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Old October 16 2010, 10:14 PM   #241
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

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That's a different case, though, because we'd never gotten a big screen version of Batman's origin before. Even the first Burton movie mostly glossed over it. For Superman, we already have a movie that devotes half of his running time to exactly that. And did a pretty great job of it, to boot.
Yep, that's why I also said this: If they go with the element of Clark working abroad as a journalist that'll provide a prism of following his journey to becoming Superman that hasn't been seen on screen before.
But the basic arc of "Gee, what do I do with all these powers?" is still something that's touched on in the Donner movie and 10 years of Smallville. I doubt that the fact that it's going to be set abroad will make it any more interesting to sit through this time around.
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Old October 16 2010, 10:33 PM   #242
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Are you touting Smallville like it's a good thing?
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Old October 16 2010, 10:41 PM   #243
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Are you touting Smallville like it's a good thing?
GOD no. I'm just saying that after a decade them flogging that plot point to death, I'm not inclined to see it again in a motion picture.

This piece sums up my feelings well:

http://chud.com/articles/articles/25...ORY/Page1.html
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Old October 16 2010, 11:23 PM   #244
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But the basic arc of "Gee, what do I do with all these powers?" is still something that's touched on in the Donner movie and 10 years of Smallville. I doubt that the fact that it's going to be set abroad will make it any more interesting to sit through this time around.
I can imagine it making it very interesting indeed, but we'll have to see how it turns out, if indeed it's true that's the direction they're taking.
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Old October 17 2010, 12:38 AM   #245
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Superman: Earth One seems to spend the first half of it's story exploring that question as well. I think that will always be a question worth using stories to explore.
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Old October 17 2010, 01:29 AM   #246
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Smallville is finally over this season. Thank god!
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Old October 17 2010, 02:06 AM   #247
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Haha. Aside from the dreadful filler episodes and their insistence of holding on to "No Flight, No Tights" along with the incredibly inconsistent and frustrating writing I do think "Smallville" will be remembered for attempting a different take on the mythos. Not every thing about the show has been terrible. They've just made a lot of execution mistakes with their stories.
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Old October 17 2010, 02:28 AM   #248
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Smallville is finally over this season. Thank god!
Hey, hater, this show proved that you don't need quality, proper execution and satisfactory payoff to last!

Imagine if Lord of the Rings ended with Frodo punching Gollum once and taking the ring. Or instead of a light saber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, Vader just gave him a wedgie and kicked him down the air shaft. All that time you save can go toward music montages and characters pitching products.
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Old October 17 2010, 08:03 AM   #249
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good freakin lord, why don't they just use the opening title sequence to tell their origin and be done with it. i just watched the social network today and i wouldn't be opposed to somebody like armie hammer playing clark/supes. he certainly does have the voice and heir of confidence about him and with a dye job could have the look too. i'd rather have him than bomer.
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Old October 17 2010, 08:36 AM   #250
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good freakin lord, why don't they just use the opening title sequence to tell their origin and be done with it.
Yeah, they kind of did that with "Superman II" recapping the first movie with the montage at the beginning and it worked really well. I like the sequel more, so I bought it without buying "Superman" '78 first, and this montage makes it really easy to enjoy the movie without feeling like I'm missing something by not watching that one first.
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Old October 17 2010, 07:09 PM   #251
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I'm just going to hazard a guess that the old rumor about how when Clark moved to Metropolis and donned the costume, that the show would change its name to Metropolis, was never actually true?
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Old October 17 2010, 09:16 PM   #252
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Nope and it continued to fester. The big rumor going into last year's comic con was that a) the showrunners were going to reveal the Superman suit and b) the show would end at the end of last season and then bust out a two hour tv movie called "Metropolis" wrapping up the series. Neither of these happened last year.
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Old October 18 2010, 02:20 AM   #253
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good freakin lord, why don't they just use the opening title sequence to tell their origin and be done with it.
You don't tell Superman's origin because you have to.
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Old October 18 2010, 06:50 AM   #254
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http://s323579992.onlinehome.us/news.php?readmore=8709

Do you think this will galvanise Smallville fans to lobby for Welling to be considered for the role to?
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Old October 18 2010, 07:05 AM   #255
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Do you think this will galvanise Smallville fans to lobby for Welling to be considered for the role to?

They can lobby all they want, it won't happen. *shivers at the thought of it*
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