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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) Review

FAITH RESTORED,

LONG LIVE THE SNYDER CUT!


 

In 2017, Warner Bros. Studios released Justice League, the fifth film of the established DCEU (DC Extended Universe) and the third film in the series to be directed by Zack Snyder. The film, which starred the likes of Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa, picked up after the events of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; seeing Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg after Superman’s death to save the world from the catastrophic threat of alien invade Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons. Despite the hype surrounding this DC superhero team, Justice League received mixed to negative reviews from both critics and moviegoers alike; with many praising the acting of some of the characters, but drawing criticism within the plot, writing, pacing, villian, and some question CGI usage. Plus, the tone of the film was also heavily criticized and didn’t align with Snyder’s previous films within the DCEU. After the end of its theatrical run, Justice League made $657 million at the box office, but was considered a box office failure due to the fact that the feature’s production budget was roughly over $750 million, including marketing; causing Warner Bros. to lose $60 million on the superhero film. Following the film’s release, the truth of the “behind the scenes” innerworkings of Justice League came to light, including studio execs from WB micromanaging the project, Snyder’s sudden departure due to a family tragedy, and Avenger’s director Joss Whedon stepping to complete the movie, with Warner’s commission reshoots to finish the feature. The failure of Justice League further cemented the idea of Warner Bros. to reexamine the DCEU; causing a shake-up of what was originally intended and future plans to be further examined future installments. However, the idea of what Snyder shot for the movie still remained at large and elusive, with many questioning if Warner Bros. would ever release an alternative version of Justice League? Now, four years after its release and a conservative push to see Snyder’s vision come to light, Warner Bros. Studios, HBO Max, and director Zack Snyder return to this superhero film with the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an alternative director’s cut of the 2017 film. Following all the anticipation and hype surrounding this monumental release, does the film deliver on its promise on being the definitive version of Justice League or is it an bloated version of a movie that can’t keep its superhero identity?

THE STORY


The world is still in mourning over the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), who had become a symbol for hope for many, with the likes of fellow superheroes Bruce Wayne / Batman (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) continuing their crime-fighting efforts in the wake of the Man of Steel’s absences. Unfortunately, the sudden disappearance of the Kryptonian visitor on Earth has been noticed by the likes of Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), an ancient extraterrestrial being who seeks to recover the “Mother Boxes”, three items of immense power that were safely secured thousands of years by the three major races of Earth (i.e., the Amazonians, the Atlanteans, and mankind). Realizing the sizeable threat that Steppenwolf and his army of vicious winged monsters Parademons pose to the world, Batman and Wonder Woman set out to put together a team that consist of three other metahumans that they know of, including the half-human / half-Atlantean Arthur Curry known as Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the speedster Barry Allen known as The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), a cyborg who was created and gifted with incredible powers by one of the Mother Boxes. As the team gathers and as powerful as these heroes are, it eventually becomes clear to Batman that their combined efforts may or may not be enough to prevent Steppenwolf from carrying out his terrible endgame plan, who seeks to reclaim his honor with his nephew / master, Darkseid (Ray Porter), the all-powerful ruler of Apokolips.

THE GOOD / THE BAD


As I’ve stated many, many times before in previous superhero movie reviews, I’m more of a Marvel fan than a DC Comics fan. So, as to be expected, my fanboy interest for the MCU feature films definitely outweighs the films within the DCEU. However, that’s not to say that would completely bash the DCEU (like many have), but I cannot deny the facts their movies have several major problems that do hurt the film from being exalted as cinematic superhero greatness. One of those problems was in 2017’s Justice League, a film that was supposed to be the “crowning achievement” of the established DCEU that ended up being one of the biggest disappointments (at least to me). As mentioned in my “review for the movie back in 2017”, the film had some interesting parts, but really didn’t live up to my expectations, especially with all the inherit hype and anticipation set around it. A confusing plotline, lackluster villian, and some questionable decision rendered Justice League rather moot. It all felt so rushed and didn’t even feel like a Snyder film, which (again) seemed to be part of Whedon’s reshoots process. Justice League was definitely a low benchmark for the DCEU….even after the poor reception received from Suicide Squad. Heck, I haven’t seeing the whole film (in its entirety) of Justice League since I original saw it back in November 2017. I’ve seeing a few clips here and there on YouTube, but I don’t even own a copy of the movie….be it physical or digital version. Thus, I join the masses in not particular caring for Justice League and kind of wanted to see Zack Snyder’s original version of the project come to light. Yes, I do understand all the circumstance that surround the troubles in productions during Justice League and can see why the film failed. However, Warner Bros. seems to have downplayed that idea and had continued to dismiss the notion of an actual “Zack Snyder” cut existing.

