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Finally, after 4 long years we as fans were finally graced with the director’s cut of Justice League. After first hearing that Josh Whedon was put in charge of Justice League after Zach Snyder had to step down after his daughters untimely passing, I was worried that he wouldn’t be true to Zach Snyder’s original script. And wouldn’t you know? I was right.
Whedon had basically said piss off to Snyder. “Oh instead of this super serious scene into Cyborg’s origin story, let’s put some dumb humor that won’t land at all”
For real though, there’s a reason that the Snyder Cut is rated R. They cut off the bad guy’s head for one!! Damn, if I hadn’t been watching this at 11 o’clock at night, I would’ve started a slow clap with the neighbors. As it was, I had to settle for doing silent jazz hands with my girlfriends dog.
One of the biggest problems I’ve seen critics have against this movie is the runtime…SERIOUSLY?
What was the problem with Endgame being 3 hours long? Great movie. What was the problem with The Two Towers almost being 3 hours long? Nothing because it’s still my personal favorite movie of all time. Do I admit that these movies run a bit long? Sure why not. But what people seem to forget…this movie is a on a streaming service!!! If you need a break, just pause it and do something else. That’s what I did and the movie was still amazing. Although I am the type that likes to watch movies all the way through in one go, this took me a while. If this movie hadn’t been so long, we wouldn’t have been to finally see Jared Leto’s version of Joker. Does his five minutes bring him to Joaquin and Heath’s level. Not even close, but he’s a bit more tolerable.
But the glory of this movie, it comes in acts. That gives you SIX points during the movie where you can pause it and go get a quick game in on Warzone or re-read LOTR.
Yes I like Lord of The Rings. You’ll find that out quickly.
But for real guys, this movie almost HAD to be four hours long. One of my biggest problems with Whedon’s Justice League was we got NO BACKSTORY on the other members of the League. At the time I thought it was just Warner Brothers just being like “Eh who needs these standalone films? Let’s just jump right into the big boss!”
That’d be like Marvel just saying “Screw it. We did the Iron Man movie NOW STRAIGHT TO AVENGERS!!” We would’ve missed out on a ton of good movies in the meantime, like that one with Ed Norton
*CRICKETS CHIRPING* Ok nobody found that funny I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m getting off topic though. At the time, I thought it was just Warner Brothers. But at the end of the day we can thank Josh Whedon…really how are we gonna go from 4 hours to 2 hours and still know everything we need to know about the main characters in the movie?? He cut out so much backstory just because he wanted this movie to be an MCU movie so badly and throw a joke in every other line.
That’s maybe Marvel’s thing but this is DC. Everyone who has ever read a DC comic knows that they’ve always been darker. Batman’s entire origin story is his parents got shot in front of him.
At the end of the day, I will never forgive Josh Whedon for what he did to Justice League. He took something that had so much potential and just pissed on it.
Zach Snyder. You are the hero that this film community needed and deserved and I thank you so much for finally being able to share your work with us.