Justice League Movie Review: Enjoyable But Messy

HI there! ๐Ÿ˜€ Trang’s back from her mini hiatus as announced in the end of my last postย (Kind of back I’m out of town for the day, this is a scheduled post that I wanted to share with you guys a long time ago LOL just waiting for the right time to drop it. Also, I’m going to be blog hopping real soon, answering comments, send some love and spamming y’all blogs! )

Back to the subject : I’m not going to lie, when I first step out of the theatre room I was IN ECSTASY. WOOW ! I think I got so excited because all of the superheroes were reunited on screen.

DID YOU KNOW THEY FEATURED K-POP IN THIS MOVIE? FROM MY FAVOURITE GIRL BAND BLACKPINK?

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ย I’m going to tell you all my little secret, my favourite DC superhero of all time is FLASH! So can you imagine my level of excitement when I can finally see him on the big screen and played by Ezra Miller (who’s one of my fave actor since We Need To Talk about Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower)?! I. WAS. IN. HEAVEN. He was perfect. The Flash in the comics always bringing the humour and that awkward nerdy vibe and tha’ts what he delivers.blueweepylark-small

Aquaman and Cyborg

The two also bring an interesting side to the story. I think Aquaman stood out because of the actor’s popularity butย  Cyborg’s storyline was one of the best in my opinion.

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Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is the only woman in Justice League and I believe she’s a screen stealer every time she’s featured in a DC movie. Wonder Woman brings the mystical and out of this world action into this movie which is one of the things I like about it. Without her, there’s just no connection to that ancient world.

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Batman

Some people think it’s because of Ben Affleck. I’m here to tell you it’s not. I love Ben Affleck as an actor and especially as an “older” Batman.ย  Why I didn’t like Batman it’s because Batman has always been my least favourite character from DC Comics and this movie just reminded me of why. I can imagine people looking already like:

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Let me explain. I wanted a good team effort superheroes kind of movie. Where you can see some character’s depth from everyone in the group. This was totally focused on Batman. We only get glimpse at how Flash or Cyborg can be important but other than that, it’s Bat Time.ย  It can be renamed BATMAN : HOW I CREATED JUSTICE LEAGUE to be honest. Then, these other superheroes have super nice powers, one’s even a semi-Goddess and the other is a frkn Aqua King. While Batman is … well just rich. I know, I know DC comics was born thanks to Batman. Can we move on?

The disjointed editing

It’s MESSY AF OKAY. I believe they had to switch Zack Snyder at some point but that doesn’t mean they can just hire someone to take a look at the final editing. I know I know it takes a lot of time. But I mean, for such a big movie?! Can you try to make time? Some bad CGI in there too..

The villain

Do DC Comics just decide to give up to all the other villains and only keep The Joker as the main star?Because like in Wonder Woman, I was not impressed by this DC villain’s performance. It’s dull and uninspired.

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In the end, I’m still recommending the movie because it’s FUN and it’s THE MOVIE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. I’m looking forward to more Flash ! โค Despite the Batman and the dull villain, we can all be the Simpsons and just enjoy this cinematic experience in a huge editing mess.ย ย 

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Thank You to Cinema Montreal for letting me assist to the advance screening !

POTENTIAL QUESTIONS BEFORE THE MOVIE
  • If I didn’t watch Superman V Batman, can I still watch it? Yes, but mega spoiler ahead. My best advice is go watch it now.ย 
  • Is Superman back in the movie? You know the real answer at the bottom of your heart.ย 
  • Is there a post-credit scene?YES. So stay. Longer. Like UNTIL THE END END.ย 

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74 thoughts on “Justice League Movie Review: Enjoyable But Messy

  1. dilchh says:

    I have to agree with you on the fact that The Flash being your favourite DC superhero, same like mine. But, then again, DC was never my cup of tea and I can’t bring myself to drag my lazy bum to watch this movie. Lol

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      • dilchh says:

        I don’t know, never was a DC fan since I was a kid, except for The Flash. I think it has something to do with Batman and Superman that doesn’t sit tight with me. Lol

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      • dilchh says:

        Hi Trang, I just watched Justice League last night, and now I can safely said that that movie was awful. Apart from some interesting quips made by The Flash (Barry Allen) and some of his comical expression, also the complicated and brooding Cyborg, this movie is such a snoozefest. The script? Oh my God, cringeworthy. And don’t get me started with Batman and Superman. Lol

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  2. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great review for this film Trang, and Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed this one overall. The trailers for Justice League look amazing, and I LOVED Wonder Woman so this is one I definitely want to see, but I feel the same way you do in that Batman is my least favourite of the DC heroes (Iโ€™ve actually had long debates about this with a friend of mine). Hopefully the other superheroes will make up for that fact that this film revolves around Batman more than anyone else!
    Great review! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      I would recommend it to everyone for Wonder Woman and Flash alone LOL those two were so amazing in this movie! YESS glad we agree on Batman and oh believe me I went through those debates with Lashaan GAAHA you know how he loves Batman ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        Well in that case I definitely need to check this film out (Iโ€™m a massive fan of the Wonder Woman film and granted itโ€™s not the same thing but I love the Flash TV show).
        Ha, yeah thatโ€™s like my friend, massive Batman fan and just doesnโ€™t get why Iโ€™m not a fan myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. anniesbooksweb says:

    Your reviews and graphics are sooo perfect !! ๐Ÿ’• GOING TO WATCH THIS TOMORROW. THANKS FOR THE TIPS! ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’– I can see how Batman bothers you hahha but I always loved The Dark Knight Trilogy ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿฆ‡

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  4. Amber says:

    I definitely agree with you on Batman. One of my best friends is obsessed with Batman and I honestly haven’t been impressed since 1989. And that was less impressed and more… intrigued? We’ve seen him. He’s been rebooted a bunch. We’re done.

