Justice League (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Zack Snyder
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Duration: 120 minutes

Justice League (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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The DC cinematic universe has been unfolding more and more over the last years, slowly trying to compete with Disney’s take on the Marvel universe. While the Marvel movies are often received a lot better, we can’t argue that the DC universe has a lot of charming appearances as well, and with Justice League it seems they are finally well in their first phase of the movies, as many new members of the Justice League are now properly being introduced, such as Aquaman, who will also get his own feature movie later this year. Wonder Woman already passed the revue last year, and Batman already duked it out with Superman before that. We are curious to see how everything will take off from this point in time, but before that, we will take another look at how the Justice League is formed in the newly released Blu-ray version of the 2017 movie.

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With the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), Lois Lane’s (Amy Adams) beloved Clark Kent, the world has plunged in an unseen darkness, simply because t he loyal protector of the world was no more. Crime was once again on the rise and the hope of humanity has been at an all time low. Nonetheless, Batman (Ben Affleck), otherwise known as the millionaire Bruce Wayne, notices that something is amiss, and because of this he is trying to forge a new team to fight an unprecedented evil lurking around our planet. Sadly, it seems that he is correct, as a mythical figure by the name of Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) appears near the Amazon island, who is collecting the ‘mother’ boxes, to summon the end of this planet.

With Steppenwolf soon controlling two of the mother boxes, Bruce is running out of time to form his band of superheroes, seeing some of them aren’t all that eager to join or don’t really care about becoming the new face of justice. Nonetheless, something will need to happen before every living thing is wiped off the face of the Earth.

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Just like with many of the DC movies, the pacing is somewhat on the slow side, allowing for a proper buildup of events to come, but the action is still fast enough to keep things interesting. The pacing is nowhere near that of Batman v Superman, which is great, as said movie was simply too long for the story it was trying to tell. You can expect the same momentum as Wonder Woman, albeit with more important characters, each needing their moment in the limelight, which works to a certain extent. It would probably have been better to have the Aquaman, Cyborg or Flash movies released before DC’s take on an Avenger’s plot, but it has its charm, and most fans will know a bit of the backdrops of the aforementioned characters as well.

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot all had their time to shine in their previous movies, and this brings us to the newcomers, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. These three heroes all play their part really well, and look decent enough for the characters they are portraying. While The Flash has always been a bit ‘hyper’ in the cartoons or even the comics, it sometimes feels as if they rely on him a bit too much to become the comical figure of the movie, lightening the mood.

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As far as extras go, there are enough features to explore on the 3D Blu-ray edition, albeit mostly in the sense of making of scenes or thoughts behind the movie itself. You’ll get to see the history of the Justice League, never before seen footage, the design process, a snippet about Steppenwolf, parts about the new heroes and several more. Overall you’ll have your money’s worth of special features to explore on the disc(s), even if many of them only span a few minutes in length.

Conclusion

Justice League is a decent addition to the DC cinematic universe, but it shies away from the Wonder Woman movie, which was in a league of its own. Nonetheless, we feel like DC is on the right track to establish a well formed series, and we can’t wait to see the feature films of the new heroes that have been introduced in this movie. Justice League is a great stepping stone for the franchise and we’re wondering if a sequel can work out the small kinks that are currently still showing.

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