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Old October 5 2010, 12:05 AM   #16
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

I'm fine with this choice. Snyder knows how to direct action. I'm less thrilled with the villain choice, though. This will be the sixth Superman film, and we still have yet to see Brainiac. That's just ridiculous.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:05 AM   #17
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Either Brainiac, Doomsday, or Darkseid. Zod has already been done perfectly.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:06 AM   #18
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

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It's bad form to just post a link like this. Content. Give us some content!
I'm still mulling over this. Not sure what opinion I have yet.
As long as it's not Chris Nolan, I'm happy. That guy really sucks the fun out of superhero movies.
I hope he's a very involved producer.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:10 AM   #19
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I want Brainiac, the robotic computer version from Superman the animated series, to be the Big Bad.
My guess is the film will have three major villains: Lex Luthor, Brainiac and Zod.
Let's hope not.

The only time the multiple villains idea has worked was in Superman II, Batman Returns and X2. Every other superhero movie later on has suffered because of there being too many villains. Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Spider-Man 3, and Iron Man 2 were too crowded for the story to work.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:14 AM   #20
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

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I want Brainiac, the robotic computer version from Superman the animated series, to be the Big Bad.
My guess is the film will have three major villains: Lex Luthor, Brainiac and Zod.
Let's hope not.

The only time the multiple villains idea has worked was in Superman II, Batman Returns and X2. Every other superhero movie later on has suffered because of there being too many villains. Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Spider-Man 3, and Iron Man 2 were too crowded for the story to work.
Both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight had multiple villains and both of those films worked. You just have to be able to juggle the villains thematically speaking so they work within the confines of the story.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:14 AM   #21
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Let's hope not.

The only time the multiple villains idea has worked was in Superman II, Batman Returns and X-men movies. Every other superhero movie later on has suffered because of there being too many villains. Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Spider-Man 3, and Iron Man 2 were too crowded for the story to work.
Multiple villains can work fine if the writing is strong and the running time is long enough for all of the characters and story elements to have room to breath. In addition to the films you mentioned on the plus side, Batman Begins had quite a few villains in the mix, too.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:16 AM   #22
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I'm fine with this choice. Snyder knows how to direct action.
Like the Matrix on quualudes?

What will Snyder do without a comic to imitate directly? Although, considering that I haven't found his imitations to be all that inspiring, it'll be interesting to see what he does without a shot by shot storyboard...
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Old October 5 2010, 12:21 AM   #23
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Zod? Boring. Been there, done that.
Synder... bring on the SLOOOOW MOOOTIIOOOON FIGGGHT!

I can't say this is a particularly inspired choice.

But I can say this is not a particularly inspired choice.

Not surprising, but not inspiring or interesting.

If it had been Aronofsky or Duncan Jones THEN I would have been much more interested.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:25 AM   #24
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I'm fine with this choice. Snyder knows how to direct action.
Like the Matrix on quualudes?

What will Snyder do without a comic to imitate directly? Although, considering that I haven't found his imitations to be all that inspiring, it'll be interesting to see what he does without a shot by shot storyboard...
Even though I like 300 and Watchmen, the slowmo is starting to get a little tiresome. It has become cliche now with his movies. Maybe that's why Warners/Nolan hired him? They think the masses love his style.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:30 AM   #25
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Maybe that's why Warners/Nolan hired him? They think the masses love his style.
Watchmen only did so-so box office and The Legend of the Guardians is on the same track, so it's more likely that they just really believe in him as a director.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:55 AM   #26
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Meh. Wasn't a huge fan of 300 or Watchmen, though I did like the latter more than the former. The stylistic similarities between the two movie (with nothing in common in terms of content) is disquieting, since it seems to indicate a lot of Snyder-isms are part of his regular style and could show up in Superman too....

Oh well, the script I think is what's important here.

You know the kind of Superman movie I'd love to see... an ID4 type invasion movie. But instead of some dorky scientist saving us, it's Superman who saves us by doing mind-boggling heroic acts. Honestly the most impressive thing Superman did in 'Returns was pick up an airplane. Boring.
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Old October 5 2010, 12:55 AM   #27
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This excites me.
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Old October 5 2010, 01:07 AM   #28
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Zack Snyder it is. It was such a predictable pick that I had hoped it was not going to be him as much as love 300 and enjoy Watchmen. Be curious to see what a Snyder/Nolan collaboration delivers.

General Zod, well as long as it doesn't play as a wank fest to the Donnor films like Returns did in a drag out boring manner. Don't get me wrong the Donnor films were great...for their time. What Singer and Co. failed to realize was that era had passed and a real cinematic Superman update was needed. Instead we got an homage film that played more boring than anything Donnor would've done.

So now what I'm unclear on is this: Will this be a hard reboot ala Batman Begins or another soft sequel ala Returns just not adhering to Returns? I'm so over stalker Superman.
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Old October 5 2010, 01:08 AM   #29
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Stone_Cold_Sisko wrote: View Post
Meh. Wasn't a huge fan of 300 or Watchmen, though I did like the latter more than the former. The stylistic similarities between the two movie (with nothing in common in terms of content) is disquieting, since it seems to indicate a lot of Snyder-isms are part of his regular style and could show up in Superman too....

Oh well, the script I think is what's important here.

You know the kind of Superman movie I'd love to see... an ID4 type invasion movie. But instead of some dorky scientist saving us, it's Superman who saves us by doing mind-boggling heroic acts. Honestly the most impressive thing Superman did in 'Returns was pick up an airplane. Boring.
I dont know. Lifting this huge kryptonite landmass from deep inside the earth's crust and throw it into the sun was pretty impressive.!
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Old October 5 2010, 01:11 AM   #30
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I dont know. Lifting this huge kryptonite landmass from deep inside the earth's crust and throw it into the sun was pretty impressive.!
The part I most look forward to seeing whenever I watch superhero movies is when the superheroes fight the supervillains.

If I want to see a guy lift heavy objects, I'll just go to the local gym.
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