In addition, while the DCEU has continued onward with movies like Aquaman, Shazam!, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman 1984 and stands to reason that Warner Bros. has lost that somewhat interest in this established superhero world after the faltering of Justice League. This is especially noticeable with the studios rebooting the Batman franchise again with 2022’s Batman, which sees actor Robert Pattinson stepping into the role and not Ben Affleck. The same can be said with 2019’s Joker, which saw actor Joaquin Phoenix playing the titular role of the Batman villian and not actor Jared Leto, who had played the character in 2016 Suicide Squad. Thus, Justice League was the so-called “turning point” that (unfortunately) broke the camel’s back; leaving the cinematic universe of DC’s superheroes in some uncharted territory and seeing Warner Bros. taking a new direction away from the DCEU. However, the big questioned remained on everyone’s minds…. will WB ever release the Snyder cut of the film?

Of course, hope springs eternal and hope, which brings me back around to talking about Zack’s Snyder’s Justice League, a director’s cut version of what Zack Snyder original visioned for the project. Following the bad reviews and criticism of Justice League, it became clear that the theatrical cut wasn’t exactly the original version of what Snyder intended; finding many lobbying for the idea that his cut of the film be released in some shape or form. With Warner Bros. downplaying that idea (even confirming that no plans to be release an alternative version of Justice League), it seemed that the Snyder cut of the film would never see the light of day. That was until 2020, when it was announced that Zack’s Snyder’s Justice League would finally be released on would premiere as a full four-hour director’s cut as well as premiering in 2021 exclusively on HBO Max. I, for one, was quite shocked by this news and very curious as to the move behind it. Regardless, I was quite interested to see Snyder’s version of the film, especially my less-than favorable opinion of the original 2017 film. Following that announcement, the anticipation for the project’s investable release kept on building throughout 2020 and into the year of 2021, with the internet “blowing up” with every bit of news, image, or promotional trailer for the upcoming movie. As I said, I was very curious to see what was added and / or change from the theatrical version, so I anxiously awaited the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League to come out. And now…it is finally here! What did I think of it? Is the movie any good? Does it make on the promise from all of those #releasethesnydercut petitions and advisements online? Well, in truth….it does. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a vast improvement on the 2017 theatrical cut; expanding upon its story and characters in making a more wholesome and engaging superhero endeavor. There are a few blemishes on Snyder’s version, but those are miniscule in comparsion to the grand story that is being told in this alternative director’s cut of the movie. In short, believe the hype!

As a side-note, I do have to applaud and thanks all of those individuals and fans out there for helping and supporting the whole “#releasethesnydercut” movement that followed in the wake of the poor reception of 2017’s Justice League. While I wasn’t a part of the movement, I was supportive of those who were quite vocal about seeing Snyder’s original version of the film to see the light. I personally think that without their support and their continued push to bring the awareness of the film’s existence (i.e., did it exist or not), Zack Snyder’s Justice League would not see the light of day. It just does to show you how powerful the voices of fandom are, especially in today’s world. Thus, I do have to say “thank you” to those who help brings this project to life once again…. from the fans to the cast, to the “behind the scenes team” to Snyder himself. I salute you all!

With Snyder at the helm and restoring his original vision for the project, Zack Snyder’s Justice League (or rather ZSJL as some are calling it) is quite a vast improvement that outweighs and outshines original 2017 version in almost every regard. This improvement on the film is strengthened by the idea of having Snyder’s cut of the movie doubling its runtime with Justice League going from a two-hour movie to a shockingly four-hour movie. Yes, even longer than Batman v Superman: Dawn Justice Ultimate Edition or even the likes of Avengers: Endgame or the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King. With a hefty length added (double the film’s original runtime), Snyder is allowed to bring back his original vision for Justice League and letting the story itself “breath” a lot more by greatly thicken the narrative with material that was cut by Whedon’s version of the project. In truth, this actually makes the film more cohesive and more well-rounded by giving ZSJL’s narrative a more wholesome and grander superhero team-up of some of DC’s biggest and brightest characters. This is a big comparsion to the original movie, which seemed to be quite rushed in its narrative and lacked that character development that was needed, especially since so many characters were being introduced in Justice League. Because of the new runtime, almost every thing about Justice League is greatly expanded and improved upon; creating a more balance story that’s both entertaining and intricately detailed at the same time. Every character has a clearer motivation, every story element is better handled, and actions sequences are that much more impressive. Plus, I love the idea of how Snyder separates the movie into various film chapters, which offers an almost epic adventure feeling of cinematic storytelling. In the end, whether you really liked the movie or just slightly, there is no denying the fact that the Snyder cut of Justice League is the improvement made on the original film and is the more definitive version of the two.

