Hollywood Nocturne: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Hollywood Nocturne: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”
Above: Justice League (2017) and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)In a dual act of legal and artistic distinction from Gian Luigi Polidoro’s film Satyricon (1969), Federico Fellini named his own adaptation of Gaius Petronius’ novel Fellini Satyricon (1960). The accompanying tagline—”Rome. Before Christ. After Fellini.”—relished in the film’s indisputable authorship, which Fellini referred to as 20 percent Petronius, 80 percent Fellini. For his acolytes, the auteur served as the main attraction. Though Zack Snyder falls far below Fellini by measure of ingenuity, fans (especially those of his DC Extended Universe movies) praise him as a peerless virtuoso. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), an “entirely new thing" from the expurgated Justice League (2017), validates their defense by granting him the same mythic status as his god-like heroes. History affirms that the boast is well-earned. Through public interest alone, Zack Snyder’s Justice League has saved itself from joining a lineage of pictures
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