Zack Snyder's Justice League
Zack Snyder's definitive director's cut of Justice League. Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: Chris Terrio (screenplay by), Zack Snyder (story by), Chris Terrio (story by), Will Beall (story by), Jerry Siegel (Superman created by), Joe Shuster (Superman created by)
Actors: Jared Leto, Henry Cavill, Amber Heard, Gal Gadot
Release Year: 2021
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
Ok well. Honestly, I'm not sure if it "ruled" because Whedon League was just so bad .
A succinct review of that one from me: "It was good until it wasn't" (and as I look at the review to get the link, those were almost my exact words. And surprisingly, I wrote a lot of words to go with this review - a rarity for me).
But clocking in at four hours or so, the Zack Snyder Cut (which really isn't the right term - it should be the Zack Snyder 'Vision' because he filmed a lot to go with this version) is a triumph in my opinion. The added material gave weight to a lot of the scenes we saw in the first release and gave explanations to quizzical things. Cyborg's story was vastly expanded and there's a tie-in for The Flash movie now being filmed.
And what I mentioned before? About how it was good until it wasn't? The event that caused it still happened - but the aftermath was improved.
I have to give full disclosure though: I have ADHD (recently diagnosed) and because I was unable to watch in the theater, I kept getting on the phone to see what people were saying about the movie, so I didn't watch all of it. But I was in front of the television the whole time (laughing face).
Superman's new suit is cool. The CGI for Steppenwolf was better. We saw some other characters (good and bad) that wasn't there in the first one.
And there is more than one 'ending'. He breaks the movie up into chapters and titles. So there is an end and then an epilogue. The epilogue teases the other two movies Snyder had planned. I did read an article (because he just let it all out) on what he'd planned (SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS FILM). Not sure if I'm on board with those storylines. He even had wanted Bruce and Lois to have a romantic relationship while Superman was gone... WB did put the kibbash on that. But it does explain the warning Bruce got from The Flash in Batman v Superman. (The article, not the epilogue, but you do understand anyway due to the setting).
ANYWAY - I did get a comment from a fellow superhero movie fan 'Not as good as the Marvel movies'. Well. The DCU is just different than Marvel. You can't really compare them IMO.
Bottom line: if you like superhero movies, you'll enjoy this. If you can sit through the four hours. The chapters makes it easy to chop it up though, if necessary.
Scott Hardie: I'm not terribly interested in seeing this -- Marvel already more than meets my superhero entertainment needs, and Snyder's ultra-heavy style is rarely my cup of tea -- but it sure sounds a lot better than the theatrical version by Joss Whedon. I read somewhere that Warner Bros. still considers Whedon's version the canonical one for sequels going forward, but maybe that can change, especially for Flash and Cyborg who I hear got much better treatment in this. This alternate movie's existence sounds like a triumphant vindication for the fans who demanded it for so long, insisting sight-unseen that it would be better than Whedon's; they turned out to be right. − March 24, 2021 more by Scott
Evie Totty: @Scott - fair enough, it's definitely not of the Marvel ilk. And with the WW 1984 disaster... Plus - Snyder's MoS and BvS wasn't 'all that' either (like you said - ultra-heavy style)... I'm not even sure I'd want to see his other two. − March 24, 2021 more by Evie