I am in no way a connoisseur of superhero films. I have a hard time keeping straight who is Marvel and who is DC. I know! Embarrassing! But I do know what I like and what is good, in regards to films. This is a good film! I would, without hesitation, recommend this film to people, even if you are not necessarily a superhero film fan.
It is a bit of a vanity project in that Zack Snyder has added his name to the title, but moving past that even the casual fan can see that this version of the film is much stronger than the original theatrical version. Snyder definitely has a vision and was able to show that here. You might initially roll your eyes at the lengthy run time which is an astonishing four hours and two minutes. But once you commit you see the method behind the madness.
Each character is treated lovingly. They each have the time and space to be fleshed out. The result is that you understand them better. Get a handle on why they behave the way they do which connects you to them that much more.
Snyder definitely has a particular way he presents the stories of the DC characters. He has written the screenplay here. The themes he has used in previous Superman and Batman films reappear. If that pissed you off previously then you probably won’t buy into this one.
There is a good story and plenty of cool action sequences. The cast is large and impressive made up of the likes of Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, William Dafoe, Henry Cavill, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Joe Morton, David Thewlis, and Ciaran Hinds. It takes a long time to just read all those names (and they are just the big names in the cast) so you begin to understand why the four hours.
The story follows on after the sacrifice that Superman (played by Henry Cavill) made. Batman (played by Ben Affleck) decides it is time to team up with Diana Prince (played by Gal Gadot) and assemble a team of metahumans with the goal of defending Earth against this latest threat. But is it too late?
Even if you hated Joss Whedon’s, who co-wrote and directed some scenes in the first, version of the film, I would say to you to give this one a chance as it is of much higher quality and definitely a more satisfying watch. Just settle into a comfortable spot, pop a lot of popcorn and enjoy.
-Road to Justice League