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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.
In the ever expanding universe of comic-book superheroes, Superman is quite possibly the greatest of them all. However, filmmakers have tried & failed time after time in bringing his larger-than-life persona to the silver screen in a convincing manner. And ever since Batman Begins showed the world how to do a superhero film right, almost every single one of them has only gone back to the drawing boards for a new beginning & a fresh take on Superman was only waiting in the queue.
Having no relation whatsoever with any of the previous Superman films, Man of Steel tells the story of Clark Kent who while growing up learns about his extra-terrestrial heritage & journeys to discover his true identity as well as…
I don't understand ..
This movie is so fucking bad.
Man of Steel fails to properly portray a hero who values his citizens lives like nothing else, all while boasting a cast that's irreversibly wasted. The tone is horribly misguided, and though Hans Zimmer's score is incredible, even that manages to be undercut by a plodding and dull runtime.
It's a wildly inaccurate misfire, sadly.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
How did Clark manage to get hired as a Reporter at the Daily Planet when he doesn't have any experience, let alone a degree in journalism?
I wouldn't mind how dark and brooding it is, and I wouldn't mind how utterly stupid it is, if it picked brooding or stupid. You can't be both.
Man of Steel is intrusive, disrespectful, flawed, melodramatic, loud, needlessly destructive, poorly choreographed, awkward, inadequately paced and really kind of empty.
It's also the best live action Superman entry ever released.
Snyder, Goyer and Nolan got together and they completely overhauled the whole thing. Though they have intermittent moments of faith to the source material (comics) it is clear they wanted to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the original series (Superman I,II, III, IV: The Quest for Peace, Returns and Supergirl).
Gone are the crystals of yore, replaced with what doesn't look that unlike graphite. A change that initially aggravated me, but began to grow on me very damn quickly, especially after I saw just how…
This should've had gotten 3/3,5 stars but he's so hot I couldn't help myself.
After the success of his Dark Knight trilogy (and the utter failure of Green Lantern), Christopher Nolan (and eventually Zack Snyder) were brought in to shepherd the DC heroes into a shared universe similar to that of the MCU. As previously stated, DC had only had marginal success in bringing their comic properties to the big screen, with only Batman and Superman having any kind of sustained success, and in the latter's case only fleeting success at that.
Man of Steel was an attempt to bring the titular character into a more modern aesthetic, with a sharp detour into the visual style of Nolan's Dark Knight films (though with a slightly brighter color pallette). The look isn't wholly bad, it's…
Possibly the best way Superman could have been handled in this day and age-transfer to film. The Boyscout routine would have probably come off laughable, after watching the original two superman films before this. Crowe plays a great Jor-El. Very cool to see Shannon try a massive blockbuster role. Very interested to see what happens with the films to follow this one.
entertaining, but bad plot and acting
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…