Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2017) comes to Sky Cinema and NOW TV on March 18 2021
Sky has released some publicity for Justice League, and calls it ‘Highly anticipated’. We’ll let you make up your own minds, but here are some facts to help.
What’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League about?
Here’s the Sky synopsis:
Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
As part of its worldwide launch, the will be available exclusively on Sky Cinema in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.
Essentially it’s a what happened next after the [spoiler] death of Superman in the previous film.
Is it highly anticipated?
It depends who you’re talking about. Certainly a lot of people saw it back in the days when we went to cinema, and it’s also been on TV in past year or so (which is how we saw it). Taking a peek at Rotten Tomatoes tells us it has a 71% audience score but only a poor 40% critic score. We’ve seen (and enjoyed) plenty of shows with worse numbers than those, but we our own sense is while an enjoyable enough way to pass the time, it fails to be more than the sum of its parts, and the CGI laden effects don’t quite disguise the we’ve seen this somewhere else reality of the super-alien-artefact threat.
There are worse films, but we do feel the hyperbole with this is not justified. Feel free to disagree in the comments!