Quentin Tarantino, the renowned director of films like Pulp Fiction, discusses the “groovy” movement to get Zack Snyder’s Justice League finished.
Quentin Tarantino, the prolific writer and director known for such films as Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Kill Bill, recently discussed his love for the “groovy” fan movement that got Zack Snyder’s Justice League finished. The movement in question was #ReleastTheSnyderCut, which gained momentum on Twitter following the theatrical release of Justice League, which was not received well by most audiences and critics. The goal of the hashtag was to show fan solidarity with director Zack Snyder, as his true vision for Justice League had been hacked apart and cut together with reshoots from director Joss Whedon to stitch together the theatrical cut. While fans petitioning for changes via social media is nothing new, the real twist here is that it worked.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down theaters and streaming services looking for new content to appeal to quarantining audiences, Warner Bros. made an unprecedented move when they decided to give Snyder $70 million to finish his version of Justice League. Snyder went to work putting the finishing touches on his vision, which found the film running four hours long, but it also restored substantial plot details for Cyborg and Flash while even changing the film’s score. Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuted on HBO Max earlier this year with Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, among others. It quickly won over audiences and critics who embraced the film as wholly better than the theatrical cut.
Tarantino has been making the rounds to promote his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood book, which further expands on his film version. When talking on CinemaBlend’s Reel Blend podcast, Tarantino was asked about Zack Snyder’s Justice League. He was quick to say that he hasn’t seen the film, but he loves the fan movement that got it made, saying it was “really groovy.” Check out what Tarantino said below:
“Well, I haven’t seen it because I don’t have HBO Max, but that’s something I would like to see. I never saw it when it was at the theaters, but I’d be kind of curious to see this four-hour, you know, his original version on that. No, I actually thought that was really groovy. And I actually thought the fans were really groovy, the fact they kept persisting on it, and everything.”
Tarantino may not have seen Zack Snyder’s Justice League quite yet, but it’s clear that he loves seeing fans back the creative vision of directors, even when studios don’t agree. Following the release of the Snyder cut, #RestoreTheSnyderVerse found traction from fans who now want to see Snyder’s vision continue on past Justice League. While Tarantino didn’t mention the Snyderverse, he is a proclaimed comic book fan, previously stating his love for Luke Cage and Shang-Chi as a child, and he has even been attached to projects like Luke Cage before bowing out. So with his love of comics and what fans accomplished for Snyder, Tarantino is likely to check out Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which could even prompt him to back the restoration of the Snyderverse. Given Tarantino’s nature to talk about everything he loves, the world will most likely be privy to whether or not he enjoyed it.
While Tarantino still plans on retiring after his next film, his love of movies still holds strong. He continues to champion other filmmaker’s work, and he has also been buying theaters, such as Los Angeles’ Vista Theater. He hasn’t chosen his final film yet, but with projects like his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood book, Tarantino is likely to keep a place in forthcoming entertainment for years to come.
Source: CinemaBlend’s Reel Blend
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