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Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...
NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK

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. “I’m as American as they come.’’

Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cavill; comics; henrycavill; lame; manofsteel; superheroes; superman

1 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I will never watch this version so help me GOD.

LLS


2 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

Man of Steel review. I have no idea if he is fighting for “the American way”


3 posted on 06/11/2013 6:31:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

That’s how we were called to dinner in the 50’s ... all eight of us.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by knarf (<p>Gimmee my share.)
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To: Perdogg

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!)


5 posted on 06/11/2013 6:38:22 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Perdogg

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


6 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: LibLieSlayer
This does not interest me. I saw the trailer, and it looks like just a bunch of CGI effects. That's all they make any more. The new Lone Ranger movie looks just like it. Also, I don't like the idea of changing a costume as iconic as Superman's.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:51 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Perdogg
‘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. “I’m as American as they come.’’

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".

8 posted on 06/11/2013 6:39:53 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Perdogg
Na. That is so passe. Besides, America is evil and everything is our fault. Remember?

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.

9 posted on 06/11/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Perdogg

Obama’s mom was born in Kansas...hmmm


10 posted on 06/11/2013 6:50:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob
AND, that is not a big red "S" but, rather, the Kryptonian symbol for "Hope!"

Hmmm...

11 posted on 06/11/2013 7:12:39 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; Impy; GSP.FAN; campaignPete R-CT; KC_Lion; GOPsterinMA
Won't be seeing it. Hollywood needs to stop being lazy and rehashing the same stories over and over again. I'm okay with them cashing in with a well known franchise like Superman, but do something different for once. The audience is already well aware of Superman's bio and the "General Zod tries to take over earth" plot was done perfectly fine in Superman II and doesn't need to be retold.

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.

12 posted on 06/11/2013 9:12:37 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Perdogg

Isn’t this the guy that made the 300 film, Zack Snyder? I may take a look at it.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 9:16:25 AM PDT by nuancey
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To: BillyBoy; GraceG; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; Impy; GSP.FAN; campaignPete R-CT; KC_Lion; ...
It Says "Superman" HERES MAH MONEY!!

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!?!?!


14 posted on 06/11/2013 9:22:20 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: RandallFlagg; All
THIS .. is Superman !
15 posted on 06/11/2013 9:26:06 AM PDT by knarf (<p>Gimmee my share.)
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To: BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

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 ...


16 posted on 06/11/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: BillyBoy; KC_Lion

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...


17 posted on 06/11/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: knarf

No, this is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fILWZN1E_sI

LOL


18 posted on 06/11/2013 9:38:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Grace, that is an extremely well written and thought out response.

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!

19 posted on 06/11/2013 9:43:10 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I’m told cyanide works well ...


20 posted on 06/11/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT by knarf (<p>Gimmee my share.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Lamer than the Pink Panther "reimagining" ...

More cringeworthy than Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka ...

Able to make the exact same mistakes as the last rehash!

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!"


21 posted on 06/11/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Perdogg
I have a difficulty expressing my disdain on a few levels. It isn't worth trying.
22 posted on 06/11/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: BillyBoy; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...
Grim, Violent Man of Steel Sells Superman’s Soul for Spectacle
23 posted on 06/13/2013 9:17:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: BillyBoy
***Lamer than the Pink Panther “reimagining” ... ****

Did you see the 1968 version with Alan Arkin as Inspector Closeau?

24 posted on 06/13/2013 9:51:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: knarf
My son grew up on those cartoons. We got them at a yard sale on VHS and he devoured them all.

His favorite was "The Bulleteers".
I can still hum the theme song.

25 posted on 06/13/2013 10:19:23 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

As did I


26 posted on 06/13/2013 10:20:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: BillyBoy

What kind’a dark uniform is THAT ?


27 posted on 06/13/2013 10:21:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: knarf
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.

28 posted on 06/13/2013 12:34:21 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

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.


29 posted on 06/13/2013 2:33:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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