RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,198
Posts: 5,404,258
Members: 24,759
Currently online: 444
Newest member: T_Grr

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Time’s Orphan
By: Michelle on Aug 30

September-October Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Lee Passes
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Trek Merchandise Sale
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek #39 Villain Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Trek Big Bang Figures
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 5 2010, 03:11 PM   #76
scnj
Captain
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I threw up a little in my mouth when I heard Snyder use that dreaded word..."modern."

MODERN? Why should Superman be MODERN? Great, that's all we need, turning him into a whiny existentialist emo prick. Superman is Superman; he does not, and should not, change. He should always be the idealist Boy Scout we grew up with. He should always be a true hero.
How does modern = emo? To make a Superman movie seriously now, they have to update some things. For example, the idea of him working at a newspaper office to keep up to date on crimes is ludicrous now, because web based services have supplanted newspapers.
scnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 03:20 PM   #77
Shazam!
Rear Admiral
 
Shazam!'s Avatar
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

scnj wrote: View Post
For example, the idea of him working at a newspaper office to keep up to date on crimes is ludicrous now, because web based services have supplanted newspapers.
Clark not working for a newspaper called The Daily Planet = NO BUYS
Shazam! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 03:55 PM   #78
Anwar
Vice Admiral
 
Anwar's Avatar
 
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Maybe the Planet can be some run-down "Dying Breed" paper or something.
Anwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 04:15 PM   #79
Timelord Victorious
TARDIS Janitor
 
Timelord Victorious's Avatar
 
Location: Germany, Earth, the Solar System
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Why has his sole motivation to work for the planet to be up to date on crimes. Can't he do it because he likes to be a reporter?
Timelord Victorious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 04:18 PM   #80
scnj
Captain
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Shazam! wrote: View Post
scnj wrote: View Post
For example, the idea of him working at a newspaper office to keep up to date on crimes is ludicrous now, because web based services have supplanted newspapers.
Clark not working for a newspaper called The Daily Planet = NO BUYS
I'm not suggesting they get rid of the Planet, I'm just suggesting they update it to modern media.

Or do a Watchmen and make the movie a period piece.
scnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 04:37 PM   #81
Agenda
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Instead of Daily Planet, he could work for Daily Kos.
Agenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 05:32 PM   #82
Hyperspace05
Commodore
 
Hyperspace05's Avatar
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

lol!
Hyperspace05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 05:32 PM   #83
Lapis Exilis
Rear Admiral
 
Lapis Exilis's Avatar
 
Location: Underground
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
In fact it was two weeks ago that he commented on the short list. He obviously reconsidered and probably did so after reading the script or was pitched the story by Nolan.
He obviously reconsidered and probably did so after seeing the massively fat check Warner Bros. was offering to the director.
__________________
Don't try to win over the haters; you're not the jackass whisperer. - Scott Straten
Lapis Exilis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 05:35 PM   #84
Samurai8472
Vice Admiral
 
Samurai8472's Avatar
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Anwar wrote: View Post
Maybe the Planet can be some run-down "Dying Breed" paper or something.
I think that was one of the story points.

The Daily Planet is suffering from people getting news off the web instead of print until Superman arrives.
Samurai8472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 05:39 PM   #85
Aragorn
Admiral
 
Aragorn's Avatar
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

^ Clark is about to get laid off until Superman grants him an interview.
Aragorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 06:07 PM   #86
JacksonArcher
Vice Admiral
 
JacksonArcher's Avatar
 
Send a message via AIM to JacksonArcher
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Aragorn wrote: View Post
Snyder can direct a movie straight forward (see Dawn of the Dead), so there's no reason to worry about it being overstylized or hyperrealistic.
That was one movie, though, at the start of his career. It was also his lowest budgeted, and if you look at every other project he has done since then, including the upcoming Sucker Punch, the more projects he does that are higher profile, the more of his hyper-stylized, slow-motion type of filmmaking creeps into every film that he does.

Superman will probably be his highest budgeted film yet, which doesn't make me believe that he'll restrain himself; if anything, it makes me believe he'll go all out stylistically.
JacksonArcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 06:13 PM   #87
Anwar
Vice Admiral
 
Anwar's Avatar
 
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Samurai8472 wrote: View Post
Anwar wrote: View Post
Maybe the Planet can be some run-down "Dying Breed" paper or something.
I think that was one of the story points.

The Daily Planet is suffering from people getting news off the web instead of print until Superman arrives.
In the most recent "Origin" story the Planet was run-down and a dying Paper due to a combination of this and that Luthor had been bleeding them dry as part of his ongoing plot to have a total monopoly on all Metropolis businesses (he even had the people gather at his building every morning so he could pick one to get a "reward". Like people praying to their God).

When Superman showed up, it broke Luthor's control of the public, and he became so obsessed with finding ways of killing Superman that he neglected his business plan and the businesses regained control of themselves.
Anwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 06:15 PM   #88
Bad Bishop
Vice Admiral
 
Bad Bishop's Avatar
 
Location: The Land of Fruits and Nuts
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
It amuses me that knee jerk fan reaction to stories (I include myself big time in this) we have no idea how Zod will be used and yet there are already some who dislike the idea of him being used. No one had this reaction when Nolan announced that Joker and Two-Face would be used as villains in "Dark Knight" that I remember and that movie turned out okay and Batman has a plethora of rogues that can be used. Nolan happened to find those two characters interesting. I suspect that the Nolan brothers and Goyer find Zod an interesting character.
I'm sure Zod is interesting. Still, been there, done that.
__________________
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be debunked.
(Paraphrasing Dr. Carl Sagan)
Bad Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 06:28 PM   #89
Garak
Mr Garak. Today My Name is Mr Garak
 
Garak's Avatar
 
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I threw up a little in my mouth when I heard Snyder use that dreaded word..."modern."

MODERN? Why should Superman be MODERN? Great, that's all we need, turning him into a whiny existentialist emo prick. Superman is Superman; he does not, and should not, change. He should always be the idealist Boy Scout we grew up with. He should always be a true hero.
Go back to Russia.
__________________
'Just be yourself' is good advice to probably 5% of people.
Garak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5 2010, 06:55 PM   #90
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Colour me lukewarm. I liked his Dawn of the Dead a lot, enjoyed the ridiculous campness of 300 and thought Watchmen was a reasonably good adaptation of the classic graphic novel.

But - I think each of those movies has gotten successively poorer; DOTD is still my fave of them. 300 and Watchmen were way to reliant on slo-mo and too slavishly faithful to the source material. The style over substance accusation has some weight, IMHO. So I suppose we'll get a lovely looking Superman movie but we could have got that from Michael Bay.

I'm also underwhelmed at the use of General Zod. Singer got criticised for re-hashing Superman TM and its villain and plot, now this movie seems to be re-treading Superman 2. No Braniac, no Bizarro, no original villain?

And finally, to complete my disappointment, no Routh. That he might come back was always a long shot but one can hope. Or could have. Oh well.
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
man of steel, superman

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.