The moment all DC Comics fans have been waiting for has arrived! At last, the true version of Justice League has come to our screens under the direction of filmmaker Zack Snyder. My emotions are all over the place with this version, considering that the original Justice League (2017) made me feel very disappointed. I've always been more of a DC fan than of Marvel, but I don't deny that I love them both. That said, I recognize that Marvel Studios has managed to handle their movies very well, while DC... well... what matters is the intention, right? Moreover, the Justice League has always been my favorite crossover between heroes (other than the Teen Titans) in the DC world, and Zack Snyder added his perfect personal touch to it!
Some people are probably confused about why there are two versions of Justice League. First, Justice League was originally going to be directed by Zack Snyder, but mid-2017, the production came to a halt, and Snyder made the decision to abandon filming due to the death of his daughter. DC hired Joss Whedon to finish production as the new director for the movie. However, Whedon reviewed what was already produced under Snyder and made changes that caused Justice League to seem more like a comedy and less like an action movie.
This drastic change caused many fans to request a new version of the film. Audiences all over the world were demanding for Zack Snyder’s unaired material to be revealed. Although I enjoyed watching these superheroes on the big screen, I didn't feel a deep connection to Whedon’s version. I didn’t see the connection to the other individual movies of each of the characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman. In fact, it was a not-so-nice mix. Once the Whedon version received its criticism, the #ReleaseSnyderCut movement was born. Thanks to this movement, Zack Snyder agreed to release what he had originally planned for the film, giving it a special title, Justice League: The Snyder Cut. Later on, this title was officially changed to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Under popular request and with much eagerness, our new and true version of Justice League came to HBO MAX. Nonetheless, what made Snyder's version unique was the fact that it was made as a four-hour-long movie. Now, the film had the vibe of having been divided as if it were a six-episode miniseries. Even so, it didn’t disappoint because Snyder honestly gave the film his very best at all times—and we could tell. At no time does the audience feel lost during the plot. Also, the characters are presented very similarly to how the comics show them. However, he didn’t rule out a bit of humor in his version, albeit a dark one, concerning a lot of the character’s backstories. Having said that, now the connection with the individualized films dedicated to each character can finally be witnessed in Snyder’s cut.
Honestly, I don't want to give you spoilers. I want to let you enjoy the magnificence of Zack Snyder’s Justice League for yourself. However, I do need to remind you that it’s four hours long. Don’t freak outーbut it's totally worth it (especially because you’ll get to see some particularly intriguing cameos and surprise appearances!) Certainly, Justice League finally received its well-deserved justice thanks to Snyder's excellent work. You can watch this movie on HBO Max and enjoy it with loved ones.