(2017) (Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Superhero Action: Batman tries to assemble a team of superheroes to battle a powerful villain who's intent on destroying Earth.
- Following the death of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman (HENRY CAVILL), that's left his girlfriend, Lois Lane (AMY ADAMS), and mother, Martha (DIANE LANE), still buried in grief, the world feels like a far less safe place. That's something for which Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman (BEN AFFLECK), feels responsible, what with having previously battled the superhero, ultimately resulting in his demise. Sensing something bad is about to happen, Bruce decides he must assemble a group of fellow superheroes to save the day. But Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman (JASON MOMOA), wants no part of that and Wonder Woman (GAL GADOT) hasn't been seen in decades, although her alter-ego, Diana Prince, is around.
Things change when a powerful being known as Steppenwolf (CIARAN HINDS) arrives on Earth and attacks Aquaman and Wonder Woman's home bases. Using flying, humanoid type creatures known as parademons, Steppenwolf is after three powerful "mother boxes" that have been long protected and hidden after his last attempt at getting his hands on them. When brought together, they'll form the Unity which will ultimately make him all-powerful and destroy Earth in the process.
With Wonder Woman and Aquaman now on board, the growing Justice League is joined by Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg (RAY FISHER), a part human-part machine being created by his father to save his life, and Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash (EZRA MILLER), a hyper and naive young man who moves at ultra-high speeds. Together, they set out to stop Steppenwolf from creating the Unity using the "mother boxes" and destroying all of humankind.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of Batman, Wonder Woman or comic book movies in general, they probably will.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of sci-fi violence and action.
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