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2012-03-30 12:50:45 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: He's going for realism.


That's good to hear.
 
2012-03-30 01:06:29 PM  

user68: Darth_Lukecash: He's going for realism.

That's good to hear.


Maybe he could fight a giant spider. Spiders are the deadliest killers in the animal kingdom.
 
2012-03-30 01:34:27 PM  
Don't see the big deal, its not that much of a change and it doesn't seem to be what Supes is actually wearing in the movie.

Besides:

laughingsquid.com

We seem to give this wide leeway stylistically. I think Supes and Bats will remain easily recognizable no matter how many minor tweaks are made to their respective symbols.
 
2012-03-30 01:36:57 PM  

darwinpolice: timharrod: Scrotumnal Equinox: [www.puntografix.com image 500x250]

[blog.andymerrick.com image 600x400]

is unimpressed

[i235.photobucket.com image 240x256]
Biatch please.

[www.ssur.org image 225x275]

This is one of my favorites. I was probably in my mid-20s before I realized that the damn thing is made of an M and a B.


upload.wikimedia.org

A stylized 'M' for Montreal. An 'E' for Expos. And a 'B' for Breaking lowest attendance records year in, year out.
 
2012-03-30 01:48:00 PM  
I'm just going to throw this out there. Superman is a stupid superhero. Huurrr I'm invincible and so strong I can lift any weight and go at any speed unless someone has some super rare material that is my complete weakness which everyone seems to have when it is important duuuuurrrrrrrrrrr
 
2012-03-30 01:53:43 PM  

eCurmudgeon: Zack Snyder? I thought Sucker Punch ended his career for good.


I actually enjoyed Sucker Punch for what I thought it was: a silly, turn-your-brain-off, popcorn shooteyfest; a series of disjointed music videos with a flimsy plot to stitch them together. I had a hearty laugh when one of my friends told me that Snyder considered it a serious and deep piece of work.

\Jenna Malone in stripper garb....yum
 
2012-03-30 01:54:08 PM  

Barry McCackiner: I'm just going to throw this out there. Superman is a stupid superhero. Huurrr I'm invincible and so strong I can lift any weight and go at any speed unless someone has some super rare material that is my complete weakness which everyone seems to have when it is important duuuuurrrrrrrrrrr


And he never even bothered to make any money saving the world from Solomon Grundy.
 
2012-03-30 02:19:33 PM  

Fano: Stl_Cardinals_5: This....

[supermanfanart.com image 640x480]

Interesting, the S looks nearly identical in every incarnation. Hmm. Maybe they should make it with jagged lightning lines to make it more hip.


You shut your whore mouth, Fano. Never speak of that again!

Rwa2play: So when Marvel hit it big with "X-Men" and the entire superhero movie genre is reborn...the rest is history.


Actually, the rebirth of the Comic Book genre is usually attributed to Blade. Nobody expected it to be as popular as it was.
 
2012-03-30 02:20:05 PM  
I like it.
 
2012-03-30 02:24:36 PM  
That's not going to look very good when he tears it off his chest and throws it at someone.
 
2012-03-30 02:25:41 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: Don't see the big deal, its not that much of a change and it doesn't seem to be what Supes is actually wearing in the movie.

Besides:
[batmansymbols.jpg]

We seem to give this wide leeway stylistically. I think Supes and Bats will remain easily recognizable no matter how many minor tweaks are made to their respective symbols.


Batman has been whored out for three decades as a fashion accessory for sexually and socially frustrated fanboys. Superman has never fallen that low. So it's a bigger deal to go farking around with his shield.

Barry McCackiner: I'm just going to throw this out there. Superman is a stupid superhero. Huurrr I'm invincible and so strong I can lift any weight and go at any speed unless someone has some super rare material that is my complete weakness which everyone seems to have when it is important duuuuurrrrrrrrrrr


You totally miss the point when focus on what Superman can do. That's never been the core of the character. It's about what can't or won't do.

He's a fish out of water, like Captain America. Superpowered and perfect in a world filled with the weak and flawed, but held back by a sense of integrity that prevents them from exploiting it.
 
2012-03-30 02:29:26 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Batman has been whored out for three decades as a fashion accessory for sexually and socially frustrated fanboys. Superman has never fallen that low. So it's a bigger deal to go farking around with his shield.


Are you saying guys walk around dressed like Batman? I'm not getting the point.
 
