New heroes earn their stripes
After the disappointment which was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), I headed into Justice League with trepidation, especially seeing as two of the band of heroes were yet to have their own origin stories played out on the silver screen.
While it failed to reached the heights of Wonder Woman, released earlier in the year, Justice League was leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor.
DC’s latest flick picks up with the world mourning Superman’s death as crime and destruction runs rampant without his presence.
Meanwhile, Batman, who feels responsible for Superman’s demise, is busy hunting down bug-like para-demons.
After trapping a creature, it explodes, leaving a curious marking made of three square shapes, with similar markings cropping up all over the city.
We soon learn the para-demons are a scout for a much more menacing enemy — Steppenwolf.
Eons ago, the powerful cosmic being assumed his “rightful place” as Earth’s ruler, using three “mother boxes” which combined to form “the unity”.
His plans were thwarted when the Atlanteans, Amazonians and men of Earth combined to take him down, forcing him into his first retreat.
In Superman’s absence, the time is nigh for his return, though this time he tries to take it by stealth by collecting the three boxes protected by the three tribes.
With life on the planet at stake, Batman and Wonder Woman reunite, enlisting the help of new heroes The Flash (Ezra Miller) Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The film does well in introducing the new meta-humans, all without being detrimental to the plot.
The team has great chemistry, with much-needed comedic moments, which are mainly courtesy of green millennial hero The Flash. Justice League is screening at Orana Cinemas Geraldton. Prices are adult: $17, child: $11 and concession: $15. MOVIE