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Justice League (2017)

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

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Zack Snyder

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Jerry Siegel (Superman created by), Joe Shuster (Superman created by) | 9 more credits »
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Henry Cavill ... Superman / Clark Kent
Amy Adams ... Lois Lane
Gal Gadot ... Wonder Woman / Diana Prince
Ezra Miller ... The Flash / Barry Allen
Jason Momoa ... Aquaman / Arthur Curry
Ray Fisher ... Cyborg / Victor Stone
Jeremy Irons ... Alfred
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Connie Nielsen ... Queen Hippolyta
J.K. Simmons ... Commissioner Gordon
Ciarán Hinds ... Steppenwolf (voice)
Amber Heard ... Mera
Joe Morton ... Silas Stone
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Menalippe

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of meta-humans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Written by ahmetkozan

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You can't save the world alone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Director Zack Snyder and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, stepped down from finishing the film after the suicide of his daughter in March 2017. They tried to remain on the film as a way to work through the difficulty, but decided after two months to step away from the project to spend time with their family. Joss Whedon, who had signed on for Batgirl, took over as director, managing additional scenes that need to be included in the final cut. Warner Brothers have stated that Joss would direct and write in the same style as Zack so there won't be any tonal shifts or obvious changes in style. However, Whedon controversially fired Snyder's composer, Junkie XL, and replaced him with Danny Elfman. See more »

Goofs

The janitor at S.T.A.R Labs is wearing an ID badge of someone else in his first scene, and then his own in his second scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Podcast Kid 2: [camera phone POV of Superman with police, firefighters and paramedics after a heroic deed] There he is!
Podcast Kid 1: Shh! Shh! C'mon, let's go.
[to Superman]
Podcast Kid 1: Superman! Superman! Can we ask you some questions?
Podcast Kid 2: It's for our podcast.
Superman: Well, in that case...
Podcast Kid 1: How many people that you saved - have you saved?
Superman: I...
Podcast Kid 1: Never mind. Does your thing really stand for "hope"?
[...]
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The title ripples like a flag. See more »


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Icky Thump
Written by Jack White
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of Third Man Records and XL Recordings Ltd.
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not an enterprising innovator but a formulaic stepping stone
19 November 2017 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

Riding on the coattail of WONDER WOMAN's stirring triumph, Zac Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE is emulating DC's THE AVENGERS (2012), only 5-year has become such an oceanic gap in our time of superhero surpluses, which means financial turnover would be a letdown in spite of its immense appeal.

The elephant-in-the-room and main selling point is the resurrection of Superman (Cavill), an open secret the film intractably refuses to divulge in its numerous trailers and posters, which comes about in the mid-point and temporarily instigates a mini-internecine scuffle, just to show who is the boss, before getting lovey-dovey and melancholic with Lois Lane (Adams), who is too poised to give away even a smidgen of incredulity (which says a lot about the comic book culture itself).

As the inauguratory piece, JUSTICE LEAGUE's chief task is to assemble the cohort, thus the premise is set up by the resurgence of Steppenwolf (CGI-generated and voiced by Hinds), to reign the universe in darkness, the film's strongest visual input is surprisingly in the the first half, when Steppenwolf tentatively assaults the empyrean Themyscira (Amazons' homeland) and underwater Atlantis to snatch the almighty "mother boxes", and the fleeting flashback of how Steppenwolf is subdued for the first time, it has an epic whiff of panache and otherness, which diminishes when the war relocates on human's turf (a remote Russian village is circumspectly chosen for the climax after learning the lesson from the aftermath of laying waste to a highly-populated metropolis), with a bathetic revelation that perhaps, Steppenwolf's power is vastly overestimated, because he is categorically no rival of Superman, the quintet might just as well finish him off sans the film's obvious deus ex-machina. It is expected to pull punches in the league's first official sortie, but by enervating the villain who is introduced as an omnipotent monster in the beginning is a lame move (THOR: RAGNAROK on the contrary, fabricates a more plausible finale).

For all the quibbles, there are several plus points too, firstly, it is a sage move to accentuate Batman's mortality, which begins to tell when fighting side by side with those superpower endowed, and he is considerably relegated to combat with the minions called Parademons in the showdown, a cross to bear for a mortal, and let's hope Bruce Wayne will take the hint and step down from the front-line in the next chapter, not because an elderly Alfred (Irons) does need a replacement to stay in front of all the consoles and screens, but also due to the fact that Diane Prince (Gadot) is ready to take the rein as a true leader for all mankind, it is time, right? Secondly, in a less solemn note, Ezra Miller's Flash jovially assumes the role as the comic purveyor because humor is what is wanting in DC's previous critically-panned tent-poles, because the delicate balance between levity and gravity is always the sticking point which does make a difference in audience's reception and the film's own worth.

All in all, JUSTICE LEAGUE is not an enterprising innovator but a formulaic stepping stone to tantalize us that the next offering will be more toothsome, more grand and more arousing, but patience is dangerously wearing thin and interest will dry out someday, speaking for the reviewer himself, that day is beckoning.


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17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,842,239, 19 November 2017

Gross USA:

$229,024,295

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,926,987
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