And now…. the biggest question of them all…. the differences between Snyder’s cut versus Whedon’s cut of Justice League. By and large, the story in ZSJL remains the same as seeing in my writing for “The Story” for this review. Its same goals and narrative beats between the two films; finding Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting various meta-humans individuals in their charge against Steppenwolf, who is invading Earth in search of the three Mother Boxes. Thus, those looking for something drastically different between the two films and having Snyder’s cut of the feature to have a different ending or at least a different main body narrative are going to be disappointed. Personally, I didn’t expect that, so that didn’t bother me. To be sure, ZSJL is not like an extended version of 2017’s Justice League like how extended editions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy did. In fact, ZSJL is more like what director Ridley Scott did with his director’s cut of his historical 2005 epic Kingdom of Heaven; framing certain scenes with a bit more context and / or in a different way, but still retaining the narrative endgame. That pretty much exactly what Snyder’s cut with Justice League. There are still some new elements and storyline beats that are presented in ZSJL, but the overall story remains the same…. just greatly expanded upon.

In addition to this, ZSJL is very much more “in-line” with Snyder’s two previous DCEU; finding his iteration of Justice League have more of a more serious / gravitas in comparison to Whedon’s interpretation in the original film. In the theatrical cut of Justice League, a lot of what Whedon shot during the reshoot made it into the film, which seemed a bit wonky / jarring at times and a lot more comedy nuances throughout, which was deemed necessary by the higherups at WB. This made Justice League have quite a polarizing feeling that didn’t feel very much like a Zack Snyder film; molding the superhero project into something quite different from what Snyder himself originally intended. Thankfully, ZSJL restores Snyder’s original vision and does away with a lot of those unnecessary comedic scenes and brings the feature back to having a more Snyder vibe throughout the entire film from start to finish. This also extends to the movie’s overall tone, which seems epic and grand and more “in-line” with how Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were. Well, not as super serious as BvS, but you get the idea. This is clearly felt during the film’s climatic end battle during the third act, which is more much visually impressive and has more grit / spectacle (both in entertainment and emotional impact) than it did within Whedon’s 2017 version. I won’t spoil it, but it tens times better in the Snyder cut…hands down! Thus, the third film in Snyder’s DCEU is very much realized in ZSJL and thankfully rewrites Justice League into something that is more coherent and measurable to what Snyder himself originally wanted to do with this project.

The overall presentation of the film is quite interesting in ZSJL, with Snyder giving funds to finish up his rough cut of the project into something that’s ready to be seeing by the public eye. Thus, it is a testament to the fans out there (and to Warner Bros. themselves) for seeing Snyder’s cut of the film ever seeing the light of day and able to see the movie complete within its editing and visual effects shots rendered fully. Some CGI imagery are a bit rough (more on that below), but this didn’t bother me as much and still was able to achieve a better understanding (visually speaking) of the movie. Even the some of the new scenes have some great cinematography reworking that looks quite impressive and utilize Snyder’s signature of slow-motion capturing for dramatic effects. Again, this makes for ZSJL feel more like Snyder’s work than to the original film. I also have to mention the aspect ratio that ZSJL utilized in the movie by forgoing the traditional widescreen aspect ratio and instead going for a 4:3 aspect ratio. This means that the movie is going to have more of a boxy look with the black bars on the left and right of the screen instead of the top and bottom. This was by design as Snyder’s creative integrity was to make ZSJL look like this. To me, it is a bit jarring at first, especially since I’m very use to traditional widescreen aspect ratio, but I eventually did get use to it as the film went on. Additionally, I do have to mention the film’s score; a customary notion that I usually make in my review posts. While composer Danny Elfman provide the music for the original 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League, composer Thomas Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) provides the music for ZSJL. While Elfman’s score was good in the original film and definitely worked, its Junkie XL’s score that is the more superior musical composition of the two; producing a soundtrack that (again) feels very much “in-line” with Snyder’s handling and filmmaking prose and is executed with a more grandiose and bombastic fanfare than Elfman’s score. A great soundtrack through and through….and I loved it.

