Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“Justice League” starts off in a world that’s mourning Superman’s death after the events of “Batman v Superman”. Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) unites with Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to help him recruit a team of superheroes — including young Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller), reclusive Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and rebellious Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoasupervillain Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), who’s returned to Earth to retrieve three boxes that when joined together, will destroy the world. Hmmm Now, if only Superman (Henry Cavill) could come back and round out the team.
The PG-13 is for Sci-fi violence and action and best for tweens up. Parents, “Justice League” is DC Comics’ all-star superhero adventure with lots of explosive violence, close-up battles and mass destruction of property. This is not as dark as the first one with more humor, sarcasm and witty dialogue. Affleck is more likeable – Gadot is super cool and pure enjoyment to watch – but it’s the new characters Momoa (the perfect pick for Aquaman) and Miller (bringing a youthful energy to an older cast) – who entertain with levity and humor, making the movie work during darker scenes. With its big ensemble and messages of teamwork, courage and doing what’s best for mankind – this one is leagues above the first one. It’s not necessary to have seen “Batman v Superman” but you will get more of the references if you do. I was delighted to see the team bond for future films, much like the “Avengers” series. Don’t pay attention to the negative reviews – this is a fun popcorn movie with some of your favorite DC comic heroes! Be sure to watch the entire end credits of because there are two extra scenes that set up the sequel – especially the last one!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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