Justice League: War – A Review.
I’m just going to go ahead and say it. I don’t know how many times DC comics is going to try to sell us an origin story. Maybe it’s a directive from Warner Bros., I really have no idea. Whatever it is, it’s getting old. Within the last 25 years I’ve seen them reboot Spiderman twice, Batman twice, and Superman three times. On a side-note, I have yet to see a Wonder Woman movie once.
Which brings me to Wonder Woman in this movie. My largest complaint. They really need to decide how they want to portray her. Either she’s an obnoxious warrior, or she’s a helpful naïve pushover. In this version, she’s an obnoxious warrior. I liked the Lynda Carter portrayal of her best. Please keep her that way. Also, Please, pick a costume. Superman and Batman have only had slight modifications. I’ve seen wonder woman’s costume redesigned probably 16 times since I was a child.
When I was growing up, DC comics was always the heroes that fought evil. Marvel comics spent their entire episode dealing with internal issues. If I wanted to read a teenage heartthrobs story, I would grab a Marvel comic. If I wanted to read stories about a hero dwelling on his internal struggle of not being able to have a girlfriend because he was a hero, I would choose a Marvel comic. If I wanted to see a hero break a giant robot into two pieces I would choose a DC comic. However, nowadays the lines are so blurred because DC is spending its time trying to copy Marvel comics. The worst struggle Sup had was whether to tell Lois. Batman’s? Daddy issues, but they didn’t dwell on the internal thoughts allllllll through episode after episode. Marvel does. Well, now DC does too. Ugh.
With that said, I can continue my review. It’s obvious with this newest addition to the Justice league lineup, that Warner Bros./DC Comics was trying to capture the comedic banter between the heroes that “The Avengers” so triumphantly succeeded in last summer’s blockbuster. However, the bantering between the Dark Knight and Green Lantern fell far short the cleverness that The Avengers seamlessly delivered.
To sum up this review, I will summarize my complaints. Please stop selling us origin stories. This is probably the fifth or sixth time I’ve read how they’ve come together. Pick it up already… we know how they all began.
Stop changing their costumes. They’re not a baseball team. It’s fine to modernize, but it does more harm than good to try to reinvent the characters look. It just makes the die-hard fans angry.
In closing, although slightly entertaining, Justice League: War was a dismal failure. Next time a little more ass kicking and a little less ass kissing.
Stephen Lewis – Staff Writer.