It's said Warner is expecting a $90 million weekend for "Man of Steel", which is probably a lowball estimate. The Box Office Mojo estimate is about $140 million.
Right now, MOS is at 58% on Rotten Tomatoes. That's not good. It probably won't affect the opening weekend, but will it affect word of mouth and the "walk up" crowd? I'd think it would. So many of the reviews (even a few of the good reviews) say basically the same thing: the movie is just too somber and joyless, without the wit or charm you'd expect from a Superman movie. No fun. Batman is supposed to brood and be dark, not Superman.
Just saw Man of Steel...
The best I can say is it's very, REAL...
I gues I'm too old, I like the "Comic Book" versions better.
The previous Supeman was much more entertaining, despite what ever flaws folks found in it.
STID was a bit to dark for my tastes too, I guess.
I can see that, at least for Trek. Then again, the ending is on a very high note.
I've thought TOS and Superman were a lot alike as entertainment. They're both at their best when they don't take themselves too seriously. They're also eternally optimistic and never dour. You can picture Superman or Kirk breaking the fourth wall during an adventure and asking, "Are you having as much fun as I am?" or "Don't worry, you know everything will turn out OK." Iron Man had that feel, too. For this genre, where there has to be a lot of suspension of disbelief, I've always liked the lighter touch.
I mean really, which one of the following would be the least fun at a party?
-- Iron Man
-- Jim Kirk
-- Batman (unless it's Adam West doing the Batusi, then all bets are off).