    I am also SUPER done with the Joker. I’d like to see the Riddler reincarnated, or Poison Ivy. Maybe someone new like the Mad Hatter? Only that movie may feel like a bit of a Batman/Alice in Wonderland mashup and probably wouldn’t sell well, haha.

    I’m actually NOT interesting in this film (I’m a Marvel girl) but what you’ve said has pretty much cemented it for me. So thanks!

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      HAVENT BEEN IMPRESSED SINCE 1989 LOL Seriously we’ve seen him so many times already. The movies are endless!

      We need more Poison Ivy in our lives!! :O Totally agree! Did you know they are going to make a Gotham Sirens movIe ? โค I'm super excited !! Mad Hatter definitely deserves his own show ๐Ÿ˜€

      I'm a Marvel girl too!! WOO ๐Ÿ˜€ Who's your fave from Marvel? (hard to choose eh?)

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      • Amber says:

        OMG, no chance of choosing. I like Kitty Pryde, Scarlet Witch, Lady Thor, Cap (not so much in the old comics that are super racist… but you know… Chris Evans)… almost everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I had NO IDEA about the Gotham Sirens movie! Yessssssssssss.

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  5. ignitedmoth says:

    Nice (and very fair) review! I agree with the weak points you mentioned, but overall I also enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Flash was great in this. His adorable awkwardness was so much fun. I really liked Cyborg and Aquaman (and of course Wonder Woman), too.

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  6. Poulami @ Daydreaming Books says:

    DC isn’t my thing but I still enjoyed this movie! Actually, my brother pushed me into it. I LOOOOOOVED Ezra Miller ads Flash. He was bloody freaking fantastic and as well as Diana. And Batman is my least favourite character as well and yup, I agree with what you said but overall it was an enjoyable movie from the start to the finish!
    Loved your review!

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  7. theorangutanlibrarian says:

    Oh gosh I didn’t actually realise he was the same guy as We Need to Talk about kevin (I feel like that’s a little bit mindblowing, cos he was creeepy in that film!) hehe I actually *love* batman, I’m just not keen on Affleck’s portrayal (I don’t care about him as an actor- he’s been good in things, he’s been less good in others, it doesn’t influence my opinion of the fact that I don’t believe he’s actually batman- I think the point of a good actor is you forget who the actor is and all I see is Ben Affleck on the screen, not batman… okay rant over LOL!!) and (discounting Wonder Woman, since I’ve not seen it yet) I feel like most of the DC films are super disjointed. And shame about the villains- that seems like *another* recurring problem for DC!

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      HAHAHA that love for Batman though!! โค It's adorable your rant no worries, I understand ๐Ÿ˜‰ and yes Ezra Miller was in that movie LOL that's how good of an actor he is ๐Ÿ˜€ Yesh DC moviess are always disjointed right.. it's kind of weird as of why.. Maybe they think it's a signature move so they keep it?

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  8. Anastasia says:

    Have to go see this! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a little tired of Batman honestly. We had the whole Dark Knight trilogy thing so maybe in this movie it would have been nice to hear that he had a smaller role.

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  9. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    Several others I have spoken with seem to be in agreement that this one was a bit messier than expected but still offered plenty of fun. I also have heard multiple praises for the Flash โค I think I will wait for BluRay maybe since I am not super huge on superheroes (I know something is wrong with me) to begin with.

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  10. healed1337 says:

    From what I’ve heard, Ben Affleck looked kind of bored in the movie, as if he wasn’t as into it as he was in Batman v Superman. But at the same time, I heard they finally got Superman right. That alone is enough of a reason for me to see this eventually. Just … I’ve been burned by DC’s movies enough that I don’t feel like seeing it in theaters. So far, the only DC movie I’ve enjoyed is Wonder Woman.

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      OMG BEN AFFLECK WAS SO BORED LOL I don’t know why maybe he is tired of being Batman or something but I felt like he didn’t feel any connection to the movie or whatsoever. But it’s also because of the script.. his lines were so weird. And yes (BIG SPOILER) Superman was super great ! Wonder Woman had such an impact on me, it was super amazing!!<3

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  11. Satou Johns says:

    The Flash!!! But what about Superman?? He is my favorite since the movies for how godish they make him!
    I think that for my taste the movie needed a bit more violence haha yes, they hit each other hard but not for that long time :/
    But I agree with the messy and that again everything goes around Batman… Zzz haha

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      PSSS its a spoiler :O HAHA but yeah I actually liked Superman in this one he was super badass and funny LOL Definitely more violence !!! MOOORE *big roar* but I guess they wanted it to be family friendly too I don’t know it was confusing what they wanted to achieve :/

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      • Satou Johns says:

        Oh my it was so hard to find this reply haha

        Ay but that is not a spoiler xD people talked about the most famous and expensive bear of all times for quite a long time xD
        I loved the roar!! Definitely!! I hope that for the next they do more blood and killing xD

        I guess they wanted what Marvel did but in less movies haha

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  12. thatgeekywriterchick says:

    Excellent review! My only point would be given what happened in Zack Snyders life when he was in the editing process, DC really didn’t have another option other than bringing someone else on to finish directing the edit. They also brought Joss Whedon on who was already involved with the project, which was probably the best things they could do given the circumstances. Obviously, it isn’t ideal, and the editing definitely could have been much better, but I don’t think there was much they could do. Forcing Snyder to stick with the film would have been beyond cruel.

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