The big screen debut of the Justice League features a slew of extravagant sets that have been ripped straight from the pages of the comics and brought to live action. From the industrial yet gothic cityscape of Gotham City to the troglodyte architecture of Themyscira. Each locale presented in the film is wildly different from the other while taking on the aesthetic and tone of each of the film’s respective heroes.
Justice League production designer Patrick Tatopoulos recently discussed how IMAX theaters will exemplify the wildly different settings featured in the DC Comics film in regards to how the format’s greater size and resolution will captivate the audience in its richness and various tones:
— IMAX (@IMAX) November 17, 2017
Given IMAX’s larger scale and resolution, it is easy to see how a film that has so many different and vibrant locations such as Justice League can benefit from the larger format when it comes to bringing the iconic locales of Gotham City, Metropolis, Themyscira, Atlantis and Smallville to life.
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.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now playing in theaters!
Every DC Comics Film, Ranked From Worst To Best
The film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.
But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DC Extended Universe approaches its fifth movie in the form of Justice League (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every live-action DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.
Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.
For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?
Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task). Hit Next to continue.