Star Trek: Phase II

 
Please login or register.



Author Topic: Man of Steel  (Read 391 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AlecWest

  • Crew
  • Starfleet Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2409
  • Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit.
Man of Steel
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:33:46 am »
I was debating whether to put this in the "reboot" thread or post it independently.  In any case, I just got back from one of those "after-midnight" sneak previews.  The film, "Man of Steel."  My review is a pretty simple one.  Anyone who likes action films will like this Superman reboot.  Personally, watching it left me with one suspicion - that the reason there weren't more characters in the film is because David S. Goyer (screenplay) ran out of cardboard from which to cut them.

Sincerely,
J. Alec West
"When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say."
-- Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers

http://p2trek.com - http://farragut.novelhost.net - http://potemkin.novelhost.net
http://Trek-A-Lot.p2trek.com

Offline Gemini1999

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 854
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 11:46:36 am »
My expectations have gotten pretty low for this film up to this point.  I'll still see it, but I'll go to a $6 matinee with a $5 movie money card.  It's probably worth a buck to see it.

Offline AlecWest

  • Crew
  • Starfleet Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2409
  • Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit.
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 03:58:41 pm »

My expectations have gotten pretty low for this film up to this point.  I'll still see it, but I'll go to a $6 matinee with a $5 movie money card.  It's probably worth a buck to see it.


Though the film pretty much skipped all but a fraction of Clark Kent's childhood, the beginning of the film impressed me ... right up to the point where he met Jor-El.  The pre-suit Superman character had a good portion of flesh and depth.  But all that faded away from the moment he donned the suit.  Here's the brief review I left on IMDB:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0770828/reviews-141

Regards,
J. Alec West
"When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say."
-- Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers

http://p2trek.com - http://farragut.novelhost.net - http://potemkin.novelhost.net
http://Trek-A-Lot.p2trek.com

Offline IanW

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 345
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 07:10:14 am »
BladderTip:- No need to stay once the credits start rolling.  ;)

Offline Cable

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 156
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 11:18:37 am »

Though the film pretty much skipped all but a fraction of Clark Kent's childhood, the beginning of the film impressed me ... right up to the point where he met Jor-El.  The pre-suit Superman character had a good portion of flesh and depth.  But all that faded away from the moment he donned the suit.  Here's the brief review I left on IMDB:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0770828/reviews-141

Regards,
J. Alec West


I agree with Alec, the film did not invest enough in the characterizations of  the Kents. This might have been better taking the Superman I/II approach and have the introduction as one movie and the meeting with General Zod in the  second. It really felt that the whole movie after Krypton was rushed and the characterizations suffered. The battle with General Zod was good and I thought the CGI was generally ok but there were a couple of times I could tell the CGI from the real.   :-\
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
Douglas Adams


WANT TO SEE MORE EPISODES AND QUICKER RELEASE TIMES?
THEN DONATE TO HELP US MAKE MORE STAR TREK PHASE 2!!!

Visit here to find out more:
>>>HELPING PHASE 2<<<
Even a dollar or three a month helps!!!




Offline HalOfBorg

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 418
    • HalOfBorg's Link Page
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 09:48:37 pm »
I had this good, detailed analysis of MoS, including shooting down a local review and explaining why I think that all the characters that needed development got it.

(post VR Daddy Clark does need more)

Then I made a typo, hit 'Backspace' and  the page reloaded, deleting it all. I'm lucky I didn't put a fist through the screen of my netbook.

All I'll include is I enjoyed MoS, look forward to the sequel, and liked the change made to Superman as he stopped Zod for good. It was a nice 'twist'.
Help HalOfBorg fight his cancer - http://www.gofundme.com/21ygdk

Please check out our newest AMV:
http://www.youtube.com/user/io9wwww

Offline AlecWest

  • Crew
  • Starfleet Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2409
  • Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit.
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 02:02:43 am »

BladderTip:- No need to stay once the credits start rolling.  ;)


Thanks.  I got up and left when I sensed the movie's end was coming - before the credits started rolling.  And I wondered if there was one of those brief "middle of credits" scenes (like in Marvel movies) that dropped a sequel hint.  Good to know there wasn't such a scene.  Seeing as how this movie was targeted at action-movie fans, a sequel is possible.  Personally, I'm not sure I'd want to see one.

I don't dislike action movies ... only the action movies that sacrifice depth of character for the sake of action.

Regards,
J. Alec West
"When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say."
-- Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers

http://p2trek.com - http://farragut.novelhost.net - http://potemkin.novelhost.net
http://Trek-A-Lot.p2trek.com

Offline Anthony

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 432
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 02:11:52 am »
Don't plan to see this version, nor buy it later.  The Man,  the best, did it the best back in the 80's.

Offline HalOfBorg

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 418
    • HalOfBorg's Link Page
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 07:44:14 am »
A few nice touches:

At the construction site, when Supes slammed into the "X days without an accident" sign, the numbers fell off, leaving a 'zero'.

The 'Lexcorp' tanker trucks. Luthor is out there, and he is the much more interesting corporate Luthor.

During Superman's first flight, there were several 'whooshing' sound effects that I swear were right out of the old George Reeves TV show.
Help HalOfBorg fight his cancer - http://www.gofundme.com/21ygdk

Please check out our newest AMV:
http://www.youtube.com/user/io9wwww

Offline Saladin_CO

  • Starfleet Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2428
  • Captain Ray Martin
    • Starship Saladin
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 10:43:55 pm »
Question....  Did you like the last three Batman films?  Does this feel similar or is it totally it's own different style?  Just curious since Christopher Nolan directed it.

Ray Martin is the Captain of the U.S.S. Saladin, in the latter half of the 23rd Century. Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/SaladinFacebook Episodes: http://tinyurl.com/SaladinEpisodes "Alternate starship designs are from the Starfleet Technical Manual by Franz Joseph (c) 1975


WANT TO SEE MORE EPISODES AND QUICKER RELEASE TIMES?
THEN DONATE TO HELP US MAKE MORE STAR TREK PHASE 2!!!

Visit here to find out more:
>>>HELPING PHASE 2<<<
Even a dollar or three a month helps!!!




Offline HalOfBorg

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 418
    • HalOfBorg's Link Page
Re: Man of Steel
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 07:34:53 am »
Question....  Did you like the last three Batman films?  Does this feel similar or is it totally it's own different style?  Just curious since Christopher Nolan directed it.

I liked them very much. A little lighter in tone, MoS has much more effects-laden combat, what with several super beings duking it out. Dark, brooding, with some humor sprinkled in.  I'd put it somewhere between Nolan's Batman movies and Burton's Batman - but just the first one, not the sillier ones.
Help HalOfBorg fight his cancer - http://www.gofundme.com/21ygdk

Please check out our newest AMV:
http://www.youtube.com/user/io9wwww


 

Powered by SMF 2.0 RC4 | SMF © 2006–2011, Simple Machines LLC
SMFAds for Free Forums
Hosting and Server Administration by a.i.Built, Inc on WarpServer 02.
ModernDark64 design by Bloc
STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc.
This website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of material created by
the operators of this website are not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated
with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

Page created in 0.732 seconds with 31 queries.