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I’ll admit. A year ago when the first trailer for Man of Steel came out, I was doubtful. Warner Bros. seemed to have no idea how to adapt any of their DC Comic universe outside of Batman (which was thanks to Chris Nolan), and director Zack Snyder was a known abuser of slo-mo that had just come off the craptastic bomb Sucker Punch. On top of that, the less that is said about their Green Lantern attempt, the better.
Then, as more trailers came out and plot details were revealed, I became more and more optimistic. After the three minute trailer that came out around April, I noticed general anticipation had shifted dramatically in the right direction and continued to build to a crescendo ever since. I got a chance to watch Man of Steel on Friday. Did it soar…or suck? Minor spoilers ahead.
My thoughts? »
- C.C. Ekeke
Man of Steel, 2013.
Directed by Zack Snyder.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
I distinctly remember leaving the cinema after Superman Returns in 2006 with a sense of disappointment. It not only made Superman rather creepy, but it was terribly dull. With a plodding story and a slavish link to the Christopher Reeve films of the 70s and 80s, it left many questioning if Superman had a place in modern cinematic times. »
- Chris Cooper
New Superman,Man Of Steel Faora,Superman wicked fight scene clip hit the net. Recently, this new video (below),hit the net,featuring the major Superman vs. Faora fight scene that went down in the epic "Superman: Man Of Steel" super hero/action flick. We also get some commentary from director, Zack Snyder. Zack basically goes on to describe why Superman is getting his ass royally kicked by Faora, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. In the new flick, Superman ,majorly battles it out with the evil General Zod and his very dangerous partner,Faora when they try to turn Earth into a new Krypton at the expense of human lives,and more. The movie is currently in theaters,now. »
If there's one thing defenders of all superhero movies will tell you it's that they don't live up under scrutiny. Yes, even your precious The Dark Knight has some major issues, which is when someone will stand up and say, "It's just a movie!" Touche. However, a loud group on the Internet has grown upset over the climactic finale in Man of Steel over a moment where Superman (Henry Cavill) decides the only way he can prevent Zod (Michael Shannon) from killing a family of Metropolis citizens with his heat vision (first world problems, amirite!) is by snapping his neck. Therein lies the horror and, yes, we'll get to the question of why four people matter more than an entire city. Now, if you're like me, you found the moment in the film rather interesting as an alien being, trying to come to grips with his existence on an alien world, »
- Brad Brevet
The third time was the charm for Newfoundland-based, B.C.-born singer-songwriter Allison Crowe.
After film director Zack Snyder tried to get one of Crowe's songs into the 2009 film "Watchmen" and again in 2011 with "Sucker Punch," he finally succeeded this year. The film is the summer blockbuster "Man Of Steel" and features Crowe in a cameo role.
"We filmed in October of 2011 so I've known for a good long time," Crowe says from her home in Corner Brook, Newfoundland earlier today. “This did end up working out and I was actually physically able to be in the movie, so that's kind of neat, too.”
Crowe -- who recently released her own compilation entitled "Songbook" -- says she had to sign a confidentiality letter to keep her appearance a secret.
"My family knew, they were able to know but there were a lot of my friends and a lot of my »
- HuffPost Canada Music
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Man of Steel, stop reading now. There have been a lot of heady dissections of the film: Why Superman is the Jesus we wish Jesus would be, and what the film’s ending may or may not get innately wrong about the character. There has also been a lot of inappropriate swooning over star Henry Cavill, who trained his way into looking like the live-action personification of Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston — with a swell cleft in his chin, biceps to spare, and every last inch of him covered with hair. That got us thinking… »
- Mandi Bierly
In their first public sighting in five months, Miley and Liam looked adorable at an La theater and Miley was wearing her ring! HollywoodLife.com has all the Exclusive details of their cute date.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth made their first public appearance together in five months, and they looked really adorable together! Miley and Liam were pictured together at the ArcLight Cinemas on June 17, and Miley was wearing her ring and clinging on to Liam. Plus, we know what movie they saw!
