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Old February 20 2012, 06:05 PM   #4216
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Is this the new "it had no plot"?
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Old February 20 2012, 06:28 PM   #4217
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I've seen Watchmen for the first time today, and oh boy, The Man of Steel is going to be a trainwreck...
I saw it right away in the theater and had the same reaction. I can't imagine I would like any film Zac Synder ever makes.
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Old February 20 2012, 07:20 PM   #4218
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I thought Watchmen actually worked great in the theater (surrounded by all the hype and the enthusiastic crowd), but once I saw it at home all that flashy style just wasn't enough anymore, and it was clear there just wasn't much going on there.

I still hold out hope for Superman though. He DOES have a very badass visual style which I can't wait to see translated to the character, and hopefully Nolan's influence will help him keep the story a bit more grounded...
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Old February 20 2012, 07:31 PM   #4219
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I've seen Watchmen for the first time today, and oh boy, The Man of Steel is going to be a trainwreck...