Posts Tagged ‘Zack Snyder’

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Okay, I wasn’t going to write about this.  I am practicing this new thing where I try not to get worked up about stuff, and instead try to maintain a sort of zen equanimity about things that I can’t control, that don’t affect me, and that — in the long run — probably don’t matter very much.  But I read this article from Glen Weldon at NPR: “Dear Zack Snyder, Regarding Wonder Woman“, which is one of those dumb open-letter things where you write to someone who you know could not possibly care about what you have to say.  I read it and then I sort of succumbed to temptation, and so I guess I am going to write about this whole business.

So.  Zack Snyder is directing Batman Vs. Superman, and Wonder Woman is going to be in it, and for the part of Wonder Woman they have cast an actress named Gal Gadot, who was in the Fast and Furious movies.  Here she is:

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When Zack Snyder made Watchmen, and decided to make it as close to a shot-for-shot adaptation of the comic book as possible, I praised him for it and, I think RIGHTLY SO.
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It seems pretty impossible to ask the internet to reasonably comment on the news that Zack Snyder will direct the next Superman movie.

So, don’t trust the internet: Trust us. We know what we’re talking about.

There are about a dozen different ways to react to the news, so let’s get the negative thinking out of the way first:

“Waaa he’s gonna fill it with slow-mo fighting shots!” Well…learn to cope with the stylistic quirk. We’re in a post-Matrix FX era, and this is part of the visual language now. I’ve never had a problem with Snyder’s slo-mo use, since one of my biggest complaints with modern fight scenes is the habit to chop them up in editing. (more…)