On March 1, 1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Zachary Edward Snyder was born. In my personal opinion, Zack is one of the greatest visual directors and storytellers of our time. He has brought us many stunning stories including “Man of Steel,” “Watchmen,” “300,” “Batman v Superman” and “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” to name a few.
I remember not being a big fan of Superman when I was a child but saw “Man of Steel” and instantly fell in love with the character. For me, the movie provided a deeper, more meaningful arch than we usually see for Superman. Then came “Batman vs Superman.” I remember loving the movie for its action and the more and more I saw, the more I understood.
I loved seeing where these characters come from. A darker Batman never before seen on the big screen, a Superman the world doesn’t trust no matter how hard he tries, a Wonder Woman who had lost her faith in humanity and Lex Luthor who despises God for the abuses he endured as a child.
And then there are his movies like “300,” a movie I would rewatch just for its gorgeous visuals. His adaptation of the superhero satire “Watchmen” also possesses some of Zack’s greatest directorial achievements.
With his true vision of “Justice League” right around the corner, I would just like to say thank you for giving us great characters that we can relate to or aspire to become. Thank you for being the reason for the gathering of a beautiful fanbase.
Happy birthday and thank you, Zack Snyder.