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(JoBlo)   UK TV trailer proves what we already know, "Man of Steel" is going to be epic   (joblo.com ) divider line
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2013-05-10 05:08:19 PM  
There's no way this can suck at this point, everything about it just looks so goddamn epic. Zod using his heat vision was beyond cool.
 
2013-05-10 05:27:03 PM  
You sound like a tween douche when you say epic.  Also, you're cheapening the word.  I'm not going to ask/tell you to stop, because who the fark am I?  But I think you should know that we all think less of you for it.
 
2013-05-10 05:38:54 PM  
EPIC
 
2013-05-10 05:40:30 PM  
I've always found that the more "Epic" the previews are the more the movie sucks in Theaters.
 
2013-05-10 06:24:36 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: There's no way this can suck at this point, everything about it just looks so goddamn epic. Zod using his heat vision was beyond cool.


All we've seen is trailers edited to look like a cinematic epic.

For all we know this could be 80 minutes of Zak Snyder slow-down/speed-up edits.

I hope it isn't, of course, but I'll wait until the reviews start coming in.
 
2013-05-10 07:06:12 PM  
Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.
 
2013-05-10 07:16:48 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.


The first trailer made you want to see the second and the second one made you want to see the third. The third trailer sold almost everybody on seeing the movie and these tv spots are reinforcing that. This is going to be the best superhero movie of all time.
 
2013-05-10 08:17:26 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.


Seriously. These are some great trailers. Unfortunately, all this proves is that Man of Steel has great trailer material in it.
 
2013-05-10 08:29:47 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: AdolfOliverPanties: Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.

The first trailer made you want to see the second and the second one made you want to see the third. The third trailer sold almost everybody on seeing the movie and these tv spots are reinforcing that. This is going to be the best superhero movie of all time.


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2013-05-10 09:09:18 PM  

Honest Bender: You sound like a tween douche when you say epic.  Also, you're cheapening the word.  I'm not going to ask/tell you to stop, because who the fark am I?  But I think you should know that we all think less of you for it.


who are you? who who.
 
2013-05-10 09:16:01 PM  
Shut up and take my money!
 
2013-05-10 09:48:43 PM  
The reasons I have for being nervous are probably going to be the same reasons this ends up being so good.

The rumors that I won't repeat that change so many fundamental points of the story could end up shifting it a bit too far from what should be the 'equation of Superman'

but then again what this franchise probably needed was someone just brave enough to mix it up and make it a new and interesting thing yet reserved enough to honor what the story is supposed to be.

I'll be seeing it. Probably more than once. It could suck and I'd still consider this is one of the greatest things to happen to me since I found the Richard Donner cut of Superman II.
(My life is not for lack of great things, I'm just that big of a Superman fan.)

/still wish they'd found a way to cram in the original Brando monologue set to John Williams
//but that's why God made fan cuts
 
2013-05-10 09:58:22 PM  

MurphyMurphy: The rumors that I won't repeat that change so many fundamental points of the story could end up shifting it a bit too far from what should be the 'equation of Superman'


Everybody knows, Krypton isn't destroyed.
 
2013-05-10 10:05:12 PM  
Not sure I will see it.  Star Trek into darkness oh yes.  Not sure about this though.
 
2013-05-10 10:07:08 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: AdolfOliverPanties: Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.

The first trailer made you want to see the second and the second one made you want to see the third. The third trailer sold almost everybody on seeing the movie and these tv spots are reinforcing that. This is going to be the best superhero movie of all time.


I love that we've gotten to the point that trailers have their own trailers now.
 
2013-05-10 10:10:28 PM  

optikeye: I've always found that the more "Epic" the previews are the more the movie sucks in Theaters.


That. Maybe my memory sucks, but I seem to recall the trailers for that Brandon Routh abortion of a Superman movie being pretty farking cool too. Gonna wait for reviews on this one, I just don't feel like seeing another half polished turd of a movie that someone slapped the Superman name onto.
 
2013-05-10 10:13:32 PM  
40 seconds of footage without context "proves" nothing.

I'm sure there's 40 seconds of film somewhere in Battlefield Earth that, given a competent editor, would make an excellent trailer.
 
