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Oh and this started out as a pitch for, you guessed it, an R rated Star Wars movie but was rejected.

 

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Justice League director Zack Snyder's upcoming Netflix film Rebel Moon has received some first look images, and it looks a lot like Star Wars.
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Snyder insisted Rebel Moon wouldn't have worked as a Star Wars film though, telling Empire there were many reasons it didn't come to be. "The sale [of Lucasfilm to Disney] had just happened. There was that window where, you know, who knows what’s possible?," he said.

"I was like, ‘I don’t want any of your characters. I don’t want to do anything with any known characters, I just want to do my own thing on the side.’ And originally I was like, ‘It should be rated R.’ That was almost a non-starter.

 

I dunno... if you want to make an "adult" R rated Star Wars movie there had better be a damn good reason to do so. The Franchise itself has always been geared towards kids. It's probably best that he's getting to do it with original characters. hopefully there's SOME originality to it and there's not some mysterious substitute for The Force called "The Source" or some lazy shit like that. I'll give it a chance... at the very least it will look good with plenty of slow motion sequences set to 80's power rock.

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2 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

Oh and this started out as a pitch for, you guessed it, an R rated Star Wars movie but was rejected.

 

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Justice League director Zack Snyder's upcoming Netflix film Rebel Moon has received some first look images, and it looks a lot like Star Wars.

 

I dunno... if you want to make an "adult" R rated Star Wars movie there had better be a damn good reason to do so. The Franchise itself has always been geared towards kids. It's probably best that he's getting to do it with original characters. hopefully there's SOME originality to it and there's not some mysterious substitute for The Force called "The Source" or some lazy shit like that. I'll give it a chance... at the very least it will look good with plenty of slow motion sequences set to 80's power rock.

 

I'd be fine with an "adult" Star Wars. Andor is adjacent to that already in terms of tone and theme. The tent is big enough.

 

Snyder's version of an R rating in Star Wars? Hell no.

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2 minutes ago, Kal-El814 said:

 

I'd be fine with an "adult" Star Wars. Andor is adjacent to that already in terms of tone and theme. The tent is big enough.

 

Snyder's version of an R rating in Star Wars? Hell no.

Andor is a perfect example of an "Adult" Star Wars... dealing with older themes in the Universe without being gratuitous or vulgar. That's what I'm talking about. I don't need a Kevin Smith or Tarantino Star Wars movie.

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There's really no reason a Star Wars movie would need to be rated R anyway. Blasters and lightsabers don't cause fountains of blood and guts, and dropping f bombs would just feel weird coming from Star Wars. 

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4 hours ago, skillzdadirecta said:

Behold this young Jed... I mean Warrior and her red light Sabe... I mean light razors.

 

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Kid: Mom can we get Star Wars?

 

Mom: No we have Star Wars at home.

 

At home:

 

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22 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

This is looking like one of those Porn Parodies minus the sex... and cleverness.

 

I mean it's Snyder so there might be a sex scene (another thing that wouldn't really fit in Star Wars, at least not with nudity, to get an R rating) set to a Leonard Cohen song.

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I have to say that I am incredibly dubious about the idea of starting this off with a two part film, especially with part one being the "assemble the team" film. I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with wanting to make your own R rated Star Wars like film, but introducing a whole new world and only telling half a story feels like you're really shooting yourself in the foot before you get out the door.

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1 hour ago, skillzdadirecta said:
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Zack Snyder has always thought big – and his original sci-fi saga will be no...

 


 

You can’t hit where you’re starting from? How much of this will be fucking slow motion though with “space physics” and him at the helm. I swear his DC of Justice League could have shaved 30-40min if it was in regular film motion. 
 

Wouldn’t it be funny if this somehow turned out to be Spaceballs II: The Search For More Money. 

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3 hours ago, Mercury33 said:

I generally like Snyder’s stuff and no matter what it’s always interesting to look at. I’m excited for this. 

