Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

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Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" is a 2021 superhero movie based on DC Comics' legendary superhero team, Justice League. The movie, a director's cut of the 2017 movie "Justice League", showcases the original vision of director Zack Snyder, much to the delight of his fans. The film was released on HBO Max and features an excellent cast including Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Pivotal Plot Points
The main premise of "Zack Snyder's Justice League" revolves around Batman joining forces with Wonder Woman to assemble a group of metahumans. The objective is to secure the world from an impending catastrophic attack following Superman's death. The misery induced by Superman's demise activates the Mother Boxes, ancient supercomputers with tremendous power, which calls forth the alien warlord Steppenwolf. The bad guy thirsts to reclaim his honor amongst his kind by gathering all the boxes to rebuild the Unity and terraform Earth.

Assembling the Justice League
Batman, having visualized the danger, embarks on a mission to put together a group of individuals with remarkable capabilities including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. Regardless of preliminary unwillingness, the arc creates a sense of unity between the characters, and they ultimately acknowledge the need to work together.

Resurrection of Superman
The team chooses to restore Superman utilizing among the Mother Boxes. The risk is that they might inform Steppenwolf of package's area. Subsequently, Superman's resurrection succeeds but he experiences memory loss and briefly attacks the group before getting away with Lois Lane. Once his memory is brought back, he decides to help the League in stopping Steppenwolf.

Face-off and Aftermath
In the final face-off, the Justice League fights Steppenwolf at the location of the Unity in Russia, gradually overpowering him. Superman returns, tipping the fight in favor of the League, and Steppenwolf is defeated and killed by Aquaman and Wonder Woman, after which his decapitated body is transported back to his world by a Boom tube.

The film ends with the team having conserved the world and goes their different methods however promises to reunite if and when needed. The dream sequences indicate future risks, including the arrival of Darkseid, the totalitarian ruler of Apokolips who had sent Steppenwolf to invade Earth.

Clocking in at over four hours, "Zack Snyder's Justice League" is an impressive expansion of the initial film's story, providing more context and character advancement. While it keeps the main plot of the 2017 model, the inclusion of formerly cut scenes and characters provides more depth to the tale. The movie got positive reviews for its vision and storytelling, which used a stark contrast to the theatrically released variation, making it a deserving reimagining of the initial "Justice League". The film also paves the way for more exploration of the DC Extended Universe, guaranteeing more action-packed experiences to come.

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