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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…
Superman's difficult to film. Both the character and his universe are very whitebread, built around what would go on to be cliches and easy targets for satire. Zack Snyder's response is to treat the tone with reverence and avoid the camp of the Donner films while not treating the history the same way. However, the first hour is a slog; Superman's origin is tweaked a bit but not enough to remove the tedious stuff surely everyone in the world knows. However, once it turns into a massive planet-wide brawl between Kar-El and Zod Snyder's strengths come to the fore and for once Supes is actually an impressive and dangerous superhero without having to get all edgy on us.
Flawed but a promising start to some direction for the mistreated hero.
What superhero movies should be.
An epic twist on the superman tale.
Have you ever dreaded a film so much that you saw it and immediately hated it but as time passed you slowly realized you let your aversion to it color your opinion and eventually you grew an appreciation for it? I have but I never really felt like the opposite effect of this phenomenon was possible.
And then I saw "Man of Steel."
I tried to convince myself so hard to like this film. But overtime, I grew to seethingly hate this movie. It's almost been a blight on my life because it was the first time I was truly disappointed and let down by something that sold itself so well to me. I think the dialogue is nothing but…
Tough as steel. Superman soars in a highly imaginative and fascinating new vision. Were it not for a minor pacing issue and overburdened, chaotic spectacle, it would indeed, accomplish wonders.
Sadly I had seen all of the hilarious moments in gif form long before I decided to sit through this. Still, it wasn't exactly terrible. More like it was boring; the ultimate sin for an action movie where guys fly around and punch each other.
I'm not going to lie and tell you that I sat there and watched this film as an independent, objective observer. I am a card carrying member of the anti-Snyder lobby. Now, that's not to say I don't want to give the movie a fair chance. Sure, I assume I'm going to hate it, but I still aim to find at least something redeeming about every movie I watch. But as soon as I popped it in, my Snyder radar started firing off at an alarming rate. So just to be clear: fuck this movie with a hot fork.
Now, I've tried to watch this movie probably a dozen times, but I've never stayed awake past Krypton. Now that I…
God awful bullshit that we all hate. Stay away from this crap at all costs. Pretend it's the Green Lantern. Cos' it's that bad.
Man of Steel is much more flawed than films like Pacific Rim or The Wolverine - films I've rated lower. It's issues are deeper and more depressing. Yet I rate Man of Steel higher than those other films because when it soars, it really soars. I really loved the Smallville stuff - the Jon Kent Field of Dreams homilies, the attempt to wedge the idealistic Superman fantasy into a more cynical, contemporary age. I quite enjoyed the Krypton stuff (Marlon Brando never rode a goddamn DRAGON!) but it went on too long - there should've been less Krypton and more stuff of Clark as a kid/teen/young adult - these bits worked really well, but the flashback structure was pretty clumsy,…
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…