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2012-07-22 11:14:43 AM

weapon13: thisispete: Teknowaffle: And apparently doing a guest spot on Deadliest Catch

For the first 30 seconds I thought it was for a remake of The Perfect Storm.

It looked more like a commercial for a washing powder.

Has anyone mentioned why Superman would have contrails chemtrails coming from his feet?


Little known fact: Taco Bell tacos are made with kryptonite. It really enhances the flavor.
 
2012-07-22 11:15:46 AM

MBK: What a shiatty, shiatty teaser.



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2012-07-22 11:16:52 AM

calbert: kind of meh.


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2012-07-22 11:18:09 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: MBK: What a shiatty, shiatty teaser.

If they turn Superman into a dark, brooding hero...they deserve the POS that movie will be.

It will be a POS anyway. Superman is a crappy character.


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2012-07-22 11:19:46 AM

DamnYankees: No idea if that's gonna be a good movie or not, but its a beautiful trailer.


WROOO . . . um, actually, that's about right.
 
2012-07-22 11:20:50 AM

Free Radical: /Ummm how the hell does Supes have contrails?


Wings can create contrails, but you got me on how this is supposed to work. Maybe there is a factual explanation for it, but it doesn't look right, does it?
 
2012-07-22 11:22:41 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: NeoCortex42: Has there been any leaks about possible villains?

Zod.


At least it's someone that should be able to hold their own against Supes. I hope there will be kneeling.
 
2012-07-22 11:24:21 AM

DrMcNinja: Looks like it's going to be all dark and meeehhhh *waves arms *. That's the problem I had with the other one. Well, besides it being all baby-dady drama angsty.

I always thought they should go retro with it, Sky commander/Fleischer studio style.

Anypoop, it didn't look horrible. I just hope it's not going to be a depressing shiat fest. Oh. And superman needs to beat the crap out of very large robots. Why can't they figure that out?!




Or a giant spider........
 
2012-07-22 11:24:47 AM

1. Put snakes on plane: Free Radical: /Ummm how the hell does Supes have contrails?

Wings can create contrails, but you got me on how this is supposed to work. Maybe there is a factual explanation for it, but it doesn't look right, does it?


Has there even been a pseudo-scientific explanation of how Superman propels himself?

I wouldn't mind a movie that returned to really old-school Superman power levels: Strong, but not invincible. No flying, but can leap really high.
 
2012-07-22 11:25:41 AM
This looks SO lame. :(
 
2012-07-22 11:26:10 AM

tbartman68: DrMcNinja: Looks like it's going to be all dark and meeehhhh *waves arms *. That's the problem I had with the other one. Well, besides it being all baby-dady drama angsty.

I always thought they should go retro with it, Sky commander/Fleischer studio style.

Anypoop, it didn't look horrible. I just hope it's not going to be a depressing shiat fest. Oh. And superman needs to beat the crap out of very large robots. Why can't they figure that out?!



Or a giant spider........


Or polar bears, one of natures' fiercest killers.
 
mhd
2012-07-22 11:27:46 AM

DrMcNinja: Looks like it's going to be all dark and meeehhhh *waves arms *. That's the problem I had with the other one. Well, besides it being all baby-dady drama angsty.


I didn't quite get a dark vibe from it, more the brooding, self-discovery that's basically mandatory for origin stories nowadays. What are you, what are you going to do with these awesome powers...

But, well, it's a teaser. They could make the whole movie about this, with Supes wandering around, contemplating life, or it could just be part of the origin story, between him leaving the farm and moving to Metropolis.

Snyder tends towards darker movies, but then again, it's not like you could have made happy four color versions of 300 and Watchmen, whereas you have a pretty broad spectrum of possibilities with the Superman franchise. Not sure what I'll expect from him, whereas I was pretty sure that Singer would ruin his version, after what he did with the X-Men.

In addition, I'm generally a bit meh about Superman. Too powerful, not very engaging. The only time when I really found him remotely interesting was in a group situation, i.e. the JL.