While I immensely enjoyed the film, there are a few minor blemishes that ZSJL can’t overcome and, while it definitely is a vast improvement from the original theatrical film, there is some things that hold the feature back from being perfect film. Perhaps the most notable point of criticism that many criticized Snyder’s cut of the film is found within the film’s very much so bloated runtime. Yes, I do admit that the benefit of Snyder doubling down on the original Justice League’s runtime is good and definitely expands upon almost everything about the movie (i.e., story, characters, action sequences, etc.). That being said, the movie is very much “in-love” with its own story and Snyder seems to indulge upon that belief by extending various scenes with his stylish bravado. While that can be a good thing (and mostly is), the movie does seem more of a “slow burner”; something more akin to what he did in his 2009 film adaption of Watchmen. Basically, what probably could’ve been done in roughly three hours is pushed more of a lengthy running time. This didn’t bother me as much as Snyder’s film are a bit notorious for having elongated runtimes as seeing in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Still, the film’s runtime of being four hours long is a bit strenuous at times and its clear to see that a few areas of the movie could’ve been cut down and / or edited for even a three or three and half runtime. Again, it doesn’t bother me as much, but it is a noticeable point of criticism for everyone to examine.

Another point of criticism is found within some of the new scenes in the movie that utilize CGI visual effects. How is this a problem? Well, those particular scenes are exactly the best polish and seem a bit rough around the edges. One can easy (in a few areas) that look like green screen more just that most convincing in other sequences that were original implemented in the original theatrical cut. Of course, this probably stems from bring Snyder’s rough cut of the film to a presentable finished product. With a limited time to get things moving (less than a year) and some other mechanics involved to getting the visuals integrated to the Snyder’s rough cut, one can easily summarize that something CGI effects are a bit not up to snuff. In this regard, I didn’t bother me, especially because I kind of figured it was going to be like this, but (again) a better polish to the new CGI would’ve benefited that much more. So, some might be a bit turned off by this.

Then there is, of course, the infamous “Knightmare” scene that was featured in the film’s promos and trailers for ZSJL, including the return of actor Jared Leto in reprising his role of the Joker. Yes, the whole scene is really cool, epic, and completely “nerded out” and setups a lot of interesting ideas for what is to come in the DCEU or rather with Snyder’s original vision for the DCEU. However, the whole Knightmare sequence seems more like fan-service as a sort of “what if?” scene and feels a bit more superfluous to the movie that is currently in. It’s one of those “love / hate” things. This also brings up the problem of ZSJL has in setting certain key of events for future installments that may or may not come to pass due to the current state of the DCEU. Again, I kind of figured that this might be a problem, especially since this is a director’s cut to film that came out in 2017 and now are four years past that moment of its original release; finding the DCEU in a bit of a perplexing area of Warner Bros. not having an idea of either wanting to proceed further with this established universe or to restore Snyder’s original vision and continuity. Again, it’s hard to say what the outcome will be. Nevertheless, ZSJL, while laying the groundwork, has some ideas that might never materializes, which is a crying shame. Crossing my fingers that WB restores Snyder’s original vision for the DCEU following the success of this movie.

With the expanded runtime, the cast of ZSJL do certainly benefit from the four-hour runtime and most notable within the characters, who had mostly suffered from the two-hour time restraints set on the original theatrical cut. As I mentioned, this gives the plenty of time to focus on the characters and the paths that they take throughout the narrative. Perhaps the biggest character that benefits this comes in the form of Victor Stone (aka Cyborg). Its surprinting to see how much new material is presented in Snyder’s cut of the movie; restoring key elements of his backstory and to his character motivations throughout the entire film. Seeing Victor going from shuddered outcast to his own acceptance within himself and within the Justice League group is quite compelling and its quite amazing how he becomes the more central focus of Snyder’s cut compared to Whedon’s cut. This also further is a testament to actor Ray Fisher’s (True Detective) performance in the movie; showcasing more character depth and insight into Victor’s persona and how Cyborg plays out throughout in the movie. As a side-note, I do have to mention that actor Joe Morton (Scandals and Terminator 2: Judgement Day) gets more juicer roles in the Snyder Cut as Victor’s father, Silas Stone.