Miley, 20, and Liam, 23, saw Man of Steel, HollywoodLife.com can Exclusively report. Miley and Liam walked through the parking lot, and Miley was holding Liam’s arm while he patted her lower back, reports E!.
This is the first time that Liam and Miley have been seen together since January, when they were photographed on a Costa Rican vacation. »
- Eleanore Hutch
[Warning! This Post Contains Major Man Of Steel Spoilers!!!]
Look around the Internet these days and you’ll hear a buzz about the new Superman reboot movie Man of Steel, and aside from some pretty divisive opinion about whether the movie is good or not (read our review), one of the biggest topics of discussion is the climatic battle between Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon), in which Superman is faced with the choice of watching Zod vaporize an innocent family or killing the ruthless general – ultimately (and controversially) choosing to do the latter.
There’s been vocal outrage on the part of some fans who feel betrayed ...
- Kofi Outlaw
If you thought the Smallville throwdown between Antje Traue’s Faora and Superman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” was cool, then you’ll dig this video of the director sitting down with the New York Times to narrate a brief section of the fight (like most of the fights in “Man of Steel” it, er, tends to go on for a while). The movie is currently setting records in June and should continue to do so. If you haven’t seen it yet, I would recommend it. I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Superman (either in the comics or in his various live-action iterations), but it’s hard not to like a movie where there’s a super-fight every 5 minutes or so, or at least that’s what it seems like. “Man of Steel”, directed by Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams, »
How long should a franchise lie fallow before it can be rebooted successfully? With its premier comic-book property, Warner Bros allowed an eight-year gap between Batman and Robin and Batman Begins, although it's worth remembering that grosses for the Christopher Nolan trilogy only reached spectacular levels with The Dark Knight, three years later; the sequel made £49.1m, as opposed to just £16.6m for Batman Begins. Sony did pretty well with The Amazing Spider-Man only five years after Spider-Man 3, whereas Universal didn't create much excitement with Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk, five years after Ang Lee's less-than-fully achieved Hulk.
Seven years after Superman Returns underwhelmed audiences with a total of £16.4m in the UK and Ireland, the pricey Man of Steel always looked likely to improve on that total. With Nolan on board as producer, »
- Charles Gant
"In the original version of the script, Zod just got zapped into the Phantom Zone," Snyder told Empire. "But [writer] David [S Goyer], Chris and I had long talks about it, and I said that I really feel like we should kill Zod, and that Superman should kill him.
"The 'Why?' of it for me was that if it was truly an origin story, his aversion to killing is unexplained.
"I wanted to create a scenario where Superman, either he's going to see [Metropolis's citizens] chopped in half, or he's gotta do what he's gotta do."
> Vote for who should play Lex Luthor in Digital Spy's poll
Goyer went on to explain »
With Zack Snyder's Man of Steel currently sitting atop the global box office having banked an impressive $201 million in its opening weekend, Warner Bros. has debuted a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette which delves into the creation of the musical score by composer Hans Zimmer. Check it out after the official synopsis...
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent, Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace »
- Flickering Myth
Much debate has raged this week following the release of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel". While the critical consensus is notably divided regarding the film's merits, one common complaint appearing is the sheer level of violence in the film's third act.
Major Spoilers Ahead
Like with "Superman II," the film portrays a fight in the middle of Metropolis between General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman (Henry Cavill). Unlike the Chris Reeve film however, the level of destruction is catastrophic.
Buzzfeed contacted a Technical Consulting firm to come up with estimates. They came back with 129,000 known killed and an initial estimate of $700 billion in damage.
This has naturally upset quite a few people. Even more debate though has raged over the decision to kill Zod, essentially breaking Superman's rule not to kill. Speaking on the Empire podcast, director Zack Snyder claims that wasn't the original ending.
"In the original version of the script, »
- Garth Franklin
A new featurette from Man of Steel has been released.
A sequel is reportedly being fast-tracked and could arrive as early as 2014, with both Snyder and writer David S Goyer set to return.
Vote for who should play Lex Luthor in Digital Spy's poll now.