2012-03-30 02:35:58 PM  

Mugato: PIP_the_TROLL: Batman has been whored out for three decades as a fashion accessory for sexually and socially frustrated fanboys. Superman has never fallen that low. So it's a bigger deal to go farking around with his shield.

Are you saying guys walk around dressed like Batman? I'm not getting the point.


I'm saying you have so many versions of Batman for the same reason you have Malibu, President, Astronaut and Hula Girl Barbie.

Batman has largely ceased to be a character and mostly become an exercise in seeing how much fan-pandering can be crowbarred into a single piece of intellectual property. A disturbing number of Batman fanboys sublimate their sexual frustrations through a character crafted to superficially appear to be an everyman while armed and armored more than even Superman is.

So every little girl wants to be Barbie and every little boy wants to be Batman. And since they can't all go to school wearing the same Batman tshirt, they need different versions of Batman to keep the fashion line going while their dreams are fulfilled by the toys on the shelf, the shirts on their backs, the cartoons and movies and the seventeen million comics that Batman or his brood currently appears in.
 
2012-03-30 02:37:17 PM  
Just came to say that Superman is the lamest of all comic book characters/super heroes....sorry I couldn't add anything positive to the discussion lol.
 
2012-03-30 02:37:21 PM  

Mugato: Thor 2 got greenlit Thor's opening weekend.


Please tell me they got Kat Dennings again.
 
2012-03-30 02:39:39 PM  

keepitcherry: Just came to say that Superman is the lamest of all comic book characters/super heroes....sorry I couldn't add anything positive to the discussion lol.


Lamer than Oracle or Professor X? I mean, Superman can fly. Well, not Chris Reeves, but then, he's also dead now.
 
2012-03-30 02:40:30 PM  

xalres: eCurmudgeon: Zack Snyder? I thought Sucker Punch ended his career for good.

I actually enjoyed Sucker Punch for what I thought it was: a silly, turn-your-brain-off, popcorn shooteyfest; a series of disjointed music videos with a flimsy plot to stitch them together. I had a hearty laugh when one of my friends told me that Snyder considered it a serious and deep piece of work.



You and I watched the movie VERY differently.

/you did it wrong
 
2012-03-30 02:44:44 PM  

Fano: Lamer than Oracle or Professor X? I mean, Superman can fly. Well, not Chris Reeves, but then, he's also dead now.


Christopher Reeve could fly. He just wasn't very good at sticking the landing.

/Window seat
 
2012-03-30 02:53:34 PM  
Put me in on the "indifferent" camp. Though I'll take anything over Superman Return's costume.
 
2012-03-30 02:54:28 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: So every little girl wants to be Barbie and every little boy wants to be Batman. And since they can't all go to school wearing the same Batman tshirt, they need different versions of Batman to keep the fashion line going while their dreams are fulfilled by the toys on the shelf, the shirts on their backs, the cartoons and movies and the seventeen million comics that Batman or his brood currently appears in.


Interesting theory...I suppose. But there's just as much actually more Superman crap out there than Batman. Starting at 1989, Batman only has one more movie than Superman and there's been Superboy, Lois and Clark and Smallville which ran for like a decade.
 
2012-03-30 02:55:41 PM  
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2012-03-30 03:04:11 PM  

Barry McCackiner: I'm just going to throw this out there. Superman is a stupid superhero. Huurrr I'm invincible and so strong I can lift any weight and go at any speed unless someone has some super rare material that is my complete weakness which everyone seems to have when it is important duuuuurrrrrrrrrrr


Watch the Timm/Dini stuff. They made it actually work in their shows.
 
2012-03-30 03:13:02 PM  
johnlangdon.net

You know who else isn't impressed? John Langdon, that's who.
 
2012-03-30 03:14:00 PM  

Mugato: PIP_the_TROLL: So every little girl wants to be Barbie and every little boy wants to be Batman. And since they can't all go to school wearing the same Batman tshirt, they need different versions of Batman to keep the fashion line going while their dreams are fulfilled by the toys on the shelf, the shirts on their backs, the cartoons and movies and the seventeen million comics that Batman or his brood currently appears in.

Interesting theory...I suppose. But there's just as much actually more Superman crap out there than Batman. Starting at 1989, Batman only has one more movie than Superman and there's been Superboy, Lois and Clark and Smallville which ran for like a decade.


