I feel like this was a completely different movie then the previous one. I feel like I went to Earth 2 and saw their version of this movie. I think this version was a million times better. Was it perfect? No, scenes did drag on a little to long in some moments. But compared to the absolute shit movie we got in 2017, this one was great.
I like how they made Supermans death scream from BvS is the thing that triggered the Mother Boxes.
Cyborg was an actual character in this version. In the 2017 one, he was "Plot Device" the character. In this cut he had so much more to him. How in the world they cut almost all of his stuff from the first movie is insane. His dad's character played an important part as well, and he was completely cut from the other one.
Barry got to shine more in this one, the reversing time was cool. Diana's fight in the hostage standoff was awesome. The Amazons I feel like put up a much better fight. It felt like Steppenwolf wasn't this unstoppable God, that if he didn't leave all those Amazons could take him out. And also Mera draining the water out of his body was also really cool.
Superman in his Black Suit was cool, and I like the final fight so much more in this cut. And the ending when they kill Steppenwolf and send him back through the Boom Tube was much more satisfying then a bunch of Parademons swarming him.
Actually seeing Darkseid and him doing shit, after 2017 I never thought we'd actually get to see him in LA anytime soon. The only miss for me with him is I wish they would have gotten Micheal Ironside for the VO.
Freaking Martian Manhunter making a cameo out of nowhere. And it was that general guy the whole time?
There's no way this cut would have seen a theater regardless. But if this was close to the movie we got in 2017, I don't think the DC Movie Verse would be dead.