Parents' Guide to

Zack Snyder's Justice League

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

DC adventure is darker, longer, more violent than original.

Movie R 2021 242 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 13+

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I found Joss Wheadon's Justice League just fine and an okay watch from every now and then, however, the Snyder Cut is something that will forever change the way Superhero movies & movies, in general, are made. Those of us who got to witness this event in cinematic history should consider ourselves lucky to witness such a feat from us fans and a very talented filmmaker, Zack Snyder. This movie is much darker than the 2017 JL and expands on the story and characters unlike what we got in the 2017 version, despite the darker tone of this film I truly do believe that anyone 13 or older can watch this movie without question. So take the time to watch this 4-hour epic because I promise you its worth the run time, with a cinematic event like this I believe that it's up to us the people to support these rare events for the filmmakers of today and tomorrow (& that's coming from a Film Student).

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

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Often referred to as the "Synder Cut," this superhero adventure is a far more accomplished feature than the original 2017 version. The pacing of Zack Snyder's Justice League, though slow-burning, feels like it's telling more of a complete story, and this results in a more watchable, engaging, and polished production. Where the original had moments of levity, seemingly inclined to move away from the somber, darker tone of the DC Universe -- as it tried to prove it had more adventure and lightness, similar to Marvel's superhero universe -- this new cut doesn't care for making the same point. Instead, Snyder's version is more true of his cinematic language as a director, and thrives in its dour and gritty atmosphere.

The character development is much more rounded. There's more of a sense for each of the respective superhero's backstory, and in turn we care for them more as they become engulfed in conflict, which helps create more of an emotional investment in the closing stages. But we have to work hard to get to that stage, as for all of the good on show, this movie really struggles to justify its four hour runtime, as tedium inevitably kicks in.

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