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Man of Steel
You will believe that a man can fly.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.
The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.
What else would this sum buy you? I checked a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.
Under the Skin $16M
Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
12 Years a Slave $20M
Dallas Buyers Club $5.5M
Worlds End $28M
Upstream Color $0.1M
The Place Beyond the Pines $15M
Inside Llewyn Davis $11M
Enemy best guess about $3M
Short Term 12 $1M
Fruitvale Station $1M
The Past $11M
Spring Breakers $5M
Before Midnight $3M
Only God Forgives $5M
The Hunt $3.5M
The Act of Killing $1M
I only saw the first $200,000,000 worth of Man of Steel, as I walked out at the two hour mark.
Despite his iconic status Superman has often struggled to adapt to life on the silver screen. Ignoring the comic book delights of the first two films, DC’s most enduring creation has failed to soar at the box office and even the Midas touch of Christopher Nolan’s guiding hand seems incapable of stopping the character’s turbulent cinematic journey. Following Bryan Singer’s lifeless and dull love letter to Donner’s original film, Warner Bros. have attempted to bring the Godly spectacle back to the franchise, and they have, at the expense of practically everything else.
Although this is very much an origin story it foregoes many of the elements people have come to associate with the character. Sure, it features the familiar moral…
There is a scene in Man of Steel that says it all.
In the middle of a showdown with the bad guys in downtown Metropolis with people everywhere, a flaming truck or some other huge thing is thrown towards Superman who is standing in front of a building. A building presumably filled with people.
Superman jumps out of the way.
He jumps out of the way.
The truck goes into the building destroying I don't how many floors killing I don't know how many people. I have to ask: why didn't Superman catch the truck and throw it over the buildings out of the city to land on some out of the way field to save some lives?
An explosion of imagination and visual ingenuity, Man of Steel manages to feel like the future of cinema and an instant classic all at once. It follows the bare bones of the source material, then injects a strong dose of modernity and eliminates the duality between Clark Kent the journalist and Superman. The early reviews for this film are polarized for all the wrong reasons. Something that's been slowly building over the last few years has finally come to a head with reviews of this film. When it comes to big, flashy summer blockbusters, critics have taken extremely negative stances on popular films for the sake of being "above" all the noise. This isn't a film that needs to be…
"but what if i have to tinkle?"
you will believe a man can sigh. hopelessly torn between regurgitating a myth & telling a story. inert, dull & terribly timid. the genome of a Nolan film & none of the grace. flashback structure fatally enervates the narrative. hardly any actual *scenes,* even fewer actual characters.
Cavill is great / wasted. Adams is given a petulant and banal Lois Lane. Shannon acquits himself, and yet enjoys not a single memorable moment (his henchwoman steals the show with her Metal Gear moves).
neat design elements, i'll give it that. the thought of a sequel has me locked in the fetal position. no more, zack snyder. no more zack snyder.
Man of Steel is devastating. No, not because it's a disappointing film - though always when one attempts a new take of one of popular culture’s beloved icons, especially when prior visions have been so successful and accepted by the public in such an easy tone, it's not hard for one to instantaneously pull out that card. Rather it's a heartbreaking, draining and powerful origin story of the most true kind; one not afraid to strip out fanfare to show a humane struggle of one man to achieve potential greatness.
Zack Snyder's take on Superman is not a superman movie; it's a man of steel movie - our lead is not a hero, rather one striving for it, but in…
Marked down a star mainly due to some cheesy dialogue that made some scenes feel somewhat clunky.
Geht es ausschließlich um Unterhaltung, kann man dem Film meines erachtens nicht viel vorwerfen - wobei die Szenen auf Krypton doch schon sehr lame waren. Mir gefällt jedenfalls die dunkle nolanesque Note und auch Henry Cavill hat mich überzeugt. Schade halt um Metropolis.
"What if we took the name Superman, but then made a completely different movie?"
"You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention."
"Okay, and now any action sequence will be 100% sloppy CGI!"
"Brilliant, just brilliant! Here's $500 million. Oh by the way we're not going with "Superman" anymore, it's too mainstream."
I watched the movie man of steel today. Had the movie for a while on Blu-Ray but didn't saw it.
I liked this superman movie a lot! Maybe not everyone liked this, but i liked it more than the old superman movies. The effects were amazing!!!! The storyline was also very good. And all the actors were very good!
Liked Henry cavill a lot as superman (kal-el/ Clark Kent). Michael Shannon was also amazing as General zod. I like him as an actor a lot! But Amy Adams (Lois lane), Diane lane (Martha Kent), Kevin Costner (Jonathan kent) were also amazing!!! And there are so many more big actors in this movie, and they are all really good!!!!
Zack Snyder did an amazing job with this movie!
We all agree this is the worst superhero film of all time, right? I'm sorry Zack Snyder, I love you for Watchmen and 300 and Dawn of the Dead, but something went terrible wrong here. Let's just blame Amy Adams.
Every generation gets the Superman it deserves. This one gets a bearded lumbersexual Supe, who is somehow free of daddy issues despite having Russell Crowe for a father and Kevin Costner for a stepfather. And if you think the back alley fight scene in John Carpenter's They Live is a little short, this is the movie for you.
Awful, awful film, riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies… But I still can't help but like it. Just a little bit.
Grand, long, dull, Cavill is alright.
There are some wondrous scenes, a great Zimmer score, and some great actors in the movie, but the whole thing fails to come together. While I found some sequences absolutely thrilling (Superman's first flight was a favourite of mine), the actors overall never really gelled for me and performances remained fairly stilted. I was dissapointed by the lack of chemistry between many of the actors. The story felt widely unfocused. Nevertheless, the film was so much more cinematic than most comic book movies, and did have a strong attention to visual style (if too grim and desaturated for my tastes), and I personally found it a much more enjoyable experience than most films of its type.
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