JUSTICE LEAGUE's #RestoreTheSnyderVerse Supporters Have Started Review Bombing GODZILLA VS. KONG

JUSTICE LEAGUE's #RestoreTheSnyderVerse Supporters Have Started Review Bombing GODZILLA VS. KONG

With fans of Zack Snyder's Justice League anxious to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, some have taken aim at Warner Bros. by review bombing their latest movie, Godzilla vs. Kong. Find out more details right here...

Godzilla vs. Kong doesn't arrive on HBO Max until March 31st, but the movie is already playing in some countries overseas. While reviews from bigger online outlets haven't been overly positive, the crossover does have 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the official review embargo set to lift tomorrow.

However, on IMDb, the movie's score is already slipping. A quick look at the ratings for Godzilla vs. Kong on the site shows quite a few 1* ratings, but that's not because those who watched it weren't impressed. Instead, the negative verdicts come from fans of Zack Snyder's Justice League and supporters of the increasingly popular #RestoreTheSnyderVerse hashtag.

"I'm never gonna support WB/DC films at any cost until they restore the SnyderVerse," reads one review. "Give us what we want! [Warner Bros.] listen to your audience for once and look at satisfaction over profit," another fan says on the site. Our favourite, however, might be: "Please, Zack Snyder is one of the best directors ever...Zack SnyderCut is a masterpiece" (we've tidied up the grammar a little). 

It's worth noting that these fans have only managed to knock the score down to 7.5/10, so there's probably a long way to go before the studio takes notice (Rotten Tomatoes now requires users to verify their reviews with proof). Part of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign did involve review bombing, though, not to mention hijacking Twitter threads of unrelated WarnerMedia properties like Sesame Street.

This doesn't seem like the best way to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, and it so far appears to be just a very small number of Justice League fans who are taking things down this childish route.

We'll be sure to keep you updated, so keep checking back here for more on Godzilla vs. Kong.


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which probably shouldn't have been in the Snyder Cut!

5. Please Stop Singing

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The woman who sniffs Arthur Curry's jumper and sings intensely alongside her fellow villagers only does so for around 40-seconds or so, but good God does it feel a lot longer. 

These people viewing Aquaman as a mystical being is actually kind of cool, but this entire scene feels so unnecessary and forced. It never really pays off; Bruce Wayne looks vaguely irritated, while Arthur just gets the f*** outta there without ever really paying any attention to them. 

We're not sure what Snyder's intention was, but the whole thing feels a little...cringe. 

This group of singers could have easily remained on the cutting room floor, and Zack Snyder's Justice League would not have been any worse off for it. 
 

4. Martian Manhunter Disguised As Martha Kent

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It's cool that Snyder decided to add Martian Manhunter to his cut of Justice League, but the filmmaker has admitted that he actually planned to have John Stewart appear in that scene at the end of the movie with Bruce Wayne.

So, do we really believe he always hoped to include this J'onn J'onzz reveal? 

The conversation with Lois Lane and Martha Kent is great, and shows what a supportive, wonderful "mother-in-law" Martha is to the intrepid Daily Planet reporter after her son's death. Unfortunately, that's all negated when we learn that it was Martian Manhunter in disguise the whole time. 

It's a weird moment, one we don't really need, and we can't believe there weren't better ways to introduce this League member. 
 

3. A Reach Around

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Zack Snyder's Justice League won't do much to change the minds of those who dislike Jared Leto's interpretation of The Joker. What we get here, however, is vastly better than 2016's Suicide Squad.

Ben Affleck's Batman sharing the screen with this version of the Clown Prince of Crime makes for a fantastic moment in the Snyder Cut. Unfortunately, there's one line - which was improvised by Leto on set - we're really confused by, and not exactly fully on board with.

The Joker offers Batman a reach around...or hints that he's already given him one? 

Of all the things these two could have said to each other, we really do wish Snyder had come up with something a little better than this for their meeting in the Knightmare timeline.
 

2. Amber Heard's "English" Accent

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Jeez, the less said about this the better.

We're going to have to talk about it, though, and can't say we're at all surprised this was dropped by James Wan for 2018's Aquaman. It's just terrible, and not even remotely authentic sounding.

Look, love or hate Heard (it seems everyone has taken a side in her legal battles with Johnny Depp), we can all agree she looks downright phenomenal in that costume as Mera. So, we're certainly not complaining about seeing more of her in Zack Snyder's Justice League, but dubbing her lines with an American accent might have been a wiser decision.

The director clearly had a different idea, and even several years later, Heard hadn't managed to master the accent in her otherwise fun Knightmare timeline scenes. 
 

1. Slow-Motion Hot Dog

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Snyder loves slow-motion, and you know what, we're not going to judge him for it! There are many times throughout this cut of Justice League that it looks really, really cool, and Barry Allen saving Iris West is a great sequence. 

However, there are some creative choices here which are perhaps a little too self-indulgent. 

We get a super intense close up of a sesame seed in that truck before being treated to countless hot dogs flying through the air at a slowed down pace. Showing that time eventually stops because the Flash moves so quickly is a nice touch by the director, but did we need to see him surrounded by sausage? 

It's not an unforgiveable crime on Snyder's part, but one we'd love an explanation for...
 

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