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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…
I watched this movie on my way back home from Berlin in a bus. It was late night and I was tired as hell but I didn't fall asleep during this movie. Is it just me or are all DC movies dark and sad?
This movie was great and so was Russel Crowe at the beginning! But the only thing I did not believe was the way how Superman find out about his origin. I mean he was raised as normal kid with wierd powers, than his folks told him he came on earth in spaceship, than boo-ya people found abandoned spaceship in the ice and than Superman become hero....in my opinion there might be more about young superman discovering his powers and more about him (what was he feeling etc. ) .
But after all this movie is probably on in my top 5 from DC!
This 2013 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and is the first installment in the new DC cinematic universe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe.
As the planet Krypton faces destruction due to an unstable core, scientist Jor-El (Crowe) and his wife launch their newborn son, Kal-El (Cavill), towards Earth where he will thrive and grow strong. As the twisted Kryptonian General Zod (Shannon) kills Jor-El and attempts to take over the Council, he is arrested and exiled to the Phantom Zone, as Krypton is destroyed soon after.
As an adult, Kal, now named Clark after being found and raised by loving parents Jonathan and…
This film gets better every time I see it. The special effects are some of the best I've ever seen and Snyder's way of telling Superman's origin is excellent -- I really don't get what is it that people don't like about this film.
I thought it was going to be worst
Kinda hated this movie when it premiered. But now after a new watch, its much better but still have som big issues. To much bang and boom. AND NO CONSEQUENCES. Slick and nice suit and good acting. Really liked the first scene at Krypton.
I feel I'm a bigger fan of this than most. Yes, it does take itself far too seriously, but there's a lot of really good, really cool stuff in here.
Although much maligned on its release, this super-charged monster of a film has a lot in it that works. The opening 20 minutes alone are a real visual treat - in a way its a shame that Supes had to come to Earth. Yes, Cavill isn't especially charismatic, and the final showdown is far too smashy (Superman shouldn't be letting so many innocent lives be lost), but Synder certainly puts every trick he knows into play. Some of it works, some doesn't. So not a perfect film - far from it - but hopefully a good warm-up to the Main Event (Batman vs Superman).
Ugh. Humorless, drab, dull, and completely lacking the strong emotional core that superhero films should have. It's as though they thought that The Dark Knight films were good because of their tone, when really it was the other way around. Those films worked in that dark, gritty, crime context because it's what the narrative calls for. This script doesn't fit the tone at all, and it sucks. Also, disaster porn without any consequence and no sense that the hero is trying to save people? Huh?
It was pretty good. Some folks have complained that this was a "dark" Superman they couldn't accept. To me the modern world was dark, but Superman rose above that, staying noble, staying virtuous. In addition, he brought out the good in those who got to know him even a little bit: military men who trusted him and treated him as an ally - and then did more than they would have believed they could have done. He really does bring hope.
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