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Even if you didn’t have enough time to whet your appetite for another heaping helping of comic book films two weeks after Thor: Ragnarok, the Justice League is here to take our money every weekend until The Last Jedi hits theaters.

In case people want to read the byline and bow out because of possible spoilers, I think Justice League was good.  It was a B- or a C+.  Considering the production was messy because of director Zack Snyder’s daughter’s suicide, the finished product could have been the real disaster movie.  I am not clear exactly how much of Snyder’s vision made it to the screen, but Joss Whedon did one hell of a job with the hellish task of handling the combination of caretaking another director’s work, lightening the tone, and infusing some of his own style into the film through extensive reshoots under the circumstances.

The good outweighed the bad.  I don’t want to get into spoilers, so it only appears that it’s more bad than good.

Good

Gal Gadot – She continues to make anyone who said she’s the wrong type, physical or acting-wise, to look like idiots.  She is arresting in every scene she’s in.  I love how she bounces from coy as her alter-ego Diana to thoughtful leader and warrior as Wonder Woman.  I will say this: Wonder Woman will plummet as an interesting and marketable character if Gadot leaves.  If keeping her means Warner Brothers must throw Brett Ratner from a tall building, they’d better check with her three times to make sure the height of the fall is adequate.  She is that important right now to the DCEU.

Team Dynamics – This is where hiring Whedon is crucial.  Ignoring what he does badly temporarily, the one thing he’s done the most right in Avengers and Justice League is the team dynamics.  He nails taking these superhero loners and take them through the stages of forming, storming, norming, and performing.  The team has very good chemistry, and I bet we’ll see more team goodness when the extended cut arrives.

Aquaman – I think they gave us just enough to get us ultra-sweaty for James Wan’s film in December 2018.

Bad

The Opening – They should’ve started with Wonder Woman and cut the Batman stuff out.

The Score – With all the noise that was made about infusing Danny Elfman’s Batman ‘89 and John Williams’ Superman: the Movie scores into Justice League, I was sorely disappointed.  I wanted more.  It felt like pretty ordinary comic book music because of the dearth of the classics’ presence.

The Flash – I think I am in the minority because I liked Cyborg more than the Flash.  Naturally, the Flash will improve as a hero over a few films, but he was little more than the comic relief of Justice League.  If cuts were necessary, they could have removed at least three of his lamest jokes.  It grew tiresome.

Steppenwolf – He’s an awful one-note character.  It didn’t help that they couldn’t work in that he’s Darkseid’s stooge, and that he was trying to turn Earth into a re-creating of Darkseid’s planet, Apokolips.  I guess the Justice League had to beat somebody’s ass, but the best fights were their in-fighting.

Overall, I enjoyed the film.  I know I will like the extended cut more.  With all the turmoil that went into the production, the movie was a lot better than it should’ve been.  Like John Wick, the movie felt fast and action-packed.  Justice League did a lot less to improve the DCEU than Wonder Woman, but it did it’s job to keep me wanting more.

What is my plan for repeat viewing?  I have seen Justice League twice.  I saw the late opening Thursday night showing and the first Friday matinee.  I planned to see it Friday, but having a MoviePass made it irresistible to see it the night before because I left work early and it was the beginning of my long weekend.  I committed to taking my older daughter to see it as well in the first two weekends because of her love of superhero movies.  Wonder Woman is her favorite.  I will certainly buy a digital license for my Apple products on day one if there is an ultimate edition.  I hope that gives me the Zack Snyder version as well.  I will not buy that separately like the Richard Donner Superman II cut.

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Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Yep the rumors continue to fly. Before, there was news that Darkseid will be the villain. Now, here’s the supposed roster from the “Justice League” film, which is still without a director, from Cosmic Book News:

• Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.
• Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn’t really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.
• Wonder Woman: She has only been in man’s world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.
• Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynold’s character from the Green Lantern movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone.
• Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.
• Martian Manhunter: Alien who has lived on Earth in secret for over a hundred years who has knowledge of Darkseid and his reign. 
• Aquaman: Will be the King of Atlantis who has a key role in the film.
• There will also be a heavy military presence in the film which in future rewrites could include characters featured in Man of Steel or even Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett) of which neither are included in the first draft.
• Alfred Pennyworth is in the film in a minor appearance.
• Lois Lane is also in the film in a cameo.
• Darkseid’s Elite will be featured who go up against the Justice League early on in the film.

If this is the roster, looks like we’re getting a mix of old and new actors playing the characters.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.