Snyder Cut – Initial Reviews

The Beat has some early reactions from viewers of the Snyder Cut of Justice League and the hyperbole is in full flow:

That’s a screenshot, by the way, so don’t bother clicking that button expecting something to play
Yep – another screenshot

But, as The Beat points out, the overflowing praise “seems to come from fans who have been campaigning for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut for the last few years” so they’re bound to be happy – they got what they wanted.

Other, perhaps more professional critics, are not so impressed:

It’s unlikely I’ll see this any time soon – I don’t subscribe to HBO Max (not sure it’s even available here in the UK) so I’ll probably wait until it turns up on Amazon Prime for free in two or three years and then, once I’ve finally washed the bad taste Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman left in my mouth . . . maybe then I’ll watch it.

Maybe.

The Snyder Cut Being Released

Okay, I have to admit, I did not see that coming.

Zak Snyder’s long called for (by some, not me) version of his Justice League film is to be released on HBO Max next year, possibly as a complete film, possibly as a broken apart mini-series.

There’s a follow-up article over at the Beat which talks about why this might not be such a good idea from the point of Warner Bros being seen to give in to some of the worst elements of the internet.

For me, not having liked any of Snyder’s work in the DC world, this is more of a curiosity thing. Will four hours of a miserable Superman; a grim, grey, washed out world where heroes have no regard for anything like the safety of civilians; and a Batman convinced Superman is the enemy, even be enjoyable?

I doubt it, to be honest.

But In Better News…

Disney+ launched in the UK on Tuesday and I finally got to see the first episode of The Mandalorian . . . and oh my sweet Cthulhu, it was fecking AWESOME!

I love Spaghetti Westerns – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly is one of my all time favourite films – and seeing one of these set in the Star Wars universe just made my day.

Can’t wait for the rest of the series (they only launched with episodes 1 and 2 over here, with new episodes released a week at a time)

Trailers Galore

So the new Wonder Woman trailer looks . . . ummmmm . . . amazing! That’s the word! Damn there’s a lot going on in there – the Amazons, the mall, and is that a fight in the corridors of the White House? – not to mention Diana lassoing lightning!

Yep, sign me up.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife looks sort of interesting as a continuation of the originals, rather than a reboot, and the trailer seems to be playing for fewer laughs than the original. I’m not a massive Ghostbusters fan (I’ve never seen the second one let alone the recent reboot) but this looks like it’l be worth a shot.