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« Thread started on: Sep 25th, 2010, 10:53pm »

Potential Superman movie directors.

A Duncan Jones Superman film? YES~!
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 26th, 2010, 07:08am »

Bowie's son, right? The guy that did Moon?
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 6:29pm »

Yessir.

That's my favourite choice. Tony Scott would only be good for an insane R rated version.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 4th, 2010, 7:37pm »

Zack Snyder confirmed for Superman
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 07:04am »

First two trailers. Same footage, different voiceover (Kevin Costner as Johnathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jKWJZsjm5U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-toIu5JscE
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 15th, 2012, 10:25am »

Wow! The new trailer is amazing.

Some of the shots in it are just stunning

This is my fave

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 18th, 2012, 03:52am »

Zack Snyder is adept at framing, yet he's been somewhere between questionable to a miserable failure at producing a visual narrative beyond the level of a Duran Duran video. It's a contradiction, cinematically, stemming from his rather risible ability to create on-set tone through acting, or post-production pacing from editing.

The trailers have been promising, but that's to be expected from a glorified music video director.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 5th, 2013, 8:30pm »

I hope they explore the whole aspect that the man is basically a god who can enslave us all.... and instead he wears tights.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 08:04am »

on Apr 5th, 2013, 8:30pm, Clerk wrote:
I hope they explore the whole aspect that the man is basically a god who can enslave us all.... and instead he wears tights.


Don't forget the panties.

Superman is a repressed homosexual from Kansas? Now the red panties make sense: they're an ironic/iconic visual metaphor for closeted personalities in Red State America.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 16th, 2013, 1:49pm »

on Dec 18th, 2012, 03:52am, Will wrote:
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This could've been a good word to describe the entire movie... were it not for the fact that this was the first time in the history of my life that I was so filled with rage that actual tears came out of my eyes (no exaggeration). If not for my desire to actually watch the whole thing through to be able to crap on it without being told, "dude, you didn't watch the whole thing though," I'd've left after the ::SPOILER:: Pa Kent death scene. ::END SPOILER::

I actually found my only satisfaction with this film in the fact that they were apparently choosing to not call him Superman in the movie... until they slipped it in there too.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 16th, 2013, 2:05pm »

While having almost no free time has caused me to not see Superman, I think I could have made the time somewhere if it wasn't for an increasing apathy towards it the closer it got. And that's all because it's an origin story.

I've said a lot that I'm sick of Superhero origin stories, but I'm pretty sure there have still been more origin films in the last decade than the times I've complained about them. Yes, they can be fascinating, but these heroes have been around so long even the most disconnected of casual observers know the basics. Burton had a good approach in Batman '89, "I'm Batman" and off he goes. It works, people will still enjoy being given a hero and watching from there. In most cases they prefer it because they spend more time with the heroes doing hero stuff. There's a reason most people prefer #2 to #1 in Superhero film series.

I read an interview with Zack Snyder where he said the reason he did an origin is because his children had no idea Superman was an alien. Well I'm sorry Zack, but show them the Reeve classic (or the first episode of fucking Smallville), you don't need to make an entire film for the only two (or however many children you have) people on Earth who didn't know that.

I dunno, show me the film and I'm sure I'll find lots more to complain about. General consensus I've gathered is that it is a soulless redundant cash-in that doesn't even try to do anything different. Apparently it has lots of deafeningly loud set pieces for idiots who like shiny things that does nothing but assault the minds of anyone after a little depth.

Aren't legalities great. Sony make the laziest Spiderman film imaginable just to rush one out so it doesn't go to Disney. Warner do the same to keep Superman from Schuster and Siegel's families. Greed. Money. Art? Wasn't I just talking about this in regards to the Reboot in Will's latest thread? The soul of artistic expression is being eaten alive by greed and I'm stuck on repeat. I'd do just as well relocating to rural France and starting a refuge for Ducks.
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 16th, 2013, 5:26pm »

Loud. Destructive. Hopeless.
I was embarrassed after seeing this movie.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 17th, 2013, 03:45am »

My favorite quote from a review so far:

"Superman doesn’t swoop in and save the day so much as reluctantly clean up a mess mostly of his own making. Without going into details, the collateral damage wrought in the film’s final third is so massive and horrifying that one can’t help wondering whether Superman’s arrival on Earth will turn out to be a net-negative by default. It comes off like a Curious George adventure where George burns down a hospital but it’s okay because he helps rescue a puppy from the fire. As such there is no exhilaration at the idea of Superman, no joy at seeing this awesome superhero become Earth’s greatest champion because we are constantly aware that his very existence on Earth is what is putting Earth in mortal peril."
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 17th, 2013, 11:41am »

on Jun 17th, 2013, 03:45am, midLfinger wrote:
My favorite quote from a review so far:

"Superman doesn’t swoop in and save the day so much as reluctantly clean up a mess mostly of his own making. Without going into details, the collateral damage wrought in the film’s final third is so massive and horrifying that one can’t help wondering whether Superman’s arrival on Earth will turn out to be a net-negative by default. It comes off like a Curious George adventure where George burns down a hospital but it’s okay because he helps rescue a puppy from the fire. As such there is no exhilaration at the idea of Superman, no joy at seeing this awesome superhero become Earth’s greatest champion because we are constantly aware that his very existence on Earth is what is putting Earth in mortal peril."


Will maybe Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo's excellent Lex Luthor: Man Of Steel will sell a few more copies then. Luthor was right!
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 18th, 2013, 10:49pm »

I actually kind of liked it. cool

If I had more time, I might make a lengthy post about how everyone needs to get just off their high horse and stop being so damn pretentious, but alas, I have better things to do. It's a superhero movie. It is what it is.
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