Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Godzilla vs Kong have nothing in common other than the fact that they are both Warner Bros. movies getting an HBO Max streaming debut. That hasn’t stopped a faction of angry Zack Snyder fans from attacking director Adam Wingard’s giant monster movie by bombing it on IMDB. The fanbase in question opposes being called toxic, but it’s these kinds of actions that get them labeled as such.
Godzilla Vs. Kong hits HBO Max streaming this Wednesday, March 31, while releasing it in theaters at the same time. Most critics have given it a pass, with the Kaiju Battle Royale earning a new 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An audience score isn’t available yet, but that hasn’t stopped SnyderVerse fans from pelting the film with one star on IMDB.
The Zack Snyder fans in question make it clear that they haven’t even seen it yet Godzilla Vs. Kong yet. But there are negative reviews in response to Warner Bros. Now that these fans have gotten their way with the HBO Max release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is restoring his 4-hour cutscene, they want Warner Bros. #RestoreTheSnyderVerse used, with demands that director Zack Snyder direct Justice League 2 and Justice League 3, rounding out the trilogy, and five movie arc Snyder had always planned, including his earlier DC movies Man of Steel and Batman V Superman
Warner Bros. has made it clear that they have no interest in moving the SnyderVerse beyond Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueAnd Snyder himself has repeatedly said that the Snyder Cut is his swan song, unless something out of the ordinary happens and he is asked to return.
Godzilla Vs. Kong had a great IMAX debut at the box office and the film is doing great abroad, especially in China. So some of the more toxic SnyderVerse fans boycotted the movie in retaliation for what they believe is Zack Snyder’s mistreatment and his ultimate vision for the DC Comics universe on the big screen.
These SnyderCut fans are unlikely to see Warner Bros. convince Zack Snyder to be restored simply because they give other major Warner Bros. blockbusters a negative one-star rating. And the effort seems pointless. While the negative reviews are starting to pile up on IMBb, Adam Wingard’s MonsterVerse sequel currently stands at 7.5 / 10 and averages 45% for 10/10 ratings. Not everyone plays.
Review bombings have become more common in recent years. Although it does not indicate that any box office revenue was lost from these efforts. The # RestoreTheSnyderVerse campaign has gotten more prominent and vocal since The Snyder Cut’s debut on HBO Max a few weeks ago. Many write off the movement. But in the end we got the Snyder Cut. So anything is possible, no matter how improbable.
Topics: Godzilla Vs King Kong, Justice League, Snyder Cut, HBO Max, Streaming