The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own
I'm going to say this right off the bat I enjoyed Justice League. There I said it. People complained about it, but let's be honest those same people would have complained not matter what the finished product was. I'll go so far as to say I don't mind the DC Universe. I liked Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman was good, Man of Steel was good, but sorry Superman v Batman was awful in every way. The only redeeming note was when Batman saved Martha Kent from the thugs holding her hostage in an old warehouse. That was probably the best Batman scene I have ever seen on film, and Ben Affleck's performance as the caped crusader was amazing
With that said Batman is front and center in Justice League as he is trying to recruit other heros to help battle a new threat to humanity. It turns out that Superman's death triggered the activation of a series of mother boxes. These boxes are needed by Steppenwolf so he can summon his army and destroy the Earth's eco system hereby turning it into a version of Apocalypse, the planet he is from. This will give him favor with DC's answer to Thanos, Darkside.
Batman, as Bruce Wayne along with Wonder Woman knows that to defeat Steppenwolf and his army he will need help, especially with Superman gone. They recruit Barry Allen aka The Flash, played wonderfully by Ezra Miller. I will be the first to admit I would have preferred seeing Grant Gustin from the TV show but DC for some reason does not incorporate the TV and Films together which I find to be a huge mistake. Erza gives a great performance as a goofy, almost starstruck heron out on his first mission.
Up next we have Victor Stone aka Cyborg, half man, half machien played by Ray Fisher. The design was great, and it looks like the cyborg of comic book fame, but sadly the character was given little to do in terms of dialogue so it's almost like he's just there, so to speak.
Finally we have Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, the scene stealer of the movie. Yes the guy who can talk to fish is without a doubt the best character DC has put in a film to date. Momoa, who looks more like Rob Zombie than Aquaman gives a fantastic performance as the reluctant hero who only joins up after his people are attacked by Steppenwolf.
And yes Superman does come back to life to help battle the threat towards the end of the film.
The film, which was taken over by Joss Whedon after Zack Snyder had to lead due to personal tragedy features something never seen in a DC Film. Humor, yes Joss brings his trademark pop culture style of humor to the mix, and even adds one other thing a DC movie has never seen, color. Yes this looks like a comic book instead of a washed out depressing art house film. Sadly though Joss did not Handel the entire film, and it's clear when watching which director films which scene, in essence it's like watching two different films that are intertwined.
Regardless of that the film is a lot of fun from top to bottom. Loaded with non stop action, and humor, and clocking in at a lean 2hrs Justice League is a lot of fun. Kids will love it as the hero's are all front and center through the entire film engaging in epic battles with a pretty great looking villian.
Warner Brother has put out a fantastic looking Blu-ray that captures the feel of everything, and transports it to your living room as opposed to the theatre. I saw it on Thanksgiving night and I can tell you it looks and sounds just as great on the small screen as it does the big one.
My only complaint is that the Blu-ray features 1 deleted scene. No clearly there are many deleted scene out there. Some people believe there is another cut of the film entirely. If you watch the trailer you will notice over 50% of that footage is not in the film, and ai, like most fans really want to see what that footage consists of.
Other than that I found it to be a great Blu-ray of a great film. Hopefully DC can take this formula and continue with it, as u would love to see more of these heroes on the screen together.
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars