Justice League movie review: DC’s answer to the Avengers is messy, but also their most optimistic film yet

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Justice League movie review: It’s the sum of all its predecessors’ parts; as grand as Man of Steel, as murky as Batman v Superman, as messy as Suicide Squad, and as hopeful as Wonder Woman.

MOVIE REVIEWS Updated: Nov 17, 2017 15:05 IST
Hindustan Times
Justice League
Director – Zack Snyder
Cast – Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Henry Cavill
Rating – 3/5

Of course it makes all the sense in the world for Justice League to have turned out the way it did.

As lifelong fans of these characters – an arrangement that affords the filmmakers certain liberties, yes, but also makes them vulnerable to more scrutiny – we’ve shrugged at Man of Steel and we’ve seethed at Batman v Superman, we’ve tolerated Suicide Squad and we’ve celebrated Wonder Woman. And as strange as it sounds, Justice League is emblematic of all these ups and downs, these ebbs and flows. More than being the movie we need (or, to dust off that old chestnut, the movie we deserve), it is a movie we must learn to accept