2017 Justice League Movie Review

2017 Justice League Movie Review

Did this movie really live up to the starring Superhero Legends?

When I was on Thanksgiving break my dad and I decided to go see the Justice League movie. I thought it would be neat to do a quick review on the film since there was so much hype built around the film. So I'll be breaking down the film into five different categories which are my before film thoughts, characters, plot, villain, and final thoughts. This will contain spoilers so please read at your own risk! I hope you all enjoy!!!

My Thoughts before watching the Film:

I grew up with three brothers and a dad who sells comic books as a hobby so from a very early age I have been engrossed into the world of comic books. Because of that I have seen every single super hero movie known to exist. When I had first heard of the Justice League movie I didn't really have any expectations. I thought the film would be cool seeing all these kick-ass characters in the same room but I wasn't as hyped about it as I was about Wonder Woman, which is a amazing movie that I highly recommend. However the trailer had made me a bit excited due to the nice banter between the characters. Overall I went into the film with a pretty open mind, all that I was expecting was some serious superhero butt kicking and witty dialogue.

The Characters:

The main characters in this film were Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, the Flash, Aquaman, and Superman. 5 of whom were apart of the original Justice League line up. However the movie is based around the graphic novel Justice League War which was pretty much a New 52 reboot for the Justice League.

Starting off with most popular of the characters Batman I thought they portrayed him pretty well. I really like the Matt Damon's take on Batman. He plays Batman as a person not just as a superhero. What I mean by this is that I feel like a lot of people forget that there is a human being under the mask, not a meta human. Bruce Wayne is human and therefore he has the thoughts and feelings of one. He's also not invincible so I really liked when they showed him beat up and vulnerable to Wonder Woman at one point. Because while Bruce Wayne as Batman is extraordinary he has flaws which deserve to be shown.

Next was Wonder Woman, which was the character I was most excited to see. I had loved her in her own film so I thought what would be better than seeing her again fighting along side other superheros. The actress as before did a beautiful job. She showed how strong and powerful Diana (Wonder Woman) is but also showed her still mourning the loss of Steve Trevor. My only issue with Wonder Woman was the fact that in this film their were several booty and close up chest shots of her while their were none in her own film. I think this is due to the fact that Justice League was directed by a man while Wonder Woman was directed by a woman. This made be very angry because it shows just how sexist the film industry can be. Other than that though I thought Wonder Woman was developed into a motivating leader by the end of the film.

Now Cyborg was the coolest to just look at on film. The CGI effects done to him were pretty cool just by themselves. He was a bit blan and I think could have been way cooler like in the comics. In the movie though he was shown to be more broken as a person dealing with the fact that he's now part robot. So while that was a bit disappointing but a good look inside his head.

The Flash the youngest of the characters was by far the comedic sidekick of the movie. He's just in awe of everyone he's working with and feels so proud to be apart of the team. I absolutely adored him in this film!!! I also loved the ending credit where he decides to race Superman. He was just a great addition to the team, I felt like he really made them act like normal people.

Superman didn't appear in the movie till about halfway through and I honestly felt like they could have just left him out of it. He didn't really make that much of an impact. The only reason why he was in the film was to give people hope again because when he died the world was at a lost. He had a few good lines of dialogue with the Flash and Batman but otherwise I felt like he was pretty pointless.

Lastly we have Aquaman who was by far the most entertaining on screen character. He was super kick-ass, was super pumped up when fighting, and had a amazing interaction with Wonder Woman's lasso at on point. It was like every time he showed up you immediately got interested in what was going on. I feel like if all the other heroes had his enthusiasm or intensity the film would have been 10 times better.


Now like I said before this movie was based off a graphic novel and it mostly stuck to it's original story. The only thing that was different was the fact that Superman didn't die in the graphic novel where as he had in his own film and brought back in this one. But I wasn't really a big fan of this plot only because I felt like it wall just to easy. I mean it only took a bit of bickering to get the team to work together and defeat the villain.That's not how the Justice League works. When they first form together in the comics they have a lot of issues which take a lot of time to work through. Only when they realize that they have to do things as a team can they become the butt-kicking team of justice they are. This is something that I just think the movie missed the mark on. The plot wasn't that bad it just could have been a lot better.

The Villain:

Darkseid was the featured villain in this film and the only thing I have to say about him was that he was so underplayed. I mean Darkseid in known in the DC universe as the worst of the worst. He's basically the Justice League's Joker okay I mean he's nothing but pure evil and rage. In the movie he was just written as a plain bad guy who wants to take over the world. I feel like if they would have stuck to character Darkseid would have made this movie amazing instead he ending up hurting the film due to the lack of character.

My Final Thoughts:

Overall I did like the movie. I thought most of the characters were written very well and that that they had some great scenes. My only issues with the movie were the easiness of the plot and lack of action due to a crappy villain. If those issues were fixed this would be a 10 out of 10 blockbuster hit! This wasn't the best superhero movie I have seen but it definitelywasn't the worst. I would give this movie 7 out of 10! If you just want a pretty good superhero movie than I would recommend this. Otherwise if your looking for something spectacular than Thor Ragnarok is more your speed. I hope you all enjoyed this review. Please let me know what your favorite superhero movie is and if you enjoyed the new Justice League movie. God Bless;)!!!

