Zack Snyder brings the latest piece to the DC universe, the superhero team up Justice League. Picking up from the end of Batman v Superman, a world ending trouble is brewing in the wake of Superman’s death. Steppenwolf, a New God is collecting three power boxes that have been hidden on earth for thousands of years to combine them and take over the earth.
Batman (Ben Affleck) and right hand man Alfred (Jeremy Irons) have been trying to discover the meaning of these long forgotten boxes and trying to get a team together to fight the impending battle for Earth. Previous acquaintance Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) reappears to join him in the fight while he tries to persuade new recruits in Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to form a team against Steppenwolf. Realizing they need more strength and hope back in the world to defeat him they attempt to use the power of one of the boxes to bring back Superman (Henry Cavill). The team they build forms the Justice League.
Overall the film was entertaining. Because of the previous missteps with DC films in this universe, besides Wonder Woman, the film had the overall sense of being a stepping stone to a new story they want to steer future films in. The story was a bit weak and the CGI for this day and age was not seeming of a huge budget film but the characters themselves were interesting. Not the best superhero film to come out this year but for fans of these characters and DC comics it is enjoyable. Directed by Zack Snyder who also directed the not so great DC films prior, the film also brought in Marvel Avengers director Joss Whedon to make some well needed touchups to the film but overall was blended so it didn’t come off mismatched with two different director styles. The film didn’t get me as excited as Wonder Woman did or any of Marvel’s films this year but I am very interested to see where they will be going in the future with these characters. I would recommend to wait and not pay high ticket prices if you are interested in the DC universe but I think die hard DC fans would still find enjoyment with it.