I freaking love this movie. If you complain about the plot you are just an idiot who will never get the point of popcorn flicks. It's not mindless and it has a much better flow than the previous installment and despite its silly exposition scenes, it allows the prospect of a super cool titan mele. This is what Batman v. Superman should have been like. Fun, fast, cool effects, fantastic backdrops, and ACTION. Shut up, eat some popcorn and in the immortal words of Ken Watanabe, "Let them fight!"
Justice League Snyder Cut can be long at 4 hours and truthfully there are a few things the studio release does better...like bringing in a little levity and not wasting time with extra scenery or slow motion. However that being said, it was clear this film was always intended to be a 3 hour plus movie and this is a far more compelling story with far more character depth than the 2-hour studio release. Scenes that came off as awkward or goofy have either been given proper context or just edited out. Things definitely pick up when Superman enters back into the picture but don't expect him to hog the limelight. Instead, he shows up when he is needed and does what he has to but he alone doesn't save the day...which sort of feels like in the studio release. Yet Superman's return here has more impact as it draws inspiration from the superior Man of Steel film. With 4 hours each character is at a time the heart of the story including Cyborg and the Flash. The only thing I could have done without is the epilogue scene that is eluding to a sequel that is obviously based on the PS3 fighting game Injustice....Really, it's just too much drawn out as a dream sequence. Even as a post-credit teaser I would find it too long and taxing. Almost spoils the good ending from the final showdown with the much-improved villain, Steppenwolf.
I liked this less than the original cut of Justice League (although that is not saying much.) I had hope because I liked Man of Steel and Affleck pulled off the Batman (mostly) and there are moments when I'm just about onboard and then BROODING...SADNESS...DARKNESS...HATRED...DEPRESSION...PAIN....ETC...ETC...ETC...and then the extended R version....F#@K (the word not the action, apparently that was what was missing.) I want to like this movie. I really do but everytime I try I just come away with a tremendous sense of dissastifaction and just tired of trying to like it. Its sad because This film had a lot of potential and a way better storyline than Justice League and yet I think I'd rather watch Batman and Robin or even...gasp...Superman 4...At least I can laught at how band those films are.
The movie's cartoons all resemble juvenile artwork you might find on some middle schooler's trapper keeper in the '80s and the sets and acting are straight out of high school drama. I do believe there is an attempt at a story underneath all the cartoons on acid and it's not about who the movie promotes. Both Kim Basinger and Gabriel Byrne end up as the butt of the joke as their ambitions for creator and creation to uh..." merge" have unexpected consequences and the selfish, careless, vixen gets what she deserves. Meanwhile, the heart of the film is the tragic do-gooder human cop played by Brad Pitt and his faithful, cartoon, waitress counterpart. They love each other but respect the rules about..."cross-dimensional breeding" and so they abstain from whoopie. In the end however cartoon magic happens and...this is still a mostly creative but witless film.