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(Deadline)   Monsters University graduates to the top of the box office with $82 million, becoming Pixar's second-biggest film. World War Z shocking brought in $67 million for #2, overshadowing the dull Man of Steel   (deadline.com) divider line 155
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2013-06-23 01:28:30 PM
I'm surprised Supermurderer stayed in the top 3.
 
2013-06-23 01:33:15 PM
Can't wait for Red Letter Media's review.
 
2013-06-23 01:34:18 PM
I actually really enjoyed Man of steel. I wasn't crazy about the fight with Zod at the end, but overall I liked the movie.
Did they get the cinematographer from Star Trek to shoot it though? There were tons of lens flares and quick zooms, much like in Star Trek.
 
2013-06-23 01:34:53 PM
I know I'm in the minority here. But Man of Steel has been my favourite movie so far this summer. Saw World War Zzzzz yesterday and hated it. Seeing Monsters U tonight.
 
2013-06-23 01:35:24 PM
Man of Steel is joyless garbage.
 
2013-06-23 01:45:18 PM
I thought WWZ was a great summer movie.  Fast paced, lots of action, and a nice worldwide apocalypse feel.

It is not the book in movie format, so don't bother if you can't get over that.   As someone who read the book though, I have to say this turned out to be a pretty good translation of the book, given that a two hour film was  the form Pitt went with.
 
2013-06-23 01:47:02 PM
I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.
 
2013-06-23 01:49:18 PM
I love the same people that raved about Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are the same ones calling Man of Steel joyless.

It was great and it was a modern Superman movie.  He wasn't the godlike Boy Scout everyone always complains about and he hasn't yet adopted any set of "rules"

I enjoyed it a ton

(I hated the product placement though....Ma Kent wearing a Sears uniform??  C'mon!!)
 
2013-06-23 01:50:03 PM
Man of Steel was a good movie.  There's nothing that will get me to see World War Z, though.
 
2013-06-23 01:51:02 PM

LordJiro: I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.


Green Lantern?
 
2013-06-23 01:52:28 PM

Mulchpuppy: LordJiro: I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.

Green Lantern?


That never happened.
 
2013-06-23 01:57:54 PM
I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.

I wish they would remember that the villain and how they are presented is important.
All the enemies that Green Lantern has and they chose this and amorphous blob.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 01:58:13 PM
Three words, MPAA.

ADJUST FOR INFLATION.

Thank you.
 
2013-06-23 02:02:11 PM
Opening weekend, WWZ can't even hit #1.  The floor is going to fall out underneath that disaster of a movie come Monday morning.
 
2013-06-23 02:02:39 PM
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2013-06-23 02:04:54 PM
Saw WWZ yesterday, and wasn't as disappointed as I thought I was going to be. I quickly forgot about it being based on the books, and found myself enjoying it for the bloodless summer movie it is.
 
2013-06-23 02:07:11 PM
**Spoiler Alert** So Brad Pitt's character is forced back into his old job because he's one of the best at getting people into and out of dangerous situations. The guy he's supposed to protect doesn't even make it off the plane alive.
 
2013-06-23 02:08:05 PM

Electriclectic: I'm surprised Supermurderer stayed in the top 3.


All you need to know:

Opening Weekend for "Man of Steel": $116 Million.

Opening Weekend for "Iron Man 3": $174 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Avengers": $206 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Dark Knight Rises": $160 Million.

It's didn't even outperform "TDKR" considering all of the hype put into it.
 
2013-06-23 02:08:35 PM
Man of Steel totally pulled a Green Lantern: Open big one weekend with no competition, then fall to 3rd with about a 65% drop the following weekend. Good riddance.
 
2013-06-23 02:11:40 PM
I saw both Man of Steel and World War Z this weekend. The most positive thing I can say is that Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it. World War Z on the other hand was pure garbage and I truely hated it.

I've studied virology, immunology and pathology and couldn't make heads or tales of what the fark the logic behind the ending was. I could point a dozen other mind numbingly dumb aspects of the film but won't. It's not because I don't want to ruin the movie for others (it does a fine job on its own) it's just that the movie actually makes my brain hurt when I think about it.
 
