Every Snyder DCEU Movie Reveals His Biggest DCEU Flaw – Screen Rant

Every Snyder DCEU Movie Reveals His Biggest DCEU Flaw – Screen Rant

Many fans want to see the return of the Snyderverse, but if that were to happen, then Zack Snyder would have to fix the biggest flaw in his DC films.
Every DCEU film that Zack Snyder has been in charge of has revealed the biggest flaw in his films. While the Snyderverse has a large following, the most notable group being the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement that got even bigger following the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, it also has its share of detractors. The tone and visual aesthetic of the films in the Snyderverse have often been cited as their weak points, but a larger flaw repeatedly causes a problem with Snyder’s storytelling.
One thing that many films in the Snyderverse have in common is how much story they try to fit into their runtime. Man of Steel, for example, can essentially be split into three different stories: Krypton’s destruction, Clark’s backstory and his learning of his heritage, and Clark becoming Superman to fight General Zod. Additionally, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice couldn’t fit its entire story into a theatrical release and needed to have an “Ultimate Edition” to include everything. Most recently, Zack Snyder’s Justice League spent its time split between the conflict with Steppenwolf, developing both old and new members of the Justice League, and setting up plot points that would have been explored in future sequels such as Darkseid’s invasion and the Martian Manhunter.
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Zack Snyder’s DCEU films all end up having a huge amount of story crammed into them, and that ends up being the biggest flaw in movies. Because Snyder tries to have so much happen in such a limited amount of time, everything ends up rushed as a result of trying to cram so much in, and because of that, nothing ends up getting enough development to work to its fullest potential. Going back to Snyder’s Man of Steel, for example, the main sections of the film involving Krypton, Clark’s life, and Superman fighting Zod could have easily been their own films, but trying to fit them all into the same story results in none of those plotlines getting the development they deserved and Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent being brushed over.
This problem shows up differently in both Dawn of Justice’s Ultimate Edition and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Both use their extra content to greatly improve on the original films, but in doing so, they make the films long to the point that it would be easy to not see them as worth investing time in. For example, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition reinstates over thirty minutes of deleted scenes to make the film about three hours long, and not only was Zack Snyder’s Justice League four hours, but it was meant to be the first in a trilogy, and the films to follow it likely would have been of similar length. Both films had so much story to them that they needed extensions after the fact to make sense, and that perfectly encapsulates Snyder’s problem with being unable to restrain himself or know when to split a project into smaller pieces.
Zack Snyder managed to build up a fanbase with the Snyderverse because he did manage to attract people with his dark storytelling that relied on building a huge world within the movies. If DC were to restore Zack Snyder’s DCEU Snyderverse, then both Snyder and his stories would benefit from changing how they’re formatted so that the stories can be properly developed without needing to be incredibly long. At one point, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was meant to be released as a miniseries instead of a film, and it is easy to see how dividing Zack Snyder’s gargantuan ideas into more easily digestible chunks could be a positive route forward for both the DCEU and the SnyderVerse within it.
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