Zack Snyder

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Zachary Edward Snyder is a film director known for his work on the DC Extended Universe, Watchmen, and several other films. His films are most known for their dark gritty tone.

Why His Films Suck

  1. The biggest problem with Snyder's films are that he favors style over substance, as a result his movies tend to be pretty looking but shallow and lacking in more important aspects like story depth or character development. The movies also try too hard to be deep but this backfires immensely as the supposed deep themes are just vapid and meaningless.
    • For example, Watchmen and 300 both looked amazing but lacked the substance or depth of the original source material.
  2. Is known for trying too hard to be dark and edgy, but most of the time the movies are just dark for the sake of dark with little to no substance as the overly dark tone doesn't actually enhance the movies' already weak narratives.
    • Snyder once made an infamous statement regarding how he would make Batman darker than the Dark Knight Trilogy version, where he said "Okay, no, Batman's cool. He gets to go to a Tibetan monastery and be trained by ninjas. Okay? I want to do that. But he doesn't, like, get raped in prison. That could happen in my movie. If you want to talk about dark, that's how that would go."
  3. He misunderstands the characters when it comes to his DC films and gives them bad characterizations that barely resemble the source material for the sake of making them edgier, while claiming that he's "deconstructing" said characters as an excuse for those poor interpretations.
    • For example, he made Superman a boring Jesus allegory, Lex Luthor a whacko Joker imitation, and Batman a crazed psychopath who intentionally kills using guns.
    • Leaks regarding his scrapped cut of Justice League indicated that Snyder would've made Aquaman a severe alchoholic, Wonder Woman a depressed failure, Cyborg would've had suicidal tendencies, and Superman would've turned evil.
    • He completely missed the point of Watchmen by making the characters too badass with nearly no flaws in his film.
    • He even insults fans of Batman by saying people who prefer him not killing (aka almost all of the Batman fandom) need to "get out of their dream world".
  4. His films tend to be shoved full of sequel baiting and intentionally leave plot threads unresolved, this is best demonstrated in Batman v Superman
    • According to some reports Snyder's intended cut of Justice League would've also had multiple sequel baits.
    • Due to the altering of Justice League and cancelling of its planned sequels following Snyder leaving the DCEU, the multiple sequel baits shoved into BvS most likely will not be solved ever.
  5. He tried to make a complicated excuse to why there is Turkish Airlines product placement in BvS.
  6. He's known to spread rumors regarding that the alleged "Snyder Cut" of Justice League is finished, although only a rough cut exists and not the actual Snyder Cut, this often gives the toxic Snyder Cut movement more motivation to spread misinformation even though Warner Bros. had made clear many times that they're moving in a different direction. The real truth behind this is that Snyder left before the film even finished shooting to mourn his daughter's suicide, not to mention he said in the past that it didn't exist. Additionally Snyder isn't the actual owner of the Justice League movie, Warner Bros. is, meaning whatever Snyder would have made isn't actually a valid material since it isn't endorsed by WB.
  7. Instead of focusing on well written and made films for the DCEU, he tried to rush out a saga on the level of Star Wars but it completely backfired.
  8. Thanks to his movies he caused lots of major misconceptions of characters and comic storylines. Speaking of comic storylines, Snyder completely misses the context whenever he references other stories, such as when he was referencing Dark Knight Returns which lead people to think that TDKR Batman was a killing psychopath yet that isn't true at all.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He directed the great 2004 remake of Dawn of The Dead written by James Gunn. In fact, most of his pre-DCEU material is decent.
  2. He can do some great camera work but again he's all about style over substance.
  3. In fairness, Snyder's concept of a Superman who isn't just a do good boyscout could've been good if it had been executed properly.
    • For example, post-Crisis material gave Superman development and emotion while still resembling the character and keeping it's core themes.


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WageUglyDollandMarlaPlaymobil12

3 months ago
Score 2
He directed the worst movie I have ever seen, Batman v Superman!! DUN! DUN! DUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!
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No Face

2 months ago
Score 2
So he's saying he wants Batman to get assfucked in prison? That's some fucked up shit right there.
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WageUglyDollandMarlaPlaymobil12

one month ago
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OKaY, no, BAtMAN'S cooL. hE GetS TO GO To A TibETaN MoNastery AND BE tRAinEd BY NINJAs. OKAy? i Want TO dO ThAt. buT he DOesn't, LIKE, Get RapEd IN PrISoN. THaT CoulD HAppEN IN My moVIe. IF YOU waNT TO talk aboUT dArk, That'S HoW That wouLD GO.

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Masson Thief

one month ago
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Batman used guns in the 40s but I don't think this is why the guy used this traits in the movie.
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Dominicmgm

one month ago
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Well he stopped using guns to avoid becoming a knockoff of The Phantom (an early pre-Superman superhero). The no killing rule stuck after that, and that's why Batman is who he is today.
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Masson Thief

one month ago
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Oh yes I know the Phantom, I own two collections of stories of the Wilson McCoy era.
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KongoBongo25

24 days ago
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Those stories aren't canon however. That was the Earth-2 Batman.
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WageUglyDollandMarlaPlaymobil12

one month ago
Score 1

SoMEoNe sAyS tO Me, ‘bATMan KilLED A gUY.’ I’M lIKe, ‘FUCk, rEaLly? wAkE THE fUCK up,’ i GuEsS THAt’s WHAt I’m SaYinG. oNCE YOU’vE loST yOur VIRGINITY tO tHis fucKing mOViE AND THen YOu COmE and sAy TO me SomEtHiNG abOUT lIKe ‘my sUPeRHERO wOuLDn’t Do thAt,’ i’m LikE, ‘are You sERIOUS?’ i’M LIKe down tHE FucKINg RoAD on tHat. it’s a COoL pOinT oF vIeW tO be LIKE ‘mY HEroeS aRE stIlL iNNoCeNt. MY HERoEs didN’T FUcKing lie tO amEriCA. My heRoES DiDN’t EMBeZZle MONey fROM THeir CORPOrAtions. My herOES DIDN’t cOmMiT ANY AtroCiTieS.’ THAT’S cOol. BuT yOU’re LIvIng iN A fUCkiNg DreAM worLd.

Zack Snyder is the worst director ever.
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Dominicmgm

one month ago
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I liked Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, a bit of 300 and.., that's it, really. No wonder Aquaman was a smash hit despite starring a laughing stock of a character.

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