Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of super-powered
heroes to combat a vengeful alien with an army of monsters.
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by Chris Terrio
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa,
Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, Jeremy Irons, Ciarán Hinds, J.K. Simmons, Jared Leto, Joe Morton, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Ryan Zheng, Ray Porter, Harry Lennix
Sequel to 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
and 2017's Wonder Woman
Based on characters from DC Comics
Joss Whedon should be ashamed of himself for the amount of incredible storytelling, world-building, and character development that he cut in exchange for quips and giggles. Zack Snyder truly did have a vision of a great Justice League movie, and thanks to a massive fan response, we finally have it. And it's four hours of pure gold; easily the best DC movie since The Dark Knight. I take back most of what I said about Snyder and his talents behind the camera. If this generates enough dough for Warner Bros and HBO, maybe we'll get an epic sequel. It doesn't seem impossible anymore.
The plot is pretty much the same as the 2017 film, but much more fleshed-out. We understand what the mother boxes are, where each of these heroes came from, and most of all, we understand Steppenwolf's motivations. Whedon completely erased Steppenwolf's development, but Snyder restores it, making him an epic villain that's actually scary. Plus, the redesign is outstanding. But as a fan, the most epic thing we get to see is the first big screen appearance of Darkseid, king of Apokolips and Superman's most dangerous enemy. He's an overarching threat, clearly primed for the sequel's villain, and I really hope we get to see more of him.
Every character is treated with respect and dignity. We get an awesome score, the cheesy shit is wiped clean, and the cameos make for great fan-service. This film is a masterwork of DC's roster and easily the best film in the DCEU. It's the definitive version of Justice League and (I can't believe I'm actually saying this) Zack Snyder deserves to helm a sequel.