• Mike Holtz

Batman Says "F*ck" + The Snyder Cut is Probably R Rated + Snyder Gives His Thoughts on HBO Max

I feel like Zack Snyder is inside of me. Wait, that came out wrong.

There's a group of us that love it when the comic books we grew up following as a kid grow up with us. A group that would love to see the Power Rangers in a bloody R rated flick dealing with adult problems. It just gets our people goin'.

In Batman V Superman when Bruce Wayne had a problem with pretty women and emptying out entire wine cellars, it was way more relateable to me than shark repellant and cats in trees. Not that comic books haven't always had an darker adult side or that there isn't room for the lighter nostalgic side. It's just something I appreciate which is a sentiment not always shared by the Marvel is God, Rotten Tomatoes world we live in. Yet, Snyder says he's doubling down.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Snyder says:

"Here's one piece of information nobody knows: The movie is insane and so epic and is probably rated R. That's one thing I think will happen, that it will be an R-rated version, for sure. We haven't heard from the MPAA, but that's my gut. There's one scene where Batman drops an F-bomb. Cyborg is not too happy with what's going on with his life before he meets the Justice League, and he tends to speak his mind. And Steppenwolf is pretty much just hacking people in half. So violence and profanity, probably both."

After also announcing they are trying to get The Snyder Cut into theaters, Snyder also gave a statement about HBO Max's big dick drop this past week saying:

"It felt like a pretty bold move and that maybe the implication wasn't 100 percent thought out. I feel like there's a lot of people panicking during COVID. I hope that, in the end, that's what this was — some sort of knee-jerk to COVID and not some sort of greater move to disrupt the theatrical experience. I thought we were kind of already getting very close to the ideal theatrical window where you still had marketing material out there and you hadn't forgotten about the film by the time it came out on DVD or streaming. I thought we were starting to hone in on that sweet spot, but this kind of throws a monkey wrench in the works."

Totally in agreement with Zack and this is honestly a way more thoughtful response than Villanueve and Nolan just stomping their feet and screaming about the integrity of movies while we're in the mist of surviving a pandemic. This announcement was a good thing for now. In an age where we can't look forward to anything because everything ends up cancelled, it's nice to know worst case scenario these films will be on the tele. However, I agree this should not be the model going forward and hopefully HBO Max did it with good intent. All we can do is hope. We'll see where it goes. But Batman says "fuck" and that's enough good news to hold me over for the day. Sign up for the newsletter below OR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU. Ahem. Just kidding! I'll slowly tickle your butt with a feather.

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