DC Answers the Avengers’ Call With Justice League

Nyasha Marufu, Staff Writer

If you like simple action movies with an awesome cast of heroes and a straight to the point villain then DC’s newest movie, Justice League, answers the call.

Justice League, released on November 17, is directed by Zack Snyder, who also directed Batman v Superman. Snyder manages to create an action packed film based on the DC heroes. With a simple plot, striking heroes, and a villain that deosn’t leave you asking questions, Justice League, which did not do as well at the box office as the studio hoped, still managed to perform well with reviewers receiving a 7/10 from IGN and a 7.3/10 from IMDb

Now, on to the film itself. You can’t have a Justice League without the main six characters: Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash, Aquaman, and Superman. Batman, played by Ben Affleck, is a clever but risky character whose true superpower is being ridiculously rich. But he is fun to watch. Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, is a strong and tough female hero. In watching the film, it seems clear that she should be the leader because she is better than Batman, but I’ll leave that to the writers. Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, is the brains of Justice League. With his new powers, Cyborg is one of the smartest members of the group and a force to be reckoned with. The Flash, played by Ezra Miller, is the goofy one in the group. While he is often funny, some of his lines are truly cringe-worthy. Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, is completely hardcore in his own way. Lastly, Superman, played by Henry Cavill, seems completely overpowered. His introduction in the film is a little predictable and he’s barely in the movie but, he’s Superman, so he’s still pretty cool.

The story is pretty basic, a powerful warlord wants to destroy the world and the Justice League needs to stop it. Though basic, the story is still pretty cool and the action scenes make it fun to watch. Of course, with every film like this, the plot seems a bit recycled, so parts of the movie feel like watching The Avengers. In this film, the villain, Steppenwolf, is your average bad guy. Played by Ciaran Hinds, Steppenwolf has enough development to make him important to the story but he isn’t as cool as Loki in the Avenger series.

Overall, the movie – for entertainment value – is great. They could have worked a little harder at making the story a little more complex and created a better villain. Despite its flaws, you should definitely see this movie if you enjoy action and cool superheroes.