Justice League

After the super success of Wonder Woman, DC & Warner Bros are back with their next superhero outing Justice League. The trailer & recent posters of Justice League have been giving out hints of Superman making a comeback. Does he really? Well, don’t worry we won’t spoil the surprise for you.

The story starts where Batman vs Superman ended. The world is mourning the death of Superman and feels hopeless without him. A new danger is looming around the corner and Batman alone cannot save this world. So he decides to put together a team of heroes.

Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot reprise their roles of Batman & Wonder Woman. We are introduced to new superheroes Aquaman, Cyborg, and Flash, which are played by Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller respectively.

Flash is an immature teenager who’s excitement and silly questions bring out little laughter on the other hand, Batman and Wonder Woman act like matured parents trying to keep the team together.

Director Zack Snyder gives us another average movie which had the potential to be a kick-ass superhero flick. Out of the three newly introduced superheroes, Flash is able to make some impact. But the characters of Cyborg and Aquaman fail to impress. Having standalone movies for both of them could have made a difference here.

There is lots of action to enjoy. But the VFX and CGI are average and sometimes gives you a feeling of playing a video game. It lacks realness and smoothness. The ending gives some hints about new members joining the Justice League in the future movies.

Overall, Justice League is an average superhero movie which fails to pack a punch but is still watchable.

Rating:  ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ & 1/2

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Directed by: Zack Snyder

Screenplay by: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon

Based on: Justice League by Gardner Fox

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons

Music by: Danny Elfman

Cinematography: Fabian Wagner

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Spiderman Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a reboot and also the characterโ€™s first solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War in which Tom Holland made his debut as the new Spiderman.

After his short mission with the Avengers, Peter is back at home and has to face challenges like any other teenager: school, exams, and girls. To make matters worse, Tony Stark flatly refuses to involve him in any more superhero stuff, and wants him to just remain the โ€˜friendly neighbourhood Spider-Manโ€™. But Peter cannot stay quite when he sees something wrong happening around him and goes off fighting criminals on his own. This is Peter Parker’s journey to prove to himself, that he is ready for the big, bad world.

When compared to previous Spiderman movies, this one is more on the fun side and less on the sad personal emotions. The Spiderman’s new high-tech suit is very much like Iron Man and you can see glimpses of Tony Stark in the new Peter Parker. Well, a student always tries to be like his mentor.

Tom Holland has done a good job and looks promising. Michael Keaton was a great choice for the character of Vulture. But he would have made a great villain if had been shown fiercer and brutal. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role of Tony Stark and is like a cool mentor to the young Peter Parker.

The humor is good and enjoyable. The action sequences look realistic with less use of VFX. It’s a break from the VFX-heavy action seen in many superhero movies nowadays.

Keeping the flaws aside, Spiderman Homecoming is a refreshing teenage superhero movie. It is small in terms of scale but big on entertainment.

Rating: ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ & 1/2

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Genre: Action, Superhero, Comedy

Directed by: Jon Watts

Starring:  Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

Cinematography: Salvatore Totino

Wonder Woman

After delivering multiple disappointing superhero films, DC & Warner Brothers have made a terrific comeback with Wonder Woman.  This is a superhero origin story that digs into Diana’s transformation from a naive warrior to an inspiring hero.

Diana, played by Gal Gadot, is the princess of the Amazons, who are living peacefully on a hidden island. Their sole purpose is to defeat the god of war, Ares, and bring peace to the world. One day a British spy Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine crashes on the island while escaping from the German forces in the First World War. Trevor tells Diana of the โ€˜war to end all warsโ€™ and she decides to go with him and end the war.

Diana’s innocence and no knowledge of the human world brings out humor without using any cliched one-liners. Diana experiences falling in love for the first time and the romantic moments between Diana and Trevor are emotional and heart warming. Gal Gadot fits the bill perfectly as Wonder Woman. She pulls off the fight sequences with ease and style. Chris Pine plays an important supporting role and does justice to his character. 

The cinematography on the film is stunning. Also, the background score is memorable, especially during Diana’s fighting sequences which stays with you past the movie. The climax war scenes look incredible with great visual effects.

Overall, Wonder Woman is an emotional and inspirational tale of a woman superhero. It will engage and entertain you for sure.

Rating – ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
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Genre: Action, Superhero

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Starring:  Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya

Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cinematography: Matthew Jensen