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Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013) The Reviews Thread (Part II)

Old 06-28-13, 12:07 PM
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Re: Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013) The Reviews Thread (Part II)

It's the Jesus toast all over again
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I can see why it's a rumor -- I see something but only for a split-second. Hard to tell for sure.
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Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo
Nice! That's a great show. Might as well use that version of GA.
I foolishly ignored it when it first aired so I'm catching the reruns right now. Really enjoying it.

Apparently the planned JL movie and the non-reboot of GL is why there's a Ferris Aircraft reference in the episodes "Darkness on the Edge of Town" and "Sacrifice".
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I definitely see a split-second of Christopher Reeve in that footage. I noticed it before reading what the footage was supposed to be about. It does look like they used some of that facial morphing software in the clip.
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When I saw the movie I did notice in that particular scene that he looked remarkably like Reeve.
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Watching the clip closely, I thought I also saw Kirk Alyn.
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Re: Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013) The Reviews Thread (Part II)

I've been staring at it all day...and I definitely see a schooner.
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I've been staring at it all day...and I definitely see a schooner.
"It's a sail boat, you dumb bastard!"



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Originally Posted by Maxflier
When I saw the movie I did notice in that particular scene that he looked remarkably like Reeve.
So did I. I even mentioned it afterward to friends that I thought they morphed him into Christopher Reeve for a moment. Glad to see I wasn't the only one.
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I think I see Tim Daly in there too...
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Re: Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013) The Reviews Thread (Part II)

Pre-release discussion thread was linked in the OP but not the previous reviews thread where, despite its going off the rails, a number of us actually did rate and review the film.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
I foolishly ignored it when it first aired so I'm catching the reruns right now. Really enjoying it.

Apparently the planned JL movie and the non-reboot of GL is why there's a Ferris Aircraft reference in the episodes "Darkness on the Edge of Town" and "Sacrifice".
I don't remember which episodes have the references, but there are at least two mentions of Coast City (where Hal Jordan is from) and one of Central City (Barry Allen, The Flash) in Arrow.
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I don't remember which episodes have the references, but there are at least two mentions of Coast City (where Hal Jordan is from) and one of Central City (Barry Allen, The Flash) in Arrow.
I haven't noticed the Central City reference (yet) but Coast City was referenced in "Legacy".
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Re: Man of Steel (Snyder, 2013) The Reviews Thread (Part II)

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Why was the other thread locked?
Because it was a bad thread and it deserved to have its neck snapped.


Arrow is a good show. Maybe it's because the hero of it actually cared about collateral damage caused in a city.
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Arrow is a good show. Maybe it's because the hero of it actually cared about collateral damage caused in a city.
Not until Diggle got him to care about collateral damage.
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Arrow is a good show? Really or are people being sarcastic? I tried watching the first three or four episodes and the acting was about as bad as a soap opera.

And speaking of Coast City, remember when it was completely 100% destroyed in the comics which drove Hal Jordan so batshit insane that he turned evil and destroyed the Lantern Corps.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Arrow is a good show. Maybe it's because the hero of it actually cared about collateral damage caused in a city.
But he's snapped more necks than Superman.
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Arrow is a good show? Really or are people being sarcastic? I tried watching the first three or four episodes and the acting was about as bad as a soap opera.
I've been enjoying it thus far. I just wish there was more of John Barrowman.

Speaking of Barrowman, I know he'd likely be considered too old but I'd love it he were cast as Bruce Wayne in the Batman reboot.

Originally Posted by taffer
And speaking of Coast City, remember when it was completely 100% destroyed in the comics which drove Hal Jordan so batshit insane that he turned evil and destroyed the Lantern Corps.
Yeah, he became a villain known as Parallax and the last ring was given to Kyle Rayner. Hal later "killed himself" to become the sun after it was destroyed or something. Later it was sort of retconned by Geoff Jones (?) and explained that Parallax was a fear entity that infected Hal when he saw Coast City destroyed. As for Hal, he briefly became the Spectre until he was eventually resurrected by means of which I am unaware and became a Green Lantern again.
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Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo
But he's snapped more necks than Superman.
Yeah, Green Arrow has a pretty violent history, probably one of the most violent of any DC superhero. I would daresay he is probably the closest to DC's Punisher.

