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…
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…
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?
"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…
I grew up loving Superman. The comic books would get read until the words faded from the pages. The old Max Fleischer cartoons were burned into my memory and the George Reeves T.V. series was appointment television on Sunday mornings. All of this information is not to confirm what most people know -- I'm a hopeless nerd --it is to register my frustration over how dismally all Superman movies have failed. Man of Steel may be the worst of the bunch. Zach Snyder tries to bring us a dark and brooding Superman, which is miles away from who the character has always been.
I imagine someone thought, "Hey, Batman was campy in the 60's, and then he morphed into the…
Down-to-earth and relate-able to diverse ages, although there are some plot holes and the lack of side character development that leave more to be desired.
A grimdark trainwreck which falls apart with shitty writing, and awful visual style.
Considering this is supposed to be a superhero movie, Man of Steel contains some of the most dull, uninspired, and painfully lazy writing I've encountered in years.
You can really tell the creative team arrogantly believed they were making something that would rival The Dark Knight. This was gonna be the one. This was gonna be THE Superman movie that would project the franchise into the forefront of the modern superhero genre.
First off, every single character in this movie doesn't even speak proper English. They speak "exposition". Over the course of eight dreadful hours, the plot is shoved down our throats repeatedly as we are unnecessarily thrown back and forth between the childhood and adult life of Clark…
Very underrated, one of the best superhero movies ever.
I enjoyed this movie but i must say the Zack Snyder touch was present and sometimes a little overdone
Nunca fui fã do Super-Homem: trazendo o conceito personificado do American Way of Life, ele é um personagem extremamente poderoso que dificilmente consegue encontrar um adversário que lhe inspira perigo. Sendo assim, os filmes originais da década de 70 funcionavam justamente por suavizar o personagem e trazer Christopher Reeve e Gene Hackman em atuações magníficas (especialmente o saudoso primeiro). Aqui, o diretor Zack Snyder vai em direção contrária: propõe um filme pesado centrado num quase estudo de personagem sobre a dificuldade de ser alguém que não sabe seu lugar no mundo. O problema é justamente esse "quase". Dividido entre focar no dilema de Kal-El e criar cenas de ação grandiosas, o filme se perde por não conseguir nos fazer nos…
Richtig fette krachbum Action mit dickem Sound und Männer die sich in Strumpfhosen mit bescheuerten Friesuren durchs Weltall prügeln.
Sieht heute zwar nicht mehr so geil aus wie beim ersten mal gucken aber für mal so nebenbei geht das schon. Wirklich gut fand ich ihn aber nicht. Dafür hat er einfach zu viele schwächen. (Logik, Story und Charaktere/Charakterdesign usw.)
This is a very solid superhero movie. The fight scenes were fantastic, the action was fantastic, Superman had depth and was very humane, it had a decent villain, and the direction by Zack Snyder was solid. Henry Cavill did an excellent job as Kal-El, and was almost as good as Christopher Reeve. Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner were great fathers, and Diane Lane was great as Martha Kent. The pacing is almost perfect, though there was maybe too much action. Michael Shannon's Zod wasn't as good as Terence Stamp's Zod. I do wish Lois Lane and Clark Kent had some more chemistry, that she didn't know he was Superman the whole time. I think that will take away from the classic banter of the earlier films. Overall this is a very satisfying movie, though not one of the best superhero movies. It's definitely the best Superman movie since the second Christopher Reeve film.
- 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