> 'Man of Steel': Everything you need to know about the new Superman movie
Long before he was the "Man of Steel," Henry Cavill was known as "Fat Cavill."The actor has been very open about his pre-fame weight, sharing the unfortunate childhood nickname above with Details."I was fat, I was Fat Cavill," the now-30-year-old Superman star says of being bullied back in the day. "I bawled on the phone to my mom four times a day. I became an easy target."Yep, kids can be cruel.But once he turned 17, Henry dropped 21 pounds for his role in "The Count of Monte Cristo" ... and look at him now:In a new video from The National Guard, a shirtless Henry reveals how he got his Superman physique -- demonstrating the grueling training he went through for the role."Superman learned he can fly, I learned I can do all sorts of things in the gym I never thought possible," he says. Check out the »
- tooFab Staff
If you’ve yet to catch Warner Bros. all-star Superman reboot on the big-screen, you’re arguably missing out on the best blockbuster of the summer (so far). Zack Snyder’s tentpole superhero flick boasts some genuine standout performances and scenes, in what is now confirmed as the number one film in the world right now with a worldwide gross of $200 million-plus after only 4 days on release. Following yesterdays news that the legendary studio will attempt to fast a sequel to fly into theatres next year, we’ve a brand new featurette with a focus on Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and his work producing the impressive musical score.
Man Of Steel is out in cinemas now and stars Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Ayelet Zurer, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff.
The post Zimmer’s Crafting »
- Craig Hunter
If you haven't already caught the biggest June box-office opening of all time, you've no doubt witnessed the division of critics' opinions over Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” As much as a sequel is secured, the film is certainly a mixed bag, as we discussed yesterday in our look at its strengths and weaknesses; but while one of the latter gripes focused on the ending -- spoilers, naturally -- during the climactic Metropolis fight between General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman (Henry Cavill), now a few perspectives closer to the material have spoken up on the bold decision. After their spoiler-filled podcast discussion on “Man of Steel,” Empire Magazine also devoted some time at the end to speak with Snyder and the film's writer, David S. Goyer. They touched on the many tweaks to Superman's origin story in the film, including the signature outfit and Clark's foster parents, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
As I’ve mentioned here before, I’ve been a Superman fan pretty much forever. Superman was my first encounter with superheroes, beginning with watching the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie when I was very small. Through the years, Superman has remained one of my favorite superheroes. Sure, I love Deadpool (obviously!), and I’ve always been a big X-Men fan… and Batman… and Spider-Man… and I could go on and on from there – but Superman, the most unequivocal and steadfast symbol of hope and ethical humanity in the whole collection, has always been there in the background, informing my appreciation of the rest of the bunch.
Some people say that Superman is a boring character. He’s too perfect. He’s incredibly powerful and can do almost anything, way beyond what most of us can fathom, and he’s constantly doing the “right” or noble thing. How interesting can someone like that be? »
- Emily S. Whitten
Flaming Saddles gets reality show, Brittney Griner’s Nike contract, and a hookup site for gay priests
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is going to war over Enda (which seems like tilting at windmills as the bill will never receive a vote in the House). “It wasn’t too long ago that homosexual activists said they just wanted ‘to get the government out of their bedroom.’ Now we know why: they want to put their bedroom in the workplace!”
At the time of this writing, Houston Pride is embroiled in a mess about whether safe sex supplies such as condoms can be handed out at Pride. They say no due to rules from the city, but Mayor Annise Parker’s office says that’s not true. The Houston Department of Health and Human Services is threatening to drop their support of Pride after 20 years if they can’t distribute safe sex supplies. »
- Ed Kennedy
Henry Cavill may have delighted fans with his arrival on the red carpet in London last week, but he's the first to admit that he's stepping into big shoes - and a cape, and some underpants - with his portrayal of the Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill may be pretty super, but how does he compare?
So just how super is he, when you line him up against the catalogue of actors who've played the role previously. And considering it's immediately Dean Cain and Christopher Reeve that spring to mind when asked, it's a surprisingly long list.
Vote here for your favourite...
For many, the role is defined by Christopher Reeve »
- The Huffington Post UK
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