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Man of Steel Delivers Plenty of Nolen-esque Appeal

14 Jun

By Ed Sum

Superman Poster

Fans of Christopher Nolan’s revisionist theory in redefining DC’s superheroes for the big screen—to explore the pathos behind the hero—will no doubt love Man of Steel. This movie is a bleaker product. Its post-modernist outlook on life and in who can forge their own destinies is at the heart of this film. This edgier type of storytelling is great, and to add-on top Zack Snyder’s testosterone based action-reaction mode of visual storytelling only reinforces the idea that this tale is a comic book product. This movie is more like something Grant Morrison or Alan Moore would write. But for the two filmmakers, Nolan and Snyder might have squared off a few times in deciding which parts of the film needed the whiz-bang action versus analysis of the life of what Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) aka Superman is meant to become.

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New Man of Steel International TV Spot

27 May

I’m confessing I’m hungry now for the Man of Steel movie. This new international TV spot is causing me to drool. But before the new TV was released today I’ve had no interest in seeing another Superman reboot. After watching the line of Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and my personal favourite Christopher Reeve don the tights my need to watch Superman had been more than filled. I let the previous film incarnation slip by without so much as a glance, even though it had Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor (who I respect as an actor). But Michael Shannon as General Zod looks really good. I’m hoping his characterization of Zod is at least on par with Terence Stamp’s previous portrayal (who played Zod in the 1978 film Superman).

But hey, Zack, if the Man of Steel film is dinner would it be too much to expect a Margot Kidder cameo as dessert.

Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder with screenplay by David S. Goyer. Original story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan. The character of Superman was created by the team of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.

Sources: Filmo Filia

Special Thanks: The JoBlo Movie Network

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