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6 Thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Justice League

We are finally living in a post-Snyder Cut world. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has arrived on HBO and we have all experienced it. I sat down with a buddy of mine and marathoned all four hours in one sitting, because that’s how I roll. I saw it just because it’s a thing to see. I am no #releasetheSnyderCut guy. I think Man of Steel is terrible, and I have grown to dislike Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice more and more. So don’t read this expecting some fawning praise for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good.

I enjoyed the theatrical cut of Justice League well enough, at least upon seeing it in theaters. I haven’t had any interest in that film since. And I have had no desire to see Zack Snyder get another crack at it. I don’t think he’s a good fit for DC superhero movies. I’m not a hater. I very much adore 300 and Watchmen. I just haven’t enjoyed his take on Superman and the gang. And I never cared for the bullies that kicked off the #releasetheSnyderCut movement. I view this actual Snyder Cut as Warner Bros. grasping at straws to have some kind of draw to HBO Max.

But I watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League. I enjoyed it. It’s fine. And now I’m glad it’s behind me. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the beast of a film. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Continues to Look Worse and Worse

All opinions are my own. Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League movie — now a 4-hour movie — is only a month or so away and it looks terrible. The first full, official trailer was released on Valentine’s Day and it’s…oh jeez. It’s a beast of a monstrosity.

This isn’t satire. This isn’t parody. This is real. This is…jeez, what is this? Slow, melodramatic, so full of itself…at least he didn’t re-use Hallelujah again! This thing looks like madness, and every trailer is worse than the last. I’m a huge fan of movie trailers, but this looks so unappealing.

I’m probably still gonna watch it! Zack Snyder’s Justice League comes to HBO Max on March 13!

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Some People May Be Looking Forward to the Snyder Cut

I am not one of those people. I liked Justice League well enough when I saw it in theaters, but I haven’t seen it since. And I like a lot of director Zack Snyder’s earlier work, like 300 and Watchmen. Heck, I also really like Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah!

But man, this new-ish trailer for the #SnyderCut is atrocious.

First of all, it’s almost exactly like the original trailer that was put up a couple weeks ago. That got taken down for a copyright strike on the song…so they just re-upload the trailer again with the same song and a couple of seconds of new footage? Second of all, it’s in black and white?! The actual #SnyderCut will not be in black and white. Which means this is an entirely “artistic” choice for this trailer. Jeez louise.

Third of all, did you hear that Wonder Woman 1984 is going to debut both in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day? Bold strategy! Looks like I’ll get to see it after all!

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Here’s All Those Amazing DC Movie Trailers from FanDome!

DC FanDome was yesterday and, holy cow, did they ever deliver! Hollywood may be in a bit of a standstill because of the virus, but that doesn’t mean moviemaking is dead! DC and Warner Bros are apparently churning out some real bangers! And we saw so many great trailers at FanDome yesterday.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

First up is The Batman by director Matt Reeves, with Robert Pattinson starring. This trailer looks dope as hell.

I like the look of the costume in action. And I love the tone of the trailer. As much as I might be interested in taking Batman in some new directions, I can’t deny that Batman done right is still damn cool. A serious, grounded take on Batman as he tackles corruption in Gotham City and tussles with more than just the Joker sounds great to me! I think this was my favorite trailer of the day.

Another great reveal was the lineup to The Suicide Squad by director James Gunn. Not a full trailer, just a great reveal of the characters who are gonna show up!

I think that’s a great teaser! The cast and the characters look awesome, and we already know James Gunn can deliver. Need proof? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of The Suicide Squad!

As much as I’m a Marvel fanboy and can’t wait to see Gunn return for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, I am pleased as punch with everything shown here about The Suicide Squad. This is gonna be good.

Of course, The Batman and The Suicide Squad are a long ways away. We’ve actually got Wonder Woman 1984 coming sooner rather than later. How does that look?

It looks OK. Not as amazing as I would have hoped. And Cheetah looks way too CGI-heavy for my tastes. I think they could have showed her off better in this trailer. But everything looks largely OK. I think Wonder Woman 1984 is going to do just fine.

That is, if we ever get movie theaters back…

Lastly we’ve got the first official look at Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And I think it looks like hot garbage.

I am not a Snyder Fanboy or a #ReleasetheSnyderCut person. I have loved some Snyder movies, like 300 and Watchmen, but I think his DC Comics work has been terrible. I think Man of Steel is the worst. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was OK in the theater, but I have really soured on it since — same with Justice League. These are bad movies, and Snyder is to blame.

So I do not have any hopes for his remastered Justice League movie. None of these new scenes look good, and “Hallelujah” is a terrible choice for the trailer.

Of course, I’m still going to watch this 4-hour monstrosity when it comes out. Perhaps I’m wrong and it’ll be good for once, but I doubt it.

Overall, DC did great at FanDome, as far as I’m concerned. I’m glad to see they might finally be getting their act together with these movies.

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So They’re Going to Release the Snyder Cut

I don’t care about the Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie. I can remember mildly enjoying all of Zack Snyder’s DC Comics movies in the theaters, but time has curdled that opinion and I don’t care for Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League. So if we’re drawing lines in the sand, I am definitely not one of those fanboys who was desperate for Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of Justice League.

I thought the whole idea was as much a joke as this Honest Trailers video on the subject.

But earlier this week, Warner Bros. has announced that they will release the massive, 4-hour Snyder’s Cut of Justice League next year to attract viewers to their upcoming HBO Now streaming service. Gotta have something to offer people to get them to subscribe to yet another streaming service; and someone thought pandering to the fanboys was the right choice.

We’ll see. I’ll probably watch the Snyder Cut some how when it’s out, but I’m fairly certain it’s going to be as bad as the rest of Snyder’s DC output. Such is life.

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