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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…
"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…
Good thing I don't have his powers. Otherwise I'll be forcing my crush to love me.
And yeah, he is overdressed.
Just really poor. Soooo much spectacle it was just exhausting. Pretty much all fight sequences felt messy to me. The ridiculously enormous tornado was mind boggling. Lois Lane 'romance' felt so unearned. Why did I care at all about other Daily Planet reporters being in danger? No characters struck any emotional chord with me.
I did like that Zod had an interesting motivation. His second-in-command lady was a cool villian. Liked her fight sequence when she was running between soldiers taking them out at super speed.
The cast is great but
numerous problems with the
drag the film down.
Increasing my rating by .5 stars because I'm kind of gay for Henry Cavill.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I saw this in the theater, but so desperately want to like it I gave it another shot on cable. Now I regret that I did.
There were a few things that improved on a second viewing; I like the scene where a young Clark is terrified by his powers quite a bit, and the death of Zod bothered me less than it did on the first go-round. But this is still a dumb, misguided piece of filmmaking that frustrated me as a fan of both Superman and movies in general.
A few things that stood out this time:
1) While the death of Zod was less troublesome on second viewing, I thought the death of Pa Kent seemed even…
"Where did you train..on a FARM?!?"
No creo que Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer y Zack Snyder colaborasen en esta película. Más bien creo que fue un duelo de egos, que se pisaron unos a otros y que hasta el mismísimo estreno ninguno tenía claro cómo iba a salir aquello. Es que si no no me explico este desastre creativo.
Man of Steel no tiene dirección ninguna. Es una serie de conceptos enlazados y metidos con embudo en una película que no sabe si quiere ser el espectáculo bombástico y derroche visual que suele ofrecer Snyder o la sobriedad trascendental del combo Nolan/Goyer. A veces gana uno y a veces otro, pero lo que está claro es que el que pierde es el espectador, porque el…
The beginning of this Reboot of the Reboot of Superman is excellent. But then Snyder gets carried away with blowing things up.
It turns into a really quite boring and repetitive beat em up.
Lets wait and see what the next has to bring
I'd not seen this in ages, and I'm pleased to say that it's still a corker. Full of action and wonderment and with a scenery chewing performance from the ever wonderful Michael Shannon.
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