Justice League Review: does it answer perfectly to Marvel?
DC’s latest superhero blockbuster Justice League has hit the theatre, bringing together Batman and Wonder Woman alongside a host of other superheroes like the Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League is said to be as DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers. Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok released two weeks ago and has already raked in global earnings of nearly $528 million. While DC’s extended universe has seen mixed success with all previous releases, will the Justice league be able to power through? Here's what critics make of
There’s no trace of [hope] in Warner Bros’ latest hapless attempt to jump-start their dc comics blockbuster brand, which at this point looks less like a cinematic universe than a pop-cultural black hole, sucking up as much money and audience goodwill as the studio can shovel into it. It’s consistently embarrassing to watch and features plot holes so yawningly vast they have a kind of grand canyon-like splendor: part of you wants to hang around to see what they look like at sunset.
It is to be hoped, though, that Hollywood can find some way of injecting new life into these increasingly wearisome and childish stories of caped crusaders and masked avengers
Ben Affleck’s unconvincing batman deadens the long-awaited DC adventure as superheroes team up to save planet earth from destruction, but not boredom
It's big, it's loud, it's obvious, and it's exhausting. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman all belong in better movies
It’s breezily fun at times – but, lumbered with a story that struggles to find resonance beyond its improbable plot devices, Justice League isn’t about to steal Avengers’ super-team crown.-Empire