So. Saw the “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League”…it was AMAZING! They HAVE to put this to physical media…they just HAVE to. Should still fit on one blue-ray, but they’ll prolly have to go with 2 DVD’s. :/
When you go in, you have to realize you’re giving up 1/6th of your day that day…it comes in at just under 4 HOURS LONG. Is the time well spent, tho? I damn well think so…Cyborg’s character is fully fleshed out, Flash doesn’t come off like a complete buffoon and has a real stake in the situation, Supes is brought back not because Batman wronged him, but because he’s NEEDED…and that dad-blamed Russian family is nowhere to be seen. In short, this feels like more of a cohesive movie…tho it did have some agonizing points. JJ Abrams has “lens flare”, Snyder has “slo-mo-montages”…I think that pretty much explains it. 😛 Way too many of them. And Wonder Woman doesn’t need the “Xena music” (the closed captions called it “lamentation music”…lol) played every time she does something awesome.
While it’s not humorless (they DID keep in the “How’d you get the farm back from the bank?” “I bought the bank.” line, for example), most of the Deadpool-like humor is gone…Aquaman doesn’t sit on Wonder Woman’s lasso and ramble, Flash is not a total buffoon, Wonder Woman doesn’t remark that she works with “children”…and I think that’s to the benefit of the tone of the situation. Steppenwolf is an actual THREAT in this movie that the heroes don’t feel it to joke around and about. No Flash v Superman race, either. It’s in benefit to the movie, in my opinion.
The ending still sets up movies not likely to happen…but I think we all knew that it would going in. You’re re-making a movie with details already set up; no sense in changing them…they were probably a viable thing when Snyder originally made the film but had to bow out, so preserve the original vision. All in all a GREAT experience I plan to repeat before the thing leaves HBOMax. 🙂
All that said, here’s some Ashley Sinclair. 🙂