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5 Reasons to Watch Snyder Cut (Even If It's 4 Hours Long)

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League, more commonly known as the Snyder Cut, has more to offer fans with its superhero stack of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. Here are five reasons why you should watch the movie even if it's four hours long.  

1| Backstories Expanded in Four Hours

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Snyder's version promises a four-hour epic, expanding the backstories of its heroes. It now includes the introduction of Cyborg's mother, Elinore Stone; scenes with Iris West, the love interest of The Flash; the appearance of Vulko (Willem Dafoe) and how he deepens Aquaman's story arc; and the emotional affair between Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Superman himself.  

2| Unseen Footage for Die-Hard DC Fans 

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With its extended running time, the film promises more never-before-seen footage. Apart from the featured Justice League heroes, fans should watch out for another member in the mix in Calvin Swanwick, also known as the Martian Manhunter (Harry Lennix). Fierce adversary Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello) also has extended scenes in the film.

Fans can watch the triumph of the Justice League against Akropolis' nightmare, Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), in its extended glory, along with the first-time appearance of apocalyptic god Darkseid and the haunting return of Jared Leto's Joker. 

3| Six Chapters of Snyder Cut

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The producers made sure to divide the four-hour film into six chapters, including a special epilogue, to give fans the options of how to watch it. 

The parts in the Snyder Cut are the Prologue (9 minutes), "Part 1: Don't Count on It, Batman" (30 minutes); "Part 2: The Age of Heroes" (30 minutes); "Part 3: Beloved Mother, Beloved Son" (40 minutes); "Part 4: Change Machine" (30 minutes); "Part 5: All The King's Horses" (30 minutes); "Part 6: Something Darker" (45 minutes); and the Epilogue: "A Father Twice Over" (20 minutes).  

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4| Additional Editing for the Spectacle of Fans 

The film also showcases a new musical score, written by its original composer Junkie XL, also known as Tom Holkenborg. Its visual effects team worked tirelessly on thousands of shots that needed to be done or re-done. 

5| Easter Eggs to Catch 

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Expect new scenes from Snyder's execution of DC's Justice League. Apart from reshooting The Flash's scene virtually, archrivals Batman and the Joker have additional footage together, revealing how things may turn out for the franchise.  

Zack Snyder's Justice League is now streaming on HBO Go. mysky.com.ph

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