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RE: Nolan's gimp voice - 12/6/2013 11:40:11 PM   
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Good review, looking forward to seeing it on tuesday! To be continued...

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RE: Nolan's gimp voice - 13/6/2013 12:24:06 PM   
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I found it entertaining but overall disappointing.

The CG wasn't particularly great and there was a lot of it. The big fight scenes in particular looked like someone pressing all the buttons whilst playing Mortal Kombat and one scene/character was just the same progmamme used for the Hulk in Avengers.

Costume/Production design seemed very familiar to any number of high profile sci-fi films and was there any point in Jor-El riding a dragonthing other than to sell a few toys?

Camera shots ripped from both JJ Abrams and Terrance Mallick - must be a first.

And poor Zod and his cronies - No magic hula hoops for them. They have the humiliation of being sent off to exile in penis pods!

Nice nods to Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises and there were quite a few humourous moments but a lot were lost in the Fast & Furious approach to collateral damage. If you thought New York came off bad in Avengers you ain't seen nothing yet.

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RE: Nolan's gimp voice - 13/6/2013 8:02:23 PM   
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I Have to agree with you, Wombathog (were you at yesterday's premiere in London?)

The CG was off in places (unlike the epic Watchmen - had MoS been filmed like that and a tad slowed down with the action, we could've had something special).

Lois Lane I'm still not sold on and that that's partly due to Amy Adams (who apparently vanquished all opposition to get the role). Emily Blunt would have been a left field choice. Larry Fishburne was great, but why use so little of such an accomplished actor??

After all the hype and the great trailers, it wasn't the experience I had from Marvel's Avengers (fanboy wishes coming to life on the big screen, etc).

Nolan would have been out of his comfort zone, knowing the realistic take on his outstanding work (wise to be a producer in this instance).

Empire were right to give MoS 4 stars. Let's hope Goyer & Co get it right for the sequel.

I gave it 8/10 on my blog.

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RE: To Laugh or not to Laugh - 13/6/2013 9:48:15 PM   
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How is Diane Lane in the movie as Martha Kent?



How is Diane Lane in the movie as Martha Kent? Anyone?
How long is she in the movie?

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RE: To Laugh or not to Laugh - 14/6/2013 12:32:47 AM   
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Overall I've enjoyed the film.

SPOILERS

The first half was done well as a different take on clark taking up the mantle of superman. However there were some odd missteps here and there. In addition I liked the rendition of Krypton and the history of the planet etc.

For me where it fell flat was the motivation / plan of the villains. Zod's goals aren't the problem and he could have tried to bring superman under his wing more at the start of the film. Instead he storms in and kicks off a shit storm right away. Which can only be resolved one way .Sure you could look at that as a character fault he's clearly a head strong general who's use to using brute force to get things done. Add to that the powers of a super being and you've got trouble. Still if he is a general ... he could have planned a better attack.



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RE: To Laugh or not to Laugh - 14/6/2013 2:25:57 PM   
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When I say it's the best Superman film ever, you should take that with the caveat that it doesn't have much competition considering how awful the Reeves films are in the main and how muddled Superman Returns is.

But still...it kinda is.

But two things - 1) will the tedious wankers who bleat on about Superman being a stalker in Singer's version do the same here, considering in the first 30 minutes Clark steals some other guy's clothes so is therefore a thief?

2) Michael Shannon beating Superman around the heat with an iron girder is clearly better than Kevin Spacey stabbing him a Kryptonite shiv.

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RE: To Laugh or not to Laugh - 14/6/2013 2:34:54 PM   
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quote:

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How is Diane Lane in the movie as Martha Kent?



How is Diane Lane in the movie as Martha Kent? Anyone?
How long is she in the movie?


I'm guessing; without seeing the film yet, that she went along to an audition, did well and was then cast as Martha Kent.

