FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
OT: Man Of Steel. Wow
Damn I had a free ticket and didn't go. Was it better than the latest batman movies?
It's not quite as good as the Batrilogy, but I'd say if you enjoyed them, you'll enjoy this. I feel like it would have been better if they had made it two movies instead of one. Some of the character development gets shortchanged. The ending is a bit grittier than I expected, I wouldn't take kids younger than 12 to it. Some of the fight scenes drag on because of the comic-bookish quality of superbeings not being able to get hurt. So that deflates some of the tension.
But my god, the visuals are awesome. Everything about Krypton has been updated, I think for the better. The cast is outstanding.
Some people comlain about the flashbacks, but if you're familiar with Nolan's work, you should be fine. It's entertaining. If you like Snyder's and Nolan's flicks, you'll like this movie.
I loved Batman Begins but Man Of Steel blew it away. MOS is right there with The Dark Knight and only because of Ledger as the Joker. The action was amazing but the down side is the killed the Lane story and a few details that Batman didn't.
Man of Steel. The other two lack the oomph that MoS has in spades.
Is "oomph" here used in the Michael Bay sense (i.e. forgoing character development, compelling dialogue, and a coherent narrative in favor of just indiscriminately blowing stuff up)? Because if so, you probably could've saved $20 by just staying home and microwaving a ball of tin foil.
I say that with a smile. I actually kind of agree about Bay, but IMO you cannot deny the action novie credentials of The Rock and the first Bad Boys. Well done action can be as compelling an experience as well done dialogue and other important elements.
This is the End was totes better.
...it was pretty funny. Superman was pretty solid...better than Star Trek...but way at isn't. :)
Crude humor is so passè. Nothing about that movie was particularly funny or creative.
do not want
Yeah...what these superhero movies need these days is more comedians. Orgazmo was just about the best superhero movie I've seen.
Not going to ruin it for any movie goers but the end was a tad meh...
Transformers 3, in that I couldn't focus during the destruction of Chicago or New York. Maybe I'll try without the 3d. What is the cape for? It's time to lose that. Superman must of learned some earthling MMA or they would still be smashing each other around.
I would give it a 5 out of 100 on rotten tomatoes. Story line and acting was horrendous.
Agree 100%... Then again who knows I fell asleep during it so maybe I missed the good parts.
While not Oscar quality it was more than adequate for this type of movie, You'll have to explain what is wrong with the story line because I thought it was okay.
We get it. You have a fantastic imagination.
I thought it was very average. Good action, but just bad acting (minus Costner and Crow) and awful dialogue. Could have been much better.
This is probably where I sit as well, the flashback sequences were great in fact I wish there were more of them and Snyder does "action" really well but the acting and the ending were just so so lacking with good actors/actresses nonetheless.
Frankly, the writing was as good as in any of the Dark Knight Trilogy or The Avengers.
Take out RDJr quips and what dialogue is there in The Avengers?
It lacked Avengers' sense of humor. I can't think of any really "light" moments where the audience has a chance to chuckle. It kind of took itself a tad too seriously.
Flying through a large amount of buildings does not a great action movie make.
I wanted to be excited to see this movie but every preview truthfully looked boring. I talked to a lot of people that said it was just a lot of CGI with poor acting/boring with a shitty ending. Next
except no one stood out like Ledger's Joker. That is really the only difference between the movies.
You keep saying this but provide no examples.
TDK was powerful not just because Ledger's Joker was so haunting, but because the idea of a terrorist just wanting to see the world burn was executed to perfection. It was interwoven with the Harvey Dent storyline so well - the politics, the turn of an idealist into a cynical murderer. The internal conflict of Bruce Wayne.
TDK was much more than The Joker.
Now, I'm not asking you to spoil Superman. Though I'm not a Superman guy and I'll never see this movie, but you keep talking like TDK was simply Heath Ledger when that is simply not the case and you aren't providing any reasons from MoS that suggest that it was a such a tour de force of storytelling.
