aka The Frazzled Mom
For the first time in like a bagillion years, I saw a movie right when it came out. Wut?! I know, crazy, right? It was a birthday present from a friend. I think the idea was taking me to see the movie because it had The Flash in it. It may not have been The Flash that I like (i.e. Wally West), but he was all right.
Let’s do a little background on what I’ve seen so far…
I managed to watch the Man of Steel. I say managed because I really didn’t like it all that much. I blame part of it on my attachment to the original General Zod. Not to mention Clark’s parents being…different. Not in looks, but in attitude toward the world, etc. It was all just different and darker. Plus, I’m really not a super (ha) huge fan of Superman.
Then I saw Dawn of Justice. A little better.
Then the Wonder Woman movie came out. By this point, I was kind of looking forward to seeing it because I’d already gotten a taste of the character in Dawn of Justice. And I wasn’t surprised. I really did enjoy the movie from the action, special effects, and overall storyline. Diana was portrayed as strong and intelligent, as she’s always been in both the JLA and JLU animated series’.
Now we’ve arrived at the Justice League. The movie that brings them all together.
For those that previously hated on Man of Steel or Dawn of Justice, I highly encourage you to give Justice League a try. Don’t assume it’ll be terrible. Well, I mean I went into it thinking The Flash wouldn’t be great but was pleasantly surprised. Here’s why…
Thanks to the screenplay by Joss Whedon, I think the DC universe might be able to survive and hold its own against Marvel in this movie war. Justice League had a lot of action, a little bit of dark but finally added humor, which it had been desperately missing. This felt like the Justice League I grew to love in the animated series. Granted, I’ve not read the comic books, so maybe it’s so far out from that it’ll anger diehard fans. But for me, I enjoyed the movie. And for those afraid of walking in the middle of the story and not knowing what’s going on? There are easter eggs for the fans, yes, but the overall story is not lost on the general moviegoers. In fact, the audience is caught up, with just the right amount of hints for us to learn about Cyborg’s and The Flash’s accidents (no great detail, just enough), Wonder Woman’s loss of a loved one (Trevor), Batman’s guilt (as mentioned above) and Superman’s death. Very little is known about Aquaman, so everyone enters his story with the same information. My friend and I were impressed by Aquaman…well, I was more impressed with the woman who is to be his wife. She did some pretty cool water manipulation.
They had boob tubes! Err…I mean, boom tubes (I blame JLU’s Flash for that slip)
There’s more, but I don’t want to spoil the movie, so I’ll leave it at that. Justice League was a thoroughly enjoyable movie. My friend and I kinda wanted more action, but it was still super fun. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing more Justice League and perhaps, dare I say it, League of Doom?!
By the way, people came out of the theater happy with the movie experience. While in the elevator, a dad and his kid said their movie was way too long. Uh, which movie was that?