- Aug 12, 2018
The colors hurt the storytelling man. Snyder is trying to get us to care about the world but everything looks so washed out and ugly it’s hard to give a damn. Which is why most people didn’t care, what about the DCEU made it worth saving? Making everyone edgy also hurts the story. The death knell for any storyteller is “I don’t care what happens to these people” and that’s how most people felt about Superman and most of the other characters besides WW. In a movie where he dies for the first time on screen people were too busy making MARTHA memes. That’s a failure of scriptwriting and directing.Other than what you said about the storytelling, none of those things are negatives in any way. Just because YOU don't like "edginess" or "desaturated" colors don't make them bad things. Hell, his films have been some of the best looking and one of the few that accurately captures what it would feel to be a superhero.
Making me defend Zack Snyder in my last few hours before work, I can't believe this shit.
300 and Watchmen seem to be the exceptions. I thought Sucker Punch was really bad in that department for example. I thought Gal was far better in WW than BvS.Can't agree with the actors. Gerard Butler gave the best performance of his career in 300. Watchmen had great acting across the board with a couple exceptions that just arent good actors but others giving career highlights. Cavill and Adams dont have chemistry true, but you cant really fake chemistry with two people. Its either their or it isn't. Ben gave a great performance in BVS and I thought him and Gal had great chemistry in the short time they shared on screen in it. So while I agree about Cavill and Adams, I think it's also a larger problem in CBM in general. The amount of on screen couples that were well done is a very small list. Garfield/Stone and Gadit/Pine stand out but most of them feel perfunctory at best.
I think Snyder films have mostly good acting performances. Even Dawn of the dead has good performances.