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LeafOfFaith

Well-known member
What I don't get is how did they have a whole second movie's worth of footage in the can. Like what, they decided to shoot two movies for the same money in case the first one was trash?
 

zeke

Well-known member
What I don't get is how did they have a whole second movie's worth of footage in the can. Like what, they decided to shoot two movies for the same money in case the first one was trash?

I think it's about half an hour of new footage but not sure.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
I think it's about half an hour of new footage but not sure.

Snyder cut is almost 4 hours, Whedon's theatrical cut was just over 2 hours.

Snyder only reshot something like 10-15 minute of purely new footage for this cut after he took the project on, but there's a fuckton of material that didn't make Whedon's hatchet job and 11th hour reimagining, that we'll see in the Snyder cut. A lot of character building and backstory, a bunch of additional characters.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
What I don't get is how did they have a whole second movie's worth of footage in the can. Like what, they decided to shoot two movies for the same money in case the first one was trash?

Snyder always wanted this to be 3+ hours and finished that much footage. It got hacked to shit when Joss Whedon was brought on to lighten it up after Snyder stepped down (his daughter died)
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
No movie should be three hours long.

I highly doubt this one will be good.

A movie should only be 3+ hours long if the story warrants it and it can be paced well. LOTR with all 3 installments being 3+ hours long is just fine, way better than if they had cut it into 4 movies instead. Avengers Endgame was 3 hours and could have easily been 10-20 minutes longer. Godfather 2 is maybe the greatest mob movie ever and is well over 3 hours.

3+ hours is ambitious but doable.

As for this attempt at going over 3 hours, I think this is a plot that was rich enough and had enough available fan service and action to get it done decently.
 

UWHabs

Well-known member
A movie should only be 3+ hours long if the story warrants it and it can be paced well. LOTR with all 3 installments being 3+ hours long is just fine, way better than if they had cut it into 4 movies instead. Avengers Endgame was 3 hours and could have easily been 10-20 minutes longer. Godfather 2 is maybe the greatest mob movie ever and is well over 3 hours.

3+ hours is ambitious but doable.

As for this attempt at going over 3 hours, I think this is a plot that was rich enough and had enough available fan service and action to get it done decently.

Yeah, for these sort of epic mash-ups of movies, 3+ is no problem. If every superhero movie went 3+, then yeah, that'd be a problem. But they're basically more like epic miniseries than a regular movie, so give me as much as you can.

That being said, 4+ hours is kind of crazy if it actually comes out at that. At that point, especially if it's not getting a theatrical release, almost feel it should be split into like a 4-5 episode miniseries.
 

oscarheyman

Active member
What I don't get is how did they have a whole second movie's worth of footage in the can. Like what, they decided to shoot two movies for the same money in case the first one was trash?
As an aside, The Salkind's were notorious for this in the 1971 Three Musketeers movie. They cut the movie into two movies where they basically 'pocketed' most of the money for the 2nd film (as the actors & crew wouldn't be 'paid' essentially for the "2nd film"). This outright thievery led to the "Salkind clause".



I *could* be wrong, but I think the Salkind's did something similar for the Superman movie (re: Christopher Reeve) later.
 

wolverine88

Active member
Snyder cut is almost 4 hours, Whedon's theatrical cut was just over 2 hours.

Snyder only reshot something like 10-15 minute of purely new footage for this cut after he took the project on, but there's a fuckton of material that didn't make Whedon's hatchet job and 11th hour reimagining, that we'll see in the Snyder cut. A lot of character building and backstory, a bunch of additional characters.

I’ll be checking it out just to see darkseid
 

Hoss

Well-known member
I know habsy's been on this, but Yellowstone is really good.

It has very much a sons of anarchy vibe....some good looking guys and ladies, a veteran actor to play the main, and a constant flip flopping of who's the bad guys.

It's,good
 
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