So I saw Justice League a while ago around the time it came out. If I’m completely honest, I had never held out a huge amount of hope for it – besides Wonder Woman, none of the films part of the DCEU had amounted to much, and given the nature of this film, I didn’t expect it to be any different.
Justice League centres around Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) as they try to get a few other superheroes together in order to save the world from something or other. However, and I’ll warn you now that this is the first grumble coming up, I think they should’ve been more concerned with saving audiences from that godawful CGI that was literally everywhere. I’ll leave Moustache-gate alone for the moment, though it will get what’s coming to it, don’t worry. My biggest question is, did the outdoors get used at all during filming? Honestly I don’t think there wasn’t a scene where special effects weren’t used in the whole film. I wouldn’t have minded so much if they’d have been good but… they were shite. And as for that feckin’ moustache – let’s just say that it was that bad it resulted in me spending the longest amount of time I ever have in my life staring at other people’s top lips. That’s all I’ll say on the matter.
Do you ever feel that a film has been so rushed that you walk away from it struggling to catch your breath? When is DC going to learn not to do this? I think the only film this hasn’t happened with is Wonder Woman. Beyond that, they just don’t take the time to develop stories and characters. As well as that, there seems to be very little congruence between characters in the origin films and when they appear in these ensembles. I thought there was a huge difference between the Wonder Woman here and the one in the origin film, and this was not something that sat right with me.
I think that’s it for the general moan… oh wait, sorry – Ben Affleck as Batman, I really don’t want to sounds as though I’m going out of my way to hate on the man because I’m not. I just feel the need to point out that for me, he ain’t Batman. I’m not saying he does a bad job or anything like that – just that somebody else owns that role in my eyes and there’s very little he can do about it.
Now, believe it or believe it not, i do have some positives that I can share with you. Please bare in mind, however, that one of these isn’t exactly something that is wholly essential to the film for all audiences, but it certainly made the film less insufferable for me. I am of course talking about Jason Mamoa’s part in the film, and I doubt anybody needs much imagination to figure out why I enjoyed his role so much. Now for a serious highlight though – Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen. This is probably the only part of the film that I couldn’t find any fault with. The character was funny, and it didn’t feel like Miller took himself too seriously in the role. The two of these things married together and meant that he was actually a joy to watch – more than can be said about much of the rest of the film.
So those are my less than brief thoughts on Justice League. All you needed to know really was that it’s probably the most poorly spent $300million of recent times, but I decided to give you all the gory details anyway. You’re welcome.