Skip to comments.Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...
Posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by Perdogg
Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man!
I grew up in Kansas, says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster Man of Steel as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. Im as American as they come.
Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve or Reeves unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in Superman Returns, an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
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I will never watch this version so help me GOD.
Man of Steel review. I have no idea if he is fighting for “the American way”
That’s how we were called to dinner in the 50’s ... all eight of us.
I’ll watch this movie on iTunes.
No theaters for me -haven’t been to a theater since, “30 Days of Night,” came out.
I hate crowds.
But, I’ve dreamed about flying like Superman since I was three.
(And, the last Superman movie was SOOO ghey!)
While I like this hunky Brit actor from past British roles he has played, enough already with the Superman movies...and Batman...and Xmen, etc.
T really shows how sad today’s script writers are educated as well as the general public who pays to watch this rot. IMO
Sounds to me is another Superman that has been poisoned by left-wing Hollywood (pushing illegal Amnesty this time). Just like the previous one where they removed "the American way" from his creed because the left wing Producers didn't want to be associated with the Bush Doctrine so rewrote Superman to be a "citizen of the world".
I hope the last Superman failed. The one where they couldn't say “American way” and instead said “all of that other stuff.” What a frickin joke.
Obama’s mom was born in Kansas...hmmm
I love how all the fanboys tell us this movie will be "different" because it's a "darker" and "more serious" Superman than the Christopher Reeve films. Where they living in a cave when Superman Returns came out 8 years ago and used the EXACT same marketing point? Making Superman angsty and brooding didn't improve the character, it just sucked all the fun out of the film. Rehashing the premise and villains of Superman I & II didn't help Returns either. (Zod was also supposed to be in Returns, but cut when they couldn't get Jude Law to play the part) Snyder, Goyer and their fanboys seem totally clueless why that film flopped because they're making the same mistakes.
Isn’t this the guy that made the 300 film, Zack Snyder? I may take a look at it.
It Says "Star Trek" HERES MAH MONEY!!!
Says the American Movie Goer.
It's a Money tree, that is all they care about, who cares if it's good or not!?!?!
Batman re-makes get me to the theatre
Tuesday, $5 movies at the Chinese movies
But election day, today, and Stolmy Pimentel is in town
Batgirl-batwoman-catwoman bring ‘em back!
PG-13 in the bat cave, Robin.
I could be at a phone bank doing GOTV calls
Rush ads just told me we have a broken immigration system, but Paul Ryan can fix it
I wish I could take a pill that gets me out of politics
what a self-destructive habit, worse than crack ...
If they wanted a different take on superman they should examine his origins more closely.
I think they could draw from the whole “envy” angle as in if there is someone that is doing better than others they get envied like what happened to the jewish people who culturally pushed their kids to excel, so when their kids inevitably excelled they would be viewed by others as “evil” because they did so much better than the average people in a country, because, duh, they were pushed harder to suceed by their parents because their parents wanted a better life for them. But the people who are not jewish viewd them with distrust because in their minds “they somehow had an advantage”... That advantage was actually a pushing by their parents to counter the original oppression...
Now what happens when you are born naturally better ie. Superman, but not just above average, but 1000X better than your average human, that sorta issue would be magnified 1000000X.
So you would have a LOT of people naturally distrusting superman because he is inherently better. You could explain that this is how Lex Luthor keeps escaping the grasp of the law because a lot of people in government see him as a human counterweight to superman and let him loose because they are insecure having an individual that is so powerful save them all of the time, so they turn to the Government to bail them out, and when it can’t they turn to a mastermind like Lex Luthor or in the Jews case, a Hitler or Stalin.
You could theoretically write a Superman Movie that was inherently pro individual and pro individual liberty that would make a LOT of sense...
But because they keep writing superman movies in a more “the collective is good” mentality, they will always be daft crap if they keep comming from hollywood...
No, this is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fILWZN1E_sI
and 100% Correct!
they were pushed harder to suceed by their parents because their parents wanted a better life for them. But the people who are not jewish viewd them with distrust because in their minds they somehow had an advantage... That advantage was actually a pushing by their parents to counter the original oppression...
You are Righteous Grace, may G-d Bless you for that! We need Friends like you out there in the world!
I’m told cyanide works well ...
Look, up on the theater screens!
Is it Doomsday? It is Bizzaro? Is it Metallo?
No, it's Super Rehash!
Announcer: "Yes, it's Super Rehash, soulless Hollywood creation from the writer of Demonic Toys and The Unborn remake, who comes to theaters with powers and abilities far less than those of other Superman films. Man on Steel, which regurgitates the origin story of Superman I and the exact same villain as Superman II. And who, to disguise itself as "fresh and new", makes Jimmy Olsen "Jenna", Perry White black, and fights a never ending PR battle to convince audiences to watch Superman without red underwear.
And now, for another uncessesary Hollywood cash grab, it's Super Rehash!"
Did you see the 1968 version with Alan Arkin as Inspector Closeau?
His favorite was "The Bulleteers".
I can still hum the theme song.
As did I
What kind’a dark uniform is THAT ?
Looks like your standard rubber gimp suit without the hood, and coated with K-Y. That's darker on multiple levels.
I loved how the last Batman had scathing commentary on Occupy Wall Street. Catwoman’s character walks into a house, whispers “this was somebody’s house’ and then faces wild revellers and a mess as someone screams, “It’s everyone’s house now!”
Or the violence and fear and mess of a world without honor or leadership, only a mob sentencing you to walk on the ice and fall into the river for being the wrong demographic.
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