Justice League [2017] ★★½

 Forgive me fanboys for I have sinned: I didn’t see “Justice League” upon its release, and it took a long plane ride to Canada to convince me to watch it. Early reviews weren’t too encouraging, to say the least, but now that the dust has settled, it’s interesting to look at “Justice League” from a different perspective. Is it bad? No. Good? Far from it. I guess it falls somewhere in between. It isn’t innovative in any way, the characters aren’t particularly well developed, and it’s far from being as fun as “Avengers” (especially “Infinity War”, which truly raised the bar). But I still had a fun time watching it. I guess at that point I knew exactly what I was getting myself into, so my expectations were more or less low. You probably know how things went down by now: Superman supposedly died in “Batman Vs Superman”, and it’s up to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) to recruit a group of superheroes to stand against a new threat. You’ve got Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman, and they’re all interesting characters. Aside from Wonder Woman, I wish the other characters had their own stand-alone film before “Justice League” (Aquaman comes out in December and I’m looking forward to that). I guess the worst thing I can say about this movie is that it doesn’t have a great villain, and superhero movies are only as good as their villains. But despite all that, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Will people still remember it years from now? Probably not. But for what it’s worth, I enjoyed seeing all these characters together in one movie.

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