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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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Did not make it to the end of this disappointing piece of drab. Watching a movie requires suspension of disbelief but that's kinda hard when the movie is actively working against you. A man does not run into a (ridiculously badly rendered) tornado, into certain death, in front of his family, to save a strangers dog. This does not happen. Superman also did not have a close bond with his father; this fact is continuously emphasized. He had a close bond with his mother. They should have killed the mother, which would have been real drama, forcing superman to bond with his father, which would have been real drama. Planets also do not keep the single, physical cause of their existence at the bottom of a virtually ordinary swimming pool. The bad guys are faceless goons who are never really introduced. Blegh.
the darker tone suites superman well
Man Of Steel is Zack Snyders attempt to make a Superman movie. Hes a very good visual director, but he cant handle balancing out a story with those visuals. Although in the first two thirds he does dohis best. I relly enjoyed the narrative flashback structure that tells Clark kents story. general zod is good, Michael shannon gives a great performance and gives a good reason for why he is the villain. However, the third act is when we get inro issues, most importantly the action. its sooo over the top, superman is trying to save people from zod, but yet throws him through five buildings in order too do so. Its very dark,, and clearly it looks like the…
While not a perfect movie, it's at the time of writing the best Superman around. And I write this with every ounce of respect to Christopher Reeve. While the script has some problems, this movie is a blast to watch. Not as impactful as Iron Man was for the MCU, it's a great starting point for the DCCU.
A solid 4 star film. I was never a fan of the original films so this can officially go down as the first Superman film that I like. The ending is a punch a second - love it.
Its fine, gets a bad wrap from a bunch of over analyzing butt hurt fanboy. but Zach Snyder is a shitty director.
A very dull and boring superman with a film that's drags on his origin story we have seen 3 times now
There is an almost endless list of reasons why I love Man of Steel. But primarily, this is the hopeful and inspiring Superman film I've always wanted. Snyder nailed it, Cavill nailed it, absolutely everyone involved fucking nailed it!
The first and, to date, the only masterpiece of the comic book genre.
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