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Old 05-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Considering Watchmen how good do you think Man of Steel will be?

Watchmen set the bar so high for Snyder I'm wondering if Man of Steel will be able to impress just as much. The visuals look stunning. They seem to be going for a darker moodier existential take on Superman. What I've seen of Kevin Costner in the trailers has been very touching. It will be interesting to see how Russell Crowe does as Jor-El in the flashbacks. Michael Shannon seems much more menacing as Zod than Terence Stamp ever was.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Uh, Snyder's Watchmen was mediocre.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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having not seen any snyder movies i wanted to pick up watchmen on dvd today but decided at the last minute that that might be a bad idea. should i bother?

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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it'll suck

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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damn, I meant 3.5 stars out of 5

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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watchmen was one of the hackiest hack pieces

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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Zack Snyder's best movie so far has been 300.

If that doesn't give you a reason to be concerned about Man of Steel, I urge you to carefully read the first sentence in this post again.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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can we talk about how awful sucker punch was

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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Sucker Punch was awful. At least we can agree on that.

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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Dawn of the Dead was pretty good.

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #12
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main things i remember about watchmen are 1) stupid "greater good" ethics for dummies bullshit and 2) blue penis

what was that blue guy's name, mr fandango or something

 
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i wonder if there's an outtake of mr fandango doing the helicopter

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #14
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They seem to be going for a darker moodier existential take on Superman.
a.k.a. a Batman take on Superman.

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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Uh, Snyder's Watchmen was mediocre.
so long and boring I didn't finish it.

 
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main things i remember about watchmen are 1) stupid "greater good" ethics for dummies bullshit and 2) blue penis

what was that blue guy's name, mr fandango or something
dr. manhattan

are you this dismissive of the book

 
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no, i haven't read the book. i take it it's substantially better than the film?

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #18
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well it's a landmark game changing comic book

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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i waited for the movie

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #20
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well it's a landmark game changing comic book
i guess i'm asking if it's worth approaching as a piece of fiction in and of itself, rather than as a comic specifically

 
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also is there a spinoff featuring the blue penis as a main character because if not the rights-holders are leaving a lot of money on the table

 
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i guess i'm asking if it's worth approaching as a piece of fiction in and of itself, rather than as a comic specifically
i would say yes but the "1) stupid "greater good" ethics for dummies bullshit and 2) blue penis" are both in the book

the movie is nearly exactly the same except for cutting some things and simplifying the conspiracy. which is why i didn't like the movie and thought it was a hack job

so you probably would sneer at it

 
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it's gotta be better than superman returns

 
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so you probably would sneer at it
i didn't sneer at the movie. anything with superheroes is always a bit silly; that kind of goes with the territory. it just wasn't that memorable

 
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it just wasn't that memorable
devoid of context it was just another grim & gritty superhero treatment, rather than being the landmark genre changing book it is

 
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i didn't sneer at the movie. anything with superheroes is always a bit silly; that kind of goes with the territory. it just wasn't that memorable
Anything with normal people is just a silly. Just watch tv

 
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #27
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it's gotta be better than superman returns
I think thats a safe bet.


 
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #28
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That trailer rocks. I'm getting a real Matrix vibe from this movie. And not just because of the messiah / savior aspect of it. The sci-fi / action sequences parts.

 
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #29
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Watchman was long which isn't so bad but it felt like it and it dragged. I don't have that much faith in Snyder being the one to reboot a series due to the failed reboot from years ago that suffered from being too long for it's own good and dragging the entire time.

 
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #30
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new trailer

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/62748

 
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