September 10, 2016: Amy Adams Defends Zack Snyder

160602-BvSUltimateEdBluray2Amy Adams was interviewed while in attendance at the Telluride Film Festival, where she was promoting the film “Arrival”, praising Zack Snyder as a director, saying “Depending on what an actor needs, Zack kind of adjusts.”

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” receiving harsh critical reviews, the actress says she was sad to see director Zack Snyder take the kind of heat he did back in March.

“I just felt for Zack,” Adams says. “Zack’s like the nicest person ever, and to see him kind of talked about like that was really hard for me, because he’s really such a respectful director.”

You can listen to the interview with Amy Adams (19:00) below:

Source: Variety.com

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Darker
Member

Even though I didn’t exactly like BvS, I agree, Zack isn’t a bad director nor is he a bad person, he doesn’t deserve to be insulted by others. I understand people were really disappointed with the result, I was too, but it wasn’t a bad movie, just not what we were expecting.

Kal L
Member
I agree 100% with you there Darker. Snyder didn’t deserve the hate he received from the backlash of BvS. As a director, he did such a great job filming the movie. The shots, most effects seem like a comic come to life. You cant blame him for the story aspects that didn’t seem to work, or the studio interference. I’ll say this for BvS though, its similar to the DC Rebirth Special released a few months back It’s pay off will be slow but major throughout the next few years. The Flash scene in BvS, where he comes back to… Read more »
Kal-Ed
Member

No. He does not deserve all the hate. He is truly a visual genius and good director and I enjoy his work. The poor guy is drained making these movies and he gave his all. All I have to say to him is thank you for bringing our beloved charachters to the screen.

macca38
Member
Give next Superman film to Richard Donner & have it done right. Also bring back John Williams & don’t start production until he has signed on. Snyder didn’t create classics in relation to Superman films nor did Zimmer music wise. The test? Take a street poll & ask the public to name an actor who played Superman on film. Ask members of the public to hum / whistle Superman theme. Answers: Reeve & John Williams iconic score. Naa, Snyder didn’t do it for me with both Superman films being average – ok but not memorable or classic status. I would… Read more »
MattComics
Member
He can be a nice guy and still have the wrong idea about how to approach a time honored character. He can even be a reasonably good director and make poor editing choices. He can be someone who creates a great atmosphere for actors on set and still make a bad movie. From what I have seen most of the criticism has been about the work itself and the WB’s doubling down on pretentious grimdark as the quick ticket to beating Marvel, not who Snyder is as a human being save for maybe his response to that criticism such as… Read more »
Supreme
Member

Again, Snyder didn’t WRITE these movies. What he was responsible for: the visual “comics come to life” affects and “posterizing” camera shots; is probably the highlight of BvS. Not to mention managing the actors on set, which they all agree he is great at.

He did mention before that the one scene in Man of Steel that was basically all his idea- was the Battle of Smallville. Which to me, was the best scene of that movie, and TBH, the best scene of ANY superhero movie IMO.

Kal-Elvis
Member
He didn’t write them, but he was in charge of the direction these movies took and had a hand in who did write them. He was part of WB’s “brain trust” for the DC properties. While not the one who executed the tasks directly, he did have a hand in where he wanted things to go, how they’d look, etc. So while he doesn’t deserve to be vilified as a person, he does deserve criticism (imo, even severe criticism) for those who didn’t like many aspects of the film or feel that he has no understanding of the character. Just… Read more »
liheibao
Member
If the film was an astounding success, I sincerely doubt that the praise would be parceled off to everyone else but Synder. He doesn’t have to be vilified, but he has displayed a tin ear when it comes to criticism, and comments like “cling to the Reeve films” don’t earn you friends or influence people very much. At least he had his shot at Superman, which is more than many who would love to have a go with the Man of Tomorrow will ever get. It’s obvious that he had a vision; it just wasn’t one that he could clearly… Read more »
macca38
Member

Not sure his Superman films will be held in the same regard as Donner film in 40yrs time. Nostalgia or not, time will tell & the general publics response to his Superman films is generally average. Superman The Movie & Superman II still are held in high regard.

I’d love a new Superman film given the same respect & care to characters like Batman trilogy or Star Trek. Also, music score is critical & Zimmer didn’t help.

LarGand
Guest
‘Superman- the Movie’ was and will always remain a classic. Nobody had ever seen anything like it before, and it offered us a great blend of action, humour, mythology and spectacle. ‘Superman II’ – and I know many will disagree – was a dog’s breakfast. Too campy, too silly, with too many plot holes, non-canonical powers appearing out of nowhere, and a completely illogical resolution to Superman’s loss of his powers. I had more than a few problems with ‘BvS’, including the silliness of the ‘Martha!’ Thing. But BvS is flat-out a better movie than ‘Superman II’ by any standard.… Read more »
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