With Zack Snyder’s take on Superman coming to our screens in the summer of 2013, there comes from many a fanboy plenty of apprehension regarding another take on such an iconic character. How will he approach the source material? Another origin story? Will it “flop” like the prior yet underrated Superman Returns or Snyder’s last big screen effort Sucker Punch?
While these are valid concerns, we should all spend our time embracing what’s to come with the rebirth of pop culture’s biggest icon.
And here’s just several reasons why:
1. The Proof is in the Pudding
Zack Snyder is many things, but a shoddy filmmaker he is not. Take time to revisit everything he has directed or had his hands in: “Dawn of the Dead” was arguably his best work, and it was a remake of a classic horror film which he followed up with the ground breaking “300.” Let’s not forget his take on “Watchmen,” which for this writer was an excellent telling of a tale sometimes very hard to read in its lengthy comic form.
Snyder’s also been behind the amazing children’s film “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole;” and he last had “Sucker Punch,” while a commercial flop, it was still an immersive viewing experience on the big screen. I, for one, couldn’t be more excited for who has the reins of my all time favorite comic book character and his rebirth into cinema.
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