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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…
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…
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?
"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…
legitimately one of the worst films ever made
i don't really mind what people enjoy and what not, but if you like this movie at all, there is something seriously wrong with you
On the off chance that you haven’t had much exposure to him beyond the occasional feature film here and there, let me explain to you who Superman is, because this film sure as hell didn’t. In almost every version, Superman has two principle motivating forces in his narrative: protecting the people of Metropolis (and, on a larger scale, earth; but principally Metropolis), and his complicated relationship with Lois Lane. Cool? Apparently not, because Man of Steel couldn’t be bothered to get either of these things right.
Let’s look at a quick contrasting example. One of the most divisive plotlines in the Superman comics was when Doomsday killed Superman. Of course, Supes comes back to life and gets back to saving…
I had my hopes that Man of Steel wouldn't be as bad as everybody is saying. It isn't, it is worse. This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the worst films EVER made. It has nothing, it it pure boredom and stupidity. None of the characters develop at all, there is no such thing as character development - there's no such thing as chemistry between characters. There's no such thing as acting - there isn't also Bresson's ideal "modeling". Amy Adams who is usually good actress is no something awful, there's no role for her actually. Can you really call that a role? Henry Cavill is just a pretty face. Michael Shannon is so awful that his rotten expressions aren't…
For all its flaws, I love it
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's the most divisive film to come around in recent memory. Critics and audiences either called it "the greatest Superman ever" or "an abomination to the entire world of superheroes", though many seem to be on the hate side of it. Looking at it, was remaking Superman completely necessary? Let's see... well, Superman was the first big comic book character, the 1978 film with Christopher Reeve set the benchmark for future superhero films even to this day, and continues to be one of DC's best accomplishments in film. Yet, Superman had never been the same since that original masterpiece. Despite having a solid sequel, it's lousy direction in the films following set Superman on an embarrassing note, and when Bryan…
Man of Steel was very earnest but really just a little bit boring. I wanted to like Superman as played by local boy Henry Cavill, but he'd have had to be Superman himself to transform this into something exciting.
This latest version of the popular superhero is directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Of course, we all know that is based on the DC Comics character Superman, and this time we have the origin story. Superman this time is Henry Cavill and Amy Adams is his sweetheart Lois Lane, while we find Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman's real father. About acting a little bit later. First I'd like to start with the feeling about this movie: everything was done the best possible way and still something wasn't right. I like…
"Man of Steel" stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Russell Crowe. Released on June 14, 2013, the film explores the origins of Superman as he tries to adapt his life in Metropolis and must protect his people from General Zod's wrath.
The film is directed by Zack Snyder, who also directed 300 and Sucker Punch. I was highly interested in this movie since I first saw the trailer. I remembered watching the Superman animated series on television when I was little, so I was pretty excited to see a new Superman movie being made. Snyder is a very interesting director in my opinion because he offered some very impressive visuals to enhance the stories. Upon its release, half…
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