Hard core fanboy Kevin Smith shares his thoughts on the new Justice League movie.
I generally take what Kevin Smith has to say about movies with a grain of salt because he gushes over everything like a shill (case in point: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), but I do agree with what he has to say about seeing a Green Lantern in the flashback scene, which means that the Green Lantern Corps exists and is well aware of Earth.
"I saw Justice League twice already. I liked it. I liked it. There's stuff in it that I really dug, stuff that I was happy, I mean it's weird this is like, I'm not going to review the movie and stuff, but these are moments that f---- made my heart soar."
"So, they're telling the story of the last time that Steppenwolf invaded the Earth with parademons and like the Atlanteans and the Amazonians and the armies of men had to bond together to stop Steppenwolf and fight the powers of Apokolips. As the story's being told, Diana, Wonder Woman is telling the story to Bruce Wayne, so as she's telling this story. She said even aliens from other planets came to fight."
"And so, they showed an alien you've never seen before, but he had a green energy and a Lantern ring. So, the idea was like f--- lanterns even back in the first age like were defenders of the galaxy and they came to earth to help. So, there is this one moment in this battle, this throwaway moment, where a f--- lantern is killed and he f--- hits the ground and all of a sudden, the ring shoots off his finger and takes off into space. Oh my god sh-- like that, seeing that on the big screen after reading that in comics for so long and watching Ryan Reynolds do it once was really wonderful. So, there's moments like that that really did it for me."
Justice League has a November 17, 2017 release directed by Zack Snyder, with the story by Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder, the screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Willem Dafoe an Atlantean, Nuidis Vulko.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.