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Zack Snyder to Direct Next “Superman” Movie October 4, 2010

Posted by Skippy in Comics, Popular Culture, Rants, Uncategorized.
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According to Newsarama, Warner Brothers has selected Zack Snyder to direct the next “Superman” movie. For those of you who are far less geeky than me, he directed the movie “300” and the adaptation of “Watchmen.”

Both movies sucked hot, buttered ass. Children, I ranted about Zack Snyder in a previous post–and that was when I had read that he was going to do a movie about Xerxes. And now that I’ve read he’s going to do a Superman movie? Well, let’s get a rant going, shall we?

Okay. This talentless hack hasn’t got any business going anywhere NEAR Superman. Hell, I wouldn’t let him direct a commercial, much less a feature film, frankly. After sitting through “300” and being bored through “Watchmen,” I have to wonder why people keep thinking this guy can do anything sci-fi/fantasy related. “300” was visually arresting, but it was a dreadfully sexist, misogynistic, homophobic (but oddly homoerotic—I bet Eddie Long and Andrew Shirvell loved it and don’t understand why) and jingoistic bit of foolishness. “Watchmen” was a direct interpretation of the graphic novel that amazingly lacked the punch and verve of the source material—I still can’t figure that out.

As a director, I find him annoying and dumb. His responses to the controversies surrounding “300” (namely, the portrayal of the Persians) were—how shall I put it?–buttfuckingly stupid. But then again, what should I have expected from a grown-ass man who says this:

“I looked at it and I feel like…You know, I have sort of a 15 year-old’s aesthetics so when I look at it I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s cool. I hope other people think it’s cool.’ I don’t know what else to do. It was what I hoped for, and I felt like they got it. Of course they got it. If anybody gets it, these guys do (laughing).”

Yes, this is who I want directing a movie about an iconic superhero. A guy who claims that he has the aesthetics of a 15 year-old. A guy who thinks that putting “cool” stuff on the screen constitutes a good movie—I suppose that’s why the two movies he’s most known for are slavish adaptations of graphic novels. I shudder to think what vile wretchedness he’s going to vomit up and call “Superman.”

Fig. 1: My reaction when I saw that Snyder was going to “direct” a Superman movie.

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1. Meredith - October 4, 2010

I feel your pain. I just read that David Kelley, the man who brought us Ally McBeal, is going to bring “Wonder Woman” to television. My response on reading that mirrors you and Charlie Brown above.

Skippy - October 4, 2010

Oh, I forgot about that! I so need to blog about that next.

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