Review in Brief: Justice League Dark (2017)

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is appropriately dark and pleasingly weird, with incantations, jumping between plains of reality and a giant poo monster charging round a hospital. Yes, you read that last one right. It’s not every day you see Batman (Jason O’Mara) forced to take a back seat and leave saving the day to those with the right skill set, but that’s the intriguing premise here. It’s nice to have a group of comic book characters the vast majority won’t be that familiar with (Constantine, Zatana and Swamp Thing among others) and coming to learn what they’re about on the job, as it were. After some sleuthing and an entertaining spellcasting duel, the film unfortunately ends in the standard superhero battle in a city (not far enough removed from the second half of SUICIDE SQUAD for me) but there’s more than enough oddness and neat visuals to recommend. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourite filmmakers include Bong Joon-ho, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Clio Barnard, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright. All reviews and articles are original works written and owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.
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