A few words about…™ Justice League — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

A high quality 4k disc, of a nice, fun film. 4 Stars

I was forewarned that Justice League was a horrific experience, and that possibly if Zack Snyder’s original cut were available…

While that may have lowered my expectations, and affected my final take on the film, I came away finding it decidedly okay. Not really fun. Not a great film by any means. But not what I was expecting.

Continuity seems a bit muddled, but things seem to work themselves out.

Yes, Henry Cavill’s upper lip did occasionally appear a bit odd, but not nearly as bad as I expected. I still can’t understand why no one is able to find an American actor to fill Superman’s shoes. Possibly someone is less demand.

In the end, I found it to be a bit confusing, possibly at least in part, for my own loss of continuity in the series. I keep wondering when Iron Man might appear.

The film was finished as a 2k DI, but Warner’s 4k disc shines. They seem to be doing something right. And by that I reference the earlier inability to easily view HDR discs in projection.

Gal Gadot is fun, although she still might benefit from some acting lessons. She’s still new at it, and presumably, she has great years ahead, as she gains experience.

Audio is superb, especially with Dolby Atmos ringing all the bells, and filling the proscenium.

A high quality 4k disc, of a nice, fun film.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

RAH

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20 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review. I read it just to see what RAH had to say about it.

    Unhappily for me, the CGI-based action hero movie seems to be the gold standard of studio production today. I cannot describe how much I miss the large-scale movies of the past with real characters, actual screenplays, monumental musical scores, and most of all, ideas. Great images and sound as well of course.

    I find myself either revisiting the films of the past or visiting the art houses to see some real things.

    Thanks for your review, it gives me some hope.

  2. sleroi

    "Not really fun."

    "A nice fun film."

    😉

    Probably should added fun “for ten year-olds.”

    As was mentioned above, the CGI aspects can be. a bit off-putting, but I never cared for the flying monkeys in Oz. This is more of the same, but with an insectoid touch.

    And no wires.

    Of course, we have the speedy Woody Allen character, who needed a therapist.

  3. Colin Jacobson

    "JL" wasn't a great movie but I thought it entertained. It moved at a good pace, gave us some solid action scenes and did what it needed to do…

    There's stuff that worked and stuff that didn't but my hope is that what they did get right in JL can be kept rolling into the next DC movies.

  4. Robert Harris

    Gal Gadot is fun, although she still might benefit from some acting lessons.

    So glad to see someone bring this up. I liken Ms. Gadot to an 80's Arnold Schwarzenegger. Looks fabulous while posing and in pictures, she should being a model, but English dialogue is not her strong suit. Physically she delivers the goods. I'm glad fans and non-fans alike are excited about Wonder Woman, but I don't see any strong acting content being delivered by this incarnation.

  5. Blu_rayfan66

    …would much rather be reading a review of the 4K release of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' than this….:D

    So go to that thread – why visit this one and crap in it? No one forced you to open/read it…

  6. Colin Jacobson

    So go to that thread – why visit this one and crap in it? No one forced you to open/read it…

    Is there a thread for it?…I have been teasing Richard for a while to do a review of Kwai on 4K as he has probably been too busy to do so- no need to be so vulgar and crass 😎

  7. Blu_rayfan66

    Is there a thread for it?…I have been teasing Richard for a while to do a review of Kwai on 4K as he has probably been too busy to do so- no need to be so vulgar and crass 😎

    Who's Richard? As to the Justice League let's stay on topic and address other titles in the appropriate threads. Also, I use the word "crap" when I'm trying not to be vulgar and crass.:) I guess that's the American in me.;)

  8. I thought it was okay. I have a lot of movies to catch up on for my home theater so I will see this one in maybe May on my equipment. I am still trying to figure out 7.1 on my Yamaha a750 but I might have to retire my blue ray. It is almost 8 years old. But Justice League is one of the few I thought the battle scene was better than the X-men

  9. “Yes, Henry Cavill’s upper lip did occasionally appear a bit odd, but not nearly as bad as I expected. I still can’t understand why no one is able to find an American actor to fill Superman’s shoes. Possibly someone is less demand.”

    Agree with Mr. Harris comment.

    Playing Clark Kent/Superman and Napoleon Solo (Man from U.N.C.L.E.)…. you’d think that an American actor would be available for either of these iconic American characters. Not to downplay Cavill’s acting skills. Just can’t get the character from one movie out of my mind when watching the other.

    I for one hope that someone gives Man from U.N.C.L.E. another shot, more along the lines of the TV show.

  10. I just finished screening this. It was my first viewing of the film. Firstly, let me say that I think this is pretty close to a reference 4K UHD HDR title. Gorgeous video for the most part. That being said, the movie was much better than I expected it to be. There was quite a bit of dodgy CGI, Steppenwolf was a terrible antagonist, and I absolutely loathed the way they did the Flash, and a lot of the humor fell flat, but it was a pretty good ride and I don't feel as if I lost 2 hours of my life watching it. Thanks Joss Whedon. 😉

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