In film and on TV, yes. I agree. But even with those various shows, and movies, the core of Superman changes very little. Superman is brighter, more colorful and filled with more appealing themes so it's a more natural fit for a tv show or even a movie. But while that well has been visited many times, the bucket of water is mostly the same. In that respect you can throw it in with something like Sherlock Holmes or Santa Claus or whatever story you'd like that gets retold and retold with little in the way of substantive change.

Batman on the other hand always needs to be more, bigger, higher, faster. More ninja, more genius, more untouchable, more godlike, more companions... more more more!

It's both embarrassing and frustrating to see a good character whored so. Batman is now where Wolverine was in the 90s. The only difference is that Wolverine was never a good character.
 
2012-03-30 03:16:29 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: RyansPrivates: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Summer Glau's Love Slave: /Please don't suck.

It's Superman. It's going to suck by definition.

You want to know how I know you haven't watched the DC animated universe?

Also....Donner cut of Superman II was pretty good. Anything after that has indeed sucked.

Even Smallville?

Maybe he doesn't count animation as part of the overall universe. Or maybe having to have an animated version be the non-suck version underscores the suckitude of the live versions.

Superman 3 had the best presentation of an evil/alternate universe Superman, and the scary ass cyberizing of the Evil Sister. It was entertaining, and it worked for the 80s. Superman 2 was good, with iconic characters and situations. It was Superman IV: Quest for Peace which was supposed to have been butchered by editing and to have been watchable before executive meddling.

Superman's issue is indeed the Boy Scout thing. Perfection is boring, unless it's treated like a freak/persecuted.

/Does Superman still avoid places like Dakota, in the animated series?



Did you not watch Captain America?? Boy Scout works just fine if done properly.
 
2012-03-30 03:16:46 PM  
The forensics team at my college recently held a public debate about whether or not Batman could be called a hero given that he's a vigilante?

I wanted to ask them who made the alien in primary colored pajamas sheriff of the world? At least Batman's from this freakin' planet...
 
2012-03-30 03:21:51 PM  

scalpod: The forensics team at my college recently held a public debate about whether or not Batman could be called a hero given that he's a vigilante?


Well if there's a Batsignal that the commissioner turns on whenever he needs Batman's help, how is he a vigilante? Wouldn't he be more of a consultant for the GPD?
 
2012-03-30 03:26:11 PM  

keepitcherry: Just came to say that Superman is the lamest of all comic book characters/super heroes....sorry I couldn't add anything positive to the discussion lol.


Superman is a great character, the problem is when they have him going against a human with a piece of rock. Superman needs to be fighting intergalactic villains that can match him with their strength and abilities.
 
2012-03-30 03:32:45 PM  

user68: keepitcherry: Just came to say that Superman is the lamest of all comic book characters/super heroes....sorry I couldn't add anything positive to the discussion lol.

Superman is a great character, the problem is when they have him going against a human with a piece of rock. Superman needs to be fighting intergalactic villains that can match him with their strength and abilities.


Considering Hollywood's long and glorious history of evil computers, why hasn't there been a Braniac movie yet? Braniac and some giant death robots, such a freaking no-brainer!
 
2012-03-30 03:41:59 PM  

Trocadero: Considering Hollywood's long and glorious history of evil computers, why hasn't there been a Braniac movie yet? Braniac and some giant death robots, such a freaking no-brainer!


Brainiac was in the script Kevin Smith wrote that he goes on and on about. I like the Kryptonian villains better. I know it's been done but with modern FX they could really shoot some kickass fight scenes. Just no cellophane S logos please.
 
2012-03-30 03:43:39 PM  
the subtle nike swoosh is barely noticable.

/was the first thing i noticed
//freaking lame
 
2012-03-30 03:45:00 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: flaminio: Rwa2play: Madbassist1: PanicMan: Because that's why no one went to see the last one: the logo wasn't fancy enough. Thanks Hollywood!

$391 Million is nobody? really??

Superman Returns summary by boxofficemojo.com (new window)

When production alone cost $270 Million and it was expected to bring a similar amount of money that "Batman Begins" got? Yeah, that's practically nobody.

Worse: You'd think that the worldwide money would've given it a boost, but you'd be wrong.

Superman Returns might have been disappointing, but when was the last time you did something that profited $121 million? Not as good as Batman, but nobody went hungry that night.

The budget for Superman Returns was $270 million dollars. It only grossed $200 millions in U.S. It's considered a failure in Hollywood. Foreign sales is just extra icing on the cake.


