Justice League: Angry Fans Start Petition For Zack Snyder Director's Cut
Posted 2017/11/19 2774 0
Dozens of thousands of fans are very upset about the version of the film they got.
Hardcore DCEU and Zack Snyder fans have launched a change.org petition aimed at Warner Bros. itself, which requests the release of “Zack Snyder’s Director Cut and Tom Holkenborg’s (Junkie XL) Score” for home release. As of this writing, the petition has collected over 40,000 signatures in its quest to land 35,000. The petition argues that "fans have been waiting for years" to see the "culmination" of Zack Snyder's vision, and "the 2hr runtime is disrespectful towards Zack Snyder's vision and towards the fans... fans deserve better; the version the director always intended, (rather) than half a film." The 2,400-word petition declaration often uses all caps and is quite the read if you have an extra 5 minutes to read the whole thing. The petitioners also have a huge problem with Danny Elfman's score, calling it "lazy, uninspiring, and unprofessional."
For those who haven’t heard, a Vero social media user recently chatted with Snyder and revealed that the director hasn’t seen Justice League since he left the project. This means that Warner and Whedon didn’t consult with him regarding the finished product. Whedon ended up getting a writing credit, indicating he had made alterations significant enough to be considered a 33% impact on the film, and test screenings revealed that Lex Luthor and Iris West, who were both previously confirmed to be in the movie, had been cut entirely. Even so, “this is still Zack Snyder’s movie” was repeated throughout the press tour by numerous members of the cast, with Ben Affleck pointing out that people don’t fully appreciate the impact of pre-production, which was all Snyder.
Zack Snyder has a history of stellar directors cuts. While movies like Watchmen and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice both saw mixed to divided reception upon release, only for an “Ultimate Edition” to be later released, both of which saw much greater praise, particularly his Watchmen, which many people, such as Scott Derrickson, consider an “unparalleled masterwork.”