 

Kinda hit or miss for me but I enjoy the hits enough to suffer through the misses.

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Zack Snyder when left to his own devices and original ideas gets you shit like SUCKER PUNCH. 
 

What a pile of trash that was.

 

“What if we did One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, but then we go into their heads and it’s an action movie with robots and guns and sexy?”

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The director's cut of Sucker Punch was at least better than the theatrical cut. I think it's an interesting movie, but not a successful one. For me:

 

Good Snyder: Dawn of the Dead (director's cut), 300, Watchmen (director's cut), Man of Steel

 

Solid Snyder: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Justice League (Snyder's cut), Army of the Dead

 

Bad Snyder: Sucker Punch (director's cut), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (director's cut)

 

And yes, out of the nine films Zack Snyder has directed so far, five of them have director's cuts and they are all better than their theatrical cuts.

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41 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

I've enjoyed both versions of Sucker Punch that I have seen.

 

Actually this is inaccurate. I only saw Sucker Punch (the Zack Snyder one) and remembered enjoying it. I got the blu-ray but never watched it heh.

 

Then there is another Sucker Punch, which is actually bad. (Alternate title is Black Ghetto Sucker Punch) Check out the trailer for it here I made on an alternate youtube account!

 

 

Pretty cool it got some likes and comments

 

EDIT: whoa didn't realize it's got quite a bit of nudity in it. Make sure your wife doesn't catching you watching it @Greatoneshere 👀

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5 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

Actually this is inaccurate. I only saw Sucker Punch (the Zack Snyder one) and remembered enjoying it. I got the blu-ray but never watched it heh.

 

What's funny is as I mentioned in my previous post above yours is that there are two versions of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch as well. :p 

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1 hour ago, Greatoneshere said:

The director's cut of Sucker Punch was at least better than the theatrical cut. I think it's an interesting movie, but not a successful one. For me:

 

Good Snyder: Dawn of the Dead (director's cut), 300, Watchmen (director's cut), Man of Steel

 

Solid Snyder: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Justice League (Snyder's cut), Army of the Dead

 

Bad Snyder: Sucker Punch (director's cut), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (director's cut)

 

And yes, out of the nine films Zack Snyder has directed so far, five of them have director's cuts and they are all better than their theatrical cuts.


Agree with this breakdown 1000% I legit love all the movies in the “good” tier. 

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9 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

The director's cut of Sucker Punch was at least better than the theatrical cut. I think it's an interesting movie, but not a successful one. For me:

 

Good Snyder: Dawn of the Dead (director's cut), 300, Watchmen (director's cut), Man of Steel

 

Solid Snyder: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Justice League (Snyder's cut), Army of the Dead

 

Bad Snyder: Sucker Punch (director's cut), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (director's cut)

 

And yes, out of the nine films Zack Snyder has directed so far, five of them have director's cuts and they are all better than their theatrical cuts.

 

I pretty much agree with this tier list and I have to imagine Snyder knock off Star Wars is better than that last Star Wars trilogy we got at least.

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10 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

The director's cut of Sucker Punch was at least better than the theatrical cut. I think it's an interesting movie, but not a successful one. For me:

 

Good Snyder: Dawn of the Dead (director's cut), 300, Watchmen (director's cut), Man of Steel

 

Solid Snyder: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Justice League (Snyder's cut), Army of the Dead

 

Bad Snyder: Sucker Punch (director's cut), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (director's cut)

 

And yes, out of the nine films Zack Snyder has directed so far, five of them have director's cuts and they are all better than their theatrical cuts.

 

Ooh I like this idea. I dunno how many of the director's cuts I'vs seen but whatever.

 

Good Snyder: 300, Dawn of the Dead. I think these movies are stupid enough to match the style he was applying to them. I know this probably seems like I'm damning with faint praise, but I actually think his sensibilities match with the preposterousness of the material in a way that brings out the best in him and the topics.  At this point I can't remember which cut of Dawn of the Dead is which, but I don't remember either being bad, so whatever.

