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Author Topic: Detective Comics Cinematic Universe (formerly Man of Steel)  (Read 45185 times)

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So we all know this is coming out soon, but I felt that it deserved its own thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6DJcgm3wNY

looks good.  Zod looks to be the villain instead of lex luthor, which is a good idea.  Small gripe about krypton not having a red sun but w/e.  Any thoughts?
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I'm hoping it's gonna be good, since it would lead into a Justice League movie, but Superman hasn't had the greatest track record outside of cartoons lately. I don't have a lot of faith in Snyder, but Nolan has his name on it.
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I've got a lot more hope for this one than anything not Batman they've done simply because they seem to be exploring the themes that make Superman not terrible. Superman as the Messianic figure and the very real consequences of having a god existing within society. That and he seems to be based on Golden Age Labour Supes and not Murrica Supes. Outside of stuff like Red Son and Kingdom Come, DC hasn't done much to explore these themes in the serials for a pretty damn long while.
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I for one am highly excited for the Man of Steel Rises
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It looks good - better than pretty much any DC movie I can think of - but still not marvel good.
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It's not, ah...marvellous?
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I see a very clear distinction between the two. DC movies (or at least, the post-Nolan movies) tended to deal with themes that were very extreme and much more mature than the marvel movies ever did. Don't get me wrong, I really like the Marvel movies, but The Dark Knight is unmatched in my opinion.
Or lets put it this way, Heath Ledger is unmatched.

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I'm sorry, but I can't even hear "batman" anymore. My brain does this now:

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Hmmmm

Definitely looks worth going seeing.
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I'm in two minds about this.
On the one hand, it's probably going to be good.
But the other hand, I've never really liked Superman, neither the comics nor the films. For a number of reasons, and to be honest, I'd rather not get into them right now.
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haha someone redid the trailer using superman the animated series.
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Red Son
I still need to read Kingdom Come, but I would be so happy if they made a movie based on Red Son.
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For someone who hasn't really read any superhero comics, I'm a pretty big fan of superhero stories  :roll:

As much as I like Marvel's MCU, I find DC much more interesting. Marvel play it safe, and every movie is a pretty safe, fun blockbuster. DC seems to aim a little higher, and much more mature, which is a big plus--if it works.

Can't really remember any film I've looked forward to as much as Man of Steel, the trailers and soundtrack samples seems really promising, and if they succeed at launching a shard universe with this kind of quality and maturity, then I'm really excited for the future of superhero movies!  :-D
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Conan cracks me up.

Frakin' hell O'Brien, get a damned grip!!!!!
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Sorry Conan, you are wrong. In an episode of Superman: The Animated Series it shows Clark shaving using his heat vision and a mirror to pin point it.

 :mrgreen:

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honestly its conan making fun of people's youtube response videos. i.e. this is a joke.
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I know, I just wanted to put my nerd glasses on and hike up my pants.
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I never thought that at any point in my life, I'd be excited for a Superman film.
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nerdgasms all over the place!
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This is not in 3D right, oh dear god please let it be 2D, I may finally be able to watch a movie in a cinema again. :psyduck:

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There's only one cinema in Berlin that shows big Hollywood movies (i.e. superheroes) in their original language (Cinestar Original, Sony Centre), and they've stopped showing 2D versions of 3D movies altogether for about 3 years now, so pretty all I was able to watch was Nolan's Batman and Iron Man 1 and 2. Couldn't even watch The Hobbit cause fuck you 3D. Fucking fuckers .. fuck.
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The Hobbit is the only 3D movie I've seen lately because they didn't offer the 48FPS version in 2D.
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This is not in 3D right, oh dear god please let it be 2D, I may finally be able to watch a movie in a cinema again. :psyduck:

/edit: A quick explanation

There's only one cinema in Berlin that shows big Hollywood movies (i.e. superheroes) in their original language (Cinestar Original, Sony Centre), and they've stopped showing 2D versions of 3D movies altogether for about 3 years now, so pretty all I was able to watch was Nolan's Batman and Iron Man 1 and 2. Couldn't even watch The Hobbit cause fuck you 3D. Fucking fuckers .. fuck.

http://www.getdigital.de/products/2D-Brille ?
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Yeah still optimistic about this
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Mixed reviews so far.. 55/100 on Metacritic and 60 % on Rotten Tomatoes..