2013-06-23 02:11:43 PM

Sweet Chin Music: Man of Steel totally pulled a Green Lantern: Open big one weekend with no competition, then fall to 3rd with about a 65% drop the following weekend. Good riddance.


No kidding, as I posted:  Didn't even outperform "TDKR"...that's telling.

It's supposed to be the movie that's maybe not on par with "Batman Begins" in terms of getting you excited to see the sequel.  Whereas BB pulled that off, MoS is badly lagging in that department.
 
2013-06-23 02:14:06 PM
I've read World War Z, and decided to just accept the fact that the movie would be absolutely nothing like the book.

And you know what? I had a great time!

As far a summer blockbuster style movies go, I thought it was the most enjoyable one I've seen since The Dark Knight.

I found it highly suspenseful, and I was actually kinda invested in the characters. In particular, I liked the Israeli chick. I was, however, slightly annoyed that there's no blood or gore whatsoever.

Anyway, WWZ was a lot better than I expected it to be. Too bad they spent 200 million friggin dollars making it. Almost impossible to be called a success when you blow that much of a wad on something that's not going to have universal appeal, like some superhero or something.
 
2013-06-23 02:17:50 PM

Rwa2play: Electriclectic: I'm surprised Supermurderer stayed in the top 3.

All you need to know:

Opening Weekend for "Man of Steel": $116 Million.

Opening Weekend for "Iron Man 3": $174 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Avengers": $206 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Dark Knight Rises": $160 Million.

It's didn't even outperform "TDKR" considering all of the hype put into it.


can't believe 'the avengers' pulled in that much.  worst movie i've seen in a few years....besides captain america (fell asleep in that one).
 
2013-06-23 02:24:52 PM

firegoat: I actually really enjoyed Man of steel. I wasn't crazy about the fight with Zod at the end, but overall I liked the movie.
Did they get the cinematographer from Star Trek to shoot it though? There were tons of lens flares and quick zooms, much like in Star Trek.


I went in thinking I'd get a Zack Snyder movie.  I got a Christopher Nolan movie.

That's not to say I hated it.  As a modern Superman movie, I kind of liked it.  I can't get more emphatic than that.  It was just kind of there.  They did the best with the material that they could.

 

Quantum Apostrophe: Can't wait for Red Letter Media's review.


It's been out for a few days now.
 
2013-06-23 02:28:19 PM

buntz: I love the same people that raved about Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are the same ones calling Man of Steel joyless.

It was great and it was a modern Superman movie.  He wasn't the godlike Boy Scout everyone always complains about and he hasn't yet adopted any set of "rules"

I enjoyed it a ton

(I hated the product placement though....Ma Kent wearing a Sears uniform??  C'mon!!)


That's just keeping in tradition with the first Superman movie. Remember "Cheerios by General Mills" in the end credits?
 
2013-06-23 02:29:24 PM
Weird, I thought Pixar's genius was supposed to have been dampened by virtue of them being owned by Disney.
 
2013-06-23 02:29:40 PM

Six_By_Nine: firegoat: I actually really enjoyed Man of steel. I wasn't crazy about the fight with Zod at the end, but overall I liked the movie.
Did they get the cinematographer from Star Trek to shoot it though? There were tons of lens flares and quick zooms, much like in Star Trek.

I went in thinking I'd get a Zack Snyder movie.  I got a Christopher Nolan movie.

That's not to say I hated it.  As a modern Superman movie, I kind of liked it.  I can't get more emphatic than that.  It was just kind of there.  They did the best with the material that they could.

 Quantum Apostrophe: Can't wait for Red Letter Media's review.

It's been out for a few days now.



I think he meant their review of World War Z.

It's annoying how they wait until friggin Thursday to have their reviews up. The Cinema Snob gets his up literally a few hours after the first screenings.
 
2013-06-23 02:30:07 PM

Rwa2play: Whereas BB pulled that off, MoS is badly lagging in that department.


