The Snyder Cut


Ashfiq Islam, Staff Writer

When Zack Snyder released the director’s cut of Batman v Superman, many people were amazed. Batman v Superman theatrical release wasn’t very good. It received terrible reviews and fans heavily criticized the movies. But, when the time came to release the movie on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital, Zack Snyder’s director’s cut was released. This version of the movie was objectively better than the theatrical release of the film. Fans started to forgive Snyder more and more because this version of the movie wasn’t half bad. Then came Justice League. A movie that was commonly dubbed as the worst superhero movie of the decade. Yes, even worse than The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk. The movie was paced horribly and the directing and acting were something. The story wasn’t very original, as the plot was mainly just Bruce Wayne getting the team together so they could revive Superman so they could protect the world. This very heavily contradicts the point of Batman v Superman as Bruce thought Superman was too strong for the world. Anyways, we see a few characters in person for the first time, including The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. The villain was Steppenwolf, who is one of Wonder Woman’s greatest foes. The only reason the team can win is because Superman comes back to life. This is plain out stupid. In the comics, both Wonder Woman and Batman have beat Steppenwolf by themselves. They didn’t need a team to beat him. The movie’s plot is just bad, which is one of the main reasons for the failures of the movie. The movie earned next to nothing, in terms of a high budget movie, which basically means we probably won’t get a sequel. 

Anyways, back to the Snyder Cut. There’s been some footage of the Snyder Cut and it has already proved to be better than the scenes from the theatrical cut of Justice League. This redux version of the movie proves that Zack Snyder’s cut may live up to the original hype of the movie. Just a few days before writing this article, Zack Snyder released an official picture of a box containing the Snyder Cut version of the Justice League, proving that the director’s cut is ready to be released. There have been confirmed reports by even the actors of all the heroes in Justice League, except for Henry Cavill, that in their opinion, the Snyder Cut is far better than the theatrical release. Oddly, reports say that Justice League only used 10% of Zack Snyder’s cut, which is bewildering. There have also been rumors that Darkseid may have appeared in the movie, which would’ve been an awesome moment. Overall, if anything, the Snyder Cut will probably be released on the new HBO Max streaming service. The chances of it being released at all are slim though because Warner Bros. probably doesn’t want to take the risk of losing money again. Justice League had a lot of potential, but it was brutally butchered by studio interference, much like Spider-Man 3. If the movement to release the Snyder Cut actually prevails and Warner Bros releases the film in all its glory, will it live up to the newly renewed hype? Or will it crash and fall, again?