I'll concede that Hollywood Accounting is the blackest of the black arts. To my simple brain, if I invest $270 and receive $391, I've made money. But I know Hollywood does not work that way...
 
2012-03-30 03:47:35 PM  

Trocadero: user68: keepitcherry: Just came to say that Superman is the lamest of all comic book characters/super heroes....sorry I couldn't add anything positive to the discussion lol.

Superman is a great character, the problem is when they have him going against a human with a piece of rock. Superman needs to be fighting intergalactic villains that can match him with their strength and abilities.

Considering Hollywood's long and glorious history of evil computers, why hasn't there been a Braniac movie yet? Braniac and some giant death robots, such a freaking no-brainer!


I think that, at one point, Brainiac was going to be in Superman III. Then the executives got ahold of it, and, somewhere in the process of shoehorning in Richard Pryor, it turned into something else entirely.

/if you get a chance, read Superman vs. Hollywood
//really great book on the history of Superman in film, including all the aborted attempts in the '90s.
 
2012-03-30 03:48:08 PM  

Scrotumnal Equinox: [www.puntografix.com image 500x250]

[blog.andymerrick.com image 600x400]

is unimpressed



Curse you! I have no driven around all day seeing this stupid arrow on the side of FedEx trucks that I had never seen or noticed before.

/ ->
 
2012-03-30 03:50:15 PM  
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

www.puntografix.com
 
2012-03-30 04:13:15 PM  

Matt Foley: darwinpolice: timharrod: Scrotumnal Equinox: [www.puntografix.com image 500x250]

[blog.andymerrick.com image 600x400]

is unimpressed

[i235.photobucket.com image 240x256]
Biatch please.

[www.ssur.org image 225x275]

This is one of my favorites. I was probably in my mid-20s before I realized that the damn thing is made of an M and a B.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 216x216]

A stylized 'M' for Montreal. An 'E' for Expos. And a 'B' for Breaking lowest attendance records year in, year out.


Thank you, I wondered for years what that thing was supposed to be. I could see the E but the rest was a mystery. I thought it was something French.
 
2012-03-30 04:16:28 PM  

scalpod: The forensics team at my college recently held a public debate about whether or not Batman could be called a hero given that he's a vigilante?

I wanted to ask them who made the alien in primary colored pajamas sheriff of the world? At least Batman's from this freakin' planet...


superherouniverse.com

'zat you, Marshall?
 
2012-03-30 04:31:41 PM  

Hebalo: xalres: eCurmudgeon: Zack Snyder? I thought Sucker Punch ended his career for good.

I actually enjoyed Sucker Punch for what I thought it was: a silly, turn-your-brain-off, popcorn shooteyfest; a series of disjointed music videos with a flimsy plot to stitch them together. I had a hearty laugh when one of my friends told me that Snyder considered it a serious and deep piece of work.

You and I watched the movie VERY differently.

/you did it wrong


Enjoying something is wrong?

Oh right, this is Fark.
 
2012-03-30 04:36:34 PM  

Whiteston: In all seriousness. Can the HERO tag be banned from the Entertainment thread? When would the context ever be proper? Even if Noel Gallagher saved a baby from a combine at most it would get a "less biatchy" tag.


img.photobucket.com

As long as there's Fark, people will use it for whatever they want
 
2012-03-30 04:38:34 PM  

xalres: Hebalo: xalres: eCurmudgeon: Zack Snyder? I thought Sucker Punch ended his career for good.

I actually enjoyed Sucker Punch for what I thought it was: a silly, turn-your-brain-off, popcorn shooteyfest; a series of disjointed music videos with a flimsy plot to stitch them together. I had a hearty laugh when one of my friends told me that Snyder considered it a serious and deep piece of work.

You and I watched the movie VERY differently.

/you did it wrong

Enjoying something is wrong?

Oh right, this is Fark.


The interesting thing about Sucker Punch is that it's enjoyable on so many levels. I mean, you have the obvious (flashy action scenes, chicks in skimpy clothing, etc), and the not-so obvious. It really seemed to me like Zack Snyder was going for a certain level of parody here; like he was making fun of and playing with the tropes of the summer blockbuster even as he engaged in them himself. It felt, to me at least, like Sucker Punch was to blockbuster action movies what Watchmen was to Silver Age comic books.
 
