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Fake accounts fueled the ‘Snyder Cut’ online army

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  1. cloud_loud
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    The article has a lot more depth than what the title suggests. The first thing is that the author insinuates that Snyder himself was behind at least some of the bots going back as far as 2016 when...

    The article has a lot more depth than what the title suggests. The first thing is that the author insinuates that Snyder himself was behind at least some of the bots going back as far as 2016 when Batman v Superman was savaged by critics.

    Other things:

    1. Snyder had someone steal the harddrives in which the rest of his Justice League footage was being saved. The studio were like "hey that's our property" but then Snyder kept it anyway.

    2. Snyder had kept cutting down Justice League because the studio kept saying it was too long. His shortest cut was about two hours and eighteen minutes but was deemed a nonsensical disaster.

    3. Joss Whedon gave Snyder notes, Snyder disregarded them.

    4. Whedon had been working on his own version of Justice League as Snyder was still working on his.

    5. Plans to replace both Affleck and Cavill started as soon as Justice League hit theaters.

    6. Ray Fisher started targeting everybody (some warranted some unwarranted like when he accused Walter Hamada of being an enabler for abuse despite Hamada not being at DC at the time).

    7. WarnerBros were trying hard to remove negative imdb reviews of Godzilla vs Kong and The Suicide Squad (that were coming from Snyder fanatics).

    8. Godzilla vs Kong and The Suicide Squad outperformed Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBOMAX easily.

    9. Snyder filmed additional footage in his backyard without telling WB and then asked for more money to cover the cost.

    10. Insiders complained that Snyder got 60 million to make his version of a movie that already bombed as the company faced lay offs.

    The Snyder Cut seems to have been a huge waste of money and I doubt the current head of WB would ever do something like this again.

    15 votes
  2. Rez
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    I enjoyed the Snyder Cut and am glad it exists. I overall enjoyed his movies. The financial consequences for WB aren’t really any of my concern - movies bomb all the time. But this is also a good...

    I enjoyed the Snyder Cut and am glad it exists. I overall enjoyed his movies. The financial consequences for WB aren’t really any of my concern - movies bomb all the time. But this is also a good reminder for everyone of how fake and unrepresentative of people social media is: many things that are popular on Twitter have absolutely no connection to how ordinary people think and feel in real life, from left or right wing politics, to fandoms and more.

    7 votes
  3. JXM
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    It’s amazing what a very small but loud and vocal group can accomplish by manipulating social media. And we still haven’t found a good way to get past all the noise to see if it’s “authentic”...

    It’s amazing what a very small but loud and vocal group can accomplish by manipulating social media.

    And we still haven’t found a good way to get past all the noise to see if it’s “authentic” groundswell or just a bullshit PR campaign.

    4 votes