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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?
Are you effing stupid?
UGHHHHHHHH. Such an overbearing, dreary piece of overwritten shit. I can maybe count on one hand the number of films that frustrate me as much as this one. So much potential crushed into thousands upon thousands of "heroic" musings and oblivious, robotic filmmaking. Even the greatest aspects - opening images of Krypton, superman vs. Zod - feel lifeless, torn away from their inherent majesty and switched with dour compositions and a fucking horrible soundtrack that makes me want to shove leaf blowers into my ear canals.
"Oh, you like this wonderful wide shot of Krypton? Guess what's even better? SMASH ZOOMS!"
- I will bet most of my arteries that that exact sentence was said…
There really isn't any reason to be excited for BATMAN v SUPERMAN, is there?
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…
Review of Man of Tomorrow, a fan edit of both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut by JobWillins
Can a fan edit improve upon the original product? This is a question that I have often asked myself, and while I have seen a few fan edits, they have never managed to make me feel that they hugely improved upon the original product. However...
Today I watched Man of Tomorrow. This 154 minute-long fan edit combines both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut to deliver a new experience that was simply incredible.
Gone are the opening on Krypton, the fight in Smallville and pretty much all of…
There's a lot you can say about this movie, but I just have one thing to bring up. Who in their right mind thought Zod was the enemy to start with for the reboot? A human enemy in Lex Luthor had a reason for being the first. He lets us be introduced to Superman as a person, and establishes him as a protector of humanity. It also introduces us to his powers. Then you throw Zod at him. It also gives him incentive to not destroy a whole lot of things because human life means something to him. In the end, when Zod shows up, it makes it more powerful when we see him rise to the occasion fighting an enemy that can face him with brute force. Just terrible. Maybe the second one will be better. I can hope.
I'm sorry, this film is a full on masterpiece.
I LOVE this movie!
Zack Snyder responds to the criticism that people tend to have of Superman (that he is entirely unknowable) by doubling down on the distance between Kal-El and the viewer. While other popular superheroes might find that their strength is also their weakness (Wolverine, Hulk, Batman) or struggle to maintain a balance between human flaws and heroic expectations (Spiderman), Superman is a figure of great piety and selflessness who looks through issues in a way that is detached if not just devoid of human worry or anxiety. Comparing Superman to other heroes is to compare the Greek gods in all their flaws to the purity of a monotheistic figure such as Christ. Man of Steel's trailers depict a young Clark Kent…
I really like this movie. My son loves it so we watched it again.
I really enjoy the first act of this film, but repetitive action sequences and overloads of CGI - almost resembling a video game - stops this film from being better.
Good: The bleak flashbacks involving Kevin Costner.
All I need to say is that this film is a straight up masterpiece!!
After watching Batman v. Superman the other night, I felt it necessary to go back for another viewing of this semi-prequel.
Still love it.
One thing that this movie did right that no other version of Superman had was realize that it's really not a super hero movie; It's science fiction.
I don't understand why people don't like this movie? It made all the right choices.
- Things actually happened.
- No Lex Luther; Zod's a much better intro villain.
- Didn't give me 45 minutes of him growing up in Kansas all at one time.
- Did give me plenty of time on Krypton.
- Didn't bother with the Clark Kent disguise until the closing credits.
One thing that I noticed is that Superman gets a lot of shit for destroying the city, but the US government laid out quite a few explosives in Metropolis and in Kansas. Always blame the alien I guess.
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Movies that I like, despite their scores on Rotten Tomatoes being deemed "Rotten"
I go into every film with the intent to enjoy it, and usually I do. Even the bad ones offer…