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RE: To Laugh or not to Laugh - 14/6/2013 2:38:42 PM   
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Just returned.... utterly loved it. It isn't without flaws, but the flaws are few and far between, and rather minor and not on the same scale as this summers other big movies so far. I want to put some more thoughts down in some more detail, but as a starter for ten, I was just blown away, I loved it. The fact that Snyder and Goyer took it in an unashamedly sci-fi direction in places was really great. I wish the opening krypton scenes had a little more to them, and took their time a little more as the opening, as stunning as it was to me, still needed a little more room to breathe. Shannon was great ("Release the world machine!"), as was the majority of the supporting cast (Faora may just be the sexiest alien ever) but the film belonged to Cavill, just brilliant as Kal El and Clark. Seriously, great fucking movie. More thoughts from me when Ive had time to digest it and compose them properly - if I tried to write everything down now it would be fecking gibberish! Loved it!

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RE: Man of Steel - 14/6/2013 5:17:59 PM   
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I really enjoyed this film. Cavill looked absolutely huge compared to mere human men (like blooming massive, dudes!) - I liked his portrayal especially *SPOILER* where he breaks Zod's neck; the utter heart break there is palpable *END OF SPOILER* I prefer Amy Adams' Lois Lane to what we usually get and seems more of a fighter whilst using her brains. The action is fun, the music is bloody epic (gonna buy that as soon as) and the 3D wasn't too bad.

Overall 4/5

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Man of Steel - 14/6/2013 5:27:12 PM   
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Positives:

Flawless CGI
Excellent 3D
Good casting (especially Superman and Lois)
A dark, sombre tone lacking any cheesy comedic moments (which is good because cheesy jokes date fast)
I really related to the 'Who am I, where am I from?' outsider, loner angle (even down to the reading of Plato)
Full to brimming with mythical symbology (Plato, 33,earth, fire, water, air, snow, Jesus Christ etc)
Totally stand-alone in respect to Donner's Superman
Excellent theme score
Henry Cavill's awesome body. They say he beefed up for this role but he has a body professional bodybuilders would be proud of. Magnificent.

Negatives:

Characterisation of Superman lacking the charm or balance of the alter-ego a la Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne etc.
Felt rushed, didn't really get time to breathe or grow up with Clark as we did in the originals
Weak story - Although impressive in his intensity, Zod was a little two-dimensional, plus the fact that had Superman not been on earth in the first place all that trouble wouldn't have started, so it seems a little defunct that anyone should be glad he is our saviour.
Isn't it time we moved on from the 9/11-inspired city demolitions or are we still really thirsty for this kind of image?

Total Watch Checks: 1 (and that was after the 2 hour mark)
NO more than a 3 star movie though.

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Starts well, but... - 14/6/2013 8:31:56 PM   
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.... as Kevin Bacon says in those initially funny then irritating adverts 'too much CGI, man'. Good take on Supes early years, but the character is so stoic as to be, well, a little boring. You dont really feel for the characters, so when the huge CGI smackdown comes, it doesnt mean anything. empty spectacle is fine, but the Avengers (and Matrix Revolutions) did this better .

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RE: Starts well, but... - 14/6/2013 8:45:26 PM   
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.... as Kevin Bacon says in those initially funny then irritating adverts 'too much CGI, man'. Good take on Supes early years, but the character is so stoic as to be, well, a little boring. You dont really feel for the characters, so when the huge CGI smackdown comes, it doesnt mean anything. empty spectacle is fine, but the Avengers (and Matrix Revolutions) did this better .


It's well done, im giving it 8/10, but it's painting by numbers and I agree the whole film despite it being well acted and cast lacks true emotional, it hints at a sequel and perhaps character development will begin there, but I generally enjoyed it despite its flaws, better than IM3 in my opinion, but falls short of being a truly great movie.

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RE: Starts well, but... - 14/6/2013 9:09:45 PM   
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Superman Rises part 1. Review. Waning - MAY contain Spoilers!!

