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Subj: Re: Zack Synder on Batman, Superman, and Watchmen
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 10:45:03 am EDT (Viewed 100 times)
Reply Subj: Zack Synder on Batman, Superman, and Watchmen
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 10:04:41 pm EDT (Viewed 209 times)


    Here's a quote you'll love:

    ZS: ...I think with Superman we have this opportunity to place this icon within the sort of real world we live in. And I think that, honestly, the thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, you know? How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version but more the movie version... If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he's killed, he's done all the things - I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. He's done all the things and more that we've shown him doing, right? It's just funny to see people really taking it personally... because I made him real, you know, I made him feel, or made consequences [in] the world. I felt like, it was the same thing in Watchmen. We really wanted to show it wasn't just like they thought, like the PG-13 version where everyone just gets up and they're fine. I really wanted to show the violence is real, people get killed or get hurt, and it's not fun or funny. And I guess for me, it was like I wanted a hero in Superman that was a real hero and sort of reflected the world we live in now...

I don't see any of this as all wrong at all. The bit with a hero having to tackle with closer to reality problems where there are sometimes no win scenarios is a big plus in my book. The best should have the ability to handle even the worse. The real worse.

What I didn't like of Snyder was how he did not made Superman try enough to avoid collateral damage. He could have made Superman fail  anyway (which would have been perfectly logical considering who he was facing), but seeing him try would gone a long way for me.

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