Justice League Remixed

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Original Release Date:
2021
Original Running Time:
242
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Fanedit Running Time:
194
Time Cut:
56
Time Added:
8
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Brief Synopsis:
Remixed version of Zack Snyder's Justice League is 47 minutes shorter, restructured and reframed to 2.31:1 with some theatrical additions and new opening credits sequence based on "Motherbox clip". Some scenes has been rearranged - for example: Bruce Wayne starts searching for Aquaman after the "history lesson" and we meet Flash earlier. Most of the sequel baits present in official version are gone, also removed are many scenes which were not necessary to keep the plot going. Movie ends just like theatrical cut without extended epilogue.
Intention:
To have a shorter and more streamlined version of the movie in my preferred aspect ratio.
Other Sources:
Justice League theatrical Blu-ray
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice Blu-ray
Justice League original soundtrack by Danny Elfman
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
- whole movie reframed shot by shot to 2.31:1 aspect ratio, close enough to theatrical 2.35:1.
- re-arranging some scenes



Cuts and Additions:
- edit opens with Lois visiting Superman memorial place, some flashbacks to Superman's death occurs via shots from BvS
- then we got Wonder Woman's introduction - terrorist fight scene (ZSJL version, with some shots from theatrical added, and some little cuts, ends in similar fashion like theatrical cut), cuts to...
- Themyscira - motherbox awakens / Opening Credits (based on Motherbox Clip)
- Steppenwolf arrives / Amazon battle occurs (ZSJL version)
- Flash introduction - Iris scene, a little shortened
- Steppenwolf starting to build his fortress, sends parademons to search for motherboxes
- Batman on the roof scene from Theatrical Cut, but Bruce doesn't talk with the burglar at all. Alfred says "What the hell", Bruce responds "the scout", Alfred says "It's time then". No image of motherboxes on the wall.
- Silas leaving labs, janitor abducted as in ZSJL
- arrow scene
- Tomb Raider scene CUT
- then Silas talking about the kidnapping, scene starts with "eight people never sign off", he comes back home
- Steppenwolf talks with De Saad.
- history leeson has no mention of anti-life equation
- THEN, Bruce starts to search for Arthur...
- Bruce meets Arthur, song shortened no sweater sniffing
- Martha mourning her son
- Bruce & Alfred conversation by the helicopter
- Steppenwolf interrogating atlantean soldier CUT
- Bruce & Alfred in plane - ZSJL version shortened, Alfred has no doubts as he has already seen parademon.
- Fisherman rescue, meeting with Vulko
- Bruce & Diana making plans
- Cyborg origin with few cuts (hacking college computer, destroying tape recorder - it won't be relevant later).
- Diana & Alfred (no tea, added a little bit from TC)
- Diana meets Cyborg and until Mera & Aquaman scene, everything proceeds like in ZSJL, then line "my parents died in a war" changed to "fought in wars".
- beginning of chapter 4 replaced with Theatrical version up until the team reaches stairs and the bridge
- from the stairs we're back to ZSJL, but some theatrical bits are added here and there: "Save one person" dialogue (some patching with Elfman's score needed here), then actual saving by Flash
- theatrical version of sword scene (intertwined with ZSJL to have proper Steppenwolf), Wondy kills parademon during landing
- starting from Aquaman appearance, theatrical version of escape from the tunnel + additional scene with Gordon from TC
- ZSJL version of discussion about reviving Supes
- Martian Manhunter deleted, obviously
- Steppenwolf/Desaad/Darkseid scene CUT
- shortened sequence after exhumation (part ZSJL, part TC).
- Cyborg's vision during Supes resurrection CUT
- pregnancy test CUT
- TC version of Supes vs Flash
- Quarantine scenes with Silas CUT
- Bruce talking about his nightmares CUT
- "It wants to fly" subplot CUT
- final battle ZSJL almost complete, minus "Kal-El" line.
- Darkseid does not say a word, just walk away silently
- Aquaman epilogue scene intact, after that theatrical epilogue with Cyborg's scene from ZSJL epilogue.
- end credits
- post credits scene - Flash & Supes race.
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Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.6(5)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(5)
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9.6(5)
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9.8(5)
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9.6(5)
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(Updated: September 23, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
First of all thank you to Gieferg for the work and time invested for us to enjoy this edit!
Secondly, I have to admit to have watched "Zack Snyder's Justice League: An Unbridled Rampage" on YouTube (on Mauler's channel) which really opened my eyes and made me overthing the entire Snyder-Whedon "fan war". I don't want to go into the "he is soo this or that" or "this scene is soo him" but be a bit more objective.

I did not like the opening credits, this made me feel too much like watching a Game of Thrones episode, I wished there was something that could be done about that, more subtle and in the background, I don't have a perfect solution for that, but many good movies do not need this "TV show opening", like Lord of the Rings for example or so many others.