 

Solid Snyder: Army of the Dead. I think with this one he's over his skis a bit. It's still silly but I think there's just too much here that doesn't make sense even within the story he's trying to tell. 300 is the good kind of dumb, this one is just... dumb. Still fun but I think he's a little too indulged here and the nonsense doesn't come off as spectacle, it's just goofy. I'd put the original cut of Watchmen here, I guess? This is really where he just started showing his whole ass. His treatment of Rorschach makes no sense, some stuff from the comic has no business being in here given where the story goes, he's just fully deep throating libertarianism here which is completely beside the point of the comic entirely, etc. BUT I think his sense of style lends is weirdly anti-Gibbons here in a way that... sometimes works? At my most cynical about Snyder I'd say it works the way a broken clock does, but I find myself liking parts of this and the performances are better than he manages to get out of people in later movies. BUUUUUUT! The problem with Snyder at his core is that he's the guy who lets Night Owl pummel Ozymandias and kept Bubastis in the movie despite genetic engineering not being part of Veidt's plan. The reason that Bad Snyder and Shit Tier Snyder stuff exists is THAT problem dialed up.

 

Bad Snyder: Man of Steel. It's fucking bad, I'm sorry. Looks great, some extremely cool action stuff... then it repeatedly flogs itself in the groin with a meat tenderizer when it comes to the characters. Everyone here is wasted other than Crowe. Is this a neo-Superman who's unsure of himself and makes morally questionable decisions in the interest of the greater good? Or is Superman still the Man of Tomorrow who inspires humanity to better itself? Completely depends on the scene and oftentimes changes mid-scene depending on the vibes, ultimately making no commitment. It has absolutely nothing interesting to say about Superman at all, it's one of the most expensive "lipstick on a pig" scenarios of all time. Justice League, any flavor. The Whedon cut is bad, the Snyder cut is worse. It's longer than it needs to be by literal hours, features Wonder Woman clicking heads and exploding terrorists while children watch in joy, tries to do a Loki / Thanos with Steppenwolf / Darksied and absolutely fumbles the bag, etc. It's bad. Again there is SOME good stuff here. Barry interacting with Bruce and the JL actually saving people? Good! Some of the action? Extremely fun and good! Watchment Director's Ultimate Cut or whatever the fuck it's called. It's too long, it adds more shit cribbed from the comic that doesn't need to be there. 

 

Shit Tier Snyder: Batman v Superman. What if Clark Kent worked for the Daily Planet as a reporter despite having no eduction, experience, or credentials and no idea who Bruce Wayne was. Also what if Batman was a fucking murderer and we just ignored that because we like him in the comics and stuff. This movie fucking blows.

 

I don't think I've seen Sucker Punch? Or I've somehow completely forgotten it? Definitely not seen Legends of the Guardians.

 

Anyway that probably comes off more harshly than I mean it to. I do think that Snyder's specific style and signature flare has a place and that he can make good movies. I... generally don't think he can handle anything with subtlety or nuance at all. Which makes something like Watchmen interesting, because I feel like there are a couple odd bits that probably hit harder in his movie than they do on the page, but most of it just whiffs. And that gets amplified when you're dealing with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman. Again there are tons of takes on those characters. You can have a borderline mentally ill, obsessed Batman, or a Superman who's more interested in the greater good than saving individuals. But then you can't expect the characters in the wold you made to react to them like they're the "normal" comic versions, and he does that in ALL of his mainline DC stuff ALL THE TIME. You can do that shit in a movie like 300 because there aren't almost 100 years of popular conceptions of that version of Leonidas, having Superman kill Zod like it's a huge fucking deal like an hour after he let his dad die for no good reason just makes Superman seem unhinged.

 

I feel like something fresh, without baggage, that aims to be spectacular could really suit his style very well! I hope this is good. But reading that article it seems like he's just getting to be more indulgent which... I dunno. 

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