I'd say Time Warner farked up for a generation at least. They can't keep making Superman movies that cost a significant fraction of a billion dollars to produce and market. Batman is probably out for five or six years. Green Lantern is poison. Their whole slate of properties just needs to go into hibernation for 20 years while they hope that Super Hero movies either die as a genre and can be reinvigorated in the future, or that someone comes up a passable take on more than one DC character that can pass muster with a modern audience.

Meanwhile Marvel is going to release a movie featuring a talking raccoon and every nerd earning a paycheck already wants to see it.
 
2013-06-23 02:30:52 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it.


That's good, considering I'm not sure how one would go about doing such a thing in the first place.
 
2013-06-23 02:32:27 PM
I never saw the first Monsters, Inc. movie.

I want to see World War Z and Man of Steel, but all my friends and family are gone this week, and going to movies alone just sucks.
 
2013-06-23 02:33:12 PM
If you take WWZ more like 28 Days Later and less like a traditional zombie movie it's fine. Decent action flick I'd watch again...on TNT.
 
2013-06-23 02:38:17 PM

sn0wblind: Rwa2play: Electriclectic: I'm surprised Supermurderer stayed in the top 3.

All you need to know:

Opening Weekend for "Man of Steel": $116 Million.

Opening Weekend for "Iron Man 3": $174 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Avengers": $206 Million.

Opening Weekend for "The Dark Knight Rises": $160 Million.

It's didn't even outperform "TDKR" considering all of the hype put into it.

can't believe 'the avengers' pulled in that much.  worst movie i've seen in a few years


So I can count you in that maybe, 10 percent(?) that didn't like the movie?

....besides captain america (fell asleep in that one).

*shrugs* Nobody's perfect.
 
2013-06-23 02:38:20 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Wall_of_Doodoo: Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it.

That's good, considering I'm not sure how one would go about doing such a thing in the first place.


I would say it was autocorrect but iis 'dispice' even a real word?
 
2013-06-23 02:42:09 PM

buntz: I love the same people that raved about Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are the same ones calling Man of Steel joyless.


It's almost like they expect the two polar opposites of the DC universe to be completely distinct from each other in tone. Stupid nerds.
 
2013-06-23 02:43:43 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: The My Little Pony Killer: Wall_of_Doodoo: Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it.

That's good, considering I'm not sure how one would go about doing such a thing in the first place.

I would say it was autocorrect but iis 'dispice' even a real word?


The keys are right next to one another.
 
2013-06-23 02:43:48 PM
Hated Man of Steel on every level.  An almost visceral hatred for that movie.  Thought Iron Man 3 was overrated, but enjoyable.  Like Star Trek apparently more than most folks, although it is Star Trek in name only.  Haven't seen anything else.
 
2013-06-23 02:43:55 PM
What I want to know is how they got Michael Bay to leave his name off of Man of Steel.
 
2013-06-23 02:44:59 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: The My Little Pony Killer: Wall_of_Doodoo: Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it.

That's good, considering I'm not sure how one would go about doing such a thing in the first place.

I would say it was autocorrect but iis 'dispice' even a real word?


I think the real word you were looking for is 'despise'.
 
2013-06-23 02:46:24 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: The My Little Pony Killer: Wall_of_Doodoo: Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it.

That's good, considering I'm not sure how one would go about doing such a thing in the first place.

I would say it was autocorrect but iis 'dispice' even a real word?


img.fark.net

Woah...
 
2013-06-23 02:48:01 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I saw both Man of Steel and World War Z this weekend. The most positive thing I can say is that Man of Steel wasn't great but I didn't dispice it. World War Z on the other hand was pure garbage and I truely hated it.

I've studied virology, immunology and pathology and couldn't make heads or tales of what the fark the logic behind the ending was. I could point a dozen other mind numbingly dumb aspects of the film but won't. It's not because I don't want to ruin the movie for others (it does a fine job on its own) it's just that the movie actually makes my brain hurt when I think about it.


I think what makes it even worse is that The Last of Us actually gave us some really original and well thought out zombies and it was a fatkin' video game.
 
2013-06-23 02:49:07 PM

Birnone: I thought WWZ was a great summer movie.  Fast paced, lots of action, and a nice worldwide apocalypse feel.

