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2013-06-15 08:07:11 AM  
Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don't need no super man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
 
2013-06-15 08:07:41 AM  
T.J. McCormack is a comedian and commentator.

Well I guess that's all of Fark then. Just cause you say so, doesn't make it true.
 
2013-06-15 08:14:01 AM  
Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.
 
2013-06-15 08:20:14 AM  
Wouldn't he just be some kid with an iPhone who uploaded a pic of Superman to Instagram -- after photoshopping a dong going Supes' ass?
 
2013-06-15 08:24:27 AM  

Confabulat: T.J. McCormack is a comedian and commentator.

Well I guess that's all of Fark then. Just cause you say so, doesn't make it true.


and working for some little jackoff AM station in Westchester.
 
2013-06-15 08:33:45 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.


It might actually be worth watching if that happened.
 
2013-06-15 08:45:48 AM  
Wow, I just found myself agreeing with everything in an article that was on FOXNews. Wow.

The best idea: remake some duds that had unrealized potential.
 
2013-06-15 09:03:38 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.


I didn't exactly keep up with Smallville very religiously, but didn't they kill Jimmy on that show? But then it turned out he wasn't really Jimmy but another Jimmy or hell I dunno. That show could annoy you.
 
2013-06-15 09:05:25 AM  
Speaking of Smallville, watching the movie I was sort of confused why Pete Ross was a white kid.
 
2013-06-15 09:15:42 AM  

Confabulat: Speaking of Smallville, watching the movie I was sort of confused why Pete Ross was a white kid.


I liked Smallville better when it was called Dawson's Creek.
 
2013-06-15 09:31:55 AM  
I had a boss that was previously a msg in the corp. After a string of bad bosses he turned out pretty good so I naturally held his opinion in high regard.

I knew we both liked scifi and he especially liked sg1 and bsg. Then on some tangent conversation he told me his favorite show was Smallville. (!?)

I wasn't sure to think if it was just the one bad show he happened to like or if it was actually worth watching. It looked like some Buffy type thing to me but I still plan on checking it out sometime.
 
2013-06-15 09:33:16 AM  
I just don't understand why they couldn't have afforded to include a camera tripod in that movie's budget.
 
2013-06-15 09:45:25 AM  
Stabler was the real hero of the movie. All Superman did was get punched in the face.
 
2013-06-15 10:48:58 AM  
http://www.foxnews.com/archive/author/t-j-mccormack/index.html

Terrible writer, terrible ideas. He reminds me of Ed Anger from the Weekly World News
 
2013-06-15 11:02:19 AM  

MurphyMurphy: I wasn't sure to think if it was just the one bad show he happened to like or if it was actually worth watching. It looked like some Buffy type thing to me but I still plan on checking it out sometime.


Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

I think the best season was the last; they'd long ditched deadweight Lana and Lex and finally remembered it was a show about a comic book guy.
 
2013-06-15 11:20:45 AM  
I didn't even notice Olsen's absence until after the movie was over and I read somewhere that Jenny was The Olsen.

I didn't miss him at all. Olsen has always, IMO, been an annoying character.
 
2013-06-15 11:26:23 AM  
He had me when he biatched about Hollywood doing nothing but remakes of already fantastic films...then immediately lost it all when he said he expects his James Bonds to be "clean cut, flawless after a fight and drip dried within seconds of waking out the ocean."

/RTFA
//Wishes he didn't
 
2013-06-15 11:41:52 AM  

KipKips: "clean cut, flawless after a fight and drip dried within seconds of waking out the ocean."


I kinda sorta agree with that, James Bond is supposed to an enigma, just like Wayne Newton always camera ready.
 
2013-06-15 11:46:54 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.


Turn him into Gamera a bunch of times
 
2013-06-15 11:51:13 AM  
Pretty sad...Hasn't been 12 hours since I watched the movie and I had no idea who this Jenny character is y'all are talking about.

Perhaps that's a problem.
 
2013-06-15 11:51:59 AM  
Spoiler alert...stop reading if you haven't seen it.


So, in the END of the movie, CK gets his job at TDP.
So, the sequel is where Jimmy will show up, if at all.
And die like Kenny. What a great idea! And it can all be captured
over and over on an iPhone.


Miss Tessmacher!
 
2013-06-15 11:54:17 AM  
Man, what a whiny biatch!
 
2013-06-15 12:01:52 PM  

Fano: MurphyMurphy: Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.

Turn him into Gamera a bunch of times


Well, turtle meat is really sweet.
 
2013-06-15 12:06:39 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Fano: MurphyMurphy: Jimmy, you won't be missed.

Honestly they should just kill him in every story, like Kenny.

Turn him into Gamera a bunch of times

Well, turtle meat is really sweet.


goodcomics.comicbookresources.com
 
2013-06-15 12:09:17 PM  
Personally I thought that bit was funny
 
2013-06-15 12:22:40 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
 
2013-06-15 12:29:17 PM  

MurphyMurphy: I had a boss that was previously a msg in the corp. After a string of bad bosses he turned out pretty good so I naturally held his opinion in high regard.


