People are hectoring AT&T to release Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League

One of the internet’s most organized, hyper-specific, extremely-online fanbases is that of Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers’ critically reviled DC Extended Universe. While most people have reacted to the recent run of Batman and Superman movies with something between indifference and strong dislike, some very vocal…

Zack Snyder finally decides to make a real superhero movie with The Fountainhead 

Back in 2016, we reported that Zack Snyder was interested in making an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead once he had finally finished with Justice League. Snyder said he appreciates the original book as “a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something,” prompting us to theorize that his…

The Justice League Blu-ray is a bizarre exercise in hiding the truth about moviemaking

The behind-the-scenes drama that went into Warner Bros.’ tentpole superhero team-up Justice League this past fall ended up being a far more compelling story than the one that played out in front of the cameras. Anyone who was paying attention to the ongoing shakeups, studio meddling, and eventual overhaul of the…

Justice League's Blu-Ray will add just 1 deleted scene, and you have to get it at Walmart

Last year’s superhero team-up blockbuster Justice League was a claustrophobic mess of bad effects, boring urban and industrial locations, and awkward, cramped staging. It was also the third most expensive movie ever made, budgeted at a cool $300 million. (That’s not counting marketing costs, which were likely around…

There’s at least one absolutely great scene in Justice League

Alex McLevy: Justice League has been out for a couple of weeks now, and to say opinions are mixed would be gentle. Some people love it, some hate it, but most, like we here at The A.V. Club, just think, “Meh.” To be fair, the film had an uphill battle. Its primary architect had to withdraw well before it was done, due…

The superheroes of Justice League deserve better than another misbegotten blockbuster

A blockbuster with more studio notes than script (underlined: “Be more Marvel”), Justice League attempts to inject some levity and rock ’n’ roll into Zack Snyder’s dinosaurian version of the DC Comics-verse; in many cases, it ends up with the worst of multiple worlds. Gone are the artistic pretensions and doofy…

Zack Snyder’s Dawn Of The Dead sure was a Zack Snyder movie

Zack Snyder movies sure are contentious. Not only are his fans—shall we say—uniquely vehement, but the films themselves are wildly divisive critically, alternately held up as the worst possible example of overwrought, try-hard pseudo-auteurism and as pointlessly violent, incomprehensible messes. And while the scale of…

DC shows off the Justice League Batmobile, now with even more guns

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s interpretation of the Dark Knight was decidedly more brutal and violent than even Christopher Nolan’s dark and serious Batman, but to make his war against crime a bit more effective (and a bit more literal), he really could’ve used some more guns. Batman doesn’t typically use guns…

This ’90s version of Batman V Superman is weirdly convincing

The Zack Snyder-helmed DC cinematic universe has proven extraordinarily divisive. Many despise the director’s blue-tinted ultra-macho take on the series, full of serious men growling about dying gods; others, well, like all that blue dying-god shit. But we’re not here to re-litigate the problems or virtues of Man Of…

Watch Zack Snyder get amped about Superman snapping a guy’s neck

Zack Snyder, a 5-foot, 7-inch steward of comic book franchises, is known for his attention to detail. This is clear to anyone who has observed his keen interest in actors’ heights, revealed in a Bloomberg profile before Batman V Superman’s release, where he noted, “I think Ben [Affleck] is a pretty good Batman… I…

Ciarán Hinds says he’s playing a world-weary supervillain in Justice League

In the first full Justice League trailer—amid all the blaring guitars, mood lighting, and gruff Batman quips—we don’t get many specifics about the threat the heroes are going up against. However, in a new interview with The Independent, Ciarán Hinds shared some details regarding bad guy Steppenwolf, the Darkseid…

Zack Snyder says he isn’t going to torture us with a 3-hour Justice League movie

Yesterday, the internet struck fear in the hearts of evildoers and moviegoers when it began circulating a rumor that Justice League’s runtime was 170 minutes. We can thank IMDB for kicking off the speculation, because its Justice League entry lists that nearly 3-hour runtime. Luckily, most people took that wild guess…

It’s Rumor Time: Justice League may have an absurdly long running time

According to The Wrap, the rumor that’s currently floating around the internet about Justice League having an interminable runtime—somewhere around three hours—has no basis in reality. But doesn’t it just feel like it’s right? Doesn’t it seem perfect that Zack Snyder wouldn’t be able to restrain himself? The jokes…