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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.
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?
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…
"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 biological mum is a MILF. Love her hairdo near the end of the prologue. Curly……. Diane Laine on the other hand has aged a little, still a sweetie though. Really love her performance in this, really bought that she's a caring mother who loves her son who's not even from her planet.
Man of Steel is a perfect blockbuster for me, and cemented Zack Snyder as one of my all-time favourite directors. His blockbusters are unlike anything I've seen, even if they don't appeal (Sucker Punch).
Fucking Michael Shannon man, is there any role that guy can't play? He's brilliant as General Zod. That last line in the prologue "I WILL FIND HIM" fucking hell you can just see…
"Superman Returns is better than Man of Steel? Do you snort coke everyday or just when you said that?"
- Harold Rosen
I feel sorry for my dad. How can you not? He's somehow still a DC fan in a time with this and Teen Titans Go.
Man of Steel is a film that restores Superman to its former greatness. Amazing graphics make this film a visual delight to watch, can even be described as beautiful. A good cast including Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Russel Crow, and a superb musical score, are definitely impressive. However, the film does lack a bit of structure and pacing which is a shame because i really enjoyed this film.
It's dumb all right but more fun to look at than I thought it'd be
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Originally saw this in the theater. Just watched my Bluray (steelbook) for the first time. Looks amazing and holds up on a second viewing.
Man of Steel seemed to get a lot of praise when it was released. Yet i stood apart from the opinion of my friends and internet fanatics and didn't really like the film at all. Now of course it seems as though the film is universally hated, and upon a rewatch, i actually would again disagree.
Now i'm not saying this film is amazing. It still falls short of being a really good superhero movie, but on a whole it wasn't that bad. Following the success of a darker toned Batman, Hollywood decided to go the same way with Superman. Unfortunately, people seemed to hate this. One of the most regular criticisms I hear about the film is how Superman…
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