This is going to ruffle a few feathers and it surprises even me, but Ben Affleck is without question the greatest Batman and Bruce Wayne of all-time. I used to be a Keaton guy, but Affleck’s won me over. He does an incredible job portraying Bruce’s lighter side, but most of all, Justice League showed a more vulnerable Batman, one dealing with the guilt of Superman’s death and his own immortality. It really is a Batman like we’ve never seen before.
It shouldn’t come as much surprise that Superman is in Justice League, and while I won’t spoil that moment for you, I will say that I thought this was Henry Cavill’s best Superman performance yet. He seems to have really connected with character, but I don’t want to say much more. My lips are sealed.
Justice League – Warner Bros.
In my personal opinion, I thought Justice League did a wonderful job of honouring the source material and introducing a team of heroes that almost rivals the on-screen chemistry of Marvel’s Avengers. I mean, the story wasn’t perfect, but it was light-years better than Batman v Superman. A large part of that has to do with Justice League’s major villain. Ciaran Hinds did an outstanding job bringing Steppenwolf to life. The ancient god’s shear size and power was amazing, it made for plenty of entertaining fight sequences.
I did think that some aspects could have been left out (any scene with Amy Adams – sorry), but overall the film was entertaining, surprisingly funny, and played homage to the comics, which I loved. It couldn’t have been easy to switch directors part way through either, but Joss Whedon did an excellent job finishing up Zack Snyder tremendous work. At the end of the day, Justice League won’t take home any Movie of the Year awards, but it’s much better than I could have hoped.
Also, while it’s becoming somewhat routine, be sure to stay past the credits, DC basically drops the mic on two separate occasions.
Better late than never. The Justice League is every comic lovers dream come true. Bring on the Aquaman, Wonder Women 2, Flash and maybe Cyborg movies? Oh, and I wonder what Luther’s up too?