Deborah Snyder Explains Why She Thinks Batman v Superman isn’t a dark movie
Some people love Batman v Superman. Admittedly most don’t. A big part of this is that Batman v Superman is a dark movie. Dark to the point where some should consider it utterly joyless. I think we can all agree that Batman v Superman is a pretty dark movie right?
Well apparently Justice League & Batman v Superman producer Deborah Snyder (wife of Zack Snyder) does not believe this is the case. She thinks it’s a reflection on us and that isn’t a dark thing:
That’s the great thing about our Superman. He is more relatable. Someone said, ‘It’s so dark,’ and I go, ‘Well, is it dark? He’s going through real problems that we go through as people every day.’ To me that’s not dark, that’s life. We’re complicated people. And we’re making him in that way more relatable. So I don’t think that’s dark, I think that’s just who we are. People are complex, we’re not strictly just the good Boy Scout trying to do good. He does want to do good, and I think all of the things Superman represents are who he is, but he also stumbles along the way and learns from it. To me, that’s so much more interesting.
This sounds like the most ridiculous “defense” I’ve heard in awhile. BvS is literally one of the darkest movies I’ve ever seen just on the cinematography alone. I mean, does anything ever take place when it’s not an overcast or dark and rainy day? And Superman can be a guy who struggles and stumbles, they manage to do that in many other instances and not have him be this joyless, moody and whiny guy nobody wants to root for. And the “it’s real” excuse is one used usually by pretentious jackasses who think they are being edgy, and they are just being boring. This view of Batman v Superman continues to worry me about what Justice League will actually look like when all is said and done even with Geoff Johns influencing it.