Why did it cost them $20m dollars to make this happen?The extended version of Batman vs Superman was an improvement
If we were not in a global pandemic, I do wonder if WB would have really have spent the alledged $20 million-plus on this. If nothing else it gets people interested in HBO Max
Fingers crossed it is less divisive than the previous two films in this trilogy of sorts
This is supposedly going to be a 4 hour film (/ mini-series?) effectively double the length of the one that WB signed off for the cinema viewers. I suppose it will be for the visual effects and salaries for the cast.Why did it cost them $20m dollars to make this happen?
Zack Snyder shot the film, and assembled a 4h cut of all the footage. In the background the studio (Warner Bros) we’re caught between greed and panic, in trying to emulate Marvel’s success without earning it. They considered the commercial and critical response to BvS not ‘good enough’ and in response to the billion-dollar success of Avengers, decided their JL needed to be like that, rather than the continued darker, serious tone of Snyder‘s films, and so panicked with what they were shown. Note they did exactly the same thing with Suicide Squad, taking it away from the Director, and reshooting and cutting the movie, to make a lighter version with humour. Also a bit of a mess.Why did it cost them $20m dollars to make this happen?
He needs to find better collaborators on story, and to some extent work on the pacing of movies. His movies always look fantastic and feel epic. For example with all the fuss this week I rewatched Man of Steel last night, which I really enjoy, apart from the same problem is there from when I first saw it. It seems to be at the finish point, then it goes again, and then again. There was at least one big battle too many at the end, and this wasn’t even the extended cut. He usually shoots a lot, and his films always end up with longer cuts, which means he ‘collaborates’ with the studios more often than not on the ‘cinema cut’ but his Directors Cuts are always vastly better, but I think that rather than blame the studios he needs to work on conceiving and making 2h movies, rather than having to have 3hrs all he time to say what he needs to say story-wise.I think people should reserve their judgement until they’ve actually seen it, before declaring this as yet unseen cut as the second coming...
There’s no guarantee that it’s going to be good or a turd...I find Snyder’s output quite hit & miss.
I thought the same on BvS - it makes a lot more sense, but that meant the story needed to be condensed significantly at script stage. If he worked better at creating much tighter stories (and collaborated with better writers) his films would be massively improved.BvS is similar in that it is overstuffed, so it needed the longer Directors Cut to make better sense of it, and let it flow better. They shouldn’t have overstuffed it in the first place, because the studio will want all the ‘money stuff’ left in, and you end up cutting character and exposition, that gives the action needed meaning and context.
I think the good thing about the position that DC find themselves in, is they have given up trying to control their IP across different media. This leaves creators free to pitch and produce their own take on the characters. So you can have different interpretations of even now the ‘big’ characters across network TV, streaming TV and movies. In the end this is no different to comics where different creative teams reinterpret the characters with their own vision. This is what gets me sometimes with some of the fandom, debates, in that Snyder should have been free to follow his vision, just like any creative team on tge books are free to follow theirs.I've absolutely zero interest in watching a straight 4hr movie of this. None of the characters except Wonder Woman stand out; Affleck was good as Batman, but not great. I very much doubt it would hold my attention.
If they've got any sense they will release it episodically, or at least two 2 hours jobbers, akin to Marvel's Infinity War and Endgame.
I still favour DC comics and characters over Marvel, so I really want WB to make a success of the DCU. Hopefully this will find a fanbase and then kickstart things all over again.
Naturally with a lot more quality than we've had.
I was thinking exactly the same thing..... The movie as it stands at the moment is a turd. So at least he can't make it any worse. Err... can he?Zak Snyder's films, especially the endings, always remind me of that line in Macbeth: "A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." He's like a more depressing version of Michael Bay.
Justice League as it stands is not a particularly good film; the Snyder Cut will, I am confident, remove every single scene in it that I actually like.