I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
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…
What do you call a film that dislikes it lead character so much that it refuses to call him by name for most of the film? What can you say about the character of Superman when so much death and destruction happens around him and he can not be bothered to save one soul? This Superman would not find the time of day to help a cat out of a tree and would sooner see a huge building crumble down to the ground than lift a finger to save anyone,
This is a dark, ugly turn for a character who I feel should be represented with some hope and enthusiasm. Superman is the definer of what is right and wrong.…
One of Zack Snyder's truly emotionally affecting films that loses steam as it drives on towards its conclusion.
Viewed at Bow Tie Cinemas in Trumbull.
Henry Cavill is a really good Superman, and I really like him with a beard. He does a good job. Amy Adams was a good Lois Lane too, liked that she had some oomph to her. I didn't realize Russell Crowe was in this, and I loved him (as usual).
However, the three acts of this film seemed like completely different stories... I liked the first and second acts, which were more origin story, full of promise and character development, but the third act just kind of threw that all away... Still, pretty good for a superhero movie. Maybe it would be better if I hadn't just binge watched the Dark Night trilogy two days before watching this.
At no point during this film did I care about any of these people or what happened to them. That's how sad this movie is.
P.S. Superman sucks at saving cities. Poor Metropolis.
What makes DC films great and Marvel films shit? I actually avoided this one thinking it would be what I've come to expect but I was enthralled by the story. After the age of maybe 10 who gives a shit about Superman except Jerry Seinfeld, so what they did for this one was focus on the action with some background for today's kids to learn about the character which given the 30 years since that last happened (other than the TV series) it was refreshing--possibly the one thing the studio was depending on for viewers my age.
I see some of these reviews bitching that the action wasn't worth 1/4 of a billion dollars, but they didn't really spend that…
This may be the most split down the middle fan base towards any movie I’ve seen in recent years. This is Zack Snyders “Man of Steel”
I’ll get this out of the way, I went in with waaaaaay too high of expectations for this. I thought I was going to be blown away, that this was going to be the Superman movie. So how was it?… It was alright. Nothing incredible but I don’t think it was horrible like some are making it out to be. I mean I bought the blu-ray edition so I must’ve liked it enough.
Our story is Kal-El is an infant on the dying planet of Krypton. He’s the first natural born baby in forever…
It's interesting to watch Man of Steel just after watching Superman and Superman II, because it attends to a lot of the issues I have with the originals, but then does a lot of the things I dislike about contemporary super hero movies.
Man of Steel doesn't cut many corners in showing what Cael (or Clark if you prefer) has to go through to ultimately become superman. This movie is much more about the journey to become a superhero. Mostly through flashback we see how difficult it was for young Clark to deal with his powers, and I was really drawn to these parts that examine what someone would go through. Clark is presented much more as a rogue in…
See my rating? I should never have to give that to a Superman movie but alas...
This one just went completely wrong. Why is it such a miserable movie? Okay i guess you can laugh at Zod's over the top acting but the film still looks and feels grey. It's hideous, and if i'm not having fun at a Superhero or comic book movie in general what is the point? Besides a few moments i rarely smiled at this movie, if at all. Maybe i'm bias but Superman to me is the 90's cartoon version of the character. Why can't i see that version on the big screen?
Besides all the climax is just exhausting and overlong. If the sequel is anything like this i'm skipping out completely Zack Snyder can go ahead and crank out depressing movie after depressing comic book movie at this point, see how long he keeps his audience. I'll stick to the fun superhero movies.
- 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…