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The Honest Trailer for Justice League Knows It’s Just The Avengers Minus the Interesting Villain

After the first screenings of Justice League, a number of critics pointed out that the film had a lot in common with The Avengers, possibly thanks to Joss Whedon, who took over directing duties from Zack Snyder. You know what part of The Avengers formula the movie forgot? Adding an interesting villain. As the new Honest Trailer for the film points out, Justice League was dragged down by Steppenwolf, “DC’s scariest horn-helmeted minor god villain with a giant bladed weapon since … the movie right before this one.” Oops!

Despite Steppenwolf’s generic backstory, generic motivation, and generic dialogue, the Screen Junkies team did find one quality that makes this baddie stand out: He says “Mother” a lot, something he has in common with Mike Pence and Buster Bluth. In the end, though, it doesn’t really matter, because the real villain of the movie is Henry Cavill’s freaky CGI mouth, which stole every scene it was in, and not in a good way.