Zack Snyder's Justice League

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This is a vast improvement over the theatrical version. It was nice to see characters like Cyborg and Flash get more lines and development, and much of the cringey humor and awful CGI are now gone.

However, the movie still suffers from trying to set up future storylines that in all likelihood will never come to fruition. Deathstroke's vendetta against Batman is given no context, and it is only made even more murky by the scene with the Joker.

Maybe these scenes make sense to hardcore DC fans, but to a casual viewer like myself, they are a little confusing.

There's also no good reason for this film to be 4 hours long. I'm not opposed to movies with long runtimes if the story justifies it, but in the case of this version of the film, the runtime is padded by excessive amounts of slow motion shots (which Zack Snyder uses as a crutch) and unnecessary moments, such as the scene where a few village women sing a song in tribute to Aquaman while one of them sniffs his sweater.

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Other mistake: After realising they can track the mother box, Batman says they have to go back to his base to use one of his satellites to track it, and they all do so. Which completely ignores the fact that Cyborg could easily access the satellite feed directly using his abilities and display it to the others on any nearby screen in Star Labs.

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Suggested correction: Just because he had many options available to him, does not mean that the option which he chose was wrong.

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Alfred Pennyworth: How do you know your team's strong enough? 'Cause if you can't bring down the charging bull, then don't wave the red cape at it.

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Trivia: Despite his directorial credits, Zack Snyder never actually watched Justice League (2017). Christopher Nolan and Snyder's wife, producer Deborah Snyder, told him not to go and see Joss Whedon's finished production of the movie, because, according to a new report in Vanity Fair, the pair told him that the final result would "break his heart."

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Question: I'm not a huge fan of DC, so I don't know much about any characters outside of Batman and his rogue's gallery. All the pictures I've seen of Steppenwolf from the comics show him to have a human appearance, with a goatee. Was his monstrous appearance in this film, and to a lesser extent the theatrical version, taken from the comics at all? If not, why drastically change the way the character looks?

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Chosen answer: In the comics Steppenwolf traditionally has a very human appearance. He is tall and muscular with tan skin, black hair, and a moustache and goatee. Some of Steppenwolf's animated appearances show him essentially the same but with grayish/green skin, giving him an appearance somewhat similar to the 2017 Justice League version. According to Zack Snyder, the version of Steppenwolf in the 2021 version of Justice League was purposefully designed way back during the filming of Batman vs. Superman as not just a threat to the Justice League, but to the entire planet, hence the monstrous appearance. Warner Brothers made Snyder tone down the design because, according to him, they felt it was too frightening and intense for a PG-13 film. The version of Steppenwolf in Snyder's film has a very alien appearance, with the character's signature horns being part of his physiology rather than a part of his battle helmet, an immensely muscled physique, and covered in spiked armor.

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