2013-05-10 10:15:26 PM  
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-10 10:15:54 PM  
I don't even follow Superman in the comics, but at this point I'd run over my own mother to see this.
 
2013-05-10 10:17:10 PM  

Honest Bender: You sound like a tween douche when you say epic.  Also, you're cheapening the word.  I'm not going to ask/tell you to stop, because who the fark am I?  But I think you should know that we all think less of you for it.


How about "Totes amazeballs"? Better?
 
2013-05-10 10:22:35 PM  
Superman is a horrible super hero. Invincibility is lame.
 
2013-05-10 10:24:56 PM  
So yeah - I watched that trailer after everyone went off about how amazing this movie looks.

Not seeing it.
 
2013-05-10 10:25:18 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: The first trailer made you want to see the second and the second one made you want to see the third. The third trailer sold almost everybody on seeing the movie and these tv spots are reinforcing that. This is going to be the best superhero movie of all time.


Hey, I'm really excited as well, but saying stuff like "this is going to be the best superhero movie of all time" and the like with absolutely no doubt is just BEGGING for anybody even on the fence about it to get ready to hate it, just to prove you wrong.

There shall be NO CONFIDENT ENTHUSIASM on the Internet, EVER.
 
2013-05-10 10:28:28 PM  
eh, I watched the justice league and justice league: unlimited on the netflix and I bet any episode of that is better than this movie.
 
2013-05-10 10:30:18 PM  
Word is that Snyder is going to get the nod to direct a Justice League movie.
 
2013-05-10 10:30:53 PM  

TwistedFark: So yeah - I watched that trailer after everyone went off about how amazing this movie looks.

Not seeing it.


Holy shiat, you are so farking cool. High five, bro!!!
 
2013-05-10 10:31:20 PM  
Looks like a lot of CGI, but it looks like well done CGI.

I was less than impressed with the last SM movie, but I've never really been a huge fan of SM in terms of comics.  Just kind of meh.

Can totally see why this would get people all revved up to see it, though.
 
2013-05-10 10:32:28 PM  
I liked that scene of a superhuman jumping on a jet more last year when I saw it in The Avengers.
 
2013-05-10 10:32:50 PM  
"....ly awful"

Jenny Olsen, Krypton does not get destroyed, etc...
 
2013-05-10 10:36:02 PM  
Quote: "Epic"

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2013-05-10 10:37:30 PM  

Testiclaw: Looks like a lot of CGI, but it looks like well done CGI.


The three primary trailers all focus heavily on Kent from childhood to the point he become Superman....I think there's going to be a lot more story than people expect.

As for the CG, I'm not sure how that's avoidable or a bad thing (not saying you think it's bad, but it's a common complaint I've heard).  I mean we're talking about nearly invulnerable gods fighting it out.  Go big I say.  Among all the horrible things with Superman Returns the biggest was the fact Superman didn't do a whole lot of super stuff.
 
2013-05-10 10:58:04 PM  
You know what other trailer looked epic?  Superman Returns.

/I'll be there on opening day, I'm just sayin'
 
2013-05-10 11:01:52 PM  
There is no boundary to what this idiot will troll about.
 
2013-05-10 11:03:34 PM  
Looking good. Still haven't seen any bits where he puts on a pair of spectacles and instantly becomes unrecognisible to everyone on the planet!
 
2013-05-10 11:06:11 PM  
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2013-05-10 11:13:29 PM  

Shostie: For all we know this could be 80 minutes of Zak Snyder slow-down/speed-up edits.


Far better than Bourne-style I-can't-see-whats-going-on schizophrenic edits.
 
2013-05-10 11:31:32 PM  
antron:
i44.tinypic.com

Man Superman, you sure are a mean drunk!
 
2013-05-10 11:40:25 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: eh, I watched the justice league and justice league: unlimited on the netflix and I bet any episode of that is better than this movie.


Pretty sure that's what DC is going for here. If the new reboot of Superman flies (tah dah dum dum) they can get their hands on Avenger-y cash by making a Justice League movie.

There's a wicked Marvel fan girl in me that almost wants to see them fall flat on their faces. ;) Though I would love a really well done Wonder Woman movie.

