Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review


Noah Mabry, Staff Writer

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now streaming on HBO Max and with its release, fans are left wondering just how different Zack Snyder’s vision is from the 2017 Joss Whedon Cut of the Movie. 

In comparison with its 2017 theatrical release, Zack Snyder’s 4 hour-long cut of the movie introduces an entirely new plot, new characters, and new opportunities. The tone is much grimmer and feels much more like a Snyder movie. While it still holds the dark and grim tone of Snyder’s previous movies, it also takes the movie in a lighter, more heroic direction than movies such as Batman v Superman or Watchmen.

Unlike Whedon, Snyder takes the time to develop his characters as thoroughly as possible. Since the majority of the team had not had individual movies released prior to Whedon’s release, the characters had not been properly introduced and lacked development throughout the film. In Snyder’s cut, however, characters like Barry Allen and Victor Stone are given both better characterization and more important story arcs.

The Snyder Cut also adds an added nightmare sequence in the prologue of the movie. Similar to that of the nightmare sequence from BvS, this sequence gives a glimpse into the dark dystopian future in which Darkseid conquered, took the power of the Anti-Life Equation, and successfully turned superman. The scene leaves fans wanting more and more from Snyder’s vision but will likely leave them disappointed because of the likelihood of Warner Bros continuing the Snyder-verse.

The Snyder cut was ultimately a success. After months and months of fan support, the true cut of the Justice League movie finally exists. At long last fans can rest easy knowing that they have seen a true homage to the world’s greatest heroes.