For any DC lover, Justice League was a highly anticipated film. After watching the tragedy of Suicide Squad, fans were hopeful about Justice League. Needless to say people were excited. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film would hold a cast of stars like Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, and Jason Mamoa. Despite all the hype, the film did not receive positive reviews, and after watching it, it's understandable. (No Spoilers)
Wonder Woman's character development was lacking in this film. While it was obvious her character was intended to be the glue of the team, her attempts appeared half-hearted. Her attempts to recruit new members into the Justice League seemed forced and awkward, moments that were supposed to feel sentimental fell flat. No doubt, her action shots were beautiful and awe-inspiring, but the directors attempts to make her seem human and vulnerable did not project properly. It was disappointing to see her do poorly in Justice League, after Wonder Woman’ssuccess.
Tragically, the movie was also extremely predictable. The script was full of terrible one-liners and awkward attempts at humor. I found myself correctly predicting what the characters were going to say, various times! While the script wasn't terrible, it was underwhelming in every sense of the word.
But, it had its redeeming qualities. The soundtrack was the saving-grace of the film. Sigrid’s rendition of “Everybody Knows” builds the perfect ambiance for a world mourning Superman's death. Her haunting voice, and morose lyrics “the good guys lost”, brought tears into my eyes. The introduction to Aquaman’s reckless and uncaring persona is highlighted by heavy guitar riffs and a scratchy, soulful voice in “Come Together” by Gary Clark Jr. & Junkie XL. The music made the action scenes epic and dramatic, and made a mediocre movie great.
That being said, the movie isn't supposed to be a perfect or have Oscar worthy acting. It’s meant to be fun and hopeful, a reprieve from life's stresses. I encourage for people to go see it, because it is fun. Without analyzing it, or watching for every error, Justice League is extremely enjoyable.