Director: Zack Snyder
Producers: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns
Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon
Based on: Justice League by Gardner Fox
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Running Time: 120 mins. (2 hrs)
Production Companies: DC Films, RatPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: November 17, 2017 (USA)
Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
I’ve been a huge DC fan ever since I was child and I am not just jumping on the bandwagon of becoming a superhero fan just because it is ‘in’ right now. I remember watching the animated TV series of Justice League every morning on Cartoon Network when I was still a kid. I remember how giddy I would become when the opening credits for that animated TV show starts. So being a young adult and a fangirl of DC comics, seeing one of my favorite childhood shows become a live action movie was exciting.
I have been anticipating this movie since it was announced and my excitement grew and grew especially with the release of Wonder Woman earlier this summer plus all the hype that happened in San Diego Comic Con 2017, not to mention all the merchandise and promotions invading almost every store, fast food chains and even small franchises.
I spent the first few hours of November 16th browsing the internet and going back and forth Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to read some news about Justice League. Hours before I could even watch it, a lot of negative reviews about the film circulated the internet. I was furious about the harsh criticism the movie was receiving and I can’t help but turn to twitter to express my rage about how some critics are biased assholes (sorry for the profanity). They’re not entirely wrong though, Justice League isn’t perfect and yes it does have a weak villain but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and some Marvel movies have weak villains too but how come they get away with it? It seems like the critics have an immense liking for hating DC films. I even saw several tweets from Marvel fans saying that critics hating on DC feels biased.
I am aware of the negative critical response DC films received over the years, the streak ended with Wonder Woman but, I couldn’t say the same with Justice League, it has minor flaws but it’s definitely entertaining making it a step towards the right direction.