It's finally happening. In 2021, we'll finally get to see Zack Snyder's original version of the Justice League film on HBO Max (Possibly as a mini series). Many fans and online pundits thought this would never see the light of day while others became part of the campaign to get Snyder's original vision out there.And thankfully, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut group won.
I know Snyder is a polarizing director, but he's one of my personal favorites working today and I've been a fan of his DCEU film. I remember seeing Man Of Steel in 2013 and being just blown away by it. I was never the biggest Superman fan, but that film (And the first Injustice game which came out the same year) made me a fan. And it was my second favorite film of that year (Right behind Denis Villeneuve's excellent drama/thriller Prisoners). And when it comes to Batman V Superman, I was initially disappointed when I saw it in theaters in 2016. Not because of the characters, plot, or tone, but because the story flow, editing, and scene transitions felt off. But when the extended Ultimate Edition (Which Snyder wanted to release in theaters, but WB thought it was too long) was released on Blu Ray, it really made the film better and fixed those issues. Now I consider it a great comic book film and a worthy sequel to Man Of Steel. And then when Justice League came out the following year, we didn't get the proper sequel to BVS. Instead we got a rushed Frankenstein mess of a film that had only a small bit of Snyder footage, a lot of Joss Whedon reshoots, bad CGI, notes from WB execs, etc.
What are your thoughts on Zack Snyder as a filmmaker, his DCEU films, and the upcoming Snyder Cut? Comment and let me know and thanks for reading. :0)