I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
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…
So, I saw this the day it came out because I am Superman's number one fan and I LOVED it. I mean I really loved it. I have seen that movie at least 15 times since it came out.
I know there was so much criticism towards this film and I understand that it was not perfect, but this is my favorite Superman movie to date and I have seen them all.
Henry Cavill is the perfect Superman that I could ever ask for.
I cannot wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice !!
let me die in henry cavill's arms
not a parody, just a cheap superhero movie that ceaselessly reminds you it knows how lazy & stupid it is.
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being around the corner soon, I figured I might as well talk about Man of Steel. Anyways, after the lackluster Superman Returns underperforming at the box office and the success of The Dark Knight Trilogy, it was time for DC/Warner Bros. to go back to the drawing board and reboot the franchise. Having brought on Zack Snyder (the director of 300 and Watchmen) as director, Christopher Nolan (the director of The Dark Knight Trilogy) as a producer/writer, and David S. Goyer (the co-writer of The Dark Knight Trilogy) as screenwriter, so overall this movie was in good hands. The films borrows elements from previous Superman storylines, such as Superman: Earth One, John Byrne's…
Seems most didn't like that this was a darker Superman. I did. I liked the all the Krypton backstory stuff. I liked the setup for future Superman movies. I liked how they grounded Superman. How he bounded before flying, and how they created a darkness in his soul. I liked the use of Zod as the first villain. I like that there are characters and not caricatures. I didn't like it's jumpy moments. A couple of times I felt like I was missing something. I found it solid.
I have never been a big Superman fan, but this one was quite entertaining. Yes, there was some flaws, but it kept me interested throughout. It was not nearly as bad as I heard it was from reviewers online.
Last night I rewatched Man Of Steel. The first couple of times I saw this movie I really enjoyed it and liked it a lot but I never really loved it. But now I can honestly say that I love this movie and I can understand why so many others love it as well. It is now in my top ten superhero films. Is this movie perfect? No. Does this movie have flaws? Yes and I don't know about everyone else, but for me the good outweighs the flaws in this film.
I really liked the story and I think that it was an interesting and more realistic version of the Superman
mythos.The cast is absolutely perfect and there isn't…
My problem with this film is not it's portrayal of Superman.
The script is always on the verge of greatness yet is so dull and coupled with Zack Snyder's visual style that makes every frame look like an oil painting, this is an interesting product to say the least.
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.