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Best Zack Snyder DCEU Movie

Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by Erzengel, Apr 20, 2022.

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Best Snyder DCEU Movie?

  1. Man of Steel

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  2. Batman vs Superman Ultimate Edition

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  3. Zack Snyder Justice League

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  1. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I don't necessarily turn this into a bash Snyder thread but I am curious with his "shortened" trilogy which is seen as the best. I will include the Ultimate Cut of Batman v. Superman and obviously ZSJL.

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  2. Jake Cassidy Registered

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  3. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    I preferred Ultraman over Owlman vs Ultraman or ZS Crime Syndicate.
     
  4. Boom I got nothin'

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  5. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    MOS. Cavill gives his best performance as Superman and it has some genuinely fun and thrilling moments. It has a lot of problems but I don’t hate it like the other two. BvS and JL are pretentious piles of crap that look fake as ****.
     
  6. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Man of Steel is the best IMO but I do love BvS Ultimate cut and ZSJL too. I do think BvS gets a bad rap. I’ve seen far worse movies.
     
  7. 3rdstone Original Manhunter

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    Pretty much my sentiments as well when it comes to MOS. I have issues with MOS, but highly prefer it before the other two. I can enjoy small parts of them, but the whole TDKR premise in BvS takes me out of it and ZSJL (while better then Josstice L) doesn't really work for me. Like you said there's some genuinely good moments in MOS which makes it rewatchable.
     
  8. Deck Rickard #HeadlessSuperman

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    Yeah. MOS is in that place with movies like Thor: The Dark World where it’s not great but if they had continued the story from there in a better way (like Thor did with Ragnarok), then I think MOS would have been an okay start to a good series. Unfortunately they decided to shoehorn Batman into and make Superman a background character and it was all downhill from there.
     
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    ZSJL for sure. I thought MOS was a completely serviceable superhero story, just not a good Superman movie, if that makes sense...

    I would put ZSJL up against just about any Marvel movie in terms of emotional impact. I wouldn't want to speculate but the director who made ZSJL is not the same one who made MOS and BvS.

    They say tragedy has a way of forcing both maturity and hopefulness on a person. I can see evidence of that in how much more hopeful ZSJL is in comparison to Snyder's other DCEU movies.
     
  10. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    MOS gave me my favorite Superman iteration while BvS gave me my favorite Batman iteration.
     
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    Disclaimer: I haven't seen JL but I know I wouldn't like it.

    MOS is his best movie. It's also the one I hate the most.
     
  12. 3rdstone Original Manhunter

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    Excactly! I was soo looking forward to a MOS 2 (which could've been great), and then maybe an inspired Batfleck flick, and after that a JL or maybe just a Worlds Finest/Trinity story introducing WW . The last suggestions would work either way. Instead we got the rushed mess that is BvS, in which Snyder also felt that Miller-esque TDKR Batman was the best inspiration to introduce a new Batman. And I just have to hardly disagree there.

    And yeah, the Thor films is a good example here how it could've been done better.

    But I'm always still glad there's fans of those films, superheroes need to have various takes otherwise it would be boring. And we wouldn't have these fun discussions about which are the best adaptaptions of various cbm flicks.
     
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  13. Bruce Wayne you've done a man's job, sir!

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    This is one of the few actually funny jokes ever made in the history of this site, Babillygunn.

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  14. Primal Slayer Let the Siren scream

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    JL
    MoS
    BvS
     
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  15. Kahran Ramsus Super Moderator

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    Man of Steel is a film with a number of flaws, but I still ultimately thought it was an okay movie that set things up well for future installments.

    BvS was a total disaster. That's probably my least favorite CBM where they actually tried as opposed to a film simply making a lazy cheap no effort piece of crap only designed to keep the character rights.

    JL isn't as bad, but it is still terrible with many of the same issues.

    So for me, MoS is far, far and away the best of the three.
     
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  16. Mandon Knight We did it......

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    Favourite Film Trilogy - Best of 'em ? I can't decide. Adore them all. :hrt:
     
  17. Brother Jack Coffee and Contemplation

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    Justice League is the most impressive to me, for the fact that it exists at all as Snyder's undiluted vision. I'm not a fan of his generally but with this film I think what he had been attempting to do with the DC universe finally clicked, and the film feels like a larger-than-life epic depicting these mythological gods and goddesses. The 4-hour length, the chapter breaks, the aspect ratio. It just worked for me, more than I thought it would. Unlike BVS its narrative is refreshingly simple and it isn't bogged down with this pretentious nihilism, so it allows for the movie to take its time with the characters and actually create emotionally resonant arcs especially for Cyborg and Flash (even though Ezra Miller is miscast in the role). I'm glad it exists and I'm glad Snyder got to finish and release it as a last grand statement on his DCEU, for as incredibly flawed and mishandled as it was.

    Man of Steel is infuriatingly mediocre. BVS is an astonishing failure that tries to do and say so much and fumbles all of it so spectacularly that it's still fascinating to watch and dissect. I do admire Snyder's ambition even if his reach is always exceeding his grasp.
     
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    Batman vs Superman is one of the most underrated comic book films of all time that movie dont deserved all the hatred that got
     
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    I don't trust anyone who thinks Spider-Man 3 or Batman Forever is better than Batman v Superman
     
  20. titansupes Registered

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    This.

    MoS- The one that broke my heart. I had such big hopes for it, but it was one of the top two most disappointing cinema experiences I've ever had (the other being TLJ).

    BvS- I had a great time with this because I'd given up on the idea of it being quality, so sat back and basked in its sheer absurdity.

    ZSJL- I really dug, in spite of notable flaws. Straight-forward plotting suits Snyder, it's shockingly well paced, he nails the epic feel without dipping into too much pretentiousness, the characters mostly click and we get some fun, some actual emotion etc. Definitely my favourite.
     
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    Man of Steel...? I guess? Despite many flaws, it has the most competent writing.

    Why those two? Spider-Man 3 is much, much better than BvS. A lot of films are though.
     
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  22. Matt.S99 Formally batboy99

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    JL. I really enjoyed it. If it wasn’t so long, I’d probably rewatch it more.
    MOS is decent. I enjoy it for what it is.
    Didnt like BVS much at all.
     
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  23. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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  24. Nemeres Easy, miss. I've got you.

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    I like the theoretical movie that MOS tried to be. I remember before it came out, Snyder said something similar to "I want it to be the most 'movie' movie I've done. A full experience packed with emotion and action and romance," etc. You can see the intention. If I squint tightly, it is the serious, high-stakes Superman movie I spent years wanting. Just a soured, less good version.

    The Cyborg and Flash stuff in ZSJL is genuinelly good and it hits more of a chord with me than anything in MOS. I'd put it on top if it wasn't for how it fumbles with Superman. In the film that was supposed to be a closure to the Super-trilogy, he still feels flimsy and like less of a character than a plot element for more interesting characters to work around. All things Lois-related are terrible. The Manhunter/Martha bit is an objectively worse script idea than anything in the TC.
     
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  25. Brother Jack Coffee and Contemplation

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    Snyder never knew what to do with Superman as a character. He treats him like a plot device rather than an actual human being. Even in MOS he is rarely the driving force in his own story, more a passenger who acquiesces to other characters to move the plot forward. He has very little agency, and that combined with let's call it a muted personality makes him come across as this 2-dimensional blank slate.
     

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