Prey wrote:I can't help but feel the PG 13 rating and the loss of 30-60 minutes of what was has stifled the movie somewhat. I may even hold off watching it now until the true R rated version is released so i can view it for the first time as it was originally intended. Think Watchmen condensed and with a PG 13 rating, we all know it just wouldn't work.
I don't think an extra hour to make it "R Rated" is really going to make the difference. Its apocryphal reasoning that all steams from the recent success of Deadpool. Deadpool worked because all of wades source material was knee deep in adult content so either you went R or you fundamentally misunderstood Deadpool. When the likes of David Goyer and Zak Snyder tell you the best version of the Batman/Superman picture is R rated I would wager its down to there own distinct lack of writing/directing ability.
I mean Mr Snyder can frame and shoot the fuck out of a film I will give him that, if nothing else he is a visual powerhouse when it comes to directing but that's it. Comparing him to Michael Bay seems like a dig but I think Snyder wishes he was as talented as Bay. As it stands he comes across as a third rate indie equivalent.
Warner Bros seems to either not understand there own characters (and the constant state of evolution that are in) or they have sincere trouble choosing directors and writers to do that for them. Even Nolan's trilogy were just good Nolan films, not necessarily good Batman films.
Since this picture was announced everything about it has seemed like a direct and panicked response to every thing Marvel does. This all started with a single mocked up picture and a Frank Miller quote and to be honest from where I'm standing not much has changed.