I just saw Justice League review from Rotten Tomatoes…and though it’s to be expected, they have some sort of “hatred” for DC movies, but somehow it’s insane and unacceptable.
Well, rotten tomatoes somehow praise Wonder Woman as one of the best superheroes movie ever, which in my own review only average. My wife and her friend (a casual movie-goer, not comic fan-boy like me) also think Wonder Woman is average at best. Sure the build up and origin story is good, but the final battle is meh😓.
So, me, my wife and her friend watched Justice League and our review is…it’s a good movie and we would like to see it one more time. IMHO, it’s a good movie but not great. Had it flaws but still good and highly enjoyable. At least it’s way better than Avenger Age of Ultron and Thor the Dark World for me (which rated higher than most DC movie).
There will be spoilers here, so I just say it forward, watch this movie. It’s good, enjoyable and if I have to rate it, I give 8 out 10 max.
Well, the story is like Wonder Woman, linear, straight and crowd pleasing. No wonder in my country it’s rated 13+, unlike Batman v Superman 17+ dark, grim and violence. It’s highly enjoyable, light-hearted and will make you smile. Push heroism to the max and positivity spread for viewers.
Well, Batman and Wonder Woman had the most spotlight (as if they are the father and mother figure of the team😁). But almost all the characters have their own time to shine. Aquaman is bad @$$ rebel, Flash is the comic relief and the most fun character, Cyborg is the dark brooding logic and brain to the team. Sadly Superman still have the least time and character progression of all.
I really dig the possibility of Batman-Wonder Woman relationship. But seeing how they always tried to distance themselves, it’s really hurts to know that they won’t be a couple 😓.
And yeah Batman character is the most developed in the movie. He is more positive but still have suicidal tendencies he he. If people said he have man-crush on Superman, I said that is because he thinks that the world needed him the most, not Batman. You’ll see throughout the movie that Batman always willing to sacrifice and give his life in order for the mission to succeed. Thank God the team always be there to keep him alive (even if he is mad because it’s not according to the plan 😅). Even Wonder Woman admitting that she needed Batman to lead the team.
Most people complained that the CGI sucks. Honestly it’s barely noticeable unless you really try to found it’s flaws and love to make fun of it. The pace is fast, the fight is fierce so yeah, CGI is barely give it flaws unless you really paid attention to it.
Even Cyborg CGI is barely noticeable unless you stop the sequence and paid the attention for it. Just stop to do that and enjoy the movie.
Yeah, Steppenwolf is there just to be strong enemy and punching the team. But that’s what happens to most superheroes movie. Ultron is there for the sake of enemy that can withstand the Avengers and so on. So I guess you can’t blame it.
5. Joss Whedon factor
You’ve probably heard that Zack Snyder retired due to the family affairs and Josh Whedon step up and scrap and wrap things up. You can see that his touch is kinda out of tune for this movie. Sometimes the grim dark tone of Zack is “corrupted” by Josh light and positivity. The one-liner sometimes out of place (especially seeing Batman crack a joke😓). So yeah, it’s one of the downsides. No wonder people said Justice League tried so hard to be The Avengers.
So… I guess it’s a wrap that I won’t check rotten tomatoes for reference if it’s DC movie. I prefer YouTube reviewers or word of mouth rather than those critiques he he.
PS: I’ve heard that Ben Affleck might be retired from being Batman and it’s sad because he is a great Bruce Wayne and Batman. Some people just good at being one (Keaton good as Batman sucks at Bruce, even Bale is good at Bruce sucks as Batman). You’ll see from this movie that he is old, tired and thinks that he don’t belong in the team. I hope that one of the Robins can take the mantle rather than replace Affleck (rumor has it that Jake Gylenhal will replace him).