It's spelled Marine Core, moran.
 
2013-06-15 12:37:34 PM  

Confabulat: MurphyMurphy: I wasn't sure to think if it was just the one bad show he happened to like or if it was actually worth watching. It looked like some Buffy type thing to me but I still plan on checking it out sometime.

Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

I think the best season was the last; they'd long ditched deadweight Lana and Lex and finally remembered it was a show about a comic book guy.


It's still worth a watch though, there are some great episodes in most of the seasons IE. In Season 4 an overall stinker, Transference,Unsafe, Pariah.
 
2013-06-15 12:47:35 PM  
Let's not forget that time Superman almost died because Jimmy F*cking Olsen can't be bothered to clean his camera every once in a while.  Superman should have crushed his head there on the spot.
 
2013-06-15 12:54:01 PM  

Confabulat: Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.


The strength of Smallville was that it wasn't a literal translation of the comic book, and had some clever concepts that drove decent stories.  The idea that the kryptonite shards which arrived with his spaceship would cause random effects on humans was pretty novel.  Unfortunately, the writers ran out of ideas and the interesting actors bailed after a few years...
 
2013-06-15 12:59:47 PM  

ObeliskToucher: Confabulat: Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

The strength of Smallville was that it wasn't a literal translation of the comic book, and had some clever concepts that drove decent stories.  The idea that the kryptonite shards which arrived with his spaceship would cause random effects on humans was pretty novel.  Unfortunately, the writers ran out of ideas and the interesting actors bailed after a few years...


I'd argue the show was better in later years. Lex was great and the show did suffer when he left but they had written him into so many plot corners it probably was best he disappeared. Lana was horrible. I think every single episode for the first five years ended with her weeping in Clark's barn. Ditching her was the best thing that ever happened to that show. Chloe was great, and I'm glad they more or less cameoed her in for the last few episodes. Hell even Green Arrow was pretty cool.

Lionel Luthor was still the best though.
 
2013-06-15 01:11:11 PM  

Kyosuke: I just don't understand why they couldn't have afforded to include a camera tripod in that movie's budget.


because then they couldn't ZOOM IN!  and then ZOOM IN A LITTLE MORE!! and then ZOOM OUT AGAIN!!!
 
2013-06-15 01:16:19 PM  

Vexed Thespian: Kyosuke: I just don't understand why they couldn't have afforded to include a camera tripod in that movie's budget.

because then they couldn't ZOOM IN!  and then ZOOM IN A LITTLE MORE!! and then ZOOM OUT AGAIN!!!


Normal view....

NOR-mal VIEW....

NORMAL VIEW!
 
2013-06-15 01:17:23 PM  
Wasn't the other girl at the Daily Planet supposed to be Jimmy?  Her name was Jenny (and she's only listed as "Jenny" on IMDB), so I just thought it was a subtle wink at the character.  Though she was an intern and not a photographer.
 
2013-06-15 01:18:41 PM  
That was the worst article. Just the worst.
"Leave the protagonist as a flat character! I don't want to empathize!"
 
2013-06-15 01:19:27 PM  

Kyosuke: Pretty sad...Hasn't been 12 hours since I watched the movie and I had no idea who this Jenny character is y'all are talking about.

Perhaps that's a problem.


Jenny's the girl who's with Perry while the city's being destroyed.  I think her name is only said a couple of times and it's just being yelled by Perry.  I don't think it was supposed to be a big thing.  Kind of like the Lexcorp tankers.
 
2013-06-15 01:23:19 PM  

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: That was the worst article. Just the worst.
"Leave the protagonist as a flat character! I don't want to empathize!"


"Hey! Hero guy! What's with the "woe is me" garbage? Shake it off! You can FLY!
I'm not gonna shed a tear for a guy who can go to the beach with X-Ray vision! How dare you?"

Yes, how dare we feel bad for the guy who spent his whole life having to hide who he truly is to avoid having people crucify him for being different?  How dare we feel bad for the guy who discovers that his race may just be able to survive but then has to destroy any chance of reviving them and must personally kill the last of his kind?  How dare we?
 
2013-06-15 01:23:43 PM  
I do get his point, but there's a fine line between arguing that a particular adaptation is over-complicated, and simply coming off like an anti-intellectual dullard who simply refuses to process anything above a linear, everyman's hero narrative.
 
2013-06-15 01:27:53 PM  

Confabulat: ObeliskToucher: Confabulat: Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

The strength of Smallville was that it wasn't a literal translation of the comic book, and had some clever concepts that drove decent stories.  The idea that the kryptonite shards which arrived with his spaceship would cause random effects on humans was pretty novel.  Unfortunately, the writers ran out of ideas and the interesting actors bailed after a few years...

