We pre­view Jus­tice League

CERT 12A, 120 MIN­UTES, OPENS 17 NOVEM­BER

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Star­ring: Ben Af­fleck, Gal Gadot, Ja­son Mo­moa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher Di­rec­tor: Zack Sny­der

THE PLOT The $12bil­lion earned at cin­e­mas by the so-called Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse movies has sure con­cen­trated the minds of ri­val comic­book film stu­dio Dc/warn­ers. And hav­ing teamed up its top two crime­fight­ers with Won­der Woman in last year’s Bat­man V Su­per­man: Dawn Of Jus­tice, it’s now time for DC to de­liver the big one: Jus­tice League. In the wake of Su­per­man’s death, Earth faces a new threat in the form of 8ft-tall alien Step­pen­wolf. So, Bat­man over­comes his loner ten­den­cies to as­sem­ble the Jus­tice League, re­cruit­ing young stu­dent Barry Allen (aka The Flash), biome­chanic-bod­ied Vic­tor Stone (Cy­borg) and Arthur Curry (Aqua­man), who is heir to the un­der­wa­ter city of At­lantis. WHAT’S RIGHT/WRONG WITH IT? Jus­tice League wasn’t avail­able to view in time for our dead­lines, and re­views were also em­bar­goed un­til af­ter our pub­li­ca­tion date – signs of ner­vous­ness at DC? The happy cre­ative out­come for this sum­mer’s Won­der Woman has boosted our op­ti­mism, but it’s Zack Sny­der (the dull and crit­i­cally panned Bat­man

V Su­per­man) back in the di­rec­tor’s chair, so we’re not ex­actly ex­pect­ing a fun ride.

VER­DICT DC has a whole lot rid­ing on the suc­cess of this film, in­clud­ing Jus­tice League se­quels, stand­alone spin-offs for The Flash, Aqua­man and Cy­borg, and more be­sides. Let’s hope they de­liver the goods. Charles Gant

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