Just in time for DC to stop caring about a connected cinematic universe comes Justice League, the big screen gathering of some of DC Comics’ greatest superheroes! Coming after the great Wonder Woman solo film and the horrendous Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice team film, Justice League appears to be an attempt to course correct and just make a nice movie for once. I think they succeeded!
Movie Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good
I liked Justice League better than I expected to. I went in with very low expectations, but had to remind myself in the theater to stop looking for things to dislike and to just sit back and enjoy the film. I’m glad I did.
I don’t know everything about the jumbled creation of this Justice League film, but it’s worth noting that director Zack Snyder had to back out during post-produciton due to a family crisis, and Joss Whedon stepped in to fix it up. I’m still a big Whedon fan, so that was solid news. But there’s also the fact that there were extensive reshoots, a lot of reports of recalibrating the film to be more likable, and the fact that it was originally pitched as a two-parter, but has since been pared down to just the one film. That’s a pretty rocky road to the cinema.
But I’m not one to hold any of that against a film! Join me after the jump for my list-based review of the Justice League movie! Expect FULL SPOILERS! And I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
This is actually an OK Justice League trailer. I like it better than the previous one, possibly because it’s got a touch more Joss Whedon in it this time? I don’t know. I’m still mostly expecting this film to be as dark and crummy as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But I suppose anything is possible.
Maybe it’ll be fun. Maybe Justice League will exceed expectations and be a good movie. Or maybe it’ll be another dark, action-heavy garbage pile. There’s only one way to find out and it arrives next month!
The Wonder Woman movie is out on DVD this week, and as usual, we’ve got a great Honest Trailer to celebrate! Time for all of us to rewatch the movie!
Poor Charlie, though…
Wonder Woman was a hit this year, which is great! She’s a great hero and more women need to be at the front of big time superhero movies. So, of course, Wonder Women gets the typical parody treatment!
This was an OK video. The Moana bit was inspired and the voice-acting was superb, but I think the ending was a bit too focused on mocking Batman. At least the How It Should Have Ended people shook up the normal status quo and didn’t have Batman and Superman in a cafe!
Can you believe we have to wait all the way until November for another superhero movie? Man, what’s wrong with the world? Good thing we’ve got other comics to fill the time! Detective Comics, Hulk comics, Wonder Woman comics, X-Men comics and Squirrel Girl comics!
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl wins Comic Book of the Week because Ryan North and Erica Henderson revel in what it would actually be like to visit the Savage Land!
I checked in on Amazing Spider-Man this week but decided not to review it because it’s largely a Secret Empire tie-in and I’m not super keen on reading or reviewing a ton of tie-ins. Thankfully, this tie-in is largely focused on Dan Slott’s ongoing story of Doc Ock taking back Parker Industries, so I dig that part of it. And it moves the Spider-Man/Mockingbird relationship forward a little, which I also like. But mostly it was a big, busy, crazy issue. So good times there!
Comic Reviews: Defenders #3, Detective Comics #960, Hulk #8, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #22, Wonder Woman #26 and X-Men Blue #7.