DC’s ensemble epic, Justice League, hit theaters recently to a fairly mixed response. While the film is currently rated at only 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, many fans have spoken highly of the team-up picture (its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is a considerably higher 83%). While there have been contentions over Danny Elfman’s soundtrack, Steppenwolf’s success as a villain, and Henry Cavill’s CGI upper lip, fans generally agree the film is enjoyable at the very least. So where do Justice League‘s successes and failures lie? Zack Snyder’s son, Jett, has spoken out, pinning the film’s issues on Warner Bros. “meddling” with his dad’s work.
In a post on Vero, the same social media platform frequently used by his father, Jett wrote:
“On a more serious note I did enjoy the movie, although it is clearly not what it could have been due to the meddling of Warner Brothers and the forced comedy. The run time was my biggest gripe with the movie, with events that should take a long time over in a flash;$ but still definitely a fun movie to watch, and would recommend it.”
His comments seem to echo the sentiments of many fans, over 100,000 of whom have signed a petition for Zack Snyder’s cut of the film to be released. While the film has generally been received as fun and enjoyable, its comedic elements are sometimes to the detriment of the drama. The extent of deleted scenes, presumably cut to keep the film in the 2 hour run time limit set by Warner Bros.’ CEO, may also be cause for issues some fans and critics had. As Jett’s post points out, much of the film ends up feeling rushed where it would have benefited from a little more time being spent on certain sequences (mainly the backstories of the League members who had not been properly introduced on screen yet).
What did you think of Justice League? Do you want to see Zack Snyder’s cut? Or did you enjoy the film as it is? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now playing in theaters!