Reflecting on the DCEU Zack Snyder era

Sonny Bunch, writing for the Washington Post:

And while “Justice League” was certainly bad — a product that reeked of overbearing corporate meddling; a movie that reportedly cost upward of $300 million to make and yet somehow looked cheap and shoddy — I’m still sad that it (reportedly) marks the end of Zack Snyder’s efforts with the DC Extended Universe. He brought a unity of vision, both ideological and aesthetic, to Warner Bros.’ effort at countering Disney’s MCU.

Unfortunately, I don’t think many people, aside from the writer of this article, will miss much from most of the films Snyder has been involved with at DC.

Snyder’s “unity of vision” felt rushed, and took heroes with decades of history, that people have grown up with, and placed them into uncomfortable, depressing situations. Their actions on screen didn’t connect at all with the characters fans remembered from the comics or cartoons, all for seemingly no reason other than to contrast Marvel’s much more bright, fun, and enjoyable films.

I’m excited to see what’s next from DC, and I personally won’t be sad to see this era come to an end.

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