Zack Snyder's Justice League
Director: Zach Snyder
Great characters and an intense plot keep the movie entertaining.
What Happens in Zack Snyder’s Justice League?
Picking up right after Batman Vs. Superman, we see Superman die. With Earth’s strongest defender gone, things begin to change. The Amazonians are brutally attacked but manage to alert Wonder Woman to the dangers that have arrived.
At the same time, Batman is worried after he has a vision that an invasion is coming. Paired with Alfred, unaware that the dangers have already arrived, he sets out to find other warriors to protect from whatever is coming next. Although they don’t all meet him with a smile, Batman hopes to assemble enough of a team to protect his home.
Who Are The Characters in Zack Snyder’s Justice League?
Batman in this film is attempting to right his wrongs of the past by putting together a team to fight an incoming threat as a promise he made to Superman. Bruce struggles to take the role of leader as that is not his typical role and he continues to have his brooding and calculating Batman tendencies although he tries to have more faith than he usually does.
Wonder Woman is the one who recognizes the threat as the ancient alien threat it is. Diana is shown to be a strong and resilient warrior who is the only hero (after the death of Superman) on earth who can match Steppenwolf’s power.
Cyborg is a young man who is trying to see if he has a place in the world after becoming a freaky-looking cyborg and his father tries to convince him that his newfound abilities are gifts. Victor tries to explore his powers and learns that he can do some good and has some connection with the new threat.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review
Watching this movie was a really daunting task with its 4-hour run time, and it was something I didn’t think I was going to do but upon watching the film I can say I’m glad that I did. Having seen all the previous DCEU films including the original cut of Justice League, I can say that I had a less favourable view of this universe than some.
I only enjoyed a handful of the films, however, when it comes to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I must say the film exceeded my expectations in all senses. First off, this film, while much more complex, was easier to follow than the original version and I appreciated the explanations given to me as a viewer.
The extended runtime allowed for better characters with Cyborg and the Flash being much better in this version. I felt that each character had really good motivation and arc that was presented throughout the film with my favourite characters being Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg.
The story was very deep and complex with many plotlines explored that really fleshed out things from previous films and made this viewing experience all the better. With so much lore being touched upon and deepened, I thought it was quite well done.
I did have some issues with the film and the first one is the runtime. While I definitely think this story was well done, I still think it could have been trimmed to have a better-paced story as there were points during the film where I felt that it dragged on and some scenes just felt too long. The epilogue, which sets things up for future movies that most likely won’t happen, felt especially long.
The 4:3 ratio of the film did really bug me at first as I prefer a widescreen view of a film though eventually, I just became used to it. A slight story problem I had was that with such a long runtime the audience is given no room to fill in the blanks as everything is spoon-fed to us as we watch.
All in all, this was a pretty good film that was one of the best of the DCEU and that I am glad that I saw. I would recommend it for sure but I won’t recommend watching it with no breaks. I would suggest breaking it up into two parts to watch or at least taking a 15-minute break somewhere in the film. So hop on Crave and take a peek at Zack Snyder’s Justice League.