I'd argue the show was better in later years. Lex was great and the show did suffer when he left but they had written him into so many plot corners it probably was best he disappeared. Lana was horrible. I think every single episode for the first five years ended with her weeping in Clark's barn. Ditching her was the best thing that ever happened to that show. Chloe was great, and I'm glad they more or less cameoed her in for the last few episodes. Hell even Green Arrow was pretty cool.

Lionel Luthor was still the best though.


Was Lana as much of a creator's pet that TV Tropes claims?
 
2013-06-15 01:35:19 PM  

NeverDrunk23: Was Lana as much of a creator's pet that TV Tropes claims?


Moreso.
 
2013-06-15 01:45:11 PM  
Oh, hooray.

Another "Waaaaa!  They didn't make the perfect Superman movie for me!Waaaaaa!" thread.
 
2013-06-15 01:55:30 PM  
I didn't realize they destroyed all copies of the original movie after they remake it. That is certainly upsetting. Thanks for letting me know, elderly Fox writer.

/Who in the holy FARK give s shiat about Jimmy?!
 
2013-06-15 01:56:47 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: http://www.foxnews.com/archive/author/t-j-mccormack/index.html

Terrible writer, terrible ideas. He reminds me of Ed Anger from the Weekly World News


He doesn't seem to be pig-biting mad enough.
 
2013-06-15 02:02:50 PM  

Confabulat: ObeliskToucher: Confabulat: Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

The strength of Smallville was that it wasn't a literal translation of the comic book, and had some clever concepts that drove decent stories.  The idea that the kryptonite shards which arrived with his spaceship would cause random effects on humans was pretty novel.  Unfortunately, the writers ran out of ideas and the interesting actors bailed after a few years...

I'd argue the show was better in later years. Lex was great and the show did suffer when he left but they had written him into so many plot corners it probably was best he disappeared. Lana was horrible. I think every single episode for the first five years ended with her weeping in Clark's barn. Ditching her was the best thing that ever happened to that show. Chloe was great, and I'm glad they more or less cameoed her in for the last few episodes. Hell even Green Arrow was pretty cool.

Lionel Luthor was still the best though.


When they had to tell him to tone it down because he was overshadowing Clark, you know he was awesome. I liked the later seasons post-Lex when they were able to have a lot of DC cameos. And the Justice League and Justice Society episodes were both fantastic and probably my favorites.
 
2013-06-15 02:45:01 PM  

arsonik: Confabulat: ObeliskToucher: Confabulat: Smallville ran for 10 years. It's mostly shiat. UPN/WB/CW writers. That said, there are certain parts of it that are brilliant for any Superman fan. Christopher Reeve was a recurring character until he died; that arc was pretty great even though it burned out eventually.

The strength of Smallville was that it wasn't a literal translation of the comic book, and had some clever concepts that drove decent stories.  The idea that the kryptonite shards which arrived with his spaceship would cause random effects on humans was pretty novel.  Unfortunately, the writers ran out of ideas and the interesting actors bailed after a few years...

I'd argue the show was better in later years. Lex was great and the show did suffer when he left but they had written him into so many plot corners it probably was best he disappeared. Lana was horrible. I think every single episode for the first five years ended with her weeping in Clark's barn. Ditching her was the best thing that ever happened to that show. Chloe was great, and I'm glad they more or less cameoed her in for the last few episodes. Hell even Green Arrow was pretty cool.

Lionel Luthor was still the best though.

When they had to tell him to tone it down because he was overshadowing Clark, you know he was awesome. I liked the later seasons post-Lex when they were able to have a lot of DC cameos. And the Justice League and Justice Society episodes were both fantastic and probably my favorites.


Thats what i liked about the last couple of seasons, it wasnt just a Superman show anymore, it was a DC universe show. You could tell the first couple episodes w/ Green Arrow though that hed originally been written as Batman though. :-/
 
2013-06-15 02:46:49 PM  

Cyno01: You could tell the first couple episodes w/ Green Arrow though that hed originally been written as Batman though. :-/


I don't think that's true. They knew they'd never be able to get Batman, or even Bruce Wayne...which I thought was the point of using GA.

/totally popped a nerdboner during the first preview that showed GA.
 
2013-06-15 02:53:29 PM  

Cyno01: You could tell the first couple episodes w/ Green Arrow though that hed originally been written as Batman though. :-/


Not really. Green Arrow, since his origins, has been a Batman-lite. Even in the comics/cartoons they've had a rivalry with Oliver trying to one-up Batman. He had an Arrowcave, an Arrowcar, etc.

Then Oliver got older and became a hippie.
 
2013-06-15 02:54:32 PM  
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2013-06-15 03:05:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 681x600]


Yeah, Snapper, you're just jealous Superman was macking on Jimmy instead of you...
 
2013-06-15 03:15:11 PM  
yikes.  this guy thinks the one true Batman is the Adam West version.  The stupid flows through his article seamlessly.
 
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