The DC superhero movie continues to attact controversy and dissent.
After a disappointing opening at the US box office, it seems the search is now on for someone to blame.
Snyder was forced to withdraw late in production, after the death of his daughter amid rumors the movie was in trouble. Joss Whedon was brought in to inject his trademark humour and energy.
Now Snyder’s own son has openly accused WB of mishandling the whole process, to the detriment of the movie itself.
Reports that Warner Bros demanded a lighter tone and snappier, shorter movie have dogged the production and many fans and critics have expressed dissatisfaction with the muddled outcome.
Even positive reveiws have agreed the film suffers from an uneven tone and badly handled last-minute additions and special effects.
Jett Elin said: I did enjoy the movie, although it is clearly not what it could have been due to the meddling of Warner Brothers and the forced comedy. The run time was my biggest gripe with the movie, with events that should take a long time over in a flash: but still definitely a fun movie to watch, and would recommend it.”
Many fans have not been impressed with attempts to inject last-minute humour and gags into the serious superhero saga. The much-publicised reshoots were ridiculed after it emerged Henry Cavill’s moustache needed to be digitally removed, and the final result on screen was even worse than imagined.
The film hoped to bag £120million on its opening weekend but only managed $93. Now there are reports that it could ultimately lose $100million for the studio.
Snyder’s son Jett Elin did not mince his words in the strong post on Vero and now fans have started a petition against the changes.
A new online petition demanding that Warner Bros release Zack Snyder’s original (and much longer) cut has already raced past 100,000 signatures.
The director’s cuts of Man of Steel and Batman V Superman both received much more favourable reviews than the theatrical edits.
With Justice League tracking to gross less than $700million by the end of its big screen run, it looks set to be the worst-performing of all five movies in the DCEU so far.
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