The first reactions to the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League have made their way online.
HBO Max has decided to lift the social media embargo for the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League a day early and it appears that the word of the mouth on the movie is generally positive. Critics seem to agree that the Snyder Cut is superior to the theatrical cut of the movie, which was handled by Joss Whedon. Check out some of the reactions below.
#ZackSnydersJusticeLeague does indeed exist, I seen it THREE TIMES now, & IT IS FREAKIN' AWESOME! I had an absolute blast watching each time & shocked at just how good it actually is and how well it plays! Action packed, it hits all the beats & that @Junkie_XL score is straight🔥 pic.twitter.com/UgFW1Le9kA
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) March 14, 2021
I saw #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague and I have no words. It’s everything I could ever want from the DCEU’s Justice League and is the perfect companion to Man of Steel and Batman V Superman. You’re gonna love it.
— Nathaniel Brail (@NateBrail) March 14, 2021
I watched (multiple times) #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague!
The movie is EPIC. The characters just matter more. They have purpose and emotion. The villains are intimidating. Cinematography is beautiful. It's EXCITING!
It's hard to believe anyone thought this story should be canned. pic.twitter.com/V7Au2gt6c5
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 14, 2021
#TheSnyderCut is loaded with scenes people haven't seen & are going to love. It is such a better movie than the theatrical cut of #JusticeLeague. Night and day difference. Saying that have no idea how this version could have ever been released in theaters. Perfect for @hbomax. pic.twitter.com/Fnamv6GcKj
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 14, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League: I enjoyed it thoroughly. It's both very different, and eerily similar, to the original film with almost all of the changes and additions improving the characters and story. Better motivations. Bigger stakes. It's bloated but superior & worth the wait pic.twitter.com/h7PRADzeJn
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 14, 2021
And I’ve actually watched it more than once, and spent an entire afternoon going back and forth between this new cut and the original to have a clearer understanding of what all changed… and it is significant, I think. Tonally, visually, musically, action-wise. It’s pretty wild pic.twitter.com/51bw4dscoq
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 14, 2021
ZACK SNYDER’s JUSTICE LEAGUE is vastly superior to the mess that came out in 2017. It’s now a coherent movie. But it’s still a four hour movie about finding magic boxes. It’s … not for me, but I suspect Snyder fans will be happy.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 14, 2021
It’s better, but not sure how much it will change your mind if you’re not into the original solemn approach. It’s not drastically different except for character expansion. Still feels like something for the hardcore fans mostly. #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague #SnyderCut
— The Playlist (@YrOnlyHope) March 14, 2021
#JusticeLeagueSnyderCut is an assembly cut w/ finished effects. Its the same core movie we saw in 2017 w/ two hours of deleted scenes & some slightly altered versions of existing beats. Two reasons to watch: The action climax is much better and Cyborg gets the deserved spotlight. pic.twitter.com/bUSmiJwccT
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) March 14, 2021
#SnyderCut is solid. I give it 7 out of 10
— Daniel Richtman #BlackLivesMatter (@DanielRPK) March 14, 2021
Earlier today, HBO Max released the final trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut ahead of its release on the streaming service later this month, revealing a lot of never-before-seen footage from the movie. The sneak peek included footage of the iconic DC Comics villain Darkseid, voiced by Ray Porter.
Darkseid almost played a larger role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and subsequent DC Extended Universe films. However, after Joss Whedon assumed directorial duties during post-production and oversaw extensive re-shoots for Justice League, Darkseid was removed from the theatrical cut and Warner Bros. reassessed their plans for future DCEU films following the underwhelming reviews and box office gross of the film. Snyder’s original 5 movie-arc for the DCEU was also said to include events like the murder of Lois Lane and of half the Justice League, with Darkseid taking control of the heartbroken Superman with the Anti-Life Equation.
Here is the official synopsis for the Zack Snyder cut:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is expected to hit WarnerMedia’s HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and the Zack Snyder Cut, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: HBO Max