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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…
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…
Things I would do with this budget #441: give it to John Oliver to make his real puppies/fake paws supreme court coverage network a reality. Michael Shannon with a soul patch in Halo armor I can do without. Continues my grand personal tradition of virulently hating what Zack Snyder is going for intention-wise, figuratively disemboweling his execution thereof, and then being really conflicted because, like, Kevin Costner! I suppose you naturally gravitate towards your own pleasures when a director doesn't have you by the lapels - and lord, does this third act try with pounding, pounding bwaaaaaaahing disaster porn flying train explosions grey serious bizness epic!!!!
Greedo shot first is not the approach to take with Kal-El, you guys. The…
Looking at the reviews & ratings before I didn't have high hopes going into this and this managed to disappoint even more. The first hour and a half is a croc of SHIT. Luckily the last hour is redeemable.
You see the pod Superman is in and it's about to crash into Earth, then SUDDENLY it cuts to him as a grown man on a fishing boat. WTF. I thought I was about to see Superman grow up as a kid but no that comes later. Full of dull, lifeless, uninteresting characters, especially Kevin Costner's. It's also dead serious, takes itself way too seriously, which is baffling because there are a noticeable amount of absurd moments in the film. Like Clark…
A misguided depiction of one of pop culture's most beloved creations.
i cant not like a superhero i dont think but this was good doesn't not make any sense cam is a dunce.
The protruding chest hair was an eye-sore
This film contains inspired special effects and a purely brilliant story line that would give even the smallest fan a violent Nerdgasm. You may think i exaggerate on this but you sirs are wrong, for me this film is the best film this year and would probably beat the upcoming SFX thriller Pacific Rim with its graphics eventhough it doesn't depend on them. The final battle was amazing that incorperated truelly amazing graphics that warmed my heart upon my eyes seeing them. Several Easter eggs can be found in the film such as the Wayne industries satelite they tore out of the atmosphere and Lex corp during the comet scene.
Henry Cavill played Superman superbly, giving real emotion to the…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm not sure why I felt I should see this, I am suspicious against Zack Snyder and his hyperstylized movies. Sometimes it can work OK, as in his remake of Dawn Of The Dead, sometimes it's disappointing like his shallow adaptation of Watchmen and sometimes it's a mess like the xenophobic 300. Neither am I very invested in superman as a character, always found him one of the least interesting in the superhero gallery.
It's clear that Snyder would like to be the Nolan of Superman, but it's just as clear that he has no idea how to create an interesting drama. The backstory with a bitter Costner (one of the few good points) doesn't work at all, his final…
Alternate Title: Stop. Just…Stop.
I'm finding it incredibly hard not to quote verbatim the most famous section of Ebert's review of North in discussing Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. There's a joyless, derivative cynicism that poisons every aspect of Snyder's take on the Superman mythos, a needlessly dark, oppressively mindless attempt at updating a superhero whose charm has always been based in the very quaintness the film shits all over.
Snyder does his damndest to develop some sense of gravitas over the first half of Man of Steel, then bludgeons the audience into a numb stupor with a disaster porn third act straight out of a Roland Emmerich wet dream. It is blockbuster filmmaking at its worst, a movie that…
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