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06-09-2013, 12:55 AM
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I don't understand the review embargo. Usually, a studio only does that to a very expensive movie they know is going to get terrible reviews and kill the opening weekend. A movie like this is propelled by pre-release hype and buzz, like The Avengers was.

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06-09-2013, 07:44 AM
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I don't understand the review embargo. Usually, a studio only does that to a very expensive movie they know is going to get terrible reviews and kill the opening weekend. A movie like this is propelled by pre-release hype and buzz, like The Avengers was.
The Avengers was released in Europe before NA so there were naturally reviews out by the time it hit the theaters in NA.


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I don't understand the review embargo. Usually, a studio only does that to a very expensive movie they know is going to get terrible reviews and kill the opening weekend.
Yep.

We'll know soon enough...

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I just can't see this movie being bad...

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Me neither, the way I see it: This is Zack Snyder's (potential) breakout film. Especially when you consider that Snyder's a fan of Superman.

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06-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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Me neither, the way I see it: This is Zack Snyder's (potential) breakout film. Especially when you consider that Snyder's a fan of Superman.
Yup. Seems to me that Schneider just needed someone to point him in the right direction. Nolan looks like he has done that.

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06-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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Me neither, the way I see it: This is Zack Snyder's (potential) breakout film. Especially when you consider that Snyder's a fan of Superman.
I'm pretty sure that Snyder's breakout film was 300. Perhaps not critically (though the reviews for it weren't that bad), but everyone knew who he was after that film and he showed what he could do with visuals.

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I'm pretty sure that Snyder's breakout film was 300. Perhaps not critically (though the reviews for it weren't that bad), but everyone knew who he was after that film and he showed what he could do with visuals.

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300 was terrible

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Any after the credits stuff?

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Any after the credits stuff?
That is Marvel's shtick, not DC.

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Somebody didn't tell that to Sinestro.



I hope nobody's expecting a Green Lantern 2.


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I'm pretty sure that Snyder's breakout film was 300. Perhaps not critically (though the reviews for it weren't that bad), but everyone knew who he was after that film and he showed what he could do with visuals.

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Cool clip.

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I'm pretty sure that Snyder's breakout film was 300. Perhaps not critically (though the reviews for it weren't that bad), but everyone knew who he was after that film and he showed what he could do with visuals.
That was exactly my point. From a critical standpoint, 300 wasn't by any means a bad film, but it didn't fully show what Snyder can do. Think of it this way, 300 was one of Snyder's first films that showed what he could do, but it wasn't his peak performance (and films after that did start to trend downhill).

With Snyder spearheading the Superman project, he has something that he's extremely passionate plus his visual mastery would contribute greatly into creating the Superman movie that we've been waiting for. Furthermore, we don't have to worry about Snyder writing the script as Nolan and Goyer have developed it instead.

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06-10-2013, 10:52 PM
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The embargo just lifted, so far RT has the film at 89%

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The embargo just lifted, so far RT has the film at 89%
Now at 71% Fresh. HFBoards' owner didn't seem to like it: http://www.craveonline.com/film/revi...w-man-of-steel

Seems there's lack of chemistry between Lois and Clark: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/...f-steel-review

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It has to be said that the failure to cook up much in the way of meaningful interaction for the pair throughout the film's midsection means that Man of Steel begins to labour even as the visual spectacle intensifies: no amount of whip-pans and crash-zooms, spaceship flameouts or collapsing edifices can compensate for an inert focal relationship.

The whole film ends up feeling weighed down: though Man of Steel bounds from one epic setpiece to another, you're left with the nagging feeling that you just can't work out what the central twosome see in each other.

And for Superman and Lois Lane, that's hardly ideal.
Seems to be a good film though my fears of Superman going too emo seemed to be right:

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Cavill’s performance is less memorable for his introspective brooding than for his six-pack (a fetish for Snyder, the director of ‘‘300"). He’s handsome and capable, but one can’t help missing Christopher Reeve’s twinkle. At least he smiled.


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Hard to believe it fell that much considering how many positive reviews exist for MoS. Though, there are legitimate concerns such as the action being excessive.

And really Jussi? You're still stuck on "Emoman" because of that one review, when countless other praised Henry Cavill?

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It must be a generational thing with these reviewers because so many keep referring back to Christopher Reeve's performance as Superman/Clark Kent (not to mention Margot Kidder as Lois Lane). I get it, as those two (especially Reeve) were tremendous and had easy chemistry. That's hard, sometimes impossible to reproduce. That said, I don't want another Superman that has that tone. They tried it with Superman Returns and it fell flat (IMO). It''s a differant world and as such demands a differant Superman. Maybe in the next film they can ease in a little more levity/humor-although IMO it's not necessary.

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I'm more interested to see the general public review. I've seen the Superman films from the 70s/80s and though the first was good for the time, it's a cheesy movie and Lois Lane is an annoying whiny actor in them. If this is as good as the 2005 Batman movie then I'll be happy.

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Certainly wasn't expecting World War Z to get better reviews than this.

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It must be a generational thing with these reviewers because so many keep referring back to Christopher Reeve's performance as Superman/Clark Kent (not to mention Margot Kidder as Lois Lane). I get it, as those two (especially Reeve) were tremendous and had easy chemistry. That's hard, sometimes impossible to reproduce. That said, I don't want another Superman that has that tone. They tried it with Superman Returns and it fell flat (IMO). It''s a differant world and as such demands a differant Superman. Maybe in the next film they can ease in a little more levity/humor-although IMO it's not necessary.
That had more to do with the actors. I mean Brandon Routh????

EW review had what I feared the most with this:

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Sure, *Superman is still faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive (and thanks to the *impossibly handsome Henry Cavill, an easy-on-the-eyes slice of spandex-clad beefcake to boot). But he's been transformed into the latest in a long line of soul-searching super-brooders, trapped between his devastated birth planet of Krypton and his adopted new home on Earth. He's just another haunted outsider grappling with issues.

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That had more to do with the actors. I mean Brandon Routh????
Not just that, but the writing too...what kind of a Superman was Bryan Singer trying to paint, being all stalkerish and ****?

SR frankly made it very hard to like Superman.

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That had more to do with the actors. I mean Brandon Routh????

EW review had what I feared the most with this:
Routh was fine -even if he was really copying Reeve instead of making the role his own. The movie just didn't have any legs.

I was able to see a sneak preview of Man of Steel tonight and at least IMO Superman/Clark Kent isn't a super-brooder. He's an outsider yes, but he comes to grips with it (kind of in a shocking and polarizing way). I thought the movie was awesome. Much more action-packed then I expected, and I would think that will upset those looking for a more introspective, character-driven film.

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