Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Petitions Want Zack Snyder Outta The DCEU

It seems that some folks are so upset with the way that Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice turned out that they are petitioning the studio to have the helmer removed from his duties on The Justice League Part One which begins production next month...The notion has zero chance of working. One such recent effort asking to have Colin Trevorrow removed from "Star Wars: Episode IX" had 25,482 supporters but had no impact at all with production now underway.

Snyder's style, tone and approach are arguably the biggest criticisms in the reviews for 'Dawn' - the director gets the blame for things like the film's pacing and muddled narrative which have been labelled "messy" and "incoherent" in most reviews.

There are two different petitions to get Snyder removed not just from 'League' but all other involvement in the  DC Entertainment's long term Extended Universe plans--The first by Bryan Cruz has 5,000 supporters. The second by Taufique Radhakrishnan has 500.

One person who wasn't a fan of DOJ is Hollywood Babble-On podcast host Kevin Smith. The filmmaker, who helped promote the film during a special about the upcoming DCEU earlier this year, says he did not care for the film said it pales in comparison to his love for The CW's "The Flash" TV series :Smith directed an episode of the show for its 2nd season that will air during sweeps.

"Remember before when we were talking about Flash, and that it has heart, humor, and spectacle. The movie I felt like didn't really have a heart. It was certainly f--king humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever, but it had lots of spectacle. Like you can't take that away from Snyder. Boy, he knows how to like compose a frame and how to setup a shot. Beautiful visual stylist but you need more than just the pictures, you need like characterization and these characters seemed off character, particularly Superman... But, uh, you know, I'm happy that the DC Universe is going… I guess?

"Justice League: Part 1" is currently targeting a November 2017 release.

1 comment:

Brittani Burnham said...

Henry Cavill seems like just as big of a problem as Snyder, tbh. He's so wooden. I haven't seen BvS yet, I'm waiting for the DVD after all the reviews, but based on Man of Steel, Cavil was a big issue I had.