4 Or More Shots From 4 Or More Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!
As I already mentioned, today is Zack Snyder’s birthday! It’s taken a while but critics are finally starting to appreciate Zack Snyder. All it took was seeing the Joss Whedon version of Justice League for some viewers to realize that, whether you always agree with his directorial choices or not, Zack Snyder is one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers working today.
Personally, so as not to be a hypocrite about this, I will admit that I’ve been pretty critical of Snyder’s DC films. I make no apologies for that. I’ll continue to make jokes about the excessive destruction of Metropolis and the “Why did you say Martha?” scene. That said, Watchmen was a well-done film that continues to be influential. People are finally starting to admit that Sucker Punch was pretty damn good. Dawn of the Dead is one of the few horror remakes that pay homage to its source material while also establishing a worthwhile identity of its own. And, even if I haven’t worked up the courage to sit through all four hours of it, Zack Snyder’s Justice League has inspired an enthusiasm that I rarely see amongst film fans. “Release the Snyder Cut!” was one of the few twitter campaigns to actually get results. Even the Snyder films that I dislike are unlike any other film. Snyder has a unique artistic vision and that’s what we need more of.
So, in honor of the man’s birthday, here are….
4 Shots From 4 Zack Snyder Films
Dawn of the Dead (2004, dir by Zack Snyder, DP; Matthew F. Leonetti)
Watchmen (2009, dir by Zack Snyder, DP: Larry Fong)
Sucker Punch (2011, dir by Zack Snyder, DP; Larry Fong)
Army of the Dead (2021, dir by Zack Snyder, DP: Zack Snyder)