Movie Review: Justice League

Movie Review: Justice League

Justice League film poster.jpgThis film showcases Batman as bringing in the other superheroes and forming the Justice League. By far, this movie outshines Batman vs. Superman. However, in a world with X-men and Marvel movies, it pales.

The cast did a wonderful job, but they had bad writing, plot holes, and an illogical villain.

When the bad guy,  Steppenwolf, shows up he defeats the Amazons easily. Later in the movie, Diana tells the story of how it took the Old Gods, Mankind, both Amazons and Atlantians to imprison him. However, when Steppenwolf returns and this time unites the three boxes of power, he’s no stronger than he was when this round of superheroes fought him. AND the key to his demise is one superhero that seems impossible to beat (unless you’ve got kryptonite)

To me, the movie was too easily ended. The bad guy not so tough and Superman put him down without much effort.

That’s one of the many reasons I like Marvel better than DC movies – their characters show their flaws, their weaknesses. And no one hero is all-amazingly powerful. Really, it’s like an evil six-year-old fighting an all powerful warlord. No suspense.

I did love Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman. AND enjoyed the comic relief of Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / Flash

My rating 3.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – Wonder Woman 2017

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Finally, the DC Universe has made an awesome movie. After watching Superman with a meh reaction and an aggravating Batman movie, Wonder Woman was a breath of fresh air and amazing.

Watching her training with her Amazon sisters made me want to find her island and learn how to fight too.

The energy between Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince and Steve Trevor was gripping. And I loved the newness and innocence that the character as Diana brought forth to the world of men.

One thing I didn’t like was a major plot hole of something that happens in this Wonder Woman movie and isn’t explained as the item reappears for her helping Batman and Superman fighting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Now I’m looking forward to Justice League and there are rumors of a Wonder Woman sequel.

My rating 4.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – Suicide Squad

Suicide_Squad_(film)_Poster.pngMovie Review – Suicide Squad

This movie isn’t about the good guys or heroes, its about the bad guys saving the world. Wait..what? Yup. Gathering villains such asHarley Quinn (favorite character for me in the movie) to Dead Shot (played by Will Smith) and a few others take on The Enchantress a witch from another time/dimension set to destroy earth.

Many of the characters could have used more fleshing out. But  Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn steals the show. She’s witty, crazy, and addictive.

Another thing I was miffed about was Waller tells about how the Joker and Harley Quinn were the King and Queen and lo to anyone who rebuts the Queen. Then the scene changes to that incident she’s talking about, but all the Joker does (which is off-camera) is shot the guy. Really? The Joker doesn’t like how the guy treats his woman and just shoots him? No, the Joker is more sadistic and sinister than that.

The ending/final battl e scene was a little too quick, in my opinion. I’d like to have seen Katana’s soultaking blade work against them…like The Enchantress bring out all the souls trapped in it to fight the squad. Maybe even have Katana possessed for a time.

Overall, I really liked this movie and would go to a Suicide Squad II or III. Margo Robbie was fabulous as Harley Quinn.

My rating: 4.3 / 5 stars

PS – Stay after the closing credits for a small scene with ‘Bruce Wayne’ and Waller.

Another tidbit: “At the end of the movie, Harley Quinn’s reading a book by Molly O’Keefe – romance/erotica offer. O’Keefe specializes in “contemporary romance” (where the farm boy milks the cows and then the lady of the Manor milks him), publishes most of her books under the Harlequin publishing imprint.”1

Bibliography:

  1. http://whatculture.com/film/suicide-squad-trailer-breakdown-45-things-you-need-to-see?page=3
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film)

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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