Wow. That is a long movie. I liked it overall, but yeah. I think it needs to be cut up not just one long sitting. The movie looks a lot better and the story is told better in this than Whedons cut.
Thank God there's a lot less weird WW ass shots (I love her but yeah yknow
Whedon) a less weird Batman jokes, and unfortunately less Superman. Idk. This isn't a review more of a rant.
Steppenwolf is a lot more threatening. He looks menacing & you see him smash, yeet, choke, and just destroy a lot. And that's all badass. The action sequences are better overall. Supes vs JL.
Amazons vs Steppenwolf, Atlantians vs
Steplenwolf, JL vs Steppenwolf round 1. All cool and dope fights. The only issues were the war against Darkseid which shouldve been cool but they made him look like a bitch and the same thing again in the final battle. I know Superman is OP. That is his whole thing but fuck. He takes away the awe of can the League win after he literally slaps around Steppenwolf.
Id say most characters got an upgrade though. Bruce is more in line with himself. Like he is sorry for the passing of Clark but he still puts the world first while trying to overcome his shit. Idk if woreded that right.
Diana is less ass shot and booba touched. But she stands as the lore & as a second in command. After
Bruce. Arthur hates his surface vs ocean lives still as we see later in Aquaman but we get to see the whole thing with the trident and his relationship with Vulko.
Barry has less weird lines, and is a speed boy. And I really like his scene where he saves Iris & his young growing relationship with the speed force. Kinda wish he was still scared at first though as this is different
Victor is dope. We see a lot more of him & he is a real hero vs whatever he was in Whedons cut. He is the most fleshed out character. On the opposite end, Superman in the theatrical cut was hope & did some inspiring things to the rest for the
League. He kinda just existed after coming back to life. He went did go back to the ship and we get quotes from That's cool but why use the black suit? lol. And then he just punches and fire he didn't even say shit to the league until they move Martha back to her home. Idk. Clark defintely got a downgrade. think Snyder just sees Clark as a weapon
Ok what else...uh. For some reason the first half is just slow mo shot after slow mo shot.
And Diana has this shitty intro to her theme that plays when she is any shot. Idk who thought that was a good idea. Martian
Manhunter shows up. Where was he during
MOS, SS, BVS & now JL??? Regardless, this was fun. Idk. It was obviously slow. But the new scenes were kinda cool and fun and idk. I had a good time for the most part. Defintely needs to be 2 parts though.
suppose my biggest issue after Clark, and WW theme, is exactly what I knew Snyder would do.
Leave a cliffhanger. He wants to give another sequel and I doubt WB would give us that. While I prefer it to Whedons version, I hate that he clearly sets up plotlines that we will probably never see.
The Batffleck film, (which will happen but probably not like this), MOS2, Flash?? and
Cyborg. The only one that worked was Aquaman because we have that lol. But yeah. If WB does decide to give Snyder the keys again then yeah ig it will work but doubt it.
Overall. Yeah this is a movie for fans but fans of what exactly? I'm sure DC fans who love comics will enjoy it. Theres a lot of fanservice even if it doesnt make sense to be there i.e black suit Supes. DCEU fans will enjoy the fixing of the worst film in this franchise. And lastly, Snyder fans who will see this as a flawless film. Its a long slow film but this is one of his better films. Anyways if you can watch it but seperate it. Part 1-4 for sitting 1.
Maybe take a break. Eat a pizza or some shit then Parts 5-8 for sitting 2.