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.theguardian - 26 days ago

I love superhero movies. But can I sit through a four-hour-long director s cut? | Romesh Ranganathan

Fans can finally watch Zack Snyder’s original vision for the Justice League – but can I really spend all afternoon in front of the TV?I have long been a fan of superhero films, which has made the last few years incredibly exciting. For a long time, people like me had to deal with origin stories over and over again, before Marvel decided to explore deeper, untold stories from the original comics.This hasn’t come without an arrogant presumption that fans will enjoy the stories no matter what. If you watched Avengers: Endgame and enjoyed it fully, you must have done a PhD-level amount of study and revision on the previous films in order to get all the references. I am pretty sure that I have suppressed vital everyday information from my memory banks, just to make room for the knowledge that the way Hulk scratches his head in one scene is a callback to something that happened six films ago. Continue reading...


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