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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?
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 kinda liked it... to tell the truth , some parts are really cool. I'm a big fan of Zack Snyder. Watchmen is my favorite comic book film of all-time and Batman v Superman is a movie that I really enjoy, but I do not feel the same thing seeing Man of Steel. I really wanted to love this film, unfortunately it does not work for me.
Still one of my faves. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams can get it.
A terrible movie with one of the most self-defeating, self-contradictory screenplays I've ever seen brought to life.
But I listen to Hans Zimmer's propulsive score all the time!
Excluding some emotional character moments and the sequences regarding the fall of Krypton, this film has nothing to offer. "Man of Steel" is a pompous mess, a dull blockbuster that lacks thematic depth. The Superman origin story is visually ambitions and briefly mesmerizing, but the action sequences during the third act are dreadfully long and shockingly boring, The character motivations and stakes are barely apparent; Zod and Supes are fighting cause' mankind and stuff. The potential is definitely here, but it is only oacassionally reached. Adams and Cavill's chemistry feels forced. Certain dialogue is atrocious.
It seems hypocritical for me to be criticizing this story, as I am one of those that adore BvS. However, unlike Man of Steel, the…
A total mess of a movie. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is the start to the DCU and it's incredibly underwhelming.
The action is a mess, the characters are a mess, the plot is a mess.
Few things make sense and it's really dissapointing. Superman doesn't give a shit about people, General Zod wants to destroy his new home planet, Lois Lane seems to be pretty comfortable with killing people, Jonathan Kent sacrifices himself so his son can wait?
Nobody and nothing in this movie makes any sense, the henchmen and -women to the main villain are too satisfied with doing bad things, everything is forced to get the plot moving.
It's just so generic at the end that it's mostly forgettable and boring.
A morally conflicted, humourless, overly long, washed out superhero epic, no doubt about it. But for most of the runtime, I pretty much love it. I've read and agreed with much of the criticisms of the film, but every time I watch it, the spectacle overtakes the flaws, for at least the first hour and a half.
Let's break it down:
The opening 20 minutes of Krypton's demise is a frenetic action sequence that showcases tons of inventive sci-fi mythos without stopping to explain any of it. And looks fucking amazing. LOVE IT. CON: The council, knowing Krypton is going to implode soon, banishes Zod and his crew to the only place they can go to escape impending doom. Seems…
"You're as much a child of Earth now as you are of Krypton. You can embody the best of both worlds."
This is such a frustrating movie. It has quite a few excellent components, but the negatives heavily outweigh these positives. As a visual action film, this is an outstanding movie. It brings more dark and gritty visuals and storytelling to the DC comic world, much in the vein of the Dark Knight trilogy. And... that's all it brings.
Okay, maybe that is a little too critical and hyperbolic. The acting was fine and the score and sound editing were up to par with a film of this nature. Okay, now that's everything that Man of Steel brought us. As…
big, bright, loud, likely violent movies which thrill me and bring me joy. it's not a list for every action…