So, some recent leaked set pics (which we don’t run here at Chud) from The Man of Steel shoot revealed that awesomely creepy actor Michael Shannon’s Zod costume seemed to be a mo-cap suit, which Shannon recently confirmed via Moviefone. The finished costume will no doubt be a shiny and glowing CGI monstrosity, and they probably designed it long before the world summarily rejected Green Lantern. But not to worry. Douchey fratboy “aueter” Snyder promises that it will be rad, bro. Or more accurately, he told Shannon,
“Dude, I swear to God, it’s going to be so bad ass when we done. Trust me, it’s going to be wicked.”
I know I feel a lot better. Here’s the thing; I don’t hate Zack Snyder. I enjoyed his Dawn of the Dead and liked Watchmen. But I resent when the word “visionary” gets thrown around in regards to him, because in my mind, visionaries are intelligent, and frankly, I don’t read a lot of insight and intelligence from Snyder. I thought Sucker Punch was one of the most aggressively stupid pieces of shit to ever get a major release, and the worst thing about it was that it thought it was smart, and thought you were stupid enough to think so too. It was fratboy stoner garbage, not the work of a visionary.
But this is probably irrelevant in regards to Man of Steel. Snyder can make an entertaining and visually exciting action flick, which is all I’m going to ask of his Superman reboot. I do expect it to be a vapid speed-ramped punch-fest however, and am looking forward to all the people who complain that they wanted more mopey character work and Christ imagery like in Superman Returns.