Zack Snyder’s Justice League was the most awaited movie ever! The fans had been demanding Snyder’s version of Justice League for almost four years now, and finally, their wishes have come true. The Snyder’s Cut hit HBO Max yesterday, and the fans cannot keep calm about it. The movie has done justice to all the wait fans went through so patiently. They were more interested in finding out what changes Snyder has made to the film, or is it going to be just the same as Whedon Cut’s was, but longer. All those questions are now answered, and there are definitely new changes and additions to be seen in the movie. Let’s take a look at the best ones:
1. Harry Lennix’s Return
Zack Snyder has given a big revelation from his movie. There was a fan theory after Man of Steel about Harry Lennix’s General Swanwick secretly being Martian Manhunter in disguise. The glimpses in his storyboards reveal the theory to be true. The addition of Harry Lennix has proved to be the fire for fan’s excitement. And finally, Martian Manhunter has made his debut in DCEU.
2. New Edge To Steppenwolf’s Character
Whedon cut had largely underplayed Steppenwolf’s character, and this was his biggest mistake. The CGI design fans saw in Whedon cut was different than in Dawn of Justice and it was portrayed as a weak and dull villain who seemed very easy to defeat. Ciaran Hinds played the character in 2017’s Justice League. The character was largely criticized, and even the actor expressed his disappointment in the character’s development.
Zack Snyder’s version of Steppenwolf is a terrifying one. All the scenes with Steppenwolf are packed with deadly, gasping action sequences, which gave the movie its R-rating. The well-worked CGI has turned out to be a bonus for the character.
3. A Better Superman
Superman’s character in the Whedon cut didn’t do justice to his story and character. The dialogues and CGI effects were almost laughable. However, in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Superman, played by Henry Cavill, can be seen wearing his famous black suit. And the character has got a well-deserved place in the climax by being very powerful. This movie perfectly joins dots with Man of Steel and completes the story. After watching the movie, fans are hopeful to see Henry Cavill performing again in the solo movies.
4. Vulko’s Well-Deserved Re-introduction
Vulko is Aquaman’s mentor and Willem Dafoe plays the character in this movie. The character’s introduction in the film was to return Arthur Curry his mother’s trident. Vulko’s appearance was absent in 2017’s Justice League. Hence, the character is a newer addition to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This is going to add depth to the storyline.
5. The Original Batman-Charm Returns
Batman is the most charming and the smartest hero in the DC Universe. To see him lose his charm and grip on the audience as Batman in Whedon cut was rather heartbreaking. The actor, Ben Affleck, playing Batman, also confessed about losing interest in his character. But don’t be disheartened, fellas, Snyder’s version of Justice League is going to give the powerful character back to the fans. While in the earlier version, he may have portrayed as the character who has no purpose, this movie resembles Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
6. Flash’s redemption
Ezra Miller’s Flash turned out to be a big let-down in Whedon’s Justice League. The audience found Flash’s character portrayal to be unsatisfactory in the movie. It was, in fact, the opposite of what the character actually stood for. Whedon’s depiction of the character resulted in the character’s development to be cowardly, weak, and a big joke.
But the Flash in Snyder’s movie is more reassuring and does justice to the character. Ezra Miller’s performance is also notably different and more powerful, and still gives a lighter tone to the plot by his comedy. The climax especially put Barry Allen on display for his strength and cleverness. This is the most exciting part for the character and the fans to see.
7. A Different Cyborg
In Whedon’s Justice League, Cyborg’s character development was done so miserably that they failed to depict how essential the character was for the storyline. The actor, Ray Fisher, who played the role, also expressed his disappointment in Whedon and Warner Bros. about his character. However, Zack Snyder’s version of Cyborg is much more promising and portrays the character as completely opposite to Whedon’s version. Snyder’s version is closer to the dark character fans saw in the comics.
8. Addition of The Lord Of Apokolips
Whedon’s Justice League lacked The Lord of Apokolips’ presence, even though it was highly expected. To fans’ surprise, Darkseid was only mentioned once in the entire movie. This turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments in the movie plot.
But say no more, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is giving away Darkseid to the fans in the most magnificent way possible. After his presence on the big screen, it has been almost impossible for them to keep calm.
9. Improved Character Interaction
Whedon’s cut could not manage to display the characters’ chemistry with one another in the 2-hour movie. As a result, whatever interaction fans could see, seemed like a forced conversation or humor. Since Zack Snyder had four hours to experiment with, he could beautifully portray the interaction between the characters and gave everyone a chance to gain the spotlight.
10. An Interesting Epilogue with an Aftertaste
The last fifteen minutes of the movie show the fans what the future for DCEU is going to look like. The epilogue seems to be promising for Batman, Aquaman, and Barry Allen’s upcoming movies. It also hints towards the sequel of Justice League.
For all, we know Zack Snyder’s Justice League is anything but a disappointment. Instead, it is a complete package of action, skillfully constructed storyline that does justice to the whole concept. If you still haven’t watched it yet, then watch it; watch it now.