THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)


Justice League can’t be described as anything but bitterly disappointing for this longtime Dc comics fan.  You wait all your life for a Justice League movie and you get this??  I have been a comic geek all my life and specifically a DC comics geek.  The fact that there was going to be a Justice League movie was something I didn’t think I would ever see in my lifetime.  I hoped against hope that it would be better than the other awful DC entries.  The story is vague and basic.  Batman (Ben Affleck) and Womder Woman (Gal Geadot) need to assemble other super-powered heroes because something evil and powerful is coming.  It’s the vague CGI villain Steppenwolf.  Generic, instantly forgettable.  He assembles Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (a smartass Ezra Miller).  They fight parademons in a generic setting.  Emergency director Josh Whedon inserts amusing inserts that don’t seem to fit in original director Zack Snider’s horrible and downbeat world.  The new characters are barely fleshed out.  Superman (Henry Cavill) is brought back to life (he died in Batman v. Superman, remember?) and pitches in.  But Justice League persists in being ordinary, even boring.  Hard to watch.  And it becomes the film that basically puts an end to the DC movie universe.  There will be other films but they won’t be tied together any longer. Warner Brothers has every right from a business standpoint to kill a JL sequel, to kill Flashpoint, to kill most planned DC movies.  Because after sitting through dreck like Man of Steel, B v. S and Suicide Squad (Wonder Woman being the exception, well-made and entertaining), audiences have caught on that these films are hardly entertaining and have given up.  If only Snider hadn’t insisted on shooting everything like Watchmen over and over and over, there might have been something here.  When is Avengers: Infinity War in theaters?

 

TLA one-word review: unremarkable