Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Director's cut of 2017's Justice League. Director Zack Snyder left that production - due to the death of his daughter - before finishing and it was left to Joss Whedon to finish up. While Snyder intended to release two movies, each running at two hours, the released film included significant reshoots and came in at just 90 minutes. Since Justice League's release, fans have petitioned for the #SnyderCut. Thanks to them, and HBO Max, the original edit with reworked special effects is due to be released in 2021.

While the story's basic framework is said to be unchanged, Snyder's version will not feature any of Whedon's reshoots and will include extensive unused footage including backstories, world-building elements and new characters.

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

2021Rating: M242 minsUSA
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Zack Snyder's Justice League / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

As the film progressed, I found myself enjoying it. Quite a bit. But it was difficult to know how much that enjoyment was influenced by my memories of how awful the 2017 version was, or if the new cut is simply a good film in its own right.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

It manages to engage a surprising amount, showcasing spectacular action and undeniably effective spectacle with a more coherent (albeit bloated) story.

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The Times

The Times

As a salvage job on one of cinema's biggest catastrophes, this is startlingly ambitious and deeply rewarding film-making.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

It's an utterly fascinating experiment that deserves to be seen. Perhaps that’s enough.

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Variety

Variety

Grand, nimble, and immersive entertainment

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A product designed to celebrate its very existence.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

May be exhausting but it is engaging. Justice is served.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Feels less like a vital re-energization of the form than a ponderous guided tour through a museum's worth of familiar superhero-movie tropes and convention.

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Vulture

Vulture

Has its share of problems... but it's an undeniably passionate and moving work. It earns its self-importance.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Superior to its 2017 counterpart... Entertaining if overlong.

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Total Film

Total Film

A commendable improvement. Stock up on snacks.

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Time Out

Time Out

The ultimate in blockbuster fan service arrives with a $70 million price tag and a deadening sense of overkill.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Watching this intermittently rewarding epic - if nothing else a spectacle of completed vision - stirred up surprising emotions.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Even a good superhero flick (and this definitely isn't) shouldn't be this long.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

May not be a great film, but it has the madness, strangeness and obsessiveness of a real work of art.

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