Thursday, May 28, 2020

Birds of Prey Commentary

Sam and Rebecca provide audio commentary Birds of Prey, directed by Cathy Yan.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Zack Snyder's Haters are the Villains of his DC Movies

Zack Snyder was the director of the first film in the Warner Brothers DC film universe, 2013's Man of Steel, and he followed that up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and the tumultuous production of Justice League (2017). One thing that has been very clear about all three films is that they have been incredibly divisive. There have been endless arguments over the Superman suit and Zod's snapped neck and so much more. There were massive splits between the critical reception and a passionate fanbase. It all culminated in a multi-year struggle over the creative direction of the trilogy's final installment.

The real-world battles that have constantly surrounded Zack Snyder's DC films are almost as dramatic as a movie script. Which makes it fitting that the real-world controversies were actually all presaged and built in to the movies themselves, and in each case Snyder's haters and critics have unwittingly sided with the movie's villains.1

Thursday, May 21, 2020

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Man of Steel Scene 7

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 7 (Zod confronting Jor-El on Krypton) of Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder.

  • Jor-El's Battle Armor
  • Visual framing of Jor-El and Zod
  • Zod and thematic "heresy"
  • Jor-El fights Zod
  • Lara rejects Zod's appeal

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