The First Reactions To ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Are Here

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Four years after the 2017 Frankenstein version of Justice League hit theaters, Zack Snyder’s original vision — now deemed Zack Snyder’s Justice League — is set to finally arrive this week.

With the release date just five days away, reactions from critics have begun to hit the internet, and based on what everyone is saying so far, The Snyder Cut is a massive improvement over the original.

Personally, having been lucky enough to see the film, I think Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a glorious, overstuffed, beautiful mess… and yet it works. Its biggest weakness, its absurd length, is also its greatest strength, as it allows everything that felt shoehorned the first time — the introductions of Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash, the team uniting and resurrecting Superman, etc. — to feel legitimately organic now.

Furthermore, despite its length and its R-rating, The Snyder Cut is oddly Snyder’s most accessible, subtle DCEU film, with the biggest improvement being the tone and the reverence for the characters. These are American storytelling icons — Snyder understands that and how to maximize their heroism.

The rest of the internet seems to be on the same page as me, as more first reactions seem to indicate the film is a massive step up from its disastrous Joss Whedon-directed predecessor.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League — which stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and more — will hit HBO Max on Thursday, March 18.

We’ll be discussing all four hours of Zack Snyder’s Justice League — yes, including the infamous Knightmare scene — in-depth over on the Post-Credit Podcast, so make sure to subscribe and check that out when the episode drops on Thursday.

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