Wow! How many directors can the fans bash and hate? I’ve read reviews on movies like Star Trek, Transformers, even Star Wars, and now Dawn of Justice. All I can say is: wow, people really hate the directors. Let’s not forget people, it’s not just the director who’s to blame for the trash delivered on screen. There is a host of people behind them- like writers, producers, and the financial backers.
When it comes to the scripts, as a writer I ask “what were they thinking?” Sure, the director is the leader but the writers have leeway, they’re the ones that come up with the story, the lines, etc. The director is the one who makes things happened based on his or her perspective of what the writers create. Some directors will get involved in the script writing but not always. Usually, the director will change what the writer creates if it doesn’t fit his or her vision. So yeah, in that, back to blaming the director…
Then there’s the producers and backers. The producers make certain things run smoothly. The financial backers- i.e. the studios (with TV it’s the networks) tend to be the boss of the director. He or she has to deliver to them and they put the final stamp of approval.
So, in this blame game- let’s not forget the writers, producers, and backers.
To all of whom were behind the movie Dead Pool- I must ask. What were you thinking?