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While the awful dialogue and the lack of cohesion can be justified (the 30s was a miserable decade for film), the screenplay was undisputedly self-indulgent. While good homages tend to have something to separate the source material to the actual art, this doesn't, which further adds to the fact that he's basically just making the movie for the sake of it. At least I know he had the best time making this film.
The confusing tone, the fuzzy sociopolitical commentary, and the questionable character plot points is what keeps this reboot from living up to its potential. They're not really picking a political side here nor are they empowering what they so clearly established from very early on. You're better off watching the ridiculously bad and over the top original Wrong Turn franchise because at least they're aware of just how disposable they really are.
The most obvious consensus with this movie is that it's relatively better than the messy and inconsistent theatrical cut. This was a visually stunning four-hour spectacle that would've never worked if not for Snyder's sprawling mix of obsessiveness and vision. All the 2017 cut ever needed was to stretch the runtime to allow development and not feel rushed, but that doesn't mean that they have to make this four hours long. Don't get me wrong, I was never bored throughout…