Likewise, the character of Barry Allan benefits from the movie’s lengthy runtime, with some new material given to the character to play around with, including a brand-new introduction scene to him in ZSJL. Like original theatrical cut, Barry is still the more comic relief character and actor Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Perks of Being a Wallflower) continues to relish the opportunity to play the character in his own persona of quirky fun and youthful entertainment. Yet, the Snyder’s cut delivers more depth and well-roundness to both Miller’s performance and into the character of the Flash; providing more into backstory into Barry’s past and how further much along he is in control his “speed force” powers than in the original movie. The final battle third act showcases this notion beautifully that certainly sets the stage for something truly unique and creative in his own solo movie.

Ben Affleck’s (Argo and Gone Girl) portrayal of Bruce Wayne / Batman in ZSJL is almost a completely different iteration of the character that appeared in original movie. Like Wonder Woman in the original movie, Bruce Wayne acts as the glue for the team being assembled throughout the course of the story. However, Whedon’s reshoots clearly made into the original theatrical for Affleck’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne; making more lighthearted moments within the character, which is quite the starch difference compared to the darker / brooding Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Snyder cut of Justice League brings back a bit more of the BvS portrayal of Bruce Wayne, yet is still a tad different; finding the character to having more of a redemption arc and feeling the after effect of death of Superman in the previous film. Plus, the Snyder cut gets a better performance of Affleck and creates a much more memorable portrayal of Bruce Wayne than what he did in the original movie, especially in doing away with some of his corny comedy lines.

Next, the character of Superman (naturally) is featured in the movie and the ZSJL certainly improves his character’s appearance within the context of the Justice League narrative. The build up to his ultimate return has a lot more emotional impact and certain aspects of what happens after are tweaked and toned down for the better. Plus, its so cool to see Superman dawn the black suit in the film; something that Whedon’s version did not do. However, the character of Superman (as a whole) is pretty much the same presence (within the runtime) as he was in the original Justice League. This is, of course, almost by design and in-service to the feature’s narrative. Still, it works and those small improvements help benefit and Henry Cavill (The Tudors and The Witcher) is still as solid in the role ever since 2013’s Man of Steel. Oh yeah…the movie doesn’t use those reshoots shots and the whole digitally upper lip (aka Moustachegate) is nowhere found in ZSJL. Thank god!

Behind him, the character of Arthur Curry / Aquaman gets better insight into his character’s backstory. While he doesn’t have that much more central role in the film’s story like how Victor Stone and Barry Allan, we get more insight into why Arthur’s harboring his feelings towards his past, the Kingdom of Atlantis, and towards ultimate acceptance towards what he might become. Plus, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones and The Bad Batch) is still terrific in the role and adds more depth to Arthur in Justice League’s overall story. Lastly, the character of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman benefits the least in ZSJL’s new runtime for new material. She’s still very much so a focal point of the feature, but there isn’t new material for her to play around with beyond some expositional moments in a few new scenes. Still, Gal Gadot (Ralph Breaks the Internet and Death on the Nile) is terrific as the Amazon warrior and definitely gets more time to shine on the battlefield, with ZSJL showcasing Diana’s skilled prowess on being a deadly force to be reckon with; aiming for the R-rated violence that was resurrected to the PG-13 rating in the original movie. In truth, both Wonder Woman and Aquaman get the least impactful benefit to the ZSJL cut, but that doesn’t matter as much (at least to me) because 2017s Wonder Woman proceeded Justice League and 2018’s Aquaman comes after the events of Justice League; finding those two superhero characters getting a setup or already heaving been setup in their own solo films.

