From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
I watched Zack Snyder's Justice League. I didn't watch the original cut so I started with a clean slate. My honest opinion: it is terrible.
First and foremost: nothing happens. Four hours in a world of superheroes, ancient civilizations and evil demons give us only two decent battles (the final one is really cool but you need three hours and half to get there).
I was told that D.C. movies were supposed to be "edgier". If "edgier" means "take a Marvel movie and discard the fun parts (and half of the colors)", then JL is edgier.
What surprised me the most is how "empty" this movie is on a multitude of levels. It is empty of contents. Empty of plot twists (there are no plot twists at all actually). Empty of characterization. Even the World itself is eerily empty.
Cyborg causes city block-wide blackouts and no one cares. A superpowered battle with death rays and explosions happens right in the middle of Metropolis and the maximum that the US government can deploy are two soldiers and a policemen. The heroes initiate an all-out war against the baddies in Russia and no one shows up there either... The litany of idiotic or patently absurd plot points could fill pages (Superman just can't see from orbit that there is an all-out superpowered war going on in Russia: he must land and ask Alfred what's going on).
I know that this is a superhero movie. I actually like them when they are well done. The first Iron Man and the Avengers were fun. The Winter Soldier reached an unexpected level of quality. My favourite superhero is Doctor Strange and I was very happy with his movie. For some reasons I didn't connect with Guardians of the Galaxy but I recognise that it is a question of taste.
ZS's JL is a stupid scene, followed by nothing, followed by a stupid scene, followed by nothing, followed by a battle scene caused by a stupid reason, followed by nothing... At the end, it is a demo-reel of the best that Zack Snyder can technically do. If this is what you are looking for then you will be happy. Still, IMHO, Snyder was even better than here in Sucker Punch. That movie had more flair, spirit and even a sense of sheer, anarchic fun amid the drama totally missing here.
I liked Sucker Punch and I sighed here. Maybe I'm becoming a grumpy old man.
"Yes darling, I served in the Navy for eight years. I was a cook..."
"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"
(My 10 years old daughter after watching "The Hunt for Red October")