Justice League Review


Valerie Arevalos, Arts and Entertainment Editor

After a lifetime of waiting for a real-life action film release, Zack Snyder finally brought us the much-anticipated Justice League on Nov. 17, 2017.


Despite the constant amount of comparison of DC vs. Marvel films (of course, Marvel films were much better for a very long time) the comparison is finally fair, and DC is quickly reaching the Marvel greatness.


DC got better in 2013 with the release of Superman’s Man of Steel, and continued to only get better after releasing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and Wonder Woman in 2017.


Justice League followed closely by this year, with the appearance of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher as the rest of the Justice League (Batman, Superman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg respectively).


As a big DC fan, I was anxiously waiting for the release of the film and managed to watch the film on opening night.


After years of watching the animated series version of Justice League (and always convincing myself that Batman was, of course, the brains and leader of the Justice League) I had high expectations for the film.


As we all know (or spoilers ahead if you didn’t), Superman faces a heroic death at the end of Batman v Superman, but of course the Justice League is not complete without Superman.


It doesn’t take a genius to assume Superman would somehow come back to life at some point in the film, yet the much-awaited question was, how? And why?


What could be so hard to defeat that Batman and Wonder Woman couldn’t handle, that required the alienated strength of a dead hero?

With an honest opinion, Justice League was not what I expected. Despite the appearance of Ezra Miller, the humor seemed awkward, and at times, unnecessary.


Just because my expectations weren’t met, however, it doesn’t mean the plot line and development wasn’t impressive. Characters stepped down from their pedestal, to be more approachable through their vulnerable side. Sacrifices were made in response to their actions.


Ultimately, the Justice League united, characters were introduced, character development took place, and at any given opportunity, I would definitely watch it again.