Many DC superheroes and antiheroes have risen from the dead or from the brink of death before.

 

Who will return to wreak havoc or restore order in the very near future?


REGAL RATINGS

FOUR CROWNS=EXCELLENT

THREE CROWNS=GOOD

TWO CROWNS=AVERAGE

ONE CROWN=POOR


This article was published on Friday 17 November, 2017.
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