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Zack Snyder Vs. Michael Bay: A Blockbuster Showdown (In Slow-Mo)

It's Batman v Superman v Transformers as we pit two titans of action cinema against each other in a battle with more slow-motion explosions than... well, a Snyder or Bay movie.

by | May 19, 2021 | Comments

Love spectacle? Love ‘splosions? Love slow-mo? Then you probably love the output of directors Zack Snyder and Michael Bay. But which blockbuster director’s output is the most lovable? That’s what we’re asking in our fieriest episode of Vs. ever. Host Mark Ellis pits the two directors against each across five rounds: Box office performance; Tomatometer and Audience Scores; Iconic Character; Memorable Moments; and a special wildcard category. Will it be the man who gave us jacked-up Spartans, hyped-up zombies, and a very torqued-up Bruce Wayne? Or will the maestro behind Transformers, Bad Boys, and Armageddon get the W? Watch to find out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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