Know what? Zack Snyder is a terrible filmmaker. I used to look forward to a Batman movie ever since I laid eyes on Tim Burton's eye-popping 1989 classic. Of course, Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin" doomed it for me, but then Christopher Nolan happened. Those were three great movies, yes even "The Dark Knight Rises."
I hate to admit it, but I was really tempted to walk out of "Batman vs. Superman." Snyder really sucked out any sort of humanity that was left in his superhero movies with that one. The guy is just a bad filmmaker. He's riding on a visual style that is so artificial and cold. It might have somewhat worked with "300," but that movie is starting to look more and more like a fluke. He adheres to a fanboy culture that is 90% ADD and have no blueprint as to what a good movie should look like.
With all that being said I am glad he's not taking the director's chair for the upcoming Batman film. Instead we have Ben Affleck directing and I'm fine with that. Affleck is more competent and has a better visual eye for action. Although if you watch "The Town," and "Gone Baby Gone" you will notice that he is very much influenced by Michael Mann's "Heat," which coincidentally was a major influence for Christopher Nolan, especially in "The Dark Knight."
I'm guess this will be more Nolan-esque than Snyder-esque, which I'm fine with, but I also hope that Affleck finds some kind of Auteuristic stamp for his film. He was a decent Batman in the last film as well. Consider me a little more hopeful about this next Caped Crusader venture.
In an interview with the Associated Press Affleck confirmed the official title for his film:
“The Movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
Full interview can be found HERE