So, argumentatively, superman is the only REAL superhero. All the other ones are not as good as him because they can’t fly, see through walls, turn back time etc. This places an interisting conundrum on the watcher though – if superman is absolutely the best out of all the others then he is going to be a pretty boring caracter that the viewer has to watch isn’t he?!!!

Not on Zac Snider’s (director) watch!!!

Superman is BRILLIANT! Not just for the flying, but the Kripton bits and the other leads including the baddy – General Zod who is played with extreme malice and venom and anger by Michael Shannon (Board Walk Empire, Jona Hex).

Lois Lane is played admiarably by newcomer Amy Smart who balances the right degree of getting in the way with the right balance of having an important part of the plot.

The editor Perry White is potrayed by Lawrence Fishburne with one of my favourite bits where he shows his true humanity by rescuing one of his staff from nearly getting killed which shows that he is not just a ‘bastard’ editor but a real person too.

It is also set on Kripton though with the able assistance of (you guessed it) RUSSEL CROW!!!! who plays the old Marlon Brando part of his dad. The opening twenty minutes just shows krypton with superman as a babie who doesn’t have much say in the plot I’m afraid because Russel crow steals most of the lines!!!

I would recommend you go to watch this quickly before that woman off that advert says a spoiler for you but TRUST ME there is a big twist in it that you don’t expect.
Their is also a PIVOTAL MOMENT where zod says “You’ve got no chance” to Superman and Superman goes “We’ll see about that” and flys at him at about 200 MILES AN HOUR!!!! And you can see Zod thinking ‘Hmm. Perhaps I shouldn’t have said that after all’ (LOL) and then it goes in slow motion for the benifit of both superman and the audience and zod just ends up on the floor thinking ‘I wish I hadn’t said that’.

Overall, go and watch it. I don’t want to spoil it to much!! Suffice to say superman WINS in the end (or does he?????????????!!!!!)

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RE: Starts well, but... - 14/6/2013 9:24:17 PM   
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I really liked it. It's actually more an armageddon-factor, first contact, alien film than a comic book film. So it's a kind of strange, predominantly sci-fi film with a bit of superhero thrown in and what's weird about that, is that the guy in blue is the most incongruous factor in it. Zod, Faora, Krypton and Russell Crowe are all things we immediately go along with I think, but Superman in his own film...takes more getting used to. Cavill's acting isn't the best, he does look a tad ridiculous in his concern sometimes but as Superman I think he has that Christopher Reeve "don't worry m'am" scout leader authority down to a T.

I thought the story was excellent, I thought the plot grew quite organically and made sense (It's a Superman film so we'll take "sense" with a pinch of salt there). I think the dilemmas which the plot presents for our hero dovetailed really nicely with the Kevin Costner backstory. the sensible notion of the Kryptonians having advantages over Superman, and he having a different advantage over them really worked (all to do with acclimatisation). I thought the action was spectacular, the friends I went with all hated it, "it was like Transformers" they said with an intelligent air, but surely a large degree of intelligence is forethought and if they foresaw the potential for bombast and don't like it don't fucking go see Superman.

Amy Adams was really good. The use of flashbacks as a device I've never seen in these type of films really worked - it puts us right in there, fully up to speed but also does "the origin story" in a nice economical, non-bothersome way too.

It didn't feel "crummy". I think that all modern comic book movies (save for Nolan's Batman perhaps) all feel slightly "crummy" in a manner where human characters are either overly broad and/or underwritten. And this doesn't feel like that.

It's far from perfect. There's a couple of dud lines, I lost a grip on the third act in a melange of bombast and Superman himself doesn't really fit as yet. He's still a bit of a goody-two-shoes weirdo. But he's a nice guy so we'll give him a chance for subsequent films.

I found it perhaps more interesting than entertaining but interesting is a really...um...interesting faculty in a film like this. In visual style it also has a really sustained veneer of quality. Kind of like a more entertaining, less problematic Prometheus.

