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The newest installment in the DC Comics movies is “Justice League,” featuring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

The movie opens with where Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ended: with Superman dead. Thus begins Bruce Wayne’s, or Batman’s, journey to find other supernatural or talented beings throughout the world with Diana Prince’s, or Wonder Woman’s, help in order to destroy an old mythical god who has come back to Earth to destroy it and make it his own world.

The movie got mediocre reviews at best, saying that even little quips interspersed with scenes of Wonder Woman weren’t enough to save the movie.

Its greatest quality may be that it was a decent amount shorter than other superhero movies, which made it bearable to watch.”

I quite agree — I enjoyed “Wonder Woman” immensely, and was  excited to see “Justice League” to see her again, but I found myself disappointed. The plot felt forced and almost too fictional to really take hold in the modern world. Unlike “Captain America: Civil War,” where the Avengers take on threats that are still real-world issues with a bit more high-tech, “Justice League” simply pulls a mythical character out of nowhere and sets the Justice League down to fight it. There isn’t any build-up from other movies except for Superman’s previous death.

Also, the superheroes aren’t nearly as powerful as they should be. Without Superman, they might as well be mere mortals (or poor people, in the case of Bruce Wayne) fighting a god. As soon as Superman comes in (spoiler alert), they aren’t even needed anymore. Superman can handle the villain all by himself. So what’s the need for any of the others? It might as well have been another Superman movie. His strength compared to the others (even Diana, who is an actual goddess) is so much greater that it’s not even fun to watch the others fight.

Additionally, the dialogue was at best mildly funny, although there were a few scenes with Bruce and Diana that were good. There was just too much going on to really grasp the concept of the movie. There were too many minor plotlines to focus on the major one.

Its greatest quality may be that it was a decent amount shorter than other superhero movies, which made it bearable to watch. Plus, it was still an upgrade from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

All in all, I would give it 2.5 out of 5 stars, because even though it wasn’t good, it was still mildly entertaining.

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