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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2012, 10:52 PM »
I'm not sure what to think of this.  Looks like a lot of action towards the end, but an awful lot of brooding and bad feelings to kick things off (and they don't seem to get much better).  This feels like the Superman version of "Dark Knight" where the writer just makes the world ugly and seedy and the hero has complex and conflicting morals, so that even when the hero saves the day everyone still feels like crap.  I feel like that's been done so many times already and its kind of depressing at this point.  Definitely maps to what I hear about the new 52 books and probably more interesting than campier early versions of Supes, but I can't help but feel like we've been there, done that. 

As for copying Marvel, that was always the big difference for me between the two universes:  DC Heroes were mostly in the limelight, loved by their adoring public, while Marvel heroes (even the Avengers) were often battling the public and government as much as they were super baddies.  Now we (shockingly) have the grand daddy of DC Superheroes seemingly in a world where he isn't appreciated, but persecuted instead. Again, just feels like kind of a sell out, copycat storyline from that trailer. 

I do hope they follow Marvel's gameplan of individual movies leading up to the Justice League though.  I don't care about modeling that format - it's a great way to get the background stuff out of the way, so the team movie can focus on a bigger story and more action.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2012, 11:07 PM »
The biggest flaw I saw is that Pa Kent would never suggest that Clark let anyone die. Come on.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2012, 07:00 AM »
I'm still skeptical.  I don't think Superman should ever be broody.  I think it's kind of lame to bring in Zod.  We shall see, I suppose...
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2012, 09:34 AM »
I'm still skeptical.  I don't think Superman should ever be broody.  I think it's kind of lame to bring in Zod.  We shall see, I suppose...

Do you mean "brooding?"  Broody = Wishing or inclined to incubate eggs. 

I agree that they should not make him look brooding OR broody.   ;D
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2012, 09:33 AM »
Or like Adrian Brody.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2013, 07:10 AM »
SPOILER:

Jimmy Olsen is now a girl.

I'm wondering if they wanted someone to compete with Lois for Superman's affections...
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2013, 09:26 AM »
SPOILER:

Jimmy Olsen is now a girl.

I'm wondering if they wanted someone to compete with Lois for Superman's affections...

That's an interesting twist.  Funny how Perry White is now Black as well.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2013, 09:33 AM »
It would have been better if they got Berry White to play Perry White.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2013, 11:08 AM »
That's an interesting twist.  Funny how Perry White is now Black as well.

I just can't imagine Lawrence Fishburne playing high-strung.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2013, 04:46 PM »
That's an interesting twist.  Funny how Perry White is now Black as well.

I just can't imagine Lawrence Fishburne playing high-strung.

Yeah, but this is bizzaro world Superman.  Supes is taken into custody versus being a golden boy patriot, Perry's a super mellow boss, Jimmy's a chick.  They're just going opposite on everything, so I guess in that sense it makes sense.

I watched Green Lantern a few nights ago and while is was embarrassingly predictible ("watch out for gravitational effects, Hal", "Sure Sinestro, we'll make you a yellow ring"), I still thought it was good popcorn flick.  I'd love to see Reynolds back with a new cast of Justice Leaguers, though I think their forthcoming approach to a darker, depressed Superman is a big mistake. DC has always been about old school well respected happy do-gooders saving the world.  The brooding "even when you win you really lose" storylines belong to the Dark Knight and X-Men IMO.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2013, 02:53 AM »
That's an interesting twist.  Funny how Perry White is now Black as well.

I just can't imagine Lawrence Fishburne playing high-strung.

I used to be a big fan of his, but ever since his stint on CSI, I'm not looking forward to seeing him in anything anymore.  He was creepy enough in Predators but, eh.

Don't really care with what they do with Jimmy/Jenny Olsen...why not cast the role for a woman?

I'm almost not looking forward to this movie beause it's just another origin film, it's looking like they went all dark and gritty and....I don't know, I just don't care.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2013, 12:22 PM »
It would have been better if they got Berry White to play Perry White.

Sadly, Hollywood has not developed the ability to raise the dead. Otherwise, we could also have Yul Brynner as Lex Luthor.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2013, 09:29 PM »
It would have been better if they got Berry White to play Perry White.

Sadly, Hollywood has not developed the ability to raise the dead. Otherwise, we could also have Yul Brynner as Lex Luthor.

Well they did use Brandon Lee in the Crow after he was dead. He died half way thru filming so they digitized his likness on another actor to finish the movie.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2013, 05:33 AM »
There's also a new TV spot that started airing.  And I think it's going to make people think there's a problem with their televisions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGkHpiLPt4
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