4/5



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Man of Steel - 14/6/2013 9:25:23 PM   
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Hugely entertaining great take on the character, little slow in places maybe little cgi in places but that's the only way it can be done and be this epic, found it really emotional on a couple of beats as well and thought the last line was perfect. Here's to the next one.

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Man of Steel - 14/6/2013 10:17:52 PM   
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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW...

I saw the film earlier this afternoon so have had some thinking time (will be seeing it again tomorrow, with different friends so will be able to form an even better opinion).

For now, my thoughts...

7/10

Greatness was a few steps away had it not been for some genuinely poor CGI (there were sections of the film that were a computer game...and not a very good one), and there was just too much action.

It's a shame that the action took over most of the film because the film does have heart and warmth but it would have been far more fulfilling as a cinematic experience to simplify the story and focus more on the human element. The basics are there. The foundations of the script are clearly very good, but I think Snyder got carried away with all the CGI toys (seems to be a recurring theme in cinema recently...Peter Jackson!).

I must say that while they could have toned down the action a bit (the Smallville battle went on for too long and was a visual mess), the scope of the film is unrivalled in film history. I cannot think of a film that comes anywhere near being this big. It's quite overwhelming actually. The threat and destruction is extraordinary, especially at the end.

There are beautiful moments in the film, some great acting. It's a very different take on the story to what we're used to, but it's a refreshing change and it works. Although it does nip along maybe a little bit too quick in places (I wasn't expecting the tights to go on quite so quickly!).

Overall it's much easier to dwell on the negative aspects of a film in a review, but I enjoyed it and my mind is still blown at the scale of this film. It's unbelievable, but not always successful. Snyder just likes his steroidal action a bit too much. I think Superman needs a slightly gentler hand (although not too gentle...Bryan Singer, ahem).

P.S - Final showdown between Supes and Zod surprisingly brutal. Was great!

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- 14/6/2013 10:43:34 PM   
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SUPERMAN BEGINS!!!! - 14/6/2013 11:16:33 PM   
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Awesome take on Superman!!


Zack Synder does an immaculate job here of bringing Superman into our new age. It starts at a brisk pace on Krypton where Chief Scientist Jor-El (Crowe) battles evil Zod (Shannon) over a 'tiny codex thingy' and sends his only son into space to earth to become the legend we all know and love. It's a startling vision, Krypton is a fantasy landscape of weird creatures and bizarre machines, but it all makes sense when Jor-El explains their troubled history to the growing Supes,..still trying to harness his immense power.

What's great is it's all handled with great care,..no cheesy sentiment, it's serious and has a noble approach to giving the young superman some real emotional gravitas. Christopher Nolan's approach as with Batman gives Superman a real world feel,..we see a troubled young Clark, not quite fitting into School, coping with his frightening Xray vision to saving hundreds of men from an Oil Platform disaster in stunning style. All the while going AWOL to conceal his identity until General Zod and armoured cronies arrive to end the human race as we know it. The wonderful monologues and stunning Hans Zimmer score take great effect here, with his earth father Jonathan Kent (Costner) narrating over Superman perfecting his flying skills and superhuman strength are dazzling and beautiful to behold. You get a real sense of his speed and strength, be it colliding into masses of buildings in the expertly stages action sequences to the velocity of his flying and even in more tender moments, it's used when needed, not showy or exploitative as in other Superhero movies.

Off course his arrival heralds trouble with the authorities and Supes needs to convince them and Loise Lane (and impressive Amy Adams) that he's on their side not general Zod played with intensity by Michael Shannon. And then comes the action,...and I mean ALLOT of action. Be it a climactic showdown between General Zods cronies, Spiky Sidekick Foaro (Antje Traue) and a huge metal armoured android in a colossal smack-down involving helicopters, jets to the mammoth showdown in Metropolis where half the cities building and skyscrapers get reduced to rubble. The scale is immense and breathtaking and given real visceral momentum by Znyder already trained in combat from 300. Kevin Costner put's in a fine turn as Supermans earth bound father and is given a truly touching farewell, to daily planets chief editor Perry White played by Laurence Fishburne all do a fine job supporting Superman into his role as earth's mightiest saviour. Henry Cavill makes a great superman, he has an impressive physique matched by a real devotion to his duties and captures that wide eyed innocence that makes superman what he is. By the end you are left wanting more as our bespectacled Clark is revealed and lands that job at the Daily Planet,...


