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
After saving a family, Flash waves goodbye and says "Dostoevsky!" Fyodor Dostoevsky was a Russian novelist, famous for novels including Crime and Punishment. The Flash most likely meant to say "do svidaniya," which means goodbye or farewell. See more »
Near the beginning, when Wonder Woman uses the "Lasso of Hestia" to compel a man to tell the truth about who he and his compatriots are, he replies "we're a small group of reactionary terrorists". Terrorists usually think of themselves as freedom fighters, patriots, warriors of God etc., not terrorists. However, not every terrorist is a true believer, becoming a member of a terrorist group for other reasons (greed, revenge, confusion, coercion, etc.), and even true believers can feel the error of their ways deep down, not even admitting that to themselves until the Lasso compels them to. See more »
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.
Podcast Kid 1:
Superman! Superman! Can we ask you some questions?
Podcast Kid 2:
It's for our podcast.
Well, in that case...
Podcast Kid 1:
How many people that you saved - have you saved?
Podcast Kid 1:
Never mind. Does your thing really stand for "hope"?
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There is a scene in the closing credits: Superman and the Flash race each other. See more »
In March 18, 2021, after almost four years of online petition and fan pressure, Warner Bros. released the original director's cut of Justice League, renamed Zack Snyder's Justice League. The cut was more than two hours longer than the theatrical version, including additional scenes, alternate takes, detailed expositions, more character backstory and even a different camera setup and musical score by Junkie XL. Also, the new version introduced characters that were cut from the theatrical version like Iris West (Kiersey Clemons), Martian Manhunter (Harry Lennix), DeSaad (Peter Guinness), Cyborg's mother Elinore (Karen Bryson), Ryan Choi (Zheng Kai) and Justice League's archenemy, Darkseid (Ray Porter). The cut was rated R for violence and language, unlike the theatrical version, which was PG-13. See more »
Justice League felt like going through a list of specifications with no identity whatsoever. It's not a bad movie per se, it's just extremely dull. Of course there's nothing new in the photo department but that's to be expected, it's kind of an identity for the whole DCEU. I don't like it but hey, that's an artistic choice I won't criticize here, at least it's coherent. But some flaws are more crippling than that.
Every single characterization was a bit off and some of them felt like they were forced, especially Barry Allen. Still, the actors do the best they can with the material so it's not unbearable.
Every situation (and even the chain of events) is so predictable (cliché even) that it gets you out of the movie. This level of "nothing new" is damaging to the story as it stops you from caring about anything. And it seems like the producers knew this cause they threw in the mandatory helpless family so that you could sense the danger a bit more. After all, it's just the end of the world, how could you care if there was no kid in immediate danger ? Oh wait... Still, even that falls flat as their scenes (and they're not the only ones) are filled with incoherent behaviors that were put there just so that the plot can go forward.
I attended a screening where the only bursts of joy (or emotions at all) occurred when a new character appeared. Kind of a "fanboy effect" that fills you with hope at the sight of one of your beloved comics characters. But the rest of the time, everyone was quite bored and numerous sighs were heard. In a sense, it reassured me as I understood I was not the only one who was disappointed in the movie.
*****The following paragraph might contain a minor SPOILER (depending on what you consider a spoiler)*****
Plus, something else bothered me. But I know everyone won't agree on this one cause it's kind of a speculation. All the points above still stand even if I'm wrong about it. So here it is : Justice League felt like it was a failed attempt to adapt the Avengers in the DCEU. And I'm not talking about the strangely similar theme. Nor am I referring to the tension inside the team before they reconcile that felt like a watered-down version of what we saw in the 2012 movie by Whedon. But the characters are bent so that they match their Marvel counterparts. The Flash takes the place of the slightly weaker and wisecracking Hawkeye, Aquaman clearly corresponds to Thor with his royal and out-of-place persona, Wonder Woman goes through the same soldier- leader dilemma as Cap did and even Batman is slightly changed so that he's closer to Tony Stark (making decisions that make absolutely no sense for the world's best detective that we all know and love). That's a shame cause DC characters are interesting and have a lot more to offer than a mere copy.
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As of 11/16/2017, this movie has an 8.1 score here on IMDb. Now I'm not a hater and won't say it's the worst movie in history but more than 8 ? Seriously ? It barely does the job so it's a 5 out of 10 for me.
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