Zack Snyder criticises 'Force Awakens' death toll

'Man of Steel' director strikes back.

Published Thu, Mar 24 2016 11:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

With 'Batman v Superman' hitting screens across the world, Director Zack Snyder has addressed criticisms aimed at it's predecessor 'Man of Steel's overt destruction and ensuing death toll by taking a swipe at the record-breaking 'Star Wars' sequel 'The Force Awakens'.

Zack Snyder criticises 'Force Awakens' death toll |

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Snyder recounts a conversation he had with someone who claimed they couldn't think of a movie in recent memory with higher collateral damage, to which he responded "Really? What about ... 'Star Wars' - they destroy five planets with billions of people on them. That's gotta be one of the highest death toll movies in history, the new 'Star Wars' movie, if you just do the math."

He might be right, of course. The difference is that scene in question was shot in a sympathetic matter and only implied detail, compared to 'Man of Steel's destruction porn. We'll take an in-depth look at 'Superman v Batman in the coming days.


Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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