It looks sort of like the reactions to Watchmen, which I really liked, so I'm crossing my fingers. Mildly disappointed the reviews aren't better though..
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This guy has been pretty spot on as far as my tastes go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4YE0w3UMs
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Yeah, seems like the film struggles a little with the pacing.
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Soooo, I just checked, 3D only, well, looks like I might have a few extra bucks to spend on the Steam summer sale. :D
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At all the theaters near you?
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At all the theaters near you?

There's only one cinema in Berlin that shows big Hollywood movies (i.e. superheroes) in their original language (Cinestar Original, Sony Centre)
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Ah. Do you dislike 3D that much or is the few extra Euro that make it not worth it?
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I despise it like the fucking eye cancer it is.
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Saw it today. I kinda liked it.
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That was pretty damn good. I was surprised. Superman movies are supposed to suck! This one was good! I am lost, my world inverted.
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Superman movies are supposed to suck!

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Live-action Superman movies are supposed to suck!
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Sorry Conan, you are wrong. In an episode of Superman: The Animated Series it shows Clark shaving using his heat vision and a mirror to pin point it.

 :mrgreen:

99.99% sure this also happens in Lois & Clark TV series. Anybody watch that? I got through the first couple of seasons, its actually very watchable for a slightly cheesy 90s TV series as it is. John Shea's Lex Luthor is probably the best I've seen (tied with Gene Hackman?). I need to give Smallville a chance, although its what, 10 seasons long?
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Sorry Conan, you are wrong. In an episode of Superman: The Animated Series it shows Clark shaving using his heat vision and a mirror to pin point it.

 :mrgreen:

99.99% sure this also happens in Lois & Clark TV series.

 Superman shaving IRL and animated version:

 
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I have a comic book where he uses an electric shaver to throw people off by leaving it turned on while he heat-visions his face.
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I wish I could shave that fast. Shaving's annoying.
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Sorry Conan, you are wrong. In an episode of Superman: The Animated Series it shows Clark shaving using his heat vision and a mirror to pin point it.

 :mrgreen:

99.99% sure this also happens in Lois & Clark TV series. Anybody watch that? I got through the first couple of seasons, its actually very watchable for a slightly cheesy 90s TV series as it is. John Shea's Lex Luthor is probably the best I've seen (tied with Gene Hackman?). I need to give Smallville a chance, although its what, 10 seasons long?

It was one of my first introductions to Superman, I still hold a place in my heart for Dean Cain

I saw Man of Steel last night and I thought it was ok. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. I'd probably saw it was a good movie, but not a good Superman movie. They definitely made it darker and I thought that the Krypton scenes went on for a little too long.
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I'd probably saw it was a good movie, but not a good Superman movie.
I always struggle to find this sort of sentence meaningful. It's like when people said Casino Royale was a good movie, but not a good Bond movie. Except if it's a good movie, and Superman/Bond are in it, then it's a good Superman/Bond movie, it doesn't stop being a Superman/Bond movie just because they use the character different from what you're used to.
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I think it means "By the standards of movies in general, it was good. By the standards of the movies about X (Superman/Bond), it was not as good as it could have been."

It wouldn't have lost out had it not been about Superman/Bond but was instead about some other super-powered humanoid alien/not-very-secret-at-all agent.
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Ah, so "a good movie, but not a good Superman movie" means "a good movie, but not good FOR a Superman movie". In which case I understand and very much disagree.
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I can't really say either way, not having seen it.
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Ah, so "a good movie, but not a good Superman movie" means "a good movie, but not good FOR a Superman movie". In which case I understand and very much disagree.

I concur, because having seen all the Superman movies, Man of Steel was the first decent one.
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I think it's pretty safe to say that Superman and Superman II were pretty good movies, regardless of how well they've held up for 35 years of aging.
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I would disagree with that for multiple reasons, but opinions and all that.
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