Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's Justice League ★★★★½

As made clear in his mammoth directors' cuts, Snyder is as painterly in rhythm as he is in frame, though I think the aspect ratio stretch fucked with his stuff 3 years ago almost as hard as he-shall-not-be-named. I'm so struck by so many of the cuts in this, particularly Cyborg's premonition. Much more gruesome, reestablishing the deliciously brooding tone of BVS. One of my favorite parts in the original, the Cyborg line something like "I've got a language I don't understand in my head" was shockingly absent here, though replaced with maybe my favorite sequence in the film, Cyborg's powers' establishing scene. But otherwise it feels almost pointless to compare the two cuts at all, one being irredeemable garbage made finally completely redundant by this, though it now has accumulated such ridiculous extratext that it may well improve dramatically when read "a-artistically" as a case study in both studio exec hubris and plain broken ass cinema. Anyway this one just straight slaps, obvi. He really is easily top 5 in the game right now, maybe 3.

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