The fan base fought for a long time for Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” cut – now he’s finally here. But not everyone is happy with the result. If creative freedom is only defined over an endless playing time, history falls by the wayside.
The works of US director Zack Snyder have split the film world since his 2004 zombie remake of the George A. Romero classic “Dawn of the Dead” from 1978. Snyder is a very visual filmmaker who likes to make sense of the content Scene subordinated to slow motion. Appreciated by many, rejected by some, he has built a loyal fan base over the last few decades.
When Snyder left the Justice League project in 2017 after a family tragedy and because of artistic differences with Warner Bros., it was a shock for comic fans. “Avengers” director Joss Whedon took the helm. “Justice League” was a flop from the studio’s point of view. Calls for a Zack-Snyder-Cut got louder and louder in the period that followed. Ultimately, Warner Bros. gave in to fan pressure. With a running time of 242 minutes, the result is now available at Sky Cinema.
“The main thing is long”
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The ntv film podcasters and avowed comic and Zack Snyder fans have seen the mammoth work. The result: sobering. “You get the feeling that the director has built every little film snippet that he (literally) found on the cutting room floor into his work. Zack Snyder doesn’t seem to care whether that helps the story constructively. The main thing is long.”
The picture format of 4: 3 also divides the mind. For some film fans, IMAX cinema flair, for others the arrogant demeanor of a director who puts his vision above the technical reality and established viewing habits of streaming service users.
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