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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…
Y'know I was so happy to find myself a Zack Snyder film I could finally like since Dawn of the Dead. I was so eager for it to happen. And I'm sure he meant the best for this film (as a matter of fact, I swear he meant the best for Watchmen too, but... ugh, still...).
So I started off liking Man of Steel the first three times I saw it. All of them I walked out with a smile on my face, though probably spurred by influence - once by myself on a sleep deprived night, once with friends who obviously were hyped up about it, and once on a flight home where there wasn't much else to watch…
2nd time watching this film most of my issues remain the same, but I enjoyed it a bit more.
The more I watch this movie, the more I like it. I know I'm in the minority on that. I don't really care. I think it's great. First, it's the best looking Supes flick we've ever seen. Snyder knows how to tell a visual story. And as film is a visual medium that works out pretty well. Secondly, it's the first movie in the franchise's history to truly have stakes on a global scale. Finally, the action and destruction match those stakes. This is what would happen if two such forces actually engaged in hand-to-hand combat. I can appreciate that commitment to presenting such circumstances in as "realistic" a way as possible. So as to prove I'm not a total…
Let me make one thing clear: this is NOT a Superman movie. This is the vision of two totally different people colliding into one train wreck. Christopher Nolan may not have been behind the camera (he wrote the story with David S. Goyer), but his faded colors and dark atmosphere overflows in this movie. While Nolan tried to add some gravity to Superman, director Zack Snyder just wanted to make the Superman movie that eight-year-olds made with their action figures. It's Superman crashing into bad guys and knocking down buildings. It's big dumb action, and while it's cool to see Superman beating the holy hell out of people, it's story and logic nearly kills it. I like it, but I don't know if I'd call it a good movie. I will say this: Henry Cavill is the most Superman-looking Superman I've ever seen (sorry Christopher Reeve)
When I revisited Man of Steel I started wondering why people don't seem to like it much. There's lots of action, it looks beautiful. Around the time Costner delivers the 15th "What kind of man do you want to be?" sermon it becomes pretty apparent. The script comes off as preachy and full of itself, driving the man/god angle down your throat.
Still, Michael Shannon is great, the Krypton stuff is fantastic, and a whole bunch of shit gets smashed. I can't find it in myself to dislike it.
Man of Steel definitely has a lot of a lot flaws but I found it quite enjoyable. Yeah it kinda destroys the image of Superman but it's a different Superman. We still have the old Superman if you hate this film. The film delivered what it was suppose to. For me it delivers. So that's why I really like Man of Steel.
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