HBO Max dropped the new trailer for the most hyped superhero movie that almost wasn’t, Justice League’ Snyder Cut.’ I got to admit, it looks good. However, that’s how I feel about every Zach Snyder trailer. Is this cut really going to save the mess that was the original Justice League? I’m not sure, but it sure gives us a lot to hope for and a lot more to chew on. Check it out below, and then let’s break it down.
Superman is dead, the planet is ripe for the taking. Darkseid is coming. That’s the most significant difference between the 2017 Whedon version and the Snyder Cut. We will actually get to see one of the League’s most powerful enemies on the big screen. This is a significant upgrade from just seeing Steppenwolf, who isn’t enough to carry the film as the sole bad guy even with a new makeover.
The movie seems to spend a lot more time in Bruce Wayne’s Knightmare. The Post-Apokolips invasions have led to the destruction of Earth. The heroes are dead. Batman seems to be leading a renegade crew of Earth’s would-be…avengers? Don’t hurt me now, but surprisingly, we see the return of Jared Leto’s Joker and this dude spouting memes. We really do live in a society.
Anyways, I’m going to make a guess that the first hour in this four-hour epic will be a deep dive into this alternate reality. After all, this is supposed to be the catalyst for Batman’s creation of the Justice League. The new trailer also shows us some more in-depth exploration of The Flash and Cyborg, who desperately needed it in the Whedon version. New scenes show us The Flash saving Iris West and visiting his father in prison. I still feel like this should be a movie on its own, but here we are. Cyborg watches kids play football, realizing his own promising football career, and his everyday life is no longer a possibility. Wonder Woman sees some prophecies painted on the wall detailing the impending Darkseid invasion a lot more clearly and giving it a more weighted reality than a broody billionaire’s scary dream would.
We know Superman is coming back. It’s gotta be somewhere in hour three or four, I’m sure. That’s a given, The Death of Superman is one of the most important comics in the 90s, and it leads into our modern era of superheroes dying and resurrecting. His return gave us Superman in a classic look, a black suit and donning an appropriate age mullet. Although I’ll be honest, I still want the mullet in the movie.
We’re getting something that makes a little more sense. Superman looks great with his modern black suit, shooting his lasers at whatever sorry fool is on the receiving end. His return will be pivotal for taking down Darkseid as he is probably the only one strong enough to fight him mano a mano. Despite my issues with Man of Steel, I think Henry Cavill is an excellent Superman and can’t wait to see him in the role again.
It’s just a little more than a month left before we can get our chance to see the Snyder Cut on March 18. I didn’t think we would actually get here, but thanks to HBO Max we are getting something that would have never been seen otherwise. I got to admit, I’m excited, I’m hopeful and I want to see this succeed. We will finally see if the original release was utterly mishandled, or if 70 million dollars really can’t polish a turd.
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