But yeah, give me some brightly lit "whee" shots of him flying around and/or punching stuff. Cease the pondering about being an interstellar orphan soon enough to get some actual superheroics going. And please, no slo-mo...
 
2012-07-22 11:30:29 AM

DarkJohnson: mhd: Brick-House: How does Superman shave?

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There needs to be a version where he's manscaping.

"Careful...careful...."
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"MUTHERF@#KINGC@CKSU#&;ERA$$HO#LECHRISTONACRACKER!!!"
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"......*sigh*...Careful....careful...."
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2012-07-22 11:30:29 AM

mhd: Brick-House: How does Superman shave?

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John Byrne, king of overthinking superhero comics and explaining things that don't need to be explained.
 
2012-07-22 11:35:19 AM

skinink: I saw a Superman trailer in the theater, and I wondered, "Superman leaves two contrails when he flies?" It was weird.
And I'm just tired of re-booted origin stories already. We just had a Superman movie not too long ago, and Spiderman's recent reboot wasn't even that good.


You know, the Spider-man movie was actually pretty decent. I thought it was fun, and the other day I went back and watched Spider-Man 2, which is pretty much taken as the best of the Raimi trilogy. It kinda sucked, to be honest. Everything in it was so heavy handed it was ridiculous. I had to fast forward through parts because they kept on driving the same points home over and over and over again. Yes, I get it, Peter Parker is a nerd. Yes, I get it, he's letting Mary Jane down. Again. It was cheesy, and if that's what you're looking for in a comic book movie that's fine, but it didn't hold up nearly as well as I expected.

The reboot, while way too soon and unnecessary, was actually far better.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-07-22 11:35:38 AM
Superman defends everything that is good in the universe. That is who his character is. He isn't a soldier, he isn't a warrior or a killer or fighter. He's a defender. Hiding away, running away from who he is isn't what he is supposed to be.

The clip of him hitchhiking is just so wrong. That's Bruce Banner. Someone trying to get away from the Hulk, who is a mindless beast. That isn't who Superman is. And I don't care if it is part of the plot, the teaser shows him running away.

fark that.

Bring Darkseid or some other super powerful guy, put him in the middle of Metropolis, and have Superman and that person just beat the ever living snot of each other for 45 minutes.
 
2012-07-22 11:35:45 AM
IIRC contrails are actually water vapor, not engine exhaust, that is formed on wings at certain conditions. It's conceivable that the vacuum conditions in his wake created by his supersonic flight formed the contrails. Though I have no idea why there are two. Perhaps his boots? Perhaps the far edges of his cape? Perhaps squirrels in his pants?
 
mhd
2012-07-22 11:39:34 AM

shoegaze99: John Byrne, king of overthinking superhero comics and explaining things that don't need to be explained.


Wasn't this "canon" even before that?

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2012-07-22 11:39:41 AM

devildog123: could someone who does tell me when Superman became a commercial fisherman?


Well, I don't know about commercial...

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and he should be depowered though I doubt they will. More powerful than a locomotive but not throwing skyscrapers around. Flight up to terminal velocity, barely supersonic with exhaustive effort. Bulletproof with bruising, not grenade-proof.

Strong, tough and flying. That's all you need.

/and mermaids.
 
2012-07-22 11:40:33 AM

NeoCortex42: 1. Put snakes on plane: Free Radical: /Ummm how the hell does Supes have contrails?

Wings can create contrails, but you got me on how this is supposed to work. Maybe there is a factual explanation for it, but it doesn't look right, does it?

Has there even been a pseudo-scientific explanation of how Superman propels himself?

I wouldn't mind a movie that returned to really old-school Superman power levels: Strong, but not invincible. No flying, but can leap really high.


That would probably be more fun. Piss off most of the comic book fans, but better chance of an engaging movie.

Then again, maybe that's why they're doing the origin story again. He's got to deal with figuring out what he wants to be and what his limits are, so it doesn't demand an evenly matched, well-developed villain. Worked pretty well with the first Iron Man, where it was largely about his struggles trying to define himself.
 
