JUSTICE LEAGUE REVISITED
THE SNYDER CUT
After three years of tears mulling over the failure of The Justice League, tons of fans reactions and multiple creative personnel inputs, the Justice League remains a clunking behemoth full of holes in terms of the premise of the fictional world created by DC Comics in which these superheroes live and fight for a better world.
STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!
That said however, The Snyder Cut is simply a vast improvement over its 2017 predecessor.
In development after development, the characters arc stories are more beautifully delineated and with plenty of touching, emotional scenes, while the final battle against Steppenwolf is far more robust, longer and much more satisfying.
Having seen the 2017 movie, there were enough twists and turns in the Snyder Cut to even entertain someone who already knows what the overall structure of the movie is and how the ending is supposed to unfold.
Bravo to the Snyder team but it’s a much belated move that came on the heels of a massive creative failure.
Another editorial piece is in the works that will delve into the behind-the-scenes power play scenarios that led to the 2017 Justice League, because make no mistake, this kind of retcon and retread is unprecedented in Hollywood’s entire history of filmmaking.
We are not going to get into the details of what works in this film, if you have seen the first Justice League film, then you owe it to yourself to see the Snyder Cut, its been rejuggled to deliver a completely different tone and emotional texture – the extra two hours definitely weigh in and make the film far more savory and satisfying.
However, amazingly enough there are a number of clunkety issues that persist and could have easily been addressed by the Snyder team which would have elevated this movie to a truly remarkable production that could have stepped up forcefully to Marvel’s Endgame.
WHERE IS THE MILITARY, KAL EL?
This movie clearly puts the stamp of Superman on the Justice League, whereas previously his return was in the final act of the film, in this movie Superman brought back to life is clearly shown as the beginning of the end for Darkseid’s forces, at least in this chapter of the Justice League saga.
However, what is really amazing is the manner in which our super powered heroes in this movie act in the apparent complete absence of the entire world’s armed forces – alone – like a pack of wolves -rather than acting in concert with a huge array of armed forces the planet has stockpiled since the days of Old when Heroes --- blah blah blah – according to the retelling of the now bleak story by Diana Prince, and the Amazons. Heroes of Legend banded together to send Steppenwolf with his tail tucked between his legs to the drums of defeat. This is now the second slightly different version in which Wonder Woman tells us how ALL OF MANKINGS banded together to give the invading forces a defeat to remember for thousands of years.
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