Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016
Posted by: RAMSAY ()
Date: January 20, 2014 11:42PM

blm Wrote:
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> and a final
> 20 minutes that was like watching two kids
> battling it out on a Playstation game ...


Ain't that the truth!

For me the first 40 minutes was an interesting, fresh and enjoyable re-imagining of Superman, then Zod turned up and it ruined everything. I love Michael Shannon and it wasn't his fault, but it felt like he interrupted people's reaction to Superman and the development of a genuinely interesting origin story. There's a reason why Zod didn't appear until the second of the original films as his presence and conflict with Superman envelop the whole story, whereas the core of Man Of Steel should have been the appearance of this Jesus Christ like figure and people's reactions to him. And when I say reactions I'm talking fears, prejudices etc and not the open armed love from the original films. That was tonally right for those, but this was supposed to be a very different beast with a 'what would really happen if' question being the building block for the film, as with Nolan's reinvention of Batman. I looked forward to seeing Man Of Steel for months and am still crushed by how disappointed I was and how bloody boring that final fight was.

Does Snyder know nothing about film structure, the fact that less is more and you save the best until last? When the characters first went flying through buildings it was amazing and really visceral. By the 100th time they did I was willing myself to die. If that had been saved for the finale it would have packed a much greater punch, instead he performed Saving Private Ryan syndrome and shot his load too early.

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O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 333 RAMSAY 01/20/2014 10:02PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 204 Snake65 01/20/2014 10:12PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 202 blm 01/20/2014 11:21PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016181 RAMSAY 01/20/2014 11:42PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 145 Andrew 01/21/2014 10:11AM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 105 Wardy 01/21/2014 08:11PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 105 Andrew 01/21/2014 08:51PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 96 Wardy 01/21/2014 09:19PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 69 OzzMosiz 01/22/2014 05:42AM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 80 Troy 01/21/2014 09:08PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 124 totobob 01/21/2014 04:21AM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 117 OzzMosiz 01/21/2014 05:19AM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 100 Surfpunk 01/21/2014 07:47AM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 75 Wardy 01/21/2014 08:35PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 88 farrarsm 01/21/2014 03:41PM
Re: O / T - Batman Vs Superman Pushed Back until 2016 83 Steve_Roamer 01/21/2014 08:27PM


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