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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.
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?
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…
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…
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Zack Snyder's charmless reboot drudges along without its having an elite cast making a spot of difference. To begin with, as Snyder should've, why does David S. Goyer cloud, convolute and dampen up an origins story that has held up for 75 years, and why would Christopher Nolan be so enamored of doing so that he would spearhead a whole new franchise? Muddled, uncoordinated flashbacks lead a displaced Jor-El to Metropolis in time for General Zod's arrival on earth to destroy it with…secretly hoarded genetic codes? No trademark costume change, no dumbfounding earthlings with his superpowers and no rapport with Jimmy or Lois Lane. Here, the Daily Planet is as gloomy and underwritten as the obits.
The last hour is…
Oh dear. I wish I had seen this BEFORE I bought it. Because then I wouldn't.
It seems that they looked at Nolan's Dark Knight series and thought that they could do the same with Superman. Unfortunately they are very different characters and the same treatment does not work. You can't give Superman angst, he is such a goody two shoes that it just doesn't rub off. DC made the same mistake with Superman as Marvel did with Captain America. Basically they are too nice. They are there to make our world safe, and instead they simply remove the excitement.
The attempt at flash backs fails completely. They are too disjointed, get in the way of the flow of the…
Take out every fight scene, and you've really got something. Everything with young Clark is superb. Cavill is fun to watch.
But. Thousands of people must have died from the destruction depicted on screen. Tens of thousands. Yuck.
This is a very interesting picture, you will either absolutely love it or think the opposite. A somber and very emotional film filled with some of the best superhero action you'll ever see on the screen.
Man of Steel was released in 2013 and was a huge hit at the box office. The reaction was very mixed though which baffles me. Man of Steel has gotten a lot of hate over the last year, and I honestly have no good idea why. This is an exhilarating, action-packed, emotional superhero film that is much more than meets the eye. I think people misunderstood many elements of this film, which is very disappointing. Henry Cavill is a great Superman, and he plays the human part very good also. Amy Adams and Michael Shannon are both pretty impressive for what they have to do, and Costner and Lane play good foster parents to Superman. The entire cast is solid…
I held out for over a year before watching Man of Steel, but I figured that I eventually had to watch this Superman movie just to know what happened. It turns out that I could have just read the Wikipedia entry and looked up "Henry Cavill" on Google Images, since not much of any consequence happened here. While it is true that I have never been a fan of Superman - I just don't see an interesting enough character conflict in an indestructible superbeing - I did try to not be cynical going into this movie and to give it a chance. It took about a minute for that to wear off, and by a half-hour into the film I…
One of the better recent super hero movies, I don't understand the hate.
The combined talents of Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder tried very hard to bring Superman back on his feet after a string of misguided installments, and after so many years where other have failed, the trio gets it right. Warts and all, "Man of Steel" is the film that Superman Returns should have been. It's exciting, fresh, action-packed and has plenty to offer.
Goyer, with a little help from Nolan, injects new life into an old enterprise by allowing us to see Clark Kent's humble beginnings from his point-of-view, even though his arrangements are all over the map. Hell, the first 30 minutes take place on Krypton for god's sake! Snyder, having learned much from his experiences…
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Rover