While I view it more as a piece of film academia rather than what I consider entertainment, I recognize it’s importance and I do appreciate its dreamlike visuals and loose storytelling. Simply put, mood and technique only goes so far with this one in my eyes.
Well. Here we are.
Four years since the release of the Joss Whedon cut of the anticipated first live action outing of the Justice League of America. The awkwardly inserted jokes, the ramshackle CGI, and the unfortunate wash of underwhelming apathy was all we would be seeing for that time. Now we have the cut as close to Zack Snyder’s original intention as possible.
Pithily said, I liked it.
My only major grievances with the film is the…
The zombie genre still has its fair share of surprises, and this tale of sacrifice exemplifies that sentiment.
Simple but effectively realized characters, buttery smooth pacing at a near 2 hour run time, wonderfully inventive situations of terror, and a strong emotional thread make this one of the best examples of the subgenre I’ve seen in some time.