Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a very interesting product when it comes to authorship. If you don’t live in a cave, you know the story.
If you don’t really know, the short story goes something like this: Zack Snyder, who is the commander of two DC projects (Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman) was forced to temporarily step back from his duties to continue Justice League because of a family tragedy. Because Warner Bros. at that time insisting the film had to be released in 2017 (arguing that only Warner Bros. executives knew) decided to hire Joss Whedon (The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron) to finish the film. Top Movie Site
The end result is a ridiculous mess. Justice League which was released in 2017 is a non-stop two hours of things that will make the audience frown. Two hours was indeed a very short duration to introduce new characters (at that time) such as Barry Allen / The Flash (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry / Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Victor Stone / Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Not to mention that the Justice League makers had to introduce the villain (Steppenwolf, played by Ciarán Hinds, using motion capture technology), why did the villain come, how did he rule the Earth, how Bruce Wayne / Batman (Ben Affleck) collaborated with Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). ) to form a new gang that eventually takes the audience to the revival process of Clark Kent / Superman (Henry Cavill) and so on.
Of course, all these things will not be done in two hours without having to sacrifice a few things. And that’s why the 2017 version of Justice League feels in tatters. Best Movie
Director Zack Snyder himself said that he had never seen Whedon’s version of Justice League. According to some of the articles I read, the producers forbade him from watching because whatever he wanted didn’t happen in the 2017 version. Their vision just wasn’t the same and that’s why the 2017 version of Justice League feels so weird. Whedon is a bit cynical while Snyder wants over-the-top emotions. A very unsuitable fusion.
What’s interesting about all this noise is that Snyder always declares that he has his own version of Justice League. He knows how to tell this story according to his vision. Hearing this DC fans (or Snyder fans?) Campaigned hard for Warner Bros. giving Justice League audiences exactly what their creators wanted. They flooded social media with the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, created billboards on ComicCon with the same campaign and so on.
And for the first time this campaign was successful. Warner Bros. finally listened to the fans’ cries and said yes to Snyder for releasing his version (and poured tens of millions of dollars into presenting this new version). Either the goal is because they really want to please disappointed fans or want to get new subscribers to stream their platform (HBO Max). Movie Review