Perhaps who gets the best reworking Snyder’s cut is in the villian category, with Snyder expanding upon the film’s central antagonist character of Steppenwolf and almost the live-action cinematic debut of Darkseid, the omnipotent villian and ruler of Apokolips. One thing that the many critics and moviegoers complained about 2017’s Justice League was the fact that Steppenwolf was a bit of misfire of a villian and was physically unimpressive. Thankfully, ZSJL updates Steppenwolf’s character design for a far better looking and more impressively intimidating appearance of the titular bad guy. Yes, the character is still a CGI construct, but more of an imposing and formidable otherworldly being rather than a slenderer / human-like alien with a weird human characteristic face. Speaking of face, even Steppenwolf’s face in Snyder’s cut is a vast improvement over the original film. In addition to his physical look and appearance update, Steppenwolf is given much more time to uncover his backstory; painting the villian as tragic figure who is seeking redemption to get back into the good graces of Darkseid by completing his mission to find the Mother Boxes. This is also made even more apparent within his character dialogue, which has been almost completely rewritten for ZSJL, and actor Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones and Rome) still delivering an impressive voice for Steppenwolf once again. Thankfully….his dialogue doesn’t keep on refencing the Mother Boxes as “Her” in the Snyder cut. Also…Steppenwolf’s final fate is so much cooler in ZSJL.

Perhaps my biggest excitement in the ZSJL was (as mentioned above) was the appearance of Darkseid in the movie. While I kind of figured that he wasn’t going to be a prominent figure in the film, the original Justice League movie completely omitted the character of Darkseid, with the exception of one throwaway dialogue of mentioning the titular villian of DC. Thankfully, Snyder features Darkseid in his cut of the film and gives the ultimate baddie a meatier presence as a small supporting player in the story than Steppenwolf’s brief mentioning of the character in the original film. Voiced by Ray Porter (Argo and Almost Famous), Darkseid is quite an impressive in the movie and definitely lends weight his ultimate build in the story and how he might play a part in the future installments of the DCEU as the “big bad” of this cinematic universe. Yes, he might come across as a bit of Thanos from the MCU, but his still physical appearance in ZSJL is incredible and his overall look is amazing. Plus, we do get a look at some of Darkseid’s generals, including DeSaad, who is voiced by Peter Guinness (Coronation Street and Red Cap) and Granny Goodness. As a sidenote, I like how Snyder worked Darkseid into the movie and how much of an impact he has within Steppenwolf’s character arc in Justice League.

FINAL THOUGHTS


The age of heroes has come again as the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman come together to defeat the invasion of Steppenwolf in the movie Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Director Zack Snyder’s latest film sees his original vision of 2017’s Justice League come to fruition; acting as an alternative director’s cut to the original film and expanding upon the movie is grandiose fashion. While they are some minor grumbles I had with the movie, the film itself is an incredible and juggernaut powerhouse adventure that encompass all of Snyder’s creative take on the DCEU, including a more cohesive story, better pacing, a solid understanding of characterizations (in both heroes and villains), a magnificent score, and just a wholesome endeavor all away around. Personally, I loved this movie. The Snyder cut was definitely a vast and glorious improvement on the unfavorable cut of the original film. Almost everything about this particular cut of the movie is stellar and creates such a palpable iteration that is very much a Snyder film. The characters are more developed, the story is ironed out, the score is solid, and almost all the new content is fantastic. Thus, as you can probably imagine, my recommendation for this movie is a “highly recommended” one as it is a superior version of Justice League compared to the 2017 theatrical cut and I’m sure that both casual moviegoers and fans alike will thoroughly enjoy this grand cinematic superhero story. While the future of the DCEU is still in uncharted territory, let us hope that the success of this movie paves the way for Warner Bros. to restore Snyder’s vision for the DCEU. As the Kryptonian ship says in the movie “The future has taken root in the present” ….so let’s hope that Snyder’s version of Justice League acts as seed. Nevertheless, Zack Snyder’s Justice League stands a powerful and cinematic vision of DC Comic’s best and brightest superheroes coming together in a grand spotlight of storytelling. My faith restored, the original 2017 film is dead, a definitive version has been found, and long live the Snyder cut of Justice League!

 

Also, as a personal side note, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is my 575th movie review since I’ve started blogging. This is truly a huge and celebratory milestone for me! I wanted give a special thank you to all my readers, followers, and fellow bloggers for reading my movie reviews and giving me this platform to share (with you guys) my views on cinematic tales.

4.5 Out of 5 (Highly Recommended)

 

Released On: March 18th, 2021
Reviewed On: March 19th, 2021

Zack Snyder’s Justice League  is 242 minutes long and is rated R for violence and some language



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