Zod first appeared in Adventure Comics in 1961.
Zod first appeared in Adventure Comics in 1961.
Simple minds, simple pleasures
The Michael Bay strategy: throw enough explosions and tits on screen and people won't notice you make generally shitty movies.
Hollywood movies are generally butterfaces with 750cc implants. You get so stuck watching the fun stuff you forget it's missing all of the important stuff.
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I thought the Batman films did a decent job of combining both drama, story, and action. Granted, there were flaws.
A suave billionaire falling in love with Maggie Gyllenhaal? Yeah I'll believe that after my girlfriends Kate Upton and Eva Longoria serve me grapes by hand.
But I didn't really notice much cleavage or overly sexualized women in M.o.S.
Well, that works for Ohio State fans.
my 6 year old loved it and I enjoyed it. But the ending pissed me off not because of Superman killing Zod but because of those f-ing people still waiting for their train. Two aliens with superpowers just destroyed the city and you still think the L-train is coming?
I've been into Superman longer than I've been into Michigan. I read the comics for far longer than a regular maturity grade should have made me stop. And I think either a lot of you guys are being too sarcastic, or we have very different ideas about movies, because I thought Man of Steel was one of the worst pieces of shit I've ever seen.
Yes, as a matter of fact, after Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight I DO expect Shakespeare, or at least at attempt at having the plot and characters not be recycled canned spam from every goddamn Transformers crap blockbuster ever. This movie is no more deep than a successories poster: vivid imagery overlaid with inanity that people who've never had a thought provoked are meant to think is thought-provoking.
I submit for example: Ursa (or whatever, if she had a name other than the one from the comics and II, I missed it) is going on a punching-everybody-to-death-except-the-one-military-guy-we-are-supposed-to-empathise-with and delivers this little bit of expose' to explain the bad guys' moral position:
"Evolution will always win!"
Other grave sins:
The Batman Trilogy, especially The Dark Knight, made me believe again that our civilization's greatest myths could be treated in our civilization's greatest art form with more than slam-bang-smooch-cheap laugh half-assed crap like Man of Steel that care more about reaching key demographics than how to tell a story.
And it's actually her from the comics that Ursa was based on.
And remember, this is a world that thinks a pair of glasses is an effective disguise.
And the screenplay was written by an Ann Arbor Huron HS alum!
Well that's disheartening. My twelve year old nephew can write a story entirely made up of throwing people and things into other things. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's exactly the story he WOULD write. Miss Congeniality was deeper than this film.
Well, it looks like your nephew and David Goyer have a talent that you, I and a majority of the people in this world surprisingly lack. I wish him luck in his budding screenwriting career and hope he doesn't forget his ol' Uncle Herm on his path to stardom.
But seriously, not everything in the cinematic world must have a deep meaning, most especially when the movie in question is based off of a comic book. Believe it or not, sometimes a well done "shoot 'em up" flick (short of a Michael Bay clusterfuck) that doesn't pretend to be a source of mental stimulation can be enjoyed just as is. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie because I came into it just wanting to be visually and aurally entertained, while also not expecting Shawshank Redemption.
By the way, I would suggest never admiting (or at least implying) that you've seen Miss Congeniality, as it immediately takes away every ounce of your credibility on the topic of film.
Plan on going tomorrow night. Should I see it in 3D or not? I have to admit the last 3D movie I saw in the theaters was Jaws 3
I don't think I'd try 3D on this. The action is so fast in this that I have to imagine it would play havoc with your eyes and it basically wouldn't add much.
That movie was horrible. The story was disjointed and made no sense and it was way too serious. Way to much Superman and not enough Clark Kent especially considering that Clark Kent is the only thing that makes the character relatable.
Hope it helps start a Justice League or Worlds Finest movie.
It wasn't anywhere near the greatest battle movie of all time. It wouldn't even rank.
It also wasn't a bad Superman film. It had some script problems, and a few questionable decisions, but had great casting and acting...and too much action? Everyone was complaining that the last one didn't have enough super action, I liken it to a Batman Begins, or even a Spider-man or X-Men 1, where it's a solid superhero flick, but set up for a kick-ass sequel now that the set-up is out of the way, and we can get more in-depth.
Or are you relying on a website full of haters? You remind me of "fantasy football" nerd that looks only at stats and think you know the game. It was the biggest June opening day of all time. Somebody thought it was good.
Because it is much more scientific to measure the relative quality of a movie based on the opening day gross than it is to use the aggregate value of reviews of the film. Since I'm sure everyone who went to see the movie on day 1 ONLY went specifically because they knew the film was awesome in advance, not because they loved Superman or happened to like the trailers for the film.
Not saying Man of Steel was a great movie (it sure as hell was entertaining to me atleast), but popular opinion doesn't make it fact, because at the end of the day, it's still just opinion. To use your avatar and username as an example, most people on this blog would probably say that Kid Cudi's music is terrible rubbish. I, and apparently you disagree with that majority opinion, and being in that minority doesn't make our own opinions on music in general irrelevant.
Superman is one of the hardest comic book characters to portray. You have to make a man who in invulnerable vulnerable. He is not relatable in the way someone like Batman is. They chose to focus on his worry in how the world would react to him. It was a different take, and I admire them doing it.
That being said, Zach Snyder knows nothing of subtlety. It is a profoundly humourless movie that takes itself incredibly serious. Also, I think it's amusing that people always complain about believability in a Superman movie. Suspension of disbelief is kind of par for the course when you are talking about an immortal alien who thinks glasses are a disguise.
I can't give this movie any higher than an 8.
Likes: The action sequences were good. I liked the narrative structure of mixing in the flashbacks as the film goes on, rather than telling the story in a linear fashion. The acting was serviceable, but I especially liked Michael Shannon as Zod. I am thankful that Snyder stayed away from his traditional super-slo-mo sequences that he couldn't stop doing in 300 at least.
Dislikes: The shaky-cam throughout the film gave me a massive headache. I was just glad I didn't see it in 3D. Too much CGI, but I'm not sure how else they were supposed to do the fights between characters that powerful. There were a handful of plot holes that annoyed the heck out of me.
Overall I enjoyed the film, but not as much as TDK or the Avengers. It was vastly superior to Superman Returns though.
As a plot twist, I wanted Russell Crowe to turn into Batman in the end.
I saw this movie this afternoon. I found myself looking at my watch and waiting for it to be over. It's a rental.