2012-07-22 11:40:59 AM

mhd: Not sure what I'll expect from him, whereas I was pretty sure that Singer would ruin his version, after what he did with the X-Men.


I hope you are not thinking Singer had anything to do with X-men 3. 1 & 2 I thought were pretty good. Much better than his Superman movie, anyway.

If you didn't like X-men 1 & 2, then I guess you are entitled to your opinion.
 
2012-07-22 11:41:18 AM

mhd: shoegaze99: John Byrne, king of overthinking superhero comics and explaining things that don't need to be explained.

Wasn't this "canon" even before that?

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Wait a second. What's going on with that dog? He has X-ray vision? He knows English? He's wearing a cape? I'm confused.
 
2012-07-22 11:46:21 AM

DamnYankees: mhd: shoegaze99: John Byrne, king of overthinking superhero comics and explaining things that don't need to be explained.

Wasn't this "canon" even before that?

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Wait a second. What's going on with that dog? He has X-ray vision? He knows English? He's wearing a cape? I'm confused.


Kal-El(Superman) was only the third Kryptonian astronaut.
 
2012-07-22 11:46:22 AM

DamnYankees: Wait a second. What's going on with that dog? He has X-ray vision? He knows English? He's wearing a cape? I'm confused.


Your dog doesn't wear a cape?
 
2012-07-22 11:46:50 AM
There sure was a lot of dog in that teaser....Krypto?
 
2012-07-22 11:46:52 AM
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2012-07-22 11:49:39 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: DamnYankees: mhd: shoegaze99: John Byrne, king of overthinking superhero comics and explaining things that don't need to be explained.

Wasn't this "canon" even before that?

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Wait a second. What's going on with that dog? He has X-ray vision? He knows English? He's wearing a cape? I'm confused.

Kal-El(Superman) was only the third Kryptonian astronaut.


Whoopsie. SECOND.

/Beppo was a stowaway.
 
2012-07-22 11:50:16 AM
I think its pretty tough to make a young Superman character that's sympathetic with the audience. So you show this montage of a young Clark Kent struggling to reel in a catch and shivering on a boat on the frozen waters and it's tough for me not think "he's a farkhole, he's just acting."

The burden he has to bear is whether or not to be a king among men or to try to fit in with everybody else and live a life of boredom. But there's no real struggle for him in the latter life, as he doesn't have to worry about coming home from work sore after putting in 60hrs or pulling a muscle, or struggling with a due date, or any of the things that the average person has to deal with.

I don't trust Zak Snyder in the slightest, and I'm confident he'll try to convey Superman struggling in ways he simply shouldn't struggle.
 
2012-07-22 11:51:51 AM
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2012-07-22 11:52:44 AM

MBK: Hiding away, running away from who he is isn't what he is supposed to be.

The clip of him hitchhiking is just so wrong. That's Bruce Banner. Someone trying to get away from the Hulk, who is a mindless beast. That isn't who Superman is. And I don't care if it is part of the plot, the teaser shows him running away.

fark that.

Superman II

, arguably the best Superman movie, has Superman in retreat mode at one point in the movie. The movie even underscored it by having people on the ground saying, "He's running away."

Even so, this trailer gives me the impression he's running (well, hitchhiking) to something, not away.
 
2012-07-22 11:54:08 AM

Erix: Then again, maybe that's why they're doing the origin story again. He's got to deal with figuring out what he wants to be and what his limits are, so it doesn't demand an evenly matched, well-developed villain. Worked pretty well with the first Iron Man, where it was largely about his struggles trying to define himself.


Iron Man needed it because his origin and characterization hadn't been done to death in popular culture. Nobody needs a Superman coming of age story again. I think it's safe to say that at this point, we can just jump into a Superman movie as a standalone story, not the beginning of a saga.
 
