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?
Are you effing stupid?
UGHHHHHHHH. Such an overbearing, dreary piece of overwritten shit. I can maybe count on one hand the number of films that frustrate me as much as this one. So much potential crushed into thousands upon thousands of "heroic" musings and oblivious, robotic filmmaking. Even the greatest aspects - opening images of Krypton, superman vs. Zod - feel lifeless, torn away from their inherent majesty and switched with dour compositions and a fucking horrible soundtrack that makes me want to shove leaf blowers into my ear canals.
"Oh, you like this wonderful wide shot of Krypton? Guess what's even better? SMASH ZOOMS!"
- I will bet most of my arteries that that exact sentence was said…
There really isn't any reason to be excited for BATMAN v SUPERMAN, is there?
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…
A total bummer of a movie with little to no redeeming qualities. Snyder tries as hard as it possibly can to make Superman edgy and cool and instead just makes the whole thing dark, dingy, and a total waste if time.
The movie opens with an interminable sequence on Krypton. The design team worked very hard to make it all look alien, but instead it just looked dumb and fake. A lot of nonsense about the birthing matrix and Krypton's history really complicated things. This is followed by Zod showing up out of nowhere and declaring war. A bunch of disjointed elements that made it hard to watch right off the bat. It didn't get better from there.
That wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
Man of Steel was very different in tone and execution than any Superman film yet, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing if it works. I felt it did here for the most part with the exception of a couple little things. I felt the action scene with Jor-El on Krypton was unnecessary, Jonathan Kent's death wasn't as impactful as the original film portrayed it, and the level of destruction was a little much after awhile. I understand that the creators were wanting to show what such super powered beings could really do of they existed and fought on our world, but they didn't have to keep showing it…
all i gathered from this is that i liked how clark's chest muscles do the Puff Puff Squish and lois lane is the Queen of Journalism
DC owns my life and these characters mean a lot to me, so of course I loved this film. Growing up with these cartoons on Boomerang, I had really high expectations for this movie. I like the different direction that Snyder took with this one. Cavill is exactly how I would picture Clark Kent, and this entire cast was phenomenal. I look forward to future films in the DCEU!
So I was really pumped for this movie. We haven't gotten a decent Superman movie since Superman II and I truly believed we were in for the Batman Begins of Superman. All the pieces were in play. We learned from the mistakes of Superman Returns, we were ready for new material to be covered, and we had a lot of the team members from The Dark Knight Trilogy to help. So when I first saw it, I damn near loved it. I knew it wasn't great, but I was just so happy to see Superman being brought in this direction. However, after re-watching and thinking about it more objectively, I've decided that my appreciation for the approach to this movie…
Still think Henry Cavill is perfect casting. Only thing I really disliked about this film is the over-the-top visual effects. Zack Snyder is to VFX what Michael Bay is to explosions.
God damn Superman as a meek, angst-ridden drifter. What the hell.
And all the Christian imagery, haha. Such an odd movie.
Surprise! Someone on the Internet has thoughts on MAN OF STEEL.
Is it about Superman being a god? No, he needs to keep his powers secret. No, he *will* be a god to them. He should keep his secrets though. Also Jesus. Idk. Visionary director Zack Snyder is more focused on constructing Superman as a metaphor for 9/11 wherein he and Lois Lane kiss on ground zero of the disaster, atop the ashes of buildings and dead people.
I tried. I really have. At least it's better than BVS.
Zack Snyder made the Man of Steel, Superman, very relatable. The best origin story for Superman in film. The action sequences are beautiful. A great beginning of a long journey for Superman. I believed I could fly! Henry Cavill is the new Superman.
there is... NO REASON for me to do this and yet
shoutout to jay's funhaus list for giving me this…
A trend that I tend to notice on on Letterboxd is whenever a movie is released on DVD/Blu-ray, the poster…