Zack Snyder’s Justice League is in a League of its Own

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), the film is released in its originally intended version before it was taken over by director Joss Whedon. The film follows the original plot and story of Batman enlisting the help of fellow heroes Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, The Flash and Superman himself, to quickly come together against a new enemy and save humanity. With an extended run time of a little over four hours, the film is now available on HBO Max. YouTuber Sean Chandler from the channel Sean Chandler Talks About, shares his thoughts on the grassroots movement for the director’s cut that dedicated fans manifested into fruition.

Here everything is allowed to be developed and fleshed out. The run time is long enough that all the characters are set up. All the plot points are built out over an extended period of time so as you start getting into the second half of the film every sequence has big payoff. Every sequence moves the plot forward while also developing a character.

Because of the extended run time, the film gives so much more depth and development to all the characters, especially the underrated and under-utilized characters in the theatrical version: Cyborg and The Flash, says the YouTuber. Every single thing about this version of the film is better than the theatrical version, according to Chandler who ended up watching the film twice and finds such pleasure in the fact that the film is even allowed to be released to begin with. That is the work of the fans right there.

The YouTuber also talks about how the director Zack Snyder goes on to compare the film as similar to The Lord of The Rings (2001), which seems to confuse many. Chandler describes the method in which the story is told, as what is similar to the storytelling technique of The Lord of The Rings:

He’s trying to build out this massive mythology of his version of the DC Universe where there have been these god-like beings among us for a very long time. There’s this rich history and backstory that’s explored all throughout the entire film. The storytelling, you feel the passage of time as our heroes are trying to track down other heroes. Villains are trying to track down mythical items. All of it has this scope to it and that’s what he referring to when he made the comparison to The Lord of The Rings.

YouTuber Sean Chandler rates and reviews new movies and TV shows on his channel regularly.