Whenever director Zack Snyder talks about Batman and Superman, he somehow comes across as both knowledgeable and fundamentally misguided. He definitely has a lot of opinions, but it doesn’t seem like he understands the appeal of the title characters in Batman v. Superman. Or, when he says something smart, it's contradicted by the actual films he's made. Here are some stupid Zack Snyder quotes to make you face palm.
It seems like Zack Snyder is constantly trying to prove to his critics that he understands the superhero genre more than anyone else. That’s why he throws around the words “mythology,” “modern god,” and “canon” so often. All of these complaints are why these quotes from Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are so laughable yet frustrating.What do you think about Zack Snyder’s approach? Does he know what he’s talking about, or is he mostly interesting in seeing buff dudes guys punching each other and blowing stuff up? Tell us what you think in the comments.
Growing Up Means Snapping Necks
“I feel like [Superman fans] were taking it personally that I was trying to grow up their character.”Snyder's definition of "grow up" is troubling in that he sees mopiness, rampant destruction, and dark blue color correction as signs of maturity. Simply increasing the amount of violence and overtly religious imagery doesn't mean that the characters are any more complex.
The "True Canon"
"If you know the true canon, you know that I didn’t change Superman."Snyder's defense of Superman killing Zod in Man of Steel isn't a bad point, but his misunderstanding of the reaction his vision for Superman is also on display. The comment is shot through with the sort of condescension best represented by Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons, a character who assumes that anyone who disagrees with him simply knows less than he does.
"I wanted Bruce Wayne to build the Justice League. I felt like with Superman around, it’s a different conversation when you create the Justice League, right?"It's more than likely that Batman wouldn't actually be the guy to put the Justice League together. After all, this is the guy who kept files on how to kill every member of the super squad. Snyder's rationale is at odds with the paranoid loner whose sidekicks are, more often than not, easily-controlled children.
Superman Doing All the Things
"If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he’s killed, he’s done all the things."You hear that people? ALL THE THINGS! But does that mean that Superman should cycle through every single thing he's done in 75+ years of comics? No. Also, when the comic book Superman killed, it tortured his conscience so much that he exiled himself from Earth.