Bring on the sequels NOW!!!


WATCH IT!!!!



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Didn't get the orgasm I got like Dark Knight or Matrix 1 - 14/6/2013 11:22:59 PM   
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Hey it's a good movie. It's not a brilliant movie. Each Batman film grabbed me by the balls. This didn't. It kind of cupped my balls. Although the destruction of Metropolis is awesome, is it better than Cloverfield destruction of NYC or Avenger's destruction of NYC? It's 9/11 again and again. Superman needs a better Clark Kent. Preferred General Zod to be ruler of Earth than being loyal to Krypton.

But did anyone get the in-joke Lex Luther reference towards the end of the film - that Lexcorp truck that gets smashed?

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IT PLAYS THE ROOM - 15/6/2013 12:16:28 AM   
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All of the minority critical reviews rely upon the castigation of too much violence and destruction. They refuse to accept the fact that this season's financial blockbusters are of that precise genre. A decision was made to fashion Man Of Steel ab action flick on a grand scale. The pseudo-intellectuals utter "tsk,tsk, while audiences love it. The business world of Hollywood shall dance to the bells of cash-regisrters. And, don' look now, but it's one helluva movie.

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Long, ponderous and too self important - 15/6/2013 1:42:14 AM   
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There was a time you could rely on Empire. Three stars was a movie worth watching, four would be something special. In short the highlight of Man of Steel is Russell Crow riding a dragon fly. It all goes downhill from there and it wasn't doing so well before. Some appalling dialogue, and I mean appalling, excessive Americana and a sequence of scenes compiled under one title that seldom felt part of a whole. Incredibly disappointing. It's long, pretentious, laden with political metaphor and plot holes symbolised by putting black rimmed glasses on Henry Cavill and believing this disguises him away from the red capped guy that somewhat confusingly managed to save the world, or at least some of it. Horrid.

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- 15/6/2013 2:56:13 AM   
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One tone all the way through: serious, self-important, dull. Not only is there no humour, no one seems surprised or shocked by anything: spaceships, flying men, tv takeovers all met with the same po-faces and monotone reactions. There are glimmers of a more interesting movie that could have been (the bus, the oil rig), so here's hoping for a better sequel.

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RE: - 15/6/2013 3:43:20 AM   
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I saw it last night and I thought it was good, but I thought there was going to be more action based on how everyone was talking about it.

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Terrible review but great film - 15/6/2013 4:07:04 AM   
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Summer block buster just don't get better than this film!

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Man of Steel doesn't fly. He soars! - 15/6/2013 7:25:12 AM   
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Most reviews seem to hover around the 4* Mark, slightly underwhelming and focusing on the floors (chiefly a lack of humour and the movie taking itself too seriously). Strange criticism, maybe some people would have preferred Jack Black as the new Kal-El?!.. This is everything I wanted and more from the film we've all been most excited to see since the closing credits of Dark knight rises, epic, grand, powerful film making. Most importantly though, it's full of heart. True, Cavill falls just short of Reeves iconic Soop.. But This is a completely different take on the character and it's doubtful Reeves could have played this version with as much ferocity as the Brit. The only moan for me is a slight underselling of some key characters, but that's more of a script quibble than a Director one. Snyder surpasses every expectation and has massively upped his game from the likes of 300. The score is fabulous, not quite as signature as the previous films but it punches you right in the gut when it needs to. Forget the criticisms and go in with an open mind and I guarantee you will come out of the cinema with your feet off the ground looking for the nearest red cape to match your 3d glasses!

