Why 2021 Zack Snyder's Cut Of 'Justice League' Should Correct The Mistakes of its Predecessor?
Expectation is a huge bill!
What happens when you expect your all-time favorite candy to be as sour as always, but find it sweet instantaneously?
The consequences: either you never want to eat it again, or you plan to give it a last try to make sure that the one you ate wasn't a defect.
Well, precisely, it is what happened with the Justice League of 2017.
What Happened To 'Justice League' in 2017?
After the success of the movies Wonder Woman and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice in the DC cinematic universe, Justice League, had been emerging as a highly anticipated movie in 2017. However, the movie's director, Zack Snyder, had to leave the task in half because of the early demise of his daughter.
Then onward, the project was handled to Joss Whedon, director of Marvel's The Avengers.
As planned, the movie hit the screen in November 2017, but unluckily it dissatisfied the expectation of millions of DC fans. While many of them expected it to have the classic dark themes, the story was somehow depicted lightly.
All six superheroes: The Cyborg, Flash, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman pose together after the victory over Steppenwolf and his Robo-army in the 2017's Justice League movie (Photo: YouTube.com)
In a nutshell, the film was so despised that more than 100,000 signatures were signed in less than five days of the release to bring back the Snyder's version of the movie in place of Whedon's. Also, "release the Snyder Cut" hashtag became worldwide famous within a week.
Though no comment was given then, a surprise was provided by the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in May 2020. After more than two years of the release of the Justice League in 2017, the company revealed that it would be collaborating with Zack Snyder again to release the Snyder's version of the movie in 2021 through HBO Max.
And now, with the good news, we can finally give a thought on why Zack Snyder's Cut needs to correct the mistakes of the previous movie.
To Win Back Fans: Solving the Mistakes, Crucial Chance For Zack Snyder's Cut
Any fan of the DCEU would admit that Whedon's Justice League was a real heart breaker. It crushed everyone's expectations. Mostly because the story was biased, and the focus was kept on Superman solely. It gave the impression that fans' favorite characters: Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and The Cyborg—played by Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher respectively—had no superpowers.
For instance, in the movie, the league would lose a great battle against the supervillain Steppenwolf, if The Superman wasn't resurrected from death.
Another reason the movie didn't meet the expectation was that its supervillain, Steppenwolf, didn't seem super.
The villain from Justice League, Steppenwolf faces fear as Wonder Woman breaks his weapon in a single blow (Photo: YouTube.com)
Without a backstory, the intention of the villain was lame; and the fight he bestowed upon the superheroes just made it clear how weak of a villain he was. Moreover, the fight scenes were so CGI based that reality hardly got reflected.
As a whole, the movie did a terrible job of impressing its fans. Nevertheless, it could be an excellent lesson for Zach Snyder's Cut. Filling the loopholes would indeed be a solution to win back the fans who were disappointed to watch such a weakly-built movie.