Headline, April 01 2021/ ''' ''JUSTICE LEAGUE '' : JAVELIN '''




''JUSTICE LEAGUE'' REDEMPTION : ZACK SNYDER exceeds expectations - with his much - awaited new cut. So, as it is and may be -

IF NOTHING - ONE WILL LEARN THAT film-making technology has come a long way with watching these two versions of the same characters.

Film technology allows us to see different parts, the past, the future, alien landscapes with literally nothing in the way of bringing our imaginations on the screen. Except if you want to remove a moustache.

COMIC BOOK GEEKDOM ELEVATED Zack Synder to sainthood through the nerd papacy. And this ardent reference is likely to stay for some time - partly because the making of Zack Synder's Justice League gave people a comic book storyline they can own, also because it makes them the heroes.

It goes something like this : a committed or flawed film-maker is beset by personal tragedy that takes him away from his work, another hero [Joss Whedon] comes in courageously to take his place - but unbeknownst to most, he is the villain in disguise.

The disguised villain does his best to erase the good work of the felled hero, but the people rise up and bring back the hero from his self-imposed exile. The returned hero triumphant in his quest, delivering to the people what they want most : his original vision for the Justice League film.

The saga of making Zack Synder's Justice League is a hero's monomyth in a film about the monomyth of several heroes.

The film is long, yes, and for the most part the pacing is bearable, except in some segments. The added length has been put to good use, the exposition on the backstories of the heroes is enriching.

While much has been made of the role of Ray Fisher's Cyborg in this film, fueled partly because of the off-screen controversy running about Whedon and others, the real beneficiary of the added screen time is the big bad of the film, Steppemwolf.

In the Whedonverse, Steppenwolf is like a Saturday morning cartoon villain, the Skeletor of the original 80s Heman. He was bad because he was bad, and you could tell he was bad because he looked like the bad guy.

The new and improved Steppenwolf is a tragic figure, bad yes, but weighed down by an impossible task borne of his own failure and treachery. At least now, he is nolt a CGI device used to direct the spectacle of the battle,

Not all the changes are good though, Arthur C Clarke's line ''Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic'' is used in this film, much like in an earlier Thor film. When used by Thor in MCEU it was refreshing, now, in just its second outing, the line is showing its age.

But while there are many parts of the film with emotional resonance - I would argue its most affecting scene is the beginning with a wave Superman's dying cry. It's hard to suspend belief that an indestructible being like Superman can be killed, but this element helps create a pathos that sets the tone for the film to com, its motivation and its urgency.

For me at least, this opening was genius - it immediately announced this is not Whedon's film.

Perhaps in Zach Synder's Justice League there is one element of Whedon's film that should have stayed, the scene where Aquaman is inadvertently sitting on Wonder Woman's Lasso - it was genuinely funny, and in a film devoid of real emotion, it seemed authentic by revealing that inner monologue of one of the more traditional frat boys.

What's also been fixed is the plot holes in the previous film : how Batman can repel laser blasts with his hand is explained well, and the scenes where Superman shows a determination, brute force and sheer anger that justify the fear that fueled the actions of Batman in Batman Vs Superman.

I would really recommend if you have seen neither of the films, watch both. It's a masterclass in filmmaking - you will get to see two competing visions by storied filmmakers, understand the character choices they made, even get a chance to evaluate what effect the design of the villain has on how we perceive him.

The total shifts between Whedonverse and Snyderverse and fascinating to mull over. The end credits scenes of the Batman with the Joker evokes slivers of Heat with Deniro and Pacino - all snippets teasing a future that won't be with the restored version of the Justice League since it is not cannon.

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