I’d like to address my grievances about that which is known about the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel.
Zack Snyder is directing. I really don’t want to see all of Superman’s action sequences dragged into slow motion halfway through every punch.
Brandon Routh is no longer playing Superman? He was perfect! He was more believable than Christopher Reeves! I understand it is a reboot, but it just makes me sad, because it’s easy to portray Superman, but not so easy to get Clark Kent right, and he really was better than Christopher Reeves in that regard. Henry Cavill better do the character justice. I mean Henry Cavill lost the part in Superman Returns to Brandon Routh! Does that not give you a hint as to who is better for the part?
General Zod is the villain. Really? Again? If you’re doing a reboot, either go with the obvious starter, the wonderful Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey, I’m going to miss you. :’( You were brilliant), or go in a new direction. How I would LOVE to finally see a Superman film with Bizarro, Brainiac, or Darkseid. And they had better end this reboot series with Doomsday as the villain. Whatever, I can deal with Zod. He was cool, but too common.
This one’s trite, but the suit looks so awkward. Sorry. There’s no need to change a perfectly okay suit. Superheroes other than Iron Man really don’t upgrade their fashion all the time. It’s okay to reuse designs. Who knows, maybe it will look better on the big screen.
Russell Crowe as Jor-El… No. Apparently, Viggo Mortensen was being considered for the part of Zod, but I think he should have played Jor-El.
Zack Snyder is d… Wait… No, yeah I already said that. Still.
It comes out a year from now :’(
Hans Zimmer composing the score!
Amy Adams as Lois Lane <3
Michael Shannon as General Zod may actually be damn good
Maybe… Just maybe… Zack Snyder won’t try and go for his dull-witted Sucker Punch audience, will stay true to the comics like he did with Watchmen, will moderate his unbearable use of slow motion like he DID NOT do with Watchmen, Sucker Punch, 300, or any of his films, and if all of this comes to pass, we will have ourselves a brand new, amazing Superman series to come :D
Now I’m going to stop complaining because I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who cares because I seem to be the only one I know who is aware of this movie’s existence.
omg whoever you are i love you for that thing you posted about spiderman. i brought my friend (who isn't really into spiderman, hasn't seen the comics, but knows how much i love them and didn't want me to go to a midnight premiere alone) and she was so confused as to why he made his own shooters and i was just like fhsdakjfasd. And then someone in my theater yelled "WHERE'S MJ?! WHY IS SPIDERMAN CHEATING ON MJ WITH THIS BLONDE CHICK" and i was just like no no no please leave. (wait there's more!
Ahhh. That would not have ended well had I been in the theater when that person yelled about MJ. If you don’t know who Gwen Stacey is, you can settle for this:
which, though we’d all love to forget, unfortunately happened.
And don’t get me wrong; I was eyeing Emma Stone just like you and others were craving Andrew Garfield, but as you said, that was simply a bonus to an amazing movie :)
I’m just glad they finally got the origin of Spiderman correct.
When did superhero movie audiences go from us nerds who have actually flipped through a damn comic book to horny “fan” girls who saw that the main character was hot and British (Jesus Christ, sound the estrogen alarm), even though he’s playing one of the nerdiest characters in the fictitious world, who becomes a cross-species genetically modified vigilante.
In short, if you’re going crazy over the fact that Andrew Garfield has his shirt off more than something like the fact that Spiderman actually created his own web-shooters like he was supposed to (as opposed to his awkward mutation like in the first trilogy), then it is recommended that you leave the theater and please wait for the next film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks film starring Ryan Gossling/ChanningTatum/Zac Efron/Who Gives A Shit, and leave those to whom Spiderman actually means a lot in peace.
Also, Emma Stone played a better Gwen Stacey than the comic book Gwen Stacey.
Never let someone drive you somewhere who is infatuated with you, and to whom you return no affection.
What will happen is that you will be the only one watching the road, clinging for dear life, while they keep talking to you and constantly looking over to you, paying no attention to the road and subsequently almost hitting every object next to the road.
The valuing of emotions over reality. Sentimentality is widely considered out of touch, weak. Very often, those who express concern about (or even an interest in) the conditions in which farmed animals are raised are disregarded as sentimentalists. But it’s worth taking a step back to ask who is the sentimentalist and who is the realist.
Is caring to know about the treatment of farmed animals a confrontation with the facts about the animals and ourselves or an avoidance of them? Is arguing that a sentiment of compassion should be given greater value than a chapter burger (or having a burger at all) an expression of emotion and impulse or an engagement with reality and our moral intuitions?
Two friends are ordering lunch. One says, “I’m in the mood for a burger,” and orders it. The other says, “I’m in the mood for burger,” but remembers that there are things more important to him than what he is in the mood for at any given moment, and orders something else. Who is the sentimentalist?”—Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals