Originally Posted by Rowsdower!
Yeah, I do think that too many critics and fans just had an ax to grind with Snyder from the get-go. I think if you would have slapped another director's name on MOS, at least a few more reviews would have been positive. I can't prove this of course but I've read way too many comments online (well before this movie came out) calling Snyder a manchild and taking other shots at his abilities. And to be fair, he's has some missteps (SUCKER PUNCH). But if we're only going to judge a director by his failures then I guess Captain America: The Winter Soldier shouldn't have been given a chance because it was by the guys who did You, Me and Dupree.
Funny enough, I think Snyder's visual skill and notoriety are what draw ATTENTION to himself in ways that most directors slide under the radar. Many people know what movies are his, while most other directors don't go noticed.
Thus, Snyder has a lower reputation than the people who directed X-men Origins Wolverine and Ghost Rider