Justice League (2017) 2 hours – My Rating: 2/5
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) 4h 2min – My Rating: 4/5
The original Justice League movie came out in 2017 and to put it mildly it was a hot mess, Zack Snyder was the original director but had to depart filming due personal reasons.
Joss Whedon took over directing, while this should have been a good thing the finished movie was giant mess (the behind the scenes sounded like it would make a good movie some day). It lacked heart and the story line sort of plodded along to a boring ending.
This all bought about a movement to see Zack Snyder’s version of the movie over the last couple of years, to be honest I never actually thought this would happen. This sort of thing pops all of the time with not much result.
But HBO Max in the US put the money forward to get this version made and released, you can read all of the details in the below Wikipedia article:
I have finally finished watching this new version of Justice League, it is just a tad over 4 hours long. I watched in blocks as I cannot these days dedicate a single 4 hour movie watching block.
The question I guess is “Is it better that the original Justice League?” the answer to that would be yes, yes it is but with a few caveats.
With the extra 2 hours of run time the story has more room to breathe and characters like Cyborg and The Flash get more expanded story lines. The bad guys plans also make more sense and are fleshed out.
This movie does have about 5 different endings to it, obviously trying to setup for sequels that now not going to happen, it was also filmed in ratio setup for IMAX when it was plainly obvious this version was never going to ever a see a movie complex.
I would recommend watching it as it is a good movie if not a bit long.