Justice League flashes its way into theaters

Your favorite DC superheroes come together to fight a new awakened threat to Earth

Sylvia Chan, News & Copy Editor

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Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League is the latest installment in the Warner Brothers/DC franchise, and premiered in theaters on Nov. 17.

The movie picks up where the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left off. Earth is in chaos, and citizens are mourning the apparent death of Superman (Henry Cavill). In the midst of it all, there is a new threat to humanity. Inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne (aka Batman, played by Ben Affleck) enlists Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot) to help form a team of metahumans to face evil villain Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his army of Parademons.  The Parademons are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes, which are sources of powerful energy.

In addition to Batman and Wonder Woman, the team also consists of Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Barry Allen/Flash (Ezra Miller).

Each character added a different element to the movie that made it enjoyable to watch: the sarcasm from Aquaman, the mysteriousness of Cyborg, awkwardly hilarious commentary from the Flash and an interesting dynamic between Batman and Wonder Woman.

The storyline is easy to understand for the most part, especially for those who have not seen any other previous movie in the DC franchise besides Suicide Squad and just came for the Flash (maybe that’s just me).

Despite negative reviews from critics, Justice League was a light-hearted, action-packed movie; it helps set the foundation for future DC movies. Warner Brothers announced that movies such as Aquaman (2018), Cyborg (2020) and Flashpoint (to be determined) are in the works, which explains why some superheroes had less character development than others.

I went opening weekend, so it was packed and I found myself sitting in one of the last remaining available seats in the front row. It might not have been the most pleasant experience (my neck still hurts), but it was worth it. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and left the theaters satisfied with how it ended.

 Justice League is in theaters now. PG-13, 1 hour and 59 minutes.