After years of controversy and tragedy, we're finally getting the Snyder cut of Justice League.
Zack Snyder is one of the most controversial directors in all of Hollywood. And it has nothing to do with who he is as a person. In fact, everyone I talked to while researching this article said he was affable, funny, and that they loved being around him.
But when it comes to his movies, he's challenging for some audiences.
Snyder burst onto the scene with the remake of Dawn of the Dead, introducing the world to fast zombies. But he really became a studio hit when 300 defied all expectations and became a smash at the box office.
Reviews of his films have their ups and downs.
And when DC brought him in to help their reboot, the world wondered.
Snyder was determined to ignite the world with gritty, realistic takes on these stories.
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But one grim Superman soured the affair, and the less-than-happy reception of the other films put them well behind expectations. While filming Justice League, Snyder suffered a personal loss in the passing of his daughter. He took time away from the film to mourn and Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the story.
The movie was released with reshoots Whedon handled, and while it did okay at the box office, a large contingency of fans was left wondering...
"What would the movie be like if we got the Snyder cut?"
This question became a viral sensation, popping up on Reddit, trending on Twitter, becoming a movement that the cast and director embraced.
In November 2019, Gal Gadot kicked the #SynderCut into overdrive by tweeting the hashtag, with Affleck and Snyder himself following suit. Even Aquaman, Jason Momoa, called for the darker film to drop as recently as May 19, 2020.
Well, now you can find out on HBO Max.
HBO Max hopes that the Justice League addition will attract a different demo to their streaming service. This is subscriber bait for the platform, which launches May 27th.
Only time will tell.
Are you excited for the Snyder cut? Let us know in the comments.
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with all respect to mr Snyder, but fast zombie are introduce in '80 with The return of living dead, where living dead runs.
Yes i would like to see a Snyder Cut, like artist i understand that a director give his impring on movie, i like both director, Snyder and Wheedon, but different Directors, different style.
May 20, 2020 at 12:46PM, Edited May 20, 12:46PM
Why do I get the feeling that the less Whedon it gets and the more Snyder it gets, the less I'll like it? Didn't Snyder get a cut of Batman v Superman, which was one of the worst movies ever?
May 21, 2020 at 3:59AM
More people like BvS than hated it.. the movie was number one in. Ouray sales for 6 weeks and ranks high on all time sales for blu ray/dvd
May 21, 2020 at 6:53PM
The entire concept behind the Snyder cut is the theory that there was a movie that was somehow "good" enough that a studio decided to spend $100 million dollars to make a shitter version to send to everyone.
It literally makes no sense, and it's a perfect case of "we haven't seen it and it exists so it must be mind blowing!".
The studio didnt pour millions into making a shitter cut. The Snyder cut, by all logic, was too shit for our eyes. And the fan frenzy over this for years is just a joke - proof that people will go to ridiculous lengths to deny something they know is true, in this case, the DCEU is absolute shit, and not because of a fluke of happenstance, but because of structural problems caused by hiring Snyder.
The DCEU sucks. Just get over it and accept that the Snyder cut sucks- not because you know it sucks, but because logic dictates that it should be shit, until you watch it and get a chance to prove that theory wrong. Because that theory is more sound than "the studio didn't like the movie being good so decided to add shitter scenes and make an incoherent mess".
Better yet, when you DO watch it, don't pretend the Snyder cut is actually good because you spent 3 years contributing to conspiracy message boards about it all.
If the movie is OK I'll admit I'm wrong tho.
May 25, 2020 at 4:18AM, Edited May 25, 4:21AM