2012-07-22 11:56:53 AM

MBK: Superman defends everything that is good in the universe. That is who his character is. He isn't a soldier, he isn't a warrior or a killer or fighter. He's a defender. Hiding away, running away from who he is isn't what he is supposed to be.

The clip of him hitchhiking is just so wrong. That's Bruce Banner. Someone trying to get away from the Hulk, who is a mindless beast. That isn't who Superman is. And I don't care if it is part of the plot, the teaser shows him running away.

fark that.

Bring Darkseid or some other super powerful guy, put him in the middle of Metropolis, and have Superman and that person just beat the ever living snot of each other for 45 minutes.


Superman also starts off as Clark Kent, with very little idea of how he can use his powers and very little money. So while Superman may not hitchhike, Clark Kent sure would if he had to.
 
mhd
2012-07-22 11:58:47 AM

fzumrk: I hope you are not thinking Singer had anything to do with X-men 3. 1 & 2 I thought were pretty good. Much better than his Superman movie, anyway.


My peeve about the X-Men movies are mostly due to nerd rage and some latent X-Men fanboyism, the movies themselves were pretty well made (Strangely enough the third one, despite being a pretty bad movie had some elements I was missing from the first two. I did quite like First Class.)

But that wasn't actually the reason I wasn't expecting too much from his Superman version, I'm not very invested in that franchise. It's just that I didn't see the dark, serious tone he took with X-Men to work in a Superman movie.
 
2012-07-22 12:12:33 PM

NeoCortex42: Has there even been a pseudo-scientific explanation of how Superman propels himself?

I wouldn't mind a movie that returned to really old-school Superman power levels: Strong, but not invincible. No flying, but can leap really high.



Someone wrote up an explanation about all of Supes's powers being an inherent manipulation of energy fields. Can't find it now.
 
2012-07-22 12:12:53 PM
So he's taking a boat and hitch hiking further north to the fortress of solitude? Hasn't learned to fly yet? Makes sense.
 
2012-07-22 12:16:49 PM

weapon13: thisispete: Teknowaffle: And apparently doing a guest spot on Deadliest Catch

For the first 30 seconds I thought it was for a remake of The Perfect Storm.

It looked more like a commercial for a washing powder.

Has anyone mentioned why Superman would have contrails chemtrails coming from his feet?


That's exactly what I was thinking. Does superman have rocketboots now?
 
2012-07-22 12:18:11 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Putting it to the soundtrack of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' was kind of odd. Yes, everyone loves Gandalf and was sad when he fell, but why play his lament over a Superman trailer? Brought up some just bizarre imagery in my mind.


Because they're still early in production, and the full score hasn't been composed yet - this is pretty common for teasers which are released far ahead of the film's release date. LOTR trailers used parts of "Carmina Burana", the trailer for "Renaissance Man" used part of the score from "Stripes", and so on.
 
2012-07-22 12:21:52 PM

mariner314: So he's taking a boat and hitch hiking further north to the fortress of solitude? Hasn't learned to fly yet? Makes sense.


I just hope the boat he takes isn't moored in Kansas. One of the most ridiculous things* about Smallville was that they clearly show Metropolis having a bay, then portray the city as being part of Kansas, which is about as landlocked as one can get.

*and there were many
 
mhd
2012-07-22 12:23:11 PM
One silly issue: The teaser shows young Clark running around with his cape. Considering that most kids do that to play Superman, who is he imitating?
 
2012-07-22 12:24:00 PM
I think next time DC wants to reboot a movie property, like Superman or Batman, they need to end the last film in the series with Superboy just showing up and punching the film stock into oblivion. That would be the greatest post-credits scene ever.
 
2012-07-22 12:24:23 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: MBK: What a shiatty, shiatty teaser.

If they turn Superman into a dark, brooding hero...they deserve the POS that movie will be.

It will be a POS anyway. Superman is a crappy character.


Obligatory.............
 
2012-07-22 12:24:33 PM

BroVinny: mariner314: So he's taking a boat and hitch hiking further north to the fortress of solitude? Hasn't learned to fly yet? Makes sense.

I just hope the boat he takes isn't moored in Kansas. One of the most ridiculous things* about Smallville was that they clearly show Metropolis having a bay, then portray the city as being part of Kansas, which is about as landlocked as one can get.

*and there were many


Never watched smallville beyond the first couple episodes...
 
2012-07-22 12:25:34 PM

BroVinny: mariner314: So he's taking a boat and hitch hiking further north to the fortress of solitude? Hasn't learned to fly yet? Makes sense.

I just hope the boat he takes isn't moored in Kansas. One of the most ridiculous things* about Smallville was that they clearly show Metropolis having a bay, then portray the city as being part of Kansas, which is about as landlocked as one can get.

*and there were many


I never watched Smallville, so I wasn't aware of this. Metropolis is in Kansas? I always thought it was supposed to represent a huge city like NYC.
 
2012-07-22 12:30:17 PM
Superman is unable to keep a relationship because plain and simple women with crushed pelvises tend to crawl away as rapidly as possible.
 
2012-07-22 12:31:34 PM

mhd: One silly issue: The teaser shows young Clark running around with his cape. Considering that most kids do that to play Superman, who is he imitating?


One of the Three Musketeers, Zorro, maybe Captain Marvel, The Shadow (overcoat, not a cape, but close enough for kids).
 
2012-07-22 12:34:47 PM

mariner314: Never watched smallville beyond the first couple episodes...


I liked it. As I said, there were many silly things, like establishing Metropolis as a three hour drive away from Smallville, and then later in the series have people flitting from one locale to the other effortlessly. But beyond the silliness, it had some good stories once it got past the freak-of-the-week stage (and Clana--having Clark and Lana sickeningly pine after each other when everyone knows the relationship is doomed). Michael Rosenbaum is IMO the definitive live-action Lex Luthor (although Clancy Brown's animated version is my favorite), and we even get a nascent Justice League later in the series.
 
mhd
2012-07-22 12:39:54 PM

shoegaze99: One of the Three Musketeers, Zorro, maybe Captain Marvel, The Shadow (overcoat, not a cape, but close enough for kids).


Ooh, completely forgot my old Zorro costume.

Captain Marvel would be neat, although then he's probably just a TV serial character, as it seems a trope for most superhero movies that they live in isolation, with no other heroes or villains around (maybe that's going to change after the Avengers).
 
2012-07-22 12:41:41 PM

shoegaze99: One of the Three Musketeers, Zorro, maybe Captain Marvel, The Shadow (overcoat, not a cape, but close enough for kids).


That would be hilarious, since Captain Marvel (the Fawcett Comics guy) was something of a Superman knock-off, enough so that DC sued Fawcett for copyright infringement and settled out of court.
 
2012-07-22 12:43:05 PM
As someone who owns the Watchmen Director's Cut, I'm excited for this movie. Snyder plus Nolan could give us a great live-action Superman movie.

Although the DCU animated movies are still the best. All Star Superman is probably the best Superman movie I've ever seen, and even Superman:Doomsday had some pretty good moments. These animated movies got Superman right, and the Superman:Doomsday movie had the best Superman/Lois relationship I've ever seen, better than anything we saw in the Donner or Singer movies.

So I'm hopeful about this one. And if it's better than the Singer movie, that's a big win right there.
 
2012-07-22 12:44:03 PM

puckrock2000: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Putting it to the soundtrack of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' was kind of odd. Yes, everyone loves Gandalf and was sad when he fell, but why play his lament over a Superman trailer? Brought up some just bizarre imagery in my mind.

Because they're still early in production, and the full score hasn't been composed yet - this is pretty common for teasers which are released far ahead of the film's release date. LOTR trailers used parts of "Carmina Burana", the trailer for "Renaissance Man" used part of the score from "Stripes", and so on.


Which is a little disappointing.I mean, I get that it's a new Francoise, blah blah blah, but you're not going to do better than the John Williams score. You just aren't, and they shouldn't try.
 
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