Thursday, 30 November 2017

MPOV: Justice League

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Directed by: Zack Snyder
Casts: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Jeremy Irons, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Genre: A 2017 American superhero, fantasy science fiction film

Thousands of years ago, Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons attempt to conquer Earth through the combined energies of three Mother Boxes. They are foiled by a unified army that included the Olympian Gods, Amazons, Atlanteans, humans, and Green Lanterns. After repelling Steppenwolf's army, the Mother Boxes are separated and hidden in locations around the planet.

In the present, the world is in mourning after the death of Superman. This triggers the Mother Boxes to reactivate and Steppenwolf's return to Earth in an effort to regain favor with his master, Darkseid. Steppenwolf manages to retrieve the Mother Box from Themyscira, prompting Queen Hippolyta to warn her daughter Diana Prince of Steppenwolf's return by lighting the invasion fire. Prince joins Bruce Wayne in his attempt to unite other metahumans to their cause, with Wayne going after Arthur Curry and Barry Allen, while Prince tries to locate Victor Stone. The two of them fail to persuade Curry and Stone, but manage to recruit an enthusiastic Allen onto the team. Stone later joins the team after his father Silas is kidnapped, along with several other S.T.A.R. Labs employees, by Steppenwolf seeking to acquire the Mother Box from them.

Meanwhile, Steppenwolf attacks Atlantis to retrieve the next Mother Box, forcing Curry to take action. The team receives intel from Commissioner James Gordon leading them to Steppenwolf's army, based in an abandoned facility under Gotham Harbor. Although the group manages to rescue the kidnapped employees, the facility is flooded during combat, which traps the team until Curry helps delay the flood so they can escape. Stone retrieves the last Mother Box, which he had hidden, for the group to analyze. Stone reveals that his father used the Mother Box to rebuild Stone's body after an accident almost cost him his life. Wayne decides to use the Mother Box to resurrect Superman, not only to help them fight off Steppenwolf's army, but also to restore hope to mankind. Prince and Curry are hesitant about the idea, but Wayne forms a secret contingency plan in case Superman returns as a nemesis.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

This is by far one of the best DC Comic's movie adaptation with superb casts, good plots and great action! Of course, I'm in awe with Gadot's Wonder Woman but Miller's The Flash literally took over the thunder (pun intended) with his slap-stick funnies! Miller has totally moved on from Fantastic Beast and The Flash totally suits him up. The flow of the movie, the pace overall was just right and I've enjoyed it much!

The only peculiar part I don't quite grasps is the Man of Steel itself, from the previous Batman VS Superman until now. He's supposed to be invincible. He could be brought alive as long as he can soaked up the sun rays. So why couldn't he? Was the injury too much until they had to use the Mother Box to wake him up? I guess this will be a gap for me then.

Anyway, do stay until the end ya... a post-credit trailer right at the end which will lead to the sequel, tentatively to be released in June 2019.
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