Justice League director Zack Snyder opened up about the criticism of his work and if it affects the way he approaches filmmaking.
It’s fair to say that Zack Snyder’s work has always been divisive even from his pre-DC Extended Universe Days with 300 and Watchmen, audiences either love his style or hate it. The director recently explained in an interview with the SnyderCutBR YouTube channel that when it comes to actual criticism, he doesn’t find anything that makes him change his approach to filmmaking.
“I honestly don’t look at it that much. I mean look, I’ve looked at the…and sort of analyzed [the criticism]…as I think anyone would do. […] I just don’t…I haven’t found anything within the criticism that would make me believe and/or change anything I do.”
There’s been plenty of criticism of Zack Snyder’s style in the last few years with the reaction to Batman v Superman causing Warner Bros. to completely change the direction of the DCEU going forward. But the director explained that he’d only change things if he felt the criticism would be a good way of reevaluating himself. He added that he wouldn’t change a frame. Take a look below.
“So in that way it doesn’t really affect me, you know? If I felt like there was an issue or some sort of…something lacking within the work, and I needed to look at the criticism to then reevaluate the way I approach things, that would be a different scenario. But I wouldn’t change a frame of anything I’ve done…the criticism is just the criticism.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the Zack Snyder cut:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is expected to hit WarnerMedia’s HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Zack Snyder Cut and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!