Except that he brought the exact same stylistic approach to both 300 & Watchmen even though those 2 projects should have been totally different from each other. I'm terrified that this penchant for the ultraviolence will end up being the throughline for his directing career and will end up contaminating his Superman movie beyond repair. Not to say there isn't a time & a place for Snyder's style. I'd love to see him do an adaptation of Dark Knight Returns. But I have a sinking feeling that Snyder will end up being just as boneheadedly inappropriate a choice for Superman as Tim Burton was. Exactly my point. Watchmen is supposed to be a deconstructionist take on a bunch of pathetic has-beens. Snyder turned it into a glorification of sociopaths beating the shit out of people in super-slow-mo. It makes it all the more appropriate that Gibbons is credited on the movie and Moore is not, since Snyder painstakingly recreates all of Gibbons' comic frames but can't seem to wrap his head around any of Moore's intellectual content. He knows exactly what the comic book said but has no understanding of its meaning. I also have to question the intelligence & sanity of a man who can make a movie like Sucker Punch with teenage girls kicking ass in short skirted uniforms and yet insist that it's not an exploitation film.