Mike Grell's run on Green Arrow in the 1980s was awesome and usually regarded as the best Green Arrow run of all time. It was also very violent.


Originally Posted by RocShemp
Geoff Jones (?)
Geoff Johns.

And yeah his nearly 10 year run on Green Lantern (which just finished a few months ago) is probably the best Green Lantern run of all time. Its certainly the most popular because the 2010s saw a massive increase in popularity of Green Lantern simply because of Johns' work. In the comics at least, I would almost say that the big two are now Batman and Green Lantern rather than Batman and Superman.

Its just too bad the Green Lantern movie sucked something fierce. That movie needs its neck snapped.
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I'm planning on checking this out over the weekend. Based on the review thread already requiring a part II, I'm extra excited about it.
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How Man of Steel sets up Aquaman



I recently reported that Warner Bros. is seriously considering a standalone Aquaman movie, which made me realize how much you guys really love your King of Atlantis. I believe I used the words “outdated character” and talked about how he was “slimy and smelly.” Needless to say, that upset a lot of you. I get it! Still, despite Injustice and newer storylines, I think that most moviegoers out there aren’t as accustomed to the idea that Aquaman is more than a man who swims with fish, especially when you’ve got characters like Nightwing and Wonder Woman.

That being said, Man of Steel has already made bank. The movie may not have the critical success of the newer Batman films or Marvel’s output (MoS currently sits at a rotten 56% on RT), but a sequel is imminent. Not only that, but Warner Bros. is setting up the larger DCU with various nods to Wayne Enterprises, the Green Lantern’s Carol Ferris, Lex Luthor, and Supergirl. Since the news that Warner Bros. is making Aquaman a priority, people are now speculating what scenes may reference or set up his future appearance in Man of Steel 2 or a standalone film. Spoilers ahead.

In one standout scene, Clark Kent rushes to save people from a collapsing Merrevale oil rig. The set piece wasn’t just there to showcase Henry Cavill‘s giant, shirtless man body. The oil company is actually kind of important. Merrevale Oil’s CEO, Jordan Wylie, had several run-ins with Aquaman due to the environmental destruction his company causes. But that’s not it. After Superman saves the rig workers, he falls into the ocean where we see two humpback whales swimming past him. There’s speculation that Aquaman sent the whales to check on Clark.

Could there be a connection? Well, we don’t really know. What we do know is that Aquaman is on the fast track to getting his own movie and the Merrevale Easter egg could potentially set up Aquaman’s role in the DCU. Or it could just be fan service. However, the environmental themes in MoS (mining Krypton’s core proved to be a terrible, terrible idea) shows that Aquaman could prevent a large-scale environmental disaster on Earth.

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Geoff Johns is currently creative director at DC, right? He had a hand in the Arrow series as well. Gotta agree that his run on GL is the best ever done for the GL corps.

John Barrowman is seven years older than Christian Bale, so I'm sure WB will think he's too old to be Batman. Plus, he's too ostentatious. He would have made a good Hal Jordan, now that I think about it. And then Ryan Reynolds could have been The Flash.
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John Barrowman is seven years older than Christian Bale, so I'm sure WB will think he's too old to be Batman.
Yeah, I know it's just a pipe dream of mine.

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Plus, he's too ostentatious.
Which is exactly what you need for the billionaire playboy, Bruce Wayne persona. And you know Barrowman can also be dark, dangerous, and brooding which would be excellent for Batman.
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Other than Michael Keaton, I never got the idea that Bruce Wayne was over the top. In the comics he's played basically as a businessman. That is why I think Barrowman would be better for Hal Jordan. He's confident, willful, and charming.

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