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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…
I'm indifferent to superman. Not a fan of the editing.
i've seen so many movies/series about superman that the actors are all mixed up in my head. one star bc i love amy adams and one bc henry cavill is hot af
Unsure as to why everyone seems to hate this film. I'm not into comic books so I wasn't aware of Superman's back story, but even I could understand that this was a character study into a man who is conflicted between not harming anyone, and saving humanity. The destruction people say is so unnecessary is definitely not - we see Superman struggle with the destruction he causes but ultimately it is for the greater good.
Was wary of this one before starting it because of all the horrible reviews, but it is definitely a film worth watching even if it's for the Hans Zimmer score alone.
A remake, retelling of Superman's story. Well done, wish more DC films were like it.
Like so many blockbusters lately, Man of Steel feels hot and cold throughout. It gives you a jaw-dropping spectacle one moment, then devolves into a bombastic mess. It reaches quieter moments of emotion, then falls back into poor dialogue and overused clichés. On the bright side, some of the action is astounding. However, like most of the film, it's a mixed bag. I much preferred the one-on-one fighting segments of Superman beating the crap out of equally powerful opponents and flying around with glorious fluidity, compared to the larger scale explosions and alien technology. The special effects are great, especially when Supes takes flight. Very exhilarating. Overall, Man of Steel is a good film if you want to sit back and watch some powerful badasses duke it out - even if it doesn't last too long. An exciting superhero tale, it just feels like it's missing something...
By getting rid of the curl in his hairstyle, you take away all that Superman is-and that is why this movie failed.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The trailers for this movie were so incredible that I went in with super high expectations. Well I'm never doing that again, as this film wound up being completely different than what the trailers suggested it would be. First off, the story is an origin story for Superman, but it's a pretty poorly written one. The dialogue feels like it was forced into the movie, as if the writers had somewhere to be when writing this, so they just threw some generic, "You have to make a choice," cliches throughout the movie. Second off, when there wasn't bad writing, there was some pretty ridiculous (in a good AND bad way) fight scenes. Most of the movie is compromised of explosive…
Man of Steel got a ton of hype, but was a big letdown. The movie started like this: Superman's planet explodes, Superman saves people from a burning boat, Superman has traumatic experience as a kid and so on. You're taught in music class that silence is just as powerful as sound, but there was no silence for the viewer in this film.
That's not to say that there weren't positive moments in the film: watching Superman grow up was enjoyable, the bus scene was great, and there were scattered moments of hilarity (the diner scene).
But the endless need for action and the infinite final scene made Man of Steel too much to handle. You can tell that this film was made by the director of 300. How fitting that it should go so hard. But man I need a break.
It might've just been the 4K experience but this played significantly stronger this time around.
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