Review in Brief: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Exhausted as so many of us might be by all the needlessly aggressive online discourse attached to this, it’s finally here, what is apparently the closest we are ever going to get to seeing Zack Snyder’s original vision for JUSTICE LEAGUE. The weaknesses of Joss Whedon’s scattershot cut stand out all the starker in comparison, and while this is by any measure too long and portentous, there are some vast improvements on show in this superior version. The development and character arcs of the Flash (Ezra Miller) and especially Cyborg (Ray Fisher) become the films strongest and most connective passages and the final act especially is now more entertaining and impactful. We still have some jarring character popping against CG backgrounds, Batman (Ben Affleck) using more guns than ever before and an egregious dark epilogue, but this does end up standing on the better end of the DCEU quality scale (take that how you will). SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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