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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…
In the ever expanding universe of comic-book superheroes, Superman is quite possibly the greatest of them all. However, filmmakers have tried & failed time after time in bringing his larger-than-life persona to the silver screen in a convincing manner. And ever since Batman Begins showed the world how to do a superhero film right, almost every single one of them has only gone back to the drawing boards for a new beginning & a fresh take on Superman was only waiting in the queue.
Having no relation whatsoever with any of the previous Superman films, Man of Steel tells the story of Clark Kent who while growing up learns about his extra-terrestrial heritage & journeys to discover his true identity as well as…
"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.
Screw the haters. This is the best Superman film to date. Don't change a character enough, and people say it's stagnant. Change it too much and people say it's disrespectful. Can't win.
There is nothing more interesting to me than putting Superman into a lose-lose situation.
Not perfect, but so damn good. Loved it.
Overlong in parts. I could cut at least 40 mins from the film. However a decent, enjoyable film and Amy Adams is great as always.
Uggg... Looked great. I loved the vfx...and I LOVE Michael Shannon...but this was ghastly.
Aduio review www.trek.fm/the-602-club/15
Man of Steel is an acceptable remake marred only by overlong fight scenes, a lack a humor, and a lack of character development. The cinematography and effects are good and the acting is great (especially Cavill and Costner). Brings back interest in Superman, even if it lacks a bit of the comic chemistry I hoped for. I reckon Affleck will help bring that to the sequel.
Nolan And Goyer wrote Batman Begins and Zack Snyder directed Watchmen.
Essentially this film is perfect.
I thought the visuals was a bit extensive sometimes, but it wasn't too much. The script was pretty cheesy but it worked.
It was really spiritual.
Usually people associate that with religion but this wasn't a religious movie.
People can be spiritual about anything, toys, jewelry, kids, parents, homes, jobs.
I feel like I could watch this over and over and never get tired. It was like it gave you energy despite just being a film.
In a way it is the best film of all time.
I have experience with people losing motivation and all that is holy to them. I know how…
Fell asleep once he turned into Superman, again, but its great how well the first two thirds of this film holds up. It is delightfully weird and so well done, with great character beats.
How does the action in a Zack Snyder movie end up being the worst part?
I found it very hard to be excited about this film. Even with Zach Snyder and Chrispthoper Nolan being connected I still had little interest. Not have I only never been too bothered about Superman as a comic hero, but his screen time over the years hasn't exactly peaked extraordinary.
Performances were average at best and although Cavill may look the part he certainly doesn't act like it. And how dare you make Amy Adams boring, I mean come on man she is supposed to be great in everything. Russell Crowe's pop up performance that just spills plot details became tiring.
The effects were pretty cool if not over used and boarderlined Bay's Tranformers series when it came to visual…
Big-budget feature-film version of TV’s Smallville starring Amy Adams. I’m not much of a superhero, comic-book, or Superman fan, so the hardcore fanboy criticism are all over my head and to tell the truth, I probably wouldn’t have watched this if it weren’t for Adams.
Visually, this film is gorgeous - a meditation in cool blue tones to match Amy Adams’ eyes. Some of the best cinemascope-format panoramic composition I’ve seen, including Main-Street-Smallville showdown shots that would be at home in any classic western. The CGI and natural elements felt more balanced and integrated than I’ve seen elsewhere.
Henry Cavill felt like a beefier version of Tom Welling. Amy Adams owned her part as Lois Lane, I’ve been a fan…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…