Why I Refuse to Watch Justice League

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Why I Refuse to Watch Justice League

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a July morning; my 15-year-old sister and I woke up early to catch a show of Man of Steel. The film was written by David S. Goyer, coming off writing credits on the Dark Knight Trilogy, and the trailers were jacked with Russell Crowe’s undefeated voice, a big, good-looking British bro Henry Cavill, and an Amy Adams who has never done a bad movie. Typically, there was a problem with the film’s print in Delhi, so we ended up going to six different theatres, and eventually walked out of one around 2 pm.

The movie was actually comparable to a pile of horseshit. Zack Snyder broke my little sister’s faith in fucking Superman – the nicest alien they’ve ever made a movie about – the asshole.Henry Cavill was more push-ups than human, and the movie was darker than the Karni Sena’s view on Bollywood. What’s worse, it acted as a launch pad for the unnecessary havoc Snyder would wreak onto our favorite superheroes growing up.