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I was going through my photo gallery on a plane, because the wifi was down, and decided to shine a light on some of my favorite memories that have been stored away.


I decided to go through my photo gallery and choose some of the best pictures I have, and explain their meaning and background.

1. Junior Float


This is my best friend, Abbey, and I dressed up as Princess Leia and Padme from Star Wars for our junior year float in high school. Our class won the float competition during Homecoming almost every year, and it's because we went all-out.

2. "Drinking" Wine


I went to Publix one night with a fellow classmate, because we needed some ingredients for a dish we were making in Home Economics. We passed the wine aisle and thought it would be funny to send in our group chat.

3. Record Store


For my sixteenth birthday, my parents took Abbey and I to see my favorite band, 5 Seconds of Summer in Atlanta. We stayed for a couple of days, and during one of our explorations in the city, we found this quaint record shop and had so much fun looking through all the albums.

4. Round 2


The next year, 5SOS decided to take their tour to Oak Mountain, and we wouldn't have missed it for anything. The only thing is, it started pouring rain while we were waiting to get inside the amphitheater. It makes for great memories now, but it definitely sucked when it happened.

5. Senior Year


During Homecoming Week my senior year, we had a dress-up day dedicated to "Rock Stars or Rappers," so I decided to go "Rock Star." This pictured was actually featured in our yearbook.

6. Dad?


Because of this costume, we have a running joke in my family (and my friends) about my dad being Captain America. One night, I got home late from work, and went into my parents' room to tell them I made it home. I walk in all quiet, careful not to wake the dogs, and when I get to my dad to tap him awake, he pulls the covers back and yells "I'm Captain America!" He got me so good, so I decided to send this photo in my senior group chat, and it went viral around our class. The only bad thing is, Dad loves the attention.

7. Masin and Ollie


My nephew Masin is a lot to handle, but he can be really sweet, and I captured one of those precious moments with a dog we babysit named Ollie. We actually just received news that Ollie has cancer, and had to have surgery, taking his entire left jaw and cheek, so seeing this photo again makes me smile.

8. Bridges in Birmingham


Abbey and I love to go to downtown Birmingham and explore, and this day we took my new camera, and shot some of the fun we had. This picture was taken by our good friend, Braxton, while we climbed over the side of a bridge to sit on the edge, but we ended up chickening out.

9. The House That Waffles Built


This is one of my best friends, Steven, who actually came up with the title of this photo. We went to high school together, and although we would always text, we didn't meet until after a home basketball game in Waffle House. Now, we go to college together, and even write on the same Odyssey team.

10. Two Peas In A Pod


When we had to turn in baby pictures for our senior yearbook, Abbey saw that I put mine in right before her, and snapped the cutest picture of the cutest besties around.

11. A Dye Mess


Before prom, I decided I wanted to change my hair color, but didn't want to spend money at a salon, so I called Abbey over and made her do it for me. I probably should have checked to see if she had ever done this before, because it went downhill, fast.

12. A Bet's A Bet


So, Steven decided to place a bet against me, and I don't even remember what it was, but that's not the point. The point is, this beautiful picture of him in a 5 Seconds of Summer shirt is his sisters, and it will be forever framed in my room to remember the greatest day of my life. That is all.

13. More Birthday Fun


This is hands-down, my favorite picture of us two. It takes place like many of my other favorites, Braxton behind the camera, me turning a year older, and being downtown. Braxton was testing out the new Portrait Mode on his iPhone 7, and it captured two happy gals in our happy place.

14. Kaydee Official


I pledged Kappa Delta my freshman year at Troy, and these are my amazing pledge class sisters the night of our initiation.

15. PCB Unplanned


Troy is about two and a half hours from Panama City Beach in Florida, and my friends Mallory and Catherine actually agreed to make a quick trip only to eat dinner on the beach. None of us told our parents until we got there, in case they got mad, but they were pretty okay with it.

16. Bowl Bound In NOLA


Troy made it to a bowl game in New Orleans, and we scored free tickets to go watch. Catherine's family has a beach house close, so we all we had to pay for was gas and food. Troy ended up beating the brakes off of North Texas, and broke records. It was my first time to Louisiana, and it was awesome.

17. Lou In The House


Waffle House is the perfect place to start and mend relationships, trust me I know. Lauryn and I have a tradition that anytime we need to confide in each other, its best to do so over an endless cup of coffee and hashbrowns. This is just one of our many trips.

18. Backstage


I'm a Theatre major, which is something so different than what I have ever done. This picture is of me during our Spring show, loving every minute of my job.

19. Greek Games Win


This is me and my sister, Mattie, at the "Greek Games" during "Greek Week," which we won! Our hands were wrapped in tape for tug-of-war, so we had to throw what we know with it on. This picture just reminds me of all of the excitement during "Greek Week," and how competitive we are.

These photos are all so amazing, and I know I have more, but these are my highlights of my life so far. They mean to world to me, because it reminds me of when I'm happy, and it's nice to be able to go back and look at those times when I need it most.

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