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Really enjoyable fun - 15/6/2013 7:41:34 AM   
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This is a classic 4 star movie, with really good entertainment and some really stunning visuals, the epic fight scenes are what superman is about, it was maybe missing a couple of character development segments to elevate this to absolute highest status but this is def more of a superman movie than the last one and the scenes are absolutely amazing (we now have the technology to make superman, really!) and I can not see how they will top this in a sequel. Roll on MOS 2

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- 15/6/2013 8:02:07 AM   
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I thought the opening on Krypton was staggering. Russell Crowe surpassing what Brando did before him in the original film. However the flashback structure of the film killed it for me not allowing any scene in Kansas to actually build any emotion .Before you know it the cape is on. I apreciate that the action is more a kin to the comic book style and I am proably in the minority but it reminded me of Transformers meets Gi Joe. Henry Caville though pulled of the part. I guess for me I had been so over awed by the emotion of the trailers that It was at odds with the tone of the actuall film.

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Oh dear - 15/6/2013 10:47:31 AM   
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A good cast is wasted. The script is awful. The structure doesn't work. The camera work betrays the epic scale. It was just... so.... awful. I have abandoned all hope for DC heroes in the movies (other than Batman);

Seriously, how do you make a Superman film as boring as this? HOW? Christopher Nolan and David Goyer having nothing interesting left to say in the word of superheroes and Zack Snyder never did.

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SUPERMAN BEGINS!!!! - 15/6/2013 10:57:31 AM   
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Awesome take on Superman!!


Zack Synder does an immaculate job here of bringing Superman into our new age. It starts at a brisk pace on Krypton where Chief Scientist Jor-El (Crowe) battles evil Zod (Shannon) over a 'tiny codex thingy' and sends his only son into space to earth to become the legend we all know and love. It's a startling vision, Krypton is a fantasy landscape of weird creatures and bizarre machines, but it all makes sense when Jor-El explains their troubled history to the growing Supes,..still trying to harness his immense power.

What's great is it's all handled with great care,..no cheesy sentiment, it's serious and has a noble approach to giving the young superman some real emotional gravitas. Christopher Nolan's approach as with Batman gives Superman a real world feel,..we see a troubled young Clark, not quite fitting into School, coping with his frightening Xray vision to saving hundreds of men from an Oil Platform disaster in stunning style. All the while going AWOL to conceal his identity until General Zod and armoured cronies arrive to end the human race as we know it. The wonderful monologues and stunning Hans Zimmer score take great effect here, with his earth father Jonathan Kent (Costner) narrating over Superman perfecting his flying skills and superhuman strength are dazzling and beautiful to behold. You get a real sense of his speed and strength, be it colliding into masses of buildings in the expertly stages action sequences to the velocity of his flying and even in more tender moments, it's used when needed, not showy or exploitative as in other Superhero movies.

Off course his arrival heralds trouble with the authorities and Supes needs to convince them and Loise Lane (and impressive Amy Adams) that he's on their side not general Zod played with intensity by Michael Shannon. And then comes the action,...and I mean ALLOT of action. Be it a climactic showdown between General Zods cronies, Spiky Sidekick Foaro (Antje Traue) and a huge metal armoured android in a colossal smack-down involving helicopters, jets to the mammoth showdown in Metropolis where half the cites building and skyscrapers get reduced to rubble. The scale is immense and breathtaking and given real visceral momentum by Znyder already trained in combat from 300. Kevin Costner put's in a fine turn as Superman's earth bound father and is given a truly touching farewell, to daily planets chief editor Perry White played by Laurence Fishburne all do a fine job supporting Superman into his role as earth's mightiest saviour. Henry Cavill makes a great Superman, he has an impressive physique matched by a real devotion to his duties and captures that wide eyed innocence that makes superman what he is. By the end you are left wanting more as our bespectacled Clark is revealed and lands that job at the Daily Planet,...


Bring on the sequels NOW!!!


WATCH IT!!!!



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Watched it last night. Enjoyed it a lot, probably my favourite comic movie since The Crow.

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