Wonder Woman is bright, optimistic, energetic and empowering to females. Batman vs. Superman is dour, dark, sluggish, and empowering to no one but the masochists among us. How one could compare the two as anything but a study in contrast, I don’t know, but according to Snyder the stark contrasts were meant deliberately as an effective means of portraying young, independent women on the big screen. As Snyder himself said:

“She offers a unique opportunity to speak to what it is to be a strong, powerful, independent woman. It’s a glance that is necessary in the world, as well as the way that we represent heroes onscreen. Having that equal representation of male and female energy is really important to me. I love that there’s a purity to Wonder Woman. She doesn’t have the broken past, she’s not seeking revenge on people that wronged her. She can just be a hero.”

My take: Snyder may not be as dumb as he looks, according to the films he makes, and his description of Princess Diana, as compared to Batman and Superman, rings true. The real question, the one left unanswered, the one riddle Snyder won’t solve: why do you make shitty film after shitty film?