Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 72 hours you've probably noticed that the critics hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice....literally HATED it. The movies has earned a pathetic 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a bit harsh. Considering Iron Man 3 has a rating of 79%, I can't really say that the critics on that site really know what they are talking about.
Anyway, enough of the hate. Lets show Zack Snyder some love and celebrate his movies' best moments. Over the past ten years he has given us beyond epic movies from zombies to Spartans to super heroes.
*Caution: Minor spoilers for Batman v Superman and most of Zack Snyder's movies*
Here are Zack Snyder's top ten 10 most epic scenes:
10. Jor-El stealing the Codex in Man of Steel.
As if Russell Crowe playing Jor-El wasn't epic enough, the beginning of Man of Steel really knocked it out of the park. We get to see Jor-El in all of his glory kicking lots of Kyrptonian ass. Check it out below:
9. The beginning of Dawn of the Dead.
Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake is one of the few remake's that does justice to the original. It was epic, gory and terrifying. The beginning of the movie where the little girl attacks Ana and her husband is intense and just a precursor to the insanity that is about to ensue.
8. When King Leonidas screams "This is Sparta!" in 300.
C'mon, I know you got chills when Leonidas screams "This is Sparta!" and kicks the messenger into the the pit that seems to have no end.
7. Superman and General Zod's final fight scene in Man of Steel.
Whether you loved or hated Man of Steel you have to admit when Superman finally takes on General Zod it was pretty awesome. In fact, it was so awesome and epic that it created Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
6. The prison break scene in Watchmen.
Epic and beyond brutal, there is nothing better than watching Night Owl and Silk Spectre breaking Rorschach out of prison.
5. The final fight scene in 300.
We all knew it wasn't going to end well for the Spartans, however they put up an epic fight to the very end. Total bad asses.
4. Wonder Woman's entrance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
There is no denying that Wonder Woman pretty much store the show. We get to see her sneak around the entire movie secret agent style, but when she finally joins the fight the entire audience was cheering. Gal Gadot is an AMAZING Wonder Woman and totally kicked ass. I mean seriously, she laughed after being punched by Doomsday! Easily one of the best moments of the movie.
3. The birth of Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen.
Dr. Manhattan is such a complex character it was interesting to see how he would be portrayed on the big screen. Well, Zack Snyder hit the nail on the head! The scene where we see the birth of Dr. Manhattan literally gave me chills.
2. Dr. Manhattan vs. Rorschach in Watchmen.
This scene was just emotional all around. You knew what was going to happen, but you didn't want it to. Rorschach may have been crazy, but throughout the movie it was hard to not gain an emotional attachment to him.
1. Batman and Superman's battle in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Beyond. Epic. When we finally get to see the two titular heroes duke it out it does not disappoint. Absolutely, hands down, one of the most epic superhero battles.
What's your favorite scene from a Zack Snyder movie?