The music changes/choices that Snyder made, for example in the Aquaman scene when he finishes the bottle and jumps into the water or the "new" Flash scene where he rescues the girl really got me out of it. After all it is still an action movie and to play slow emotional music in a badass scene never works for me personally. I wished more "exciting" music would have been used here. Also, I wished the scene was cut, when the "nordic women" sing this weird acoustic song forever after Aquaman goes back into the ocean.

I wished that some scenes from the theatrical or ultimate cut would have been kept, for instance the one where Aquaman sits on Wonder Woman's rope which let's us learn more about his motivations. Or the longer version at the cemetery where Flash and Cyborg talk about being the "accidents" which is a neat bonding scene in my opinion.

I definitely liked that new Steppenwolf version was used and that many of the ZS versions were left in there. And I liked many cuts and transitions, for instance the cut when Wonder Woman kills the terrorist guy with the hat by blowing up half of the floor, which is really not needed to see and was a questionable decision on her part anyway since there are kids sitting behind her. On a last note, I never liked that scene where she stands on the statue on top of the roof watching down on the bank where the terrorists do their thing: 1. this is spider man's and batman's thing to do since the are both areal, wonder woman mostly walks so the roof thing is not in character for her, 2. it must have looked so weird when she climbed up this statue, what was the purpose of this? did she see more on top of the statue than on top of just the roof? So although this would have needed some extra editing in terms of cuts and musical edits but her standing on top of the statue would have been good if it was cut. It's funny when Snyder has this aura of "making super hero movies for grown ups" and then let's them stand on statues for no apparent reason :)

It is always a hard balance if you have a more character-based version that is too humorous and a version that is almost impressionistic with less text and more feel- and vision-based (wants us to feel a certain way). These two vision of the directors are so different, but offer different interesting views on how this movie should have been.
I think any editor that undergoes this specific project has to choose to have the resulting movie have a tight story with well developed characters (and leave away everything else that distracts from this task) or a movie that focuses on showing the audiences scenes and making them listen to music purely to make them feel a certain way when watching.

It's like reading a compelling book or spending a day in Disneyland with the kids. Both takes us on a ride but the means are different, one uses our brains/communication while the other targets the heart/emotions more directly.

And lastly it takes a lot of technical ability to combine these two sources since they have totally different aspect ratios, colors, quality, etc.

I feel the editor put so much time and work into this to create his favorite subjective version, which was really interesting to see and made many good choices to create a very good fanedit. It may not be my favorte but i very much appreciate the effort and thank the editor for letting us see his version! :)



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Owner's reply September 26, 2021

" for instance the one where Aquaman sits on Wonder Woman's rope which let's us learn more about his motivations."

I like this scene and tried to do that, but it didn't work well enough for this edit. Later I've decided that it' works good enough for Grindhoused edit and put it in there.

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9.7
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9.0
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10.0
This is a great fan edit and a nice alternative cut to Snyder's original. If you don't care for all the teases/cliffhanger elements like Martian Manhunter or the Knightmare scenes then this cut is for you. All the important parts are here plus a few welcome (but very short) additions from the theatrical cut. Very well done - great job!

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So I really enjoyed it as an alternative version, all the good stuff from TC is included so now there is no need at all to revisit that garbage.

It looks like the extended cut of TC, but without bad humour, cheap-ass substitute scenes (like Martha-Lois talk from TC, bleh), either your cuts remind me of TC (transition from bank fight to Themiscira) or you use trimmed parts from there - and it really helps the pacing. Love the Whedon-cut additions: Flash pep talk, Batman rooftop fight or the after credits sceme - nice callback to the comics ;). Anyway, the opening credits are great and really worked with Elfman's score, which we can hear here and there. Also, starting and ending with Lois - great idea, it really worked, the opening is even more emotional with scenes from BvS.

If I can say something negative, then I don't really like using TC of Gordon scene. I mean Batman 89 theme is a nice tribute as is Williams theme, I can understand that, but Flash looking at Cyborg like an idiot or showing a piece of torn paper instead of Batman on a gargoyle - that's... so Whedon. There are also some minor bits when it comes to video editing, but it can happen on any fanedit so no problem with that.

So it's really enjoyable alternate version to Snyder's original, with good trimms, storytelling choices and neat ideas (like opening credits or puttinng this time Lois as the heart of the movie). So I really recommend this, especially for polish audience because polish lector (Borowiec) is avaible ;)

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As Flash's father said "One of the best of the best" CONGRATS for this achievement.

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I enjoyed that edit very much, Giefreg used a small percentage of Josstice, but the small touches served the edit well, and I do like Lois' speech at the end so glad the editor preserved it.

The earliest stab I did of an edit of this involved starting with Lois at Clark's memorial, so kudos for thinking alike there, it is a very good place to start, and the flashbacks only help to enhance it, giving better context to the story than just "Superman dies", now we see how important Lois was to Clark's motivation, which of course dovetails perfectly well into how she is 'the key' thematically.
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