For years in comic book heroes have been portrayed as being perfect individuals who possess all the most ideal virtues like bravery, valor, kindness, wisdom & selflessness . These larger than life characters would be incorruptible & serve justice to all people to all walks of life. People have always loved comic book heroes because they show us the best of the humanity but also more notably they provide people with a euphoric sense of escapism because in reality such heroes do not exist.
I’ve been a comic book culture connoisseur for many years ever since I was a kid & I can say that’s thanks one animated series called Justice League that aired on the on public TV way back in 2004 when I was 10 years old. In the same way that Dragon Ball Z introduced me to the world of anime Justice League thrust me into a universe of iconic beings of power & valor. I was instantly hooked & from that day onwards I have loved comic culture with a passion from all the different houses (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse etc.)
2017 has been a year to behold for superhero-themed live-action movies. We got a total of seven films out of the crazed genre; ranging from origin stories to team-ups of some of our iconic comic book heroes. I must say, I was satisfied by the efforts we've gotten from the filmmakers who were entrusted with bringing our heroes to life respectively. Even with some dire misfortunes, none of these movies completely fell flat.
It's taken me five viewings in total to come to enjoy this film, having hated it for the first couple of viewings and felt ambivalent about it for the other couple, as a result of which I feel I must elaborate on my gradual change of heart about it.
I must begin, however, by saying that this will not be a defence of the film against the overwhelmingly negative mainstream critical appraisal it's received, which has actually already been carried out by a cabal of passionate fellow DCEU fans. This will also not involve any extraneous comparison to or juxtaposition with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it's relative critical and commercial success, for while it may belong to the exact same genre of film, it tends to different needs for the filmgoer. Lastly, this will not involve any justification for any of the litany of egregious flaws of this film.