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Subj: Snyder's biggest mistake was Affleck...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 at 03:45:53 pm EDT (Viewed 604 times)
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    Visually, it's stylish, but Snyder's work always has been. What he can't do well is tell a story or create engaging characters. The trailer with its poor dialogue and lots of posturing by the characters don't make me any more confident that Snyder has improved.

No, he certainly hasn't. It seems like, in the face of public criticism, he digs in his heels and doubles down on his simplistic vision of the characters. He can't seem to acknowledge that he's wrong. And he blames the fans when his movies don't perform well.

Didn't he famously say that there are some fans who take it personally that he's trying to grow these characters up? A pretty arrogant thing to say. DC's characters have been popular a long time. And will remain so long after Snyder is forgotten.

... who was an idiotic choice for Batman, who has always been the biggest money-maker for DC movies.

Here’s the dynamic Zach Snyder doesn’t seem to understand – people that LIKE the hard-core, scary, Dark Knight Batman, are the people who like 'Dirty Harry', Clint Eastwood, and guys like that, HATE guys like Affleck. And people that like guys like Affleck don’t like the hard core scary Batman.

So… Zach… you alienated half your audience, and the half that are still willing to watch your movie aren’t going to like it. You double-screwed yourself.

The sad thing is that it didn’t have to happen. Snyder knew damn well what the reaction would be – he told Affleck not to even read the papers for a couple weeks because he KNEW. But that didn’t stop him.

That means it was deliberate. And when you do that to your fans, you don’t deserve them. And now I hope he quickly goes the way of Devlin and Emmerich after what they did to the 1998 Godzilla. It’s too bad, because Snyder had talent - unfortunately superceded by arrogance and stupidity.

Zach, you could have put damn near anybody with a chin and a Clint Eastwood impression under that mask, but like too damned many in Hollywood, in the face of open outrage from your own audience, you didn’t care, you still thought you knew best, and forced it on us anyway.

How infuriatingly elitist.

There aren’t many directors that I will flat boycott, even if they made a bad movie or two – anyone can miss once in a while. But he did this to us on-purpose, and I will never sit through a Zach Snyder picture ever again.

And as far as Affleck goes, I was perfectly willing to let him go on, minding his own business... but he took Batman - now I just hope he dies soon, I hope it hurts, and I hope it's on film.

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