Zack Snyder Explains The Reason For The Mass Carnage In MAN OF STEEL
Much has been made of the level of destruction and collateral damage in the finale of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, and now in a new interview with The Japan Times, the director offers up an explanation. "It’s a way of recounting the myth.”..
Probably the most discussed/debated element of Man of Steel was the high level of destruction present in the final battle in Metropolis between Superman and Zod's forces. Some felt that Superman just wouldn't allow so many civilian losses (not that he had much choice in the matter..but that's a whole other article!) and that just on every level it went a bit far. Well in a recent interview with the Japan Times to promote the movie there, Snyder was asked why he felt the need to destroy so much, causing so many (off-screen) deaths; and here is his reply.
“I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling. In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don’t have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman (who first appeared in ‘Action Comics’ in 1938) is probably the closest we get. It’s a way of recounting the myth.”
If you happen to be one of the people that took issue with the death and destruction, does Snyder's explanation satisfy you? Sound off below.
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