2012-03-30 04:43:32 PM  

HeartBurnKid: It really seemed to me like Zack Snyder was going for a certain level of parody here; like he was making fun of and playing with the tropes of the summer blockbuster even as he engaged in them himself.


You think he was being that deep? Well anyway, what I liked about it was that it reminded me of the American McGee Alice in Wonderland game that I would have liked to have seen adapted. Girl's in a loony bin and escapes into this world of her own making. And the designs and art direction were good. I know no one respects those things but they do have some value.
 
2012-03-30 04:50:44 PM  
the only superman logo redesign that ever made any sense to me
 
2012-03-30 04:51:51 PM  
the only superman logo redesign that ever made any sense to me

27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-03-30 04:53:37 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: When Superman Returns didn't do too well, Warners Brothers wanted to wait until Nolan was done with the Batman films to relaunch Superman. They wanted to let the bad taste of Singers Superman to fade so they could do a reboot.

Zack Snyder is a great visual director. Nolan overseeing him will be very interesting.


Stop rewriting history. SR did fine. Conflicting schedules took Singer out of doing the next one. Not "failure".

And Snyder is a disaster left to his own devices (Sucker Punch). I have very low expectations for this new film. Snyder's leather fetish continues unabated.

PS: The new logo sucks. It looks like a fat guy wore Superman's costume and stretched it out.
 
2012-03-30 04:55:22 PM  

HeartBurnKid: xalres: Hebalo: xalres: eCurmudgeon: Zack Snyder? I thought Sucker Punch ended his career for good.

I actually enjoyed Sucker Punch for what I thought it was: a silly, turn-your-brain-off, popcorn shooteyfest; a series of disjointed music videos with a flimsy plot to stitch them together. I had a hearty laugh when one of my friends told me that Snyder considered it a serious and deep piece of work.

You and I watched the movie VERY differently.

/you did it wrong

Enjoying something is wrong?

Oh right, this is Fark.

The interesting thing about Sucker Punch is that it's enjoyable on so many levels. I mean, you have the obvious (flashy action scenes, chicks in skimpy clothing, etc), and the not-so obvious. It really seemed to me like Zack Snyder was going for a certain level of parody here; like he was making fun of and playing with the tropes of the summer blockbuster even as he engaged in them himself. It felt, to me at least, like Sucker Punch was to blockbuster action movies what Watchmen was to Silver Age comic books.


I think you may be giving him too much credit. But now that it's out there ol' Zack might as well own it. That's what I think happened with Paul Verhoven and Starship Troopers. He was trying to make a serious movie that ended up sucking in such a way that everybody thought it was being clever and he just went along with it. "Uh, yeah, totally. I was totally trying say....all those things you said I was saying. Yeah. I'm a genius."
 
2012-03-30 05:06:59 PM  

xalres: That's what I think happened with Paul Verhoven and Starship Troopers. He was trying to make a serious movie that ended up sucking in such a way that everybody thought it was being clever and he just went along with it. "Uh, yeah, totally. I was totally trying say....all those things you said I was saying. Yeah. I'm a genius."


Actually, I believe him about Starship Troopers. There's no way that was a completely serious movie. However, he says that about all his films. I don't think he was trying to be ironic with Showgirls.
 
2012-03-30 05:27:51 PM  

Mugato: xalres: That's what I think happened with Paul Verhoven and Starship Troopers. He was trying to make a serious movie that ended up sucking in such a way that everybody thought it was being clever and he just went along with it. "Uh, yeah, totally. I was totally trying say....all those things you said I was saying. Yeah. I'm a genius."

Actually, I believe him about Starship Troopers. There's no way that was a completely serious movie. However, he says that about all his films. I don't think he was trying to be ironic with Showgirls.


Especially if you look at Starship Troopers ("Adapted from the back cover of the Robert A. Heinlein novel") in the context of his previous work, most notably Robocop.
 
2012-03-30 05:39:11 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Would anyone object if, IN THE MOVIES, Superman stopped wearing red underwear? I understand, what looks good and contrasts on paper medium, so images don't look boring. But paper isn't real life. Red underwear looks terrible.


Except that without the red undies, it looks like he's smuggling a Kryptonian banana.
 
2012-03-30 05:45:23 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
He has a wife, you know.
 
2012-03-30 07:19:21 PM  

Dahnkster: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]
He has a wife, you know.


why is there a swastika in the background?
 
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