It’s an emergency, time for a podcast! This week, we’re discussing the sordid tale of the DC comics behemoth blockbuster Justice League. Initially released in 2017 to much disappointment after extensive Joss Whedon-helmed reshoots, it’s taken on a new life after a movement around releasing original director Zack Snyder’s preferred cut formed. What has ensued is a confusing stream of contradictory information, and we’re here to sort it out!
In this episode, we discuss:
The mysteries surrounding the mythical “Snyder Cut”: did it ever really exist? Why does the story keep changing?
Aspect ratio revisionism and open matte versions of films.
Brian Wilsom’s sMiLe and the impossibility of truly non-revisionist reconstructions of never-completed works.
The “Black and Chrome” trend.
Devan’s controversial Letterboxd review of Rise of Skywalker.
What IS art, anyways?
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Works discussed during this episode:
Blade Runner 2049
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Mad Max: Fury Road (Black and Chrome Edition)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Son of Saul
Brian Wilson’s sMiLe