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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…
Gets a full extra star just for Michael Shannon delivering HERESY! and I WILL FIND HIM 600 times in a row.
They had so much potential. A new Superman with cool tights and cape. With modern computer effects. This should have been the best super hero film of the century. But they failed. It was so slow. Why was Kevin Costner in it? There was some cool effects. But a terrible plot!
The Trailer deserves 5 stars
Got this movie from the library when I was laid up after knee surgery. It allowed me to walk again. So much smashing.
"Man of Steel" is the fourth or so Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan.
This film is hopefully the first in a hopeful new Superman series, which would hopefully coincide with the supposed DC Cinematic Universe, which would hopefully coexist with the Dark Knight trilogy universe, which would hopefully eventually lead up to a possible Justice League movie in the next decade or two. It is another origin story following Kal-El / Clark Kent's rise to becoming the Man of Steel, showing his upbringing in the form of flashbacks.
This film is pretty long, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Never did I find it dragging or becoming boring,…
I'm a fan of Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements, the second of which is "don't take anything personally." The shorthand version of the reasoning behind that is that in almost every single case, the negative things the people say to you have nothing to do with you, and are just reflections of all the poisonous doubt and self-loathing that churn inside them, finding expression. That being the case we might look at Jonathan Kent's crazy anti-human jihad in this movie, which he inculcates into his adopted son with such fervour that his son literally lets Jonathan die rather than dare trust the human race for even a moment, is based not on a rational assessment of mankind's likely reaction…
η σκέψη μου σε αυτόν που σκούπισε τη σκόνη από το σετ.
Zack Snyder doesn't get Superman. He's a pacifist. He only uses his super-strength to rescue people not to fight, unless a last resort. Jor El (Superman's dad) is the more interesting protagonist here, so much so that he re-enters the action as a hologram.
My opinion of Man of Steel over time kind of illustrates how much I have grown as a film fan in the past three years. Where initially the film's noise and hyperbole thrilled me, now I can look past the still enjoyable action set pieces and kind of look more at the writing and story telling. Man of Steel does have some problems but at its core it really is a film that makes a sincere and convincing attempt to retell the origins of the most famous superhero in history, adapted to a modern context, and should make for a suitable foundation for the eventual Justice League film.
To me, the widespread aggressive hatred for the film is utterly bewildering.…
I loved it but only because of Clark Kent himself. It wasn't the best film overall but still had it's moment.
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…