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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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Rod Thedorff
Rod Thedorff
Mar 19, 2021

That’s a cheap way to open the mother boxes. Really the Green Lantern in the flashback didn‘t do much other than get his hand chopped off, and Kryptonians didn’t go to other planets to protect them. Superman was just a random happening. And what about before he was there? I get the violence thing, but there is a place for it, and that wasn’t it. Wonder Woman can be violent for sure, but in front of little kids? She killed that one guy by exploding him in front of everyone. Snyder did that before with Superman, and that dude is never supposed to kill. Don‘t get me wrong, I still liked it, but I’m more of a 6 out of…

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Dan Brooks
Dan Brooks
Mar 19, 2021
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Yeah I hear ya. I wasn't saying the Superman scream was a good idea, it was just better then nothing. I do agree, that if they wanted to use Green Lanterns as a deterrent then he should have kicked a little more butt in the flashback. This was a tricky one for me to rate because of the love of the genre and the improvements I saw from the hack-job of the original. I can understand your points though. Its why I love the conversations. On to Marvel 's new launch today :)

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Rod Thedorff
Rod Thedorff
Mar 19, 2021

I agree with everything you said. From the slow motion shots to the couple of funny scenes removed and the overall editing. To be honest, I felt like it wasn’t that much better than the original one other than adding some parts that helped The movie flow better. As you know, I’m a huge superhero fan, and I didn’t think this was anything special. There were some things I hated too, like the Superman scream sound wave heard around the world, the Icelandic song (why was that there) and Wonder Woman killing the terrorists. Glad I watched it, but I don’t think I’ll do that again soon.

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Dan Brooks
Dan Brooks
Mar 19, 2021
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I do think that the things he added, help people understand why things were happening. In the original, there was no real reason given as to why the boxes suddenly woke up after thousands of years. I liked the inference that they knew conquering earth if it had a Kryptonian or green lantern protector would be pointless, so the scream of his death was a trigger. The darkness of the movie in the way that the heroes killed their enemies was a play for the fans that always hated when things were toned down for ratings. I just felt like they could have trimmed out a lot of the scenes to get the length under control.

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