It is not the book in movie format, so don't bother if you can't get over that.   As someone who read the book though, I have to say this turned out to be a pretty good translation of the book, given that a two hour film was  the form Pitt went with.


I can get past it, I just don't understand why you would pay for the rights to the WWZ name if you're just going to make a different story.  Unless they already bought the rights, realized the original was unfilmable and said fark it, we paid for that name, slap it on there.
 
2013-06-23 02:49:18 PM
Damn, I thought man of steel was thoroughly enjoyable. And I traditionally hate all things superman.

Also comparing a reboot to sequels for openings is kind of dumb.
 
2013-06-23 02:49:23 PM
I liked Man of Steel quite a bit. The execution of the movie had many thing wanting but they managed to capture the essence of Superman's story quite well and focused on the only part that makes him interesting.

I, too, could've gone without the extended fight sequence with Zod at the end. Cutting that part in half or even a 3rd would've helped the movie tremendously. Perhaps use that time to flesh out some of the other scenes -- especially the flashbacks. I dug that part.
 
2013-06-23 02:52:12 PM

likefunbutnot: Rwa2play: Whereas BB pulled that off, MoS is badly lagging in that department.

I'd say Time Warner farked up for a generation at least. They can't keep making Superman movies that cost a significant fraction of a billion dollars to produce and market. Batman is probably out for five or six years. Green Lantern is poison. Their whole slate of properties just needs to go into hibernation for 20 years while they hope that Super Hero movies either die as a genre and can be reinvigorated in the future, or that someone comes up a passable take on more than one DC character that can pass muster with a modern audience.

Meanwhile Marvel is going to release a movie featuring a talking raccoon and every nerd earning a paycheck already wants to see it.


I still feel it's salvageable; the one thing that has to happen (someone that could take over DC Entertainment as a whole and have no interference from Time Warner) won't happen.  Too many people have a stake in keeping that dead corpse alive.
 
2013-06-23 02:53:32 PM

LordJiro: I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.


WHAR VIBE WHAR!??!?!?!?!!?!??!

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 02:54:18 PM

thecpt: Damn, I thought man of steel was thoroughly enjoyable. And I traditionally hate all things superman.

Also comparing a reboot to sequels for openings is kind of dumb.


That's why I put in the numbers to "Batman Begins" in comparison.  Even the responses were like 90/10 for BB, whereas it's more like, what, 60/40 for MoS?
 
2013-06-23 02:54:31 PM

doczoidberg: Six_By_Nine: firegoat: I actually really enjoyed Man of steel. I wasn't crazy about the fight with Zod at the end, but overall I liked the movie.
Did they get the cinematographer from Star Trek to shoot it though? There were tons of lens flares and quick zooms, much like in Star Trek.

I went in thinking I'd get a Zack Snyder movie.  I got a Christopher Nolan movie.

That's not to say I hated it.  As a modern Superman movie, I kind of liked it.  I can't get more emphatic than that.  It was just kind of there.  They did the best with the material that they could.

 Quantum Apostrophe: Can't wait for Red Letter Media's review.

It's been out for a few days now.


I think he meant their review of World War Z.

It's annoying how they wait until friggin Thursday to have their reviews up. The Cinema Snob gets his up literally a few hours after the first screenings.


Heh.  Oops.

I can't hate on them for lagging on reviews.  They clearly don't get a big enough take to fund their big projects on a regular basis (more Plinkett reviews or z-grade indie films), so they probably have day jobs to compensate.  Too bad they can't get more of that Internet Money.
 
2013-06-23 02:55:58 PM
Just got out of 'This is the End'...and it was FANTASTIC!  You go in expecting a dumb stoner comedy, and what you get is something that is super funny, smart and hits on basically all the notes it should...
 
2013-06-23 02:57:31 PM
I loved Man of Steel. It had its flaws, but it made me happy and I can't wait for the next one.
 
2013-06-23 03:02:19 PM

Piizzadude: LordJiro: I wish DC would remember they have heroes BESIDES Batman and Superman.

WHAR VIBE WHAR!??!?!?!?!!?!??!

[img.fark.net image 377x500]


So, Tom Cruise can play a superhero...
 
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