I think TDK would have been serviceable without Ledger, but nothing more than a 7 out of 10. That character took a decent movie and injected it with whatever the hell it was that he injected it with. That is still one of the best acting jobs I've seen, and it's surprising to see that in a rubber suit movie. I still think the biggest flaw in TDK was Bale's comically gruff voice. It took away from a lot of scenes.
Of course, I'm about four decades older than the majority of the other members here so our taste is bound to be different. Just give me some movies with a Biel ass, Kidman legs and a McAdam's face and I'm as happy as hell.
are really creepy.
The movie was ok for summer popcorn action. My three sons thought it was great. I think the opening act was the best part.
Star Trek was better IMO.
Acting was fine. No better or worse than any superhero/comic book movie. Frankly, it was much better than most comic book movies over the last several years for one simple reason (to my taste, obviously): action.
I've grown kinda sick and tired of comic book movies that are two hours of people talking and fifteen minutes of the actual hero doing stuff. Take Iron Man 3, for example. Yes, Mr. Writer and Director, I understand that Robert Downey Jr. is funny and acerbic and witty and charming. But I'm really not interested in paying you $12 to watch him play word games with Gwyneth Paltrow and some annoying 10 year old kid. I paid you so I could watch a guy in a metal suit fly around and blow stuff up. And in that vein, Man of Steel delivers big time.
As for the complaints about the CGI, I guess I don't get it. Again, this is a movie about a guy with superpowers. He shoots frickin laser beams out of his eyes. I've read several reviews complaining that the fights were nothing but people throwing each other into buildings and cars. Uhh . . . yeah. Did you expect karate? Thumb wrestling? Maybe a little parkour? It's Superman vs. Zod. They fly and destroy stuff. The end. That's how it's supposed to be, in my mind.
Figured I'd give it a chance - horrible, horrible, horrible. How many intergalactic fights can one movie have? Just overkill and seems like it was made to appeal to the unsophisticated masses. Wish I had those couple hours back on my Fathers Day. Good news is that it will make money. SMH
It's like complaining about too much romance in a Danielle Steel novel.
If you don't like action than why see an action movie?
I give it a 6 out of 10
It lacked any of the fun of Iron Man and the story was very disjointed. If you're just looking for action you'll be happy but it didn't have a lot of substance.
The Dark Knight trilogy was far better.
The Dark Knight was outstanding, but The Dark Knight Rises was lacking the zest of the previous movie and the ending was stupid.
bring back the old points system for comments like this!
I think that it was used as a movie to set up a sequel. There was a lot of back story and character buildup and the action was crazy but the story was very generic allow for this. I didn't really want to see Zod as a villain either because while it solidifies that Superman views himself as a human it shows that Kryptonians can be killed pretty easily (basically a headlock to neck snap) and doesn't allow for a contrast of powers. It's just strength vs strength.
Yeah, when you notice all the trucks and stuff in the movie with "Lexcorp" written on it and a satellite with the Wayne Industries logo on it, I'd say it's safe to assume this is a setup for sequels.
and to setup the Justice League with Joseph Gordon Levitt as the new Batman.
...really? Dude is 5'9, 145 lbs soaking wet and looks like Ichiro Suzuki.
I know the Dark Knight Rises is a bit out of your league old man.
Isn't it more likely that Gordon-Levitt will be playing the role of Nightwing or, God forbid, Robin?
but I loved the trailers. I was afraid that I would run into a situation where I would be totally disappointed with great marketing and a marginal movie. Was that the case?
As you can see above, looks like a few people despised it. Me, I liked it a lot. But I didn't go in expecting it to be an amazing movie. Figured it would be your typical summer blockbuster/comic book type of movie and when I walked out I thought it was quite a bit better than most of those types of movies.
If you liked Avatar you'll like this. Not for me
The whole superhero shtick is basically indistinguisable from fantasy, while Avatar was placed within the realm of mainstream movie sci fi.
I'm referring to action (visuals) being more important than substance. This was obviously made to appeal to a simple minded, mass audience.