Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Zack Snyder directs Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Ray Fisher in this superhero epic where Batman and Wonder Woman try to assemble a team to face cosmic threats now that Superman is dead.

A vast improvement on the clearly bastardised version that was released in 2017. Having said that… a little boring at times and overly indulgent. The sincerity, bombast, length and excessive CGI will turn many off. Zack, you clearly love the comics as much as the fans but let’s not Slo Mo every siiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggllllllleeeeeee action scene, hey? They don’t all have to be double page splashes brought to life. I’m also not entirely sure some of Whedon’s additions to The Flash should have been completely redacted. He now seems to get less meaningful screentime than boring old Cyborg. No amount of re-edits are going to make Ray Fisher charismatic, sadly. Still, it feels a far more organic, definitive adventure and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman shines in the centre. As for the pointless “what if” cliffhangers it offers up as an epilogue… I have zero doubt I’ll be reviewing one of these unfilmable, abandoned threads before I die. A decent afternoon killer and a spiritual win for those of us who love movies rather than love being sarcastic and hating on everything that isn’t baby food. We covered the original incarnation on our podcast if you are interested?

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