And I don't think you can make a JL movie work. Superman is seriously wimped out in JL, because if he wasn't...there'd be no story. He's SO overpowered as a super hero, they had to basically nerf him. And Batman...the only one of the original JL without farking superpowers...is waaay OP in JL. Don't get me wrong, I'm a major Batman fan...but it is pretty ridiculous. I'm glad they swapped out WW's invisible jet for 'now she can fly, shut up' and I love the Amazonian stories they do on JL/JLU. But the public has a very different idea of Superman, and I don't know if they can sell a nerfed version of him. His weaknesses previously have all been about his morality. JLU taps into the goody two shoes bit, but there is a dark edge to him that we sense. (Such as his recognition of Batman's argument that someday one of them may have to take out the others, and being prepared for that is a good thing).

Meh. I prolly won't go to see it at this point in the theaters though (unless everyone starts going batshiat about how great it was). I'm MUCH more looking forward to Avengers 2.

Oh and if you liked JLU on Netflix, I'd also recommend checking out the Dr. Strange origin story cartoon on there, and Planet Hulk, both of which were awesome.
 
2013-05-10 11:55:37 PM  
Who's "we" subby. Ever since a sneak peak of Superman's costume was released practically all of Fark's resident fanboys predicted it was gonna suck.

I've been saying all along it's gonna be awesome.
 
2013-05-11 12:02:55 AM  

Snapper Carr: 40 seconds of footage without context "proves" nothing.

I'm sure there's 40 seconds of film somewhere in Battlefield Earth that, given a competent editor, would make an excellent trailer.


While I agree with your point, I think you could have chosen a different movie. After the example you gave, I would wonder if you have even seen Battlefield Earth.

/no redeeming features to that film
 
2013-05-11 12:03:45 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: EPIC


In fairness, that kind of lame joke just reinforces his point.
 
2013-05-11 12:08:36 AM  

Lady Indica: If the new reboot of Superman flies (tah dah dum dum) they can get their hands on Avenger-y cash by making a Justice League movie.


I agree that's what the suits want, but I still don't see how that would work. I'm not a huge comic book guy (I liked Transmetropolitan and Planetary, but haven't read a lot of "essential" superhero stuff), but I freelanced doing movie reviews for my local paper for the past two years, so I've seen a ton of comic book movies I would otherwise have ignored. As a casual fan, here's my take: I liked the middle Batman flick, but I don't see how Nolan's approach to the character works in a pan-superhero universe at all. Green Lantern farking sucked balls, despite the presence of Blake Lively (and now Disney/Marvel wants to attempt Guardians of the Galaxy for some reason; I don't see those space-based superhero movies working without a hefty amount of pulpiness, camp and self-awareness), so I don't know what they can do with that character (Ryan Reynolds would be a disaster again, and you can't really fit a character reboot in a bloated team flick, can you? Hulk only worked because his background is relatively uncomplicated). I can't see Martian Manhunter, the Flash, or Wonder Woman working out, especially sans their respective origin stories from their own films/series, and they seem too low-profile for the average non-comic-reader to care about. Of course, they could just say "fark it" and assume that enough comic book fans will know enough background to just jump in, but I don't see it resonating the way the Avengers did. Marvel/Disney really lucked out with the timing and success of Thor, Iron Man, etc. leading into the Avengers. DC/Warner Bros. just don't seem to have the momentum or credibility necessary to make it work at all. I can't even see a Superman/Batman team-up flick working (even if the new Superman reboot is huge), unless they reboot again and do a smaller-scale World's Finest take on it, or something like that.

/end wall of text
 
2013-05-11 12:32:00 AM  
 Lady Indica:
And I don't think you can make a JL movie work. Superman is seriously wimped out in JL, because if he wasn't...there'd be no story. He's SO overpowered as a super hero, they had to basically nerf him.

He didn't really get nerfed.  He's just "busy" unless one of the extremely heavy hitters shows up.  Just going off my limited knowledge about the only things that would warrant him fighting with the rest of the team is Braniac, Darkseid, Doomsday or just Lex Luthor.  All of which are pretty much defeat them or it's literally the end of the world.

I really don't think they need to do too much with the backstories, though.  A lot of the characters are a costume with a set of abilities and a personality to go with them and playing around with them is what makes the JL universe fun.  Hell, I watched the whole series and I still have no idea why Flash has super speed but I love the character.
 
