Good or bad, there’s a sense of relief now that the Infamous Snyder Cut has finally been released.
As I pressed play, I wondered what was in store for me. My gut feeling was that it would likely be “better” than the Whedon Version, but at what cost? Below is a list of thoughts that danced through my mind while I absorbed the pinnacle of DCEU epicness.
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- That’s not how sound works. You cant hear something on the other side of the Earth! Even if was possible, imagine the physical force a sound wave that powerful would exert.
- Gerard Butler should have played Zeus in the opening battle.
- I miss the Whedon opening Batman rooftop battle. (Even if the ending of it was stupid)
- The Color Grading is SO DRAB. What does Snyder have against a little saturation?
- Steppenwolf has a personality!
- Best Part – Seeing more Batfleck and Ezra’s Flash
- I HATE the 4:3 aspect ratio. I’ve heard all the “reasons” why Synder chose this, but I still believe it was just to save money on all the new VFX.
- The effects definitely look better. Even the CGI that doesn’t look great is an improvement.
- It’s a bit weird that there was zero debate about resurrecting Superman, only slight hesitation right before they do it.
- It was nice that Batman didn’t bring Lois Lane along specifically to manipulate Superman.
- THIS MUSIC IS AWFUL
- The licensed music used never fits the tone of the scene.
- Wonder Woman’s theme sounds “softened.” Why!?
- The score sometimes abruptly shifts tone like a bad DJ.
- That was a nice surprise cameo… that makes absolutely no sense at all. Why doesn’t that character offer to help until the very end?
- The Suicide Prevention “Easter Egg” outside of the Flash’s warehouse made me feel uncomfortable.
- The Pregnancy Test in her nightstand. Is she pregnant? Does she think she is? How long will she keep it in her nightstand before using it?
- Why are Batman’s vehicles getting so large and clunky? Is he compensating for something?
- I guess Batman likes guns/lasers now?
- I wish we had even more J.K. Simmons Gordon. He’s always fun to watch.
- There’s no reason for this to be R-Rated. The F-bombs are gratuitous and all the violence is videogame level CGI.
- Did I mention I HATED the 4:3 aspect ratio?
- The Epilogue was a collection of post-credit scenes teasing things we’ll never get to see. What’s the point?
- The opening action sequence in episode 1 of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is better than anything in this movie.