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The Snyder Cut of Justice League is worth the wait as a true vindication of its director’s vision

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19.03.2021

After much consternation, speculation and hype, the eagerly anticipated Justice League Snyder Cut has finally premiered on HBO Max, and I watched all four hours of it.

If you don’t know about the Snyder Cut, then you’re probably a healthy human being living a normal life. But just to get you up to speed, here are all the relevant details.

Zack Snyder, who has directed such notable hits as 300 and Watchmen, became the artistic force of the DC Comics cinematic universe in 2013 when he helmed Man of Steel, a reboot of the original Superman story.

Snyder followed that up by directing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and its sequel Justice League in 2017. Unfortunately, due to the sudden and tragic death of his daughter Autumn, Snyder had to drop out of post-production of Justice League, and was replaced by Joss Whedon.

Whedon, at the behest of the movie studio Warner Brothers, reshot a lot of material and made substantial changes to the tone and tenor of Justice League in the editing process, thus obliterating Snyder’s original artistic vision.

When finally released in November of 2017, Whedon’s version of Justice League was panned by critics and performed poorly at the box office.

Ever since then, rumors have swirled of a Snyder Cut of Justice League which restored Zack Snyder’s original artistic vision. A group of........

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