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Old 28-04-2014, 01:37   #1
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Justice League (Dir. Zack Snyder)

Snyder signed up. I love Man of Steel but its weaker elements were definitely Snyder trademarks so not sure how i feel about this:

http://www.superherohype.com/news/300241-300241
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Old 28-04-2014, 07:25   #2
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Unlike a lot of people, I just loved Watchmen and Sucker Punch so I had very high hopes for Man of Steel

It was a complete letdown for me. Did not like it at all (Maybe too much Nolan influence?)

Anyway, I will leave an open mind for the Batman/Superman effort, and for the JLA announcement. But I won't be holding my breath - (I am one of those that think they have completely got it wrong with the Wonder Woman casting).
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Old 28-04-2014, 08:08   #3
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I really liked MOS but a JLA movie set in the same universe feels wrong. MOS was all about a dark gritty realistic take on Superman and introducing all these other heroes in that setting feels wrong. A lot of the JLA characters are bit weird and out there and they don't seem like a good fit. And then there's the issue of the Arrow and the Flash tv shows which might or might not be part of the movie universe. It would be odd to recast these characters for the movies but introducing them into the movies doesn't feel right as well.
I would've rather seen a straight MOS sequel to further explore the Superman character while slowly building up a larger cinematic universe.
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Old 28-04-2014, 08:28   #4
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Watchmen did a good job walking the tightrope of being a faithful adaptation and yet converting the source in to something cinematic.

Superman was pretty poor. I actually feel asleep when building were endlessly being pummelled! I liked the opening on Krypton but on the whole it was very disappointing.

I guess we'll have to see what Superman vs Batman brings or whatever they are calling it. You never know, Snyder might do a deal with CW television network to cast the guy who plays Arrow...
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Old 28-04-2014, 10:40   #5
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Old 28-04-2014, 10:53   #6
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I liked Watchmen, felt MOS was meh, but absolutely hated Suckerpunch. God knows how he'll do with this one.
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Old 28-04-2014, 11:13   #7
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He'll never do better work than Watchmen, imo.

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Old 28-04-2014, 19:38   #8
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Problem with MoS was the stinky script. Loved Watchmen, so as long as the writing is there, there won't be a problem.
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Old 29-04-2014, 10:58   #9
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Problem with MoS was the stinky script.
Can't really blame the script for the dull fight scenes that went on forever.
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Old 29-04-2014, 12:40   #10
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Man of Steel was great if you like extended sequences of people being thrown into and through buildings... If not then it's really just very, very dull.
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Loved Watchmen (agree he wont ever top this)

Turned off Sucker Punch

MOS was a big let down after the amazing trailers they teased us with.
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MOS wasn't too bad.

Enjoyed Sucker Punch.
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MOS started well but once it got into the final fight it just degenerated into pointlessness.
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Dawn of the Dead was excellent, 300 was fun and very well made, Watchmen was great, Man of Steel was fine and I haven't seen Suckerpunch.

Out of those efforts so far I'm more than happy to give Visionary Director Zack Snyder™ the benefit.
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J.K Simmons cast as Commissioner Gordon...

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/b...sioner-gordon/

Weird casting, purely because he put in such a definitive turn as J.J. Jameson in Raimi's Spider-Man films. It's kinda like seeing Christopher Reeve play Captain America.

Also strange that Jim will be popping up in the Justice League film, but apparently not Batman V Superman (which seems a tad more appropriate).
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I really don't get all the backlash hate for MOS, i thought it was great, i loved the gritty take of superman, yes it was influenced by Nolan but after everyone moaned about Superman Returns being too much of a love letter to the Donner movies it was time to take a different direction. And kudos for giving a stab at a different main superman theme tune for once, i like it.
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Superman [Man of Steel] was pretty poor. I actually feel asleep when building were endlessly being pummelled! I liked the opening on Krypton but on the whole it was very disappointing.
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MOS started well but once it got into the final fight it just degenerated into pointlessness.
I think that says it all really.
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I didn't like all the boring talky bits in Man of Steel, but once superheroes starting beating the **** out of each other and there were bangs and crashes and stuff blowing up, I was like, all "YEEEAAAAH!"
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I'm not sure what people expected to happen when two supermen met and had a disagreement. I suppose they could have had a cup of tea and negotiated a settlement, but that wouldn't have been as interesting.
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I suppose they could have had a cup of tea and negotiated a settlement, but that wouldn't have been as interesting.
Would depend on who told that story Some of the most mundane stories on paper are made into interesting dramas, example a research chemist goes on public record to say nicotine is a drug - well no ****, Einstein! Yet Michael Mann made that into one of the most compelling and mesmerizing films. Ever!
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