I’m old enough to remember when the DC superhero amalgam “Justice League,” was called Justice League of America, or JLA.
But perhaps to widen the appeal of the franchise to an international audience, it ditched the word “America.”
I wish I could say this latest entry in the DC Extended Universe makes the JLA great again, but it’s another visually dense, narratively generic slog from director Zack Snyder.
Like other DC-EU movies Snyder has directed (“Man of Steel,” “Batman V. Superman”) the self-serious “Justice League” is a storm before the calm affair. You don’t need a weatherman to know it will be dominated by bleak themes, murky visuals and bombastic action, despite hopes otherwise.