Justice League – Hope Springs Eternal

Justice League (2017)

I had a lot of excitement building to see this movie and the day finally came. The reviews came out and they were brutal. But I haven’t listened to a critic’s opinion on a film since 1993. I feel like Siskel and Ebert were wrong about Cliffhanger. I loved that movie. That’s when I knew. Critics watched a movie for different reasons than I did. So when I saw that the reviews were not good for Justice League. I didn’t worry about it. And man am I happy I have that outlook.

This movie was fantastic! The beginning felt a little rushed and felt like it was going to be. That is a lot of story and a lot of heroes to cram into two hours runtime. But once the story gets going, it really moves. I saw a news report today that Matt Reeves (Director of the new Batman movie that is in pre-production) didn’t want Ben Affleck for the lead role. After having seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and now Justice League I feel like there is no one better suited. Ben Affleck is wonderful in this role. Henry Cavill knocks the role of Superman out of the park…again. And don’t get me started on the awesomeness that is Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as Flash were great and newcomer Ray Fisher (Cyborg) was a welcome addition.

I won’t spoil anything for this movie, but I will say this. This movie made me feel something that I feel is in short supply these days. Hope. I actually got goosebumps while watching. I hope you feel the same when you see it.

Redeeming Gigli (2003)

Gigli (2003) IMDB Rating: 2.4

Today we take a look at Gigli (2003) and try and find out why it is rated so low. “Bennifer”, as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were known, was in full swing and the public was a little tired of hearing about them. This most likely contributed to the box office bomb, but it was only compounded by executives getting involved and forcing director Martin Brest to change it to a romantic comedy to try and capitalize on the romance of the two stars. Subscribe to the podcast by clicking here. Follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. Music in the podcast is from the opening title of Gigli and it is by John Powell.