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Snyder's Vision unveiled - Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - Review

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Being a huge superhero fan, I have been waiting for this movie for a while. After seeing it in the theater and feeling a little bit disappointed by how disjointed and cutup the movie felt I was hoping the new version would fix some of those issues. After watching the Zack Snyder version, most of those issues are now gone. At just over 4 hours long, this was a marathon to watch. There is a reason that movies are usually around 2 hours long. You have to hold the attention of the audience. I was impressed with what Zack did to fill in the holes of the theatrical version. My criticisms are not in what he made, other then the fact there were far too many slow motion hero shots. Every opportunity he had to show off the heroes he took. Another disappointment was the removal of a few funny scenes that I thought made the theatrical version fun to watch. There were also a lot of voice overs that were trying to give deep insightful thought provoking lines. Usually one of those in a movie is good enough, but this one was littered with them...All in all the version Zack had for this movie is much better in his version, but it needed to be shorter and slimmed down. There were many scenes that could have been done in quicker ways, and that would have fixed the tempo of the film. DC comic fans will love the extended version of this film, but I fear the regular movie watcher will think the length is just too long for a movie. This would have been a great opportunity for HBO to turn it into a mini series spread over multiple episodes. That would have been much easier to consume. Take notes HBO, you just might have your next big idea.

Ranking 7/10


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