Like the theatrical cut, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is ultimately a mixed bag, though perhaps for different reasons. The film certainly has issues of its own, most notably the extreme length and the director’s increasing reluctance to trim the fat. And more than ever, those not completely up-to-speed on the DCEU will feel they’re attending a party they weren’t invited to. Others might consider those liabilities to be virtues and a major part of what makes the film his crowning achievement. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine the Cult of Snyder not loving all 242 minutes of it.
While Wonder Woman 1984 is still enjoyable, I can see why it polarized critics and alienated some fans, especially with the bloated running time. I also suspect the film’s thinly-disguised depiction of President Reagan as something of a war monger will offend those who continue to deify the man. Now that I think about it, perhaps that’s part of the reason it does take place in 1984.
So many critics bring up in their review about how this was directed about a women and being about a woman super hero and I think that’s great but it doesn’t make it a great movie because of that, I don’t care who directed it, man, women, what nation their from just direct a good movie, now I would love to see more woman directors get a chance at doing blockbuster movies but I can’t judge them till they do it.
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Two things hit me while I was watching this: 1. Did they need this big name cast for the movie they were doing and 2. this is like Self/Less that Ryan Reynolds was in he just switched roles.
Visually, I thought the movie was stunning. There were some dodgy points, especially in the finale, but it was mostly superb.