Eppler: "Justice League" is a fast food movie

Eppler: "Justice League" is a fast food movie

Watching "Justice League" is like eating at a middling fast food restaurant: a lot of it looks cheap, nothing is nutritious and may give you heartburn, but there are at least a few things on the menu I like and some of it sticks with you.

All of these superheroes are fun to watch and they're all very well cast - especially Ezra Miller as The Flash who can't wait to join the team. I still enjoy Ben Affleck's Batman, and I can't get enough of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman - although, you'll notice how the camera seems to leer at her in this movie, directed by men, as opposed to her solo movie this summer, directed by a woman.

"Justice League" definitely made me want to see solo movies of these new characters - Cyborg, Flash and especially Aquaman - and we should have had those first because this movie rushes through their introductions and back stories. 

So why do all these superheroes need to join together? Well, there's this demon creature called Steppenwolf who is after these things called motherboxes and trying to collect them all like Happy Meal toys to take over the world. And it never gets old watching these good actors use the world "motherbox" seriously.

"Justice League" has two directors - Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon. But very little of the movie looks like it was touched by human hands. It's an ugly picture with muddy and cheap-looking special effects. But the underwater stuff with Aquaman does look good, and that could be a very cool movie. 

"Justice League" isn't a bad movie, just not a very good one. But it is a step up from "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" because it's at least coherent and there's more to like. It's a small step in the right direction for all these characters.
 

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