In preparation for Zack Snyder's Justice League, I rewatched Justice League today. It was worse than I remembered... but just as entertaining.
JL is a mess, and yeah, it's pretty bad, but there are five main reasons I still enjoy it. First of all, parts of it enter so-bad-it's-good territory, in particular the AWFUL effects and awkward direction. Second, every actor is clearly trying to rise above the awkward additions and toxic environment created for them, and they all pull through, being such a great cast. Third, the comedy, while the frequency of it and type of humor is out of place, mostly lands (mainly Alfred, Flash, and Aquaman's jokes). Fourth, it's fascinating to see how different it is compared to the two films that came before it. And finally, it's just fun. The comedy, action, and high-speed pacing make for a mindless joyride that's a total blast to shut your brain off and just be carried by, or to riff on it MST3K style, which is what I did this time around. I'm not defending JL as a great or even good movie, because it's REALLY bad. But I will say that while it isn't anywhere near as complex, thought-provoking, and badass as Zack Snyder's films tend to be, it is, as a standalone movie viewed from the right perspective, pretty damn entertaining.