Zack Snyder Explains His Inspiration For Making ‘Sucker Punch’

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If there’s one thing you can definitely say about director Zack Snyder, it’s that when he directs a film, no matter how the public will respond to it, he does so with a very particular vision in mind. He’s explained as much in the past when it came to Man of Steel, and the same is applicable for his other films as well, adaptation or otherwise. But this isn’t about an adaptation, this is about one of Snyder’s original projects: Sucker Punch.

Zack Snyder’s name has come up a lot recently not just with his Justice League-related shirt, but with the recent news that he’ll be returning to directing with Army of the Dead for Netflix. But during one discussion, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder discussed his return to original stories. This turned the conversation to Sucker Punch, and Mr. Snyder then explained his reasoning behind the film’s message and what he wanted to deconstruct with that movie:

“[Sucker Punch] was a statement movie trying to deconstruct the fanboy aesthetic. But this is all about the deepest immersion of my appreciation of genre.”

As is often the case with films directed by Zack Snyder, not only are they derided by many in the mainstream for not being conventional, but they’re often dissected and discussed by many in fandom who do pick up on those deeper meanings and understandings with his films. Given his explanation behind Sucker Punch here, what do you make of Snyder’s take on the fanboy aesthetic? More than that, what do you think about Snyder’s return to directing with his Netflix project? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Directed by Zack Snyder and released in 2011, Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, and Scott Glenn. The film is available now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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