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Justice League

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Zack Snyder
  • 115 mins
  • 12

Summary

Fantasy action adventure starring Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck. With an ancient demonic threat looming, Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, enlists the help of Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) to form a new superhero team. After adding Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash to its ranks, the league faces its first challenge: resurrecting Superman.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Following the cataclysmic climax to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this epic DC equivalent to Marvel's Avengers Assemble sees Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in search of the supers briefly glimpsed in that 2016 film, as something cosmically wicked this way comes. The usual comic-book elements are here: the gathering of the team - Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher); a quest to find three powerful boxes before a demonic horde led by horned baddie Steppenwolf (a rubbery-looking CGI construct voiced by Ciarán Hinds); and battles and fallouts aplenty. However, the contrast with Marvel's rollicking fantasies still remains: an overreliance on CGI, a somewhat disjointed narrative and a pall of gloom. At least when the heroes get down to the business of battering bad guys, these shortcomings are parked - the dust-up in Metropolis between a nascent League and one familiar adversary is a doozy. Indeed, there are some green shoots for the DC Universe: Miller's nebbish-like Flash is amusingly gauche; Momoa plays the Atlantean trident-wielder as a surly surfer that he has continued in his hit solo outing; and Gadot proves Wonder Woman was no flash in the pan (her terrorist-tackling entrance is electrifying). And what of Henry Cavill's Man of Steel? Well, that would be telling.

Credits

Cast

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Bruce Wayne / BatmanBen Affleck
Diana Prince / Wonder WomanGal Gadot
Clark Kent / SupermanHenry Cavill
Arthur Curry / Aquaman Jason Momoa
Victor Stone / CyborgRay Fisher
Barry Allen / The FlashEzra Miller
Commissioner GordonJ K Simmons
AlfredJeremy Irons
Lois LaneAmy Adams
SteppenwolfCiaran Hinds
MeraAmber Heard
Lex LuthorJesse Eisenberg
Queen HippolytaConnie Nielsen
Dr Silas StoneJoe Morton
AntiopeRobin Wright
Henry AllenBilly Crudup
TerroristMichael McElhatton
Police officerMarc McClure
ThiefHolt McCallany

Crew

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DirectorZack Snyder

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2017-11-17
Languages
English | Russian | Irish | Icelandic
Guidance
violence
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour

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