2013-05-11 12:38:52 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: MurphyMurphy: The rumors that I won't repeat that change so many fundamental points of the story could end up shifting it a bit too far from what should be the 'equation of Superman'

Everybody knows, Krypton isn't destroyed.


Which isn't really a bad thing.  From the third trailer it looks like they are going more for a genocidal war, which is actually a bit more tragic.  In cannon Superman can't go home and has accepted it and moved on, this way he can go home but only to see the ruins of what his civilization looked like.  The visual of Superman standing in the empty shell of a Kryptonian city could be very striking.
 
2013-05-11 12:41:19 AM  

MurphyMurphy: The rumors that I won't repeat that change so many fundamental points of the story could end up shifting it a bit too far from what should be the 'equation of Superman'


The rumors I've heard are that it's almost a Supreme Power/Hyperion kinda thing going on at first.

I'm okay with this.
 
2013-05-11 12:51:29 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: There's no way this can suck at this point, everything about it just looks so goddamn epic. Zod using his heat vision was beyond cool.


LOL! Wait'll you find out what sort of f*ckerry they did with the lore, like the fact that Krypton still exists, and that they even avoid calling him "Superman" throughout the whole movie (the "S on his chest is supposed to be a Kryptonian symbol for Peace). It's DC's biggest "F*CK YOU!" to Seigel & Shuster yet.
 
2013-05-11 12:55:11 AM  

optikeye: I've always found that the more "Epic" the previews are the more the movie sucks in Theaters.


Yeahhhhhhh....rare exceptions being Marvel movies nowadays.
 
2013-05-11 12:57:46 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: AdolfOliverPanties: Well, balls.  I really don't want to see another farking Superman movie, but they are doing a damn good job of marketing this thing, after the first two trailers, which were uninspired at best.

The first trailer made you want to see the second and the second one made you want to see the third.

Uh, if you were talking about "Iron Man 3" then yes, I'd agree.  The first MoS trailer was "WTF?"  The second was "meh"; it's been the last couple of trailers that can get you excited.

The third trailer sold almost everybody on seeing the movie and these tv spots are reinforcing that. This is going to be the best superhero movie of all time.


When it does $1.5 Billion at the box office, then that can be uttered.
 
2013-05-11 01:04:39 AM  
I'm not a big Superman fan at all, except for the awesomeness that was Superman III. However, the trailer for this has me pretty excited.

Then again, it's Zack Snyder so I probably shouldn't get my hopes up too much.
 
2013-05-11 01:06:22 AM  

GungFu: Looking good. Still haven't seen any bits where he puts on a pair of spectacles and instantly becomes unrecognisible to everyone on the planet!


THIS!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: For me, the big issue won't be the effects or the action or even the storyline so much, or what aspects of the Superman mythos are kept or altered and in what ways.

I just wanna see if Henry Cavill can pull of the astounding feat of acting that Christopher Reeve did, that nobody else who has ever assayed the role to the best of my knowledge has ever done ― certainly none that I've seen: not Brandon Routh, not Tom Welling (not like they gave him much of a chance), not Dean Cain, and not George Reeves. Kirk Alyn actually did pretty good at this, considering that he had no predecessors to base his performance upon.

When Christopher passed away, the news media eulogies reprised the first Superman movie marketing slogan: "He made us believe a man can fly." As Peter David pointed out, no, he didn't. The special effects people did that.

What Christopher Reeve did, and what none of the others have pulled off to date (except Kirk to a much lesser extent), is make us believe that someone could live in that world with no prior knowledge of the character, work with Clark Kent at the Daily Planet, and meet and converse with Superman on multiple occasions, and not realize that they were the same person. PAD wrote that had he worked at the Daily Planet of those movies alongside Reeve's version of Clark Kent, and had met and conversed with Superman, and had no prior knowledge from the comics etc., he could honestly say that Kent / Superman as Reeve portrayed him/them would've fooled him. And I can honestly say that he would've fooled me.

Can Cavill do that? I hope so. Frankly, no actor should be considered for the role who cannot, but all too many have actually gotten the role without the acting chops to pull that off.
 
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