HOW ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE IMPROVES ON THE WHEDON CUT
By David Crow
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is here. Finally.
Four years after Snyder stepped away to deal with a family tragedy...
… and after Joss Whedon was effectively put in charge of reshoots...
Fans are getting Snyder’s epic four-hour vision.
And whether you love or hate Snyder’s style, it is a marked improvement.
This is the result of Justice League at last being a cohesive interpretation of the DC heroes.
The Whedon Cut was a patchwork, but right down to its square aspect ratio, the new cut is unified and whole.
The new version adds scenes of Darkseid and the planet Apokolips, plus lots of gore.
But more importantly the movie is committed to its operatic earnestness now.
Scenes like Batman meeting Aquaman breathe with tense desperation.
And characters who were largely sidelined in the theatrical cut are realized more fully.
Ray Fisher’s Cyborg is especially elevated to being the heart of the Justice League…
With his backstory given a mournful exploration.
The elements combine for a work that is singularly Zack Snyder’s.