Yet another superhero movie, Justice League, hit our cinema this weekend. It follows the standard format of the undefeatable villain of the week threatens the world only to be defeated by one or more heroes. There are all the CGI bangs and whistles to draw in the massive following these films attract and produce huge fortunes for the studios.
Sadly this is not one of the best by quite a margin.
There is too much squeezed into the story.
There are three new characters being introduced into the franchise. They may be long established in comic book lore but they each get the ‘origin story’ treatment, which slows the narrative to a crawl for the first half of the film.
Having done this, these characters are relegated to supporting roles for the more famous and already successful heroes.
The climax of the film is a fairly standard mass destruction of property, with the villain finally but inevitably defeated.
If this genre of film is your thing then this is a definite 2nd choice compared to Thor: Ragnorok, which is still running in cinemas.
I give this a ‘must try harder’ 2 stars out of five.