Where to begin…
Started as a hashtag, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally here after over four years of wait. The Snyder cut releases on HBO Max on March 18, but a few lucky individuals have seen it ahead of time, and they have been giving their thoughts on the new version of DC super-hero collab movie.
So, was justice served?
Well, yes! But not in the way we had expected!
Snyder’s cut is about three hours and 55 minutes long (it’s a painfully long watch!) but, despite it’s really long run time, the Justice League still lacks flair, color, glamour, and the snap and zap of the Avengers in the MCU.
If you’re going in with MCU-style expectations, ABORT right away, because you’re going to get disappointed big time.
Imagine campaigning and waiting for years and still not getting what you have been expecting. Exactly! Now you get that, right?
Fans are angry and disappointed with the newly-released version of the film. They believe that the movie could use some editing or perhaps even a rewrite. But there was already so much damage in the original movie that couldn’t be repaired… However, the movie has something absurd but surreal about it: there is an unsettling epilogue in which Wayne is confronted by his inner demons. Snyder’s version of the movie may be exhausting, but at least it’s engaging.
The movie stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Afflex as Batman, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as Flash (Barry Allen) and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Here’s how fans are reacting to the hopeless Snyder Cut:
BREAKING: Jason Derulo has fallen down the stairs at the #SnyderCut virtual premiere pic.twitter.com/Ftur0l5Wgs— 𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖Ʊ𝗥𝗬 | ZSJL actually not today (@theSNYDERVERSE) March 16, 2021
I can now say that I have watched #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague and it is far superior to the original theatrical version. Rich character development, much better action, a coherent story & some terrific badass moments. Definitely a long watch, but I never felt tired of it. Well done pic.twitter.com/QXyQLdUApv— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 14, 2021
Some changes are massive and some are small, like a new music cue, but it’s wild to see how much of a difference changing the music on one scene impacts the emotional resonance of the scene. After all the discourse around this, I’m honestly impressed it’s as good as it is. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/BlrPYkhlar— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 14, 2021
It's so tone deaf of critics to mock Zack Snyder for ending #SnyderCut with Hallelujah.— Burhan Khalid (@RequiemNocturn) March 15, 2021
You can absolutely HATE the film but imagine saying he is an edgelord for including it when it was his daughter's favorite song. pic.twitter.com/HFrgjkLZAq
I don’t want to spoil anything.— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) March 16, 2021
We’re not very far in.
But so far, the #SnyderCut is IMMENSELY better than the previous version. Worlds better.#HBOMax
Okay.— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) March 16, 2021
I am not going to post spoilers.
But forget all the internet chatter and theories and nonsense.
Just watch it with eyes as fresh as possible.
There’s nothing more for me to say at the moment except..
...I ****ing loved it.#SnyderCut #HBOMax
Well, the early reviews of Zack Snyder’s version of the 2017 movie weren’t so good. But it still can’t stop us from watching this movie. What about you? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. Stay tuned to Hayvine for our full review on Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
The movie is set to arrive on HBO Max in the US, Sky Cinema, and Now TV in the UK, on March 18th, 2021.
Check out the trailer here: