You should watch it
I was never a true fan of Zack Snyder’s version of the Man of Steel but I did think he had his moments.
But, after the fanboy disappointment that was the theatrical release of The Justice League, I figured what Zack had in mind had to be better.
So, I’ve been quietly waiting all this time for the Snyder cut of the film and I saw it this past Friday.
It was amazing. The whole time I was watching it, I kept saying exactly that: This is amazing.
My brother was at my place while Chad and I watched it and this is essentially how we looked for four hours.
Him: This is amazing.
Me: (five minutes later) This is amazing.
It’s supposed to be 90% different than the theatrical release and I gotta say, that number is accurate: It’s a completely different film.
Snyder left the production after the suicide of his daughter Autumn, which is such a horrible thing to even contemplate that I wish I could just gloss that fact over and not think about it.
But that’s impossible. Her death, forced her parents – Snyder’s wife was heavily involved in the film as well – to just bail.
And I get it. When Alison died, nothing mattered. I had zero capacity to do anything beyond merely function, drink, and womanize.
Still, at some point, we either get on with living or we get on with dying.
I did the former and so did Snyder.
Interestingly, the film is as much about family as it is about superheroes.
- The Flash is trying to save his father.
- Cyborg is trying to forgive his father and deal with the loss of his mother.
- Aquaman is trying to know his mother and see his father.
- Wonder Woman is trying make up for leaving her mother.
- Superman is trying to live up to the aspirations of both sets of parents, biological and adopted.
- And Batman…well, he’s all about his parents.
For all the amazing special effects and the thrill of seeing my childhood heroes in a worthy live-action film, it had a far more heart than I was expecting.
Honestly, it’s worth four hours of your time if you haven’t seen it.
I saw it on the night that I normally go to kali but, because of the gout, I could only stay for half-an-hour.
It’s a shame, because my buddy Panda stopped by. He, and another buddy, Thor, both have gout and they told me the same thing: I needed to drink copious amounts of water.
So I did that, and the next day, felt markedly better.
So good, in fact, that I went to roll in Brooklyn, which ended up being both a good idea and a terrible idea, terrible because I thought I almost killed someone.
But that’s a story for tomorrow.
Location: earlier today, baking for the kid
Music: Sometimes I think this world’s too much, all the hurt, all the hate (Spotify)
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