Here is pretty much all you need to know about Justice League: It’s way better than Batman v Superman. With its second superhero team-up, DC has finally embraced Marvel’s more entertaining ethos. (This change can at least partially be attributed to the addition of Avengers scripter Joss Whedon as a credited screenwriter.)
Justice League picks up with the world still mourning BvS’s death of Superman (Henry Cavill, whose second billing in the opening credits quickly “spoils” the movie’s non-secret), and Ben Affleck’s Batman feels responsible. So, he gets a gang together—Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher)—to take the Man of Steel’s place as Earth is invaded by a world-conquering baddie named Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).
Wonder Woman proves again to be the best of the bunch, while Miller’s Flash and Momoa’s Aquaman are twice as charismatic as the twin pillars of chiseled heroism, Batman and Superman, providing hope for future solo adventures. Justice League is fast (right at two hours!) and fun, which, if nothing else, is another step in the right direction for the DCEU.
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