Justice League Trailer Packs On The Action, Keeps The Story Light
Justice League Trailer
(Last Updated On: March 25, 2017)

There’s a really fine balance you have to maintain when it comes to putting a trailer out for a movie. If it’s an action or superhero flick, you have to balance the story with the action. If it’s a team-up movie or ensemble flick, you have to balance the trailer so that the cast gets some spotlight and the plot is made coherent. In the case of Justice League, Warner Bros., decided to go with an action-heavy trailer featuring the different cast mates, each getting a bit of screen time.

The trailer was hyped up all throughout the past week, and now it’s finally arrived. Warner Bros., used character teasers for each of the Justice League members leading up to the full trailer unveil. The teasers did their job, and a lot of movie goers and comic book fans were stoked to see what the full trailer looked like. Well, now you can check it out, courtesy of JoBlo Movie Trailers.

The action is provided in copious amounts, with plenty of shooting, flashing, kicking, throwing, hitting and even some water wave attacks making their way into the picture.

We see Cyborg shooting and blasting things, we see the Flash moving fast, we see Wonder Woman beating people up, and we see Aquaman throwing the trident and using water to douse enemies.

Of course… when it comes to enemies… there’s a bit of an issue.

We don’t really understand what’s going on and why they’re teaming up other than to fight a force that’s already there. This supposedly relates to the inter-dimensional demon brought to their Earth at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Justice League - Aquaman

But what’s really going on? Are the demons killing people? Are they illegally immigrating and committing terrorist acts? What’s happening?

Now I know it seems like an oxymoron to say that trailers reveal too much of the story and then complain when not enough story is revealed, but in this case the trailer is basically just showcase for the heroes beating people/things up and looking cool. Hopefully if they decide to do a proper second trailer we’ll get something a little more coherent so we know exactly why they need to team up and the importance of working together to fight the parallel dimensional demons.

You can look for Justice League to land in theaters this upcoming November.


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  • TylorW

    If Darkseid is going to be the big bad of this movie, I just REAAALLY hope he won’t be a pushover like other villains in the Zack Snyder universe have been so far. :/

    • I thought Zod was executed on screen perfectly. Heck, I think Snyder did a better job characterizing Zod than he did Superman! Michael Shannon’s performance was perfect as well, it just made sense. He was a villain you could understand (though from the opposite perspective, Krypton’s real hero).

      • TylorW

        Let me rephrase myself a little: Yeah, Zod was pretty good in Man of Steel, I just feel that they put too little time into the battle between him and Supes (he got off’ed cuz Supes got a lucky grab), the same thing with Doomsday (he got killed by Deus ex Machina).

        I’m the kind of person who really likes drawn out battles, because it can show the limits of the fighters involved, and sometimes how far they’ll go to surpass those limits in order to achieve a goal.

        While the DC cast in the movies have had battles, they were never ones that felt like they were dead even or one-sided against the heroes. If there was a time to do so, it would be with Darkseid, because he’s probably THE biggest threat in the DC Universe besides the Anti-Monitor, and it would suck to see him off’ed after a seven-minute fight.

        Note: Want to know where I found my love for drawn out fights? Look no further than DBZ (Asura’s Wrath re-ignited my love for it).

        • Note: Want to know where I found my love for drawn out fights? Look no further than DBZ (Asura’s Wrath re-ignited my love for it).

          LOL… DBZ is like the complete opposite of a short fight… you’re right, those fights are like the epitome of a drawn out fight.

          Personally? I actually like the Marvel fights. I thought the Captain America fights in particular — Winter Soldier and the fight with Tony in Civil War — were great. They were properly timed, not too long and not too short. My only real complaint with the Civil War fight was that Winter Soldier wasn’t being the true badass that he was like during that street fight in the CA: WS.

          • TylorW

            I think that fight was more to highlight the rift that was made between Tony and Cap more than anything (especially since they also had a scene look similar to the Civil War comic cover of their fight).

            And I agree with you on the Winter Soldier, he was formidable enough that he could easily overwhelm (semi)normal people like Black Widow, and could gain an upper hand on even the Cap himself. The caveat of all that is that he never had a true fight with others, as he either had his memories to help restrain his assassin training, or they (i.e. Cap) didn’t really fight back in order to get Bucky’s memories back.

            Going back to the point here: There are times where the fights are fine being a certain length, especially when it emphasizes the emotions running at the point in the story. The thing I don’t want is where a person (hero, anti-hero, villain, etc.) who always seemed to have the upper-hand is suddenly defeated because of plot-convenience, as the hard-fought victories have more emotional payoff in the end I feel.

          • Going back to the point here: There are times where the fights are fine being a certain length, especially when it emphasizes the emotions running at the point in the story. The thing I don’t want is where a person (hero, anti-hero, villain, etc.) who always seemed to have the upper-hand is suddenly defeated because of plot-convenience, as the hard-fought victories have more emotional payoff in the end I feel.

            Totally agreed. This angered me so much with the Phantom Menace fight against Darth Maul (convenience defeat) and the Force Awakens (plot defeat) with that whiny emo kid.

            I was fine with how Anakin lost his arms and leg in that duel, and to an extent, I was also okay with how the General Grievous fight went. I also liked some of the Matrix duels, but I didn’t like how the Agents never got tired or anything, so it made the length of those duels kind of pointless.

            However, that one fight at the very end of Fist of Legend is one of my all-time favorites just because it’s so hard hitting and literally a fight to the death. I also thought the Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris fight was awesome because Bruce was losing in the shotokan karate style, so he switched it up, and kept switching it up to gain the upper hand. Loved that.

            In a lot of American movies, though, too often the fights are cut short due to something stupid or lame, and in that regards you’re absolutely right that DC has flubbed just about every single one of their big fights.

    • Jeff

      Darkseid will be for JL part 2. It is confirmed that the villain of Justice League part 1 is Steppenwolf

  • LurkerJK

    Am i crazy ?, i look at Flash and i see Spiderman, i look at Aquaman and i see Thor, i look at cyborg and i see Ironman (suit version) and i look at Afleck and i see Robert Downey Jr. with a bit of Captain america

    I imagine they will turn Superman into the hulk “Superman SMASH!” and wonder woman will do her black widow thing

  • Pratim Gupta

    Hope they don’t put too much plot in it than the movie can handle.

  • Bitterbear

    Plot twist: The story is about rescuing Superman from Darkseid’s grasp.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    That actually doesn’t look terrible. Maybe with this, the DC movie universe will finally get in its groove. Doubt it, but I wouldn’t mind.

    • I agree the trailer doesn’t look terrible. It looks like a perfectly okay movie based on the clips.

      Then again, Suicide Squad didn’t look bad from the trailers either and that… that was horrendous.

      • Fear Me I Am Free

        See, I thought Suicide Squad was a rush mess and it should have been a much later entry in the universe, but the action was decent enough and most of the characters were enjoyable. It was a decent turn off your brain popcorn flick.

        • My biggest issue was just continuity — it arrived shortly after BvS but the whole time I was thinking: Why isn’t Batman or Wonder Woman or anyone else helping even though the world is about to end? It seemed like a Justice League-level catastrophe, which just didn’t make sense.

          It should have been a political thriller… something messy and ugly that no government agency would want to touch, like the Suicide Squad having to assassinate a humanitarian/politician for some nefarious reason under Waller’s direction. Something morally ambiguous to justify using criminals for the task and to make the plausible deniability make more sense.

          I also agree that it should have taken place much later in the cinematic universe timeline because it happened way too soon after BvS.

          • Fear Me I Am Free

            That’s what I’m saying. These villains should have been introduced in other movies, gotten caught, and then when the Justice League is unavailable, the Suicide Squad is sent in.

  • Bamf

    Of course, if Rotten Tomatoes has there way, they’ll give it an automatic “-2” score.