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22-Mar-2021, 12:28 PM

As people were talking about Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I’ll put in a brief review. I thought it was great. Slow and indulgent, sure, but it’s also really atmospheric, the characterisation is miles ahead of the original film (low bar, I know) and it has some genuinely powerful and emotionally compelling moments. Most of all, I could tell it had passion put into it, unlike the very uninspired Justice League of 2017. While Joss Whedon’s version was a ‘corporate product’ film, clearly designed to appeal to as many people as possible, ZSJL has bold creative decisions and everything about it screams ‘fully realised artistic vision’ to me, even if it IS still a blockbuster film.

The actual last movie I saw was Close Encounters, which I was rewatching. Still a masterpiece. The way it handles the mystery of the aliens is nothing short of enchanting, although it’s increasingly clear to me that Roy Neary is a very irresponsible parent.