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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…
I tried watching this a second time and I couldn't get through it. I think that sums it up for me. Possessing some admirable reboot ideas this is otherwise drab, joyless noise most of the time. A souless performance from Henry Cavill and total civic destruction. It completely ignores Superman's love for humans and his efforts to keep them safe. Superman Returns is a far better modern Superman film.
MOAR LIKE MEH OF STEEL AMIRITE
Ugh, this still frustrates me so much. I can't shake the feeling that all the pieces to make a great Superman movie are here; performances are pretty solid, Hans Zimmer's score is among his bombastic best, and there are individual moments (Clark's first flight, the relationship between Costner and young Clark, roughly the first quarter of the overlong climax) that are absolutely astonishing.
But my God Zack Snyder, moderation is certainly not your game. That trademark gratuitous style of film making works well with things like Watchmen or 300, but it just feels exhausting and sloppy here.
Also, penis ships? Really?
Classic example of Supe done wrong.
Yet again !
Una apuesta arriesgada con una puesta en escena algo decepcionante, con Personajes escasos de motivaciones reales y escenas innecesarias (como incoherentes) A pesar de esto, es una idea de superman en desarrollo que funciona, un film blockbuster con buenas ideas filosoficas detras y un filon de oportunidades algo desaprovechadas pero que, aun asi, no dejaran impavido al espectador. Dos horas y media de diversion que pasaran volando (nunca mejor dicho)
Mencion aparte y especial para las palizas que se da superman, Snyder es un genio en la direccion de lucha entre heroes, de lo mejor caracterizado en una pelicula del genero.
Better than I expected
Man of Steel simply focuses too much on explosions and blowing stuff up and too less on character development.
Amazing Superman film!!
This was a pretty rendition of Superman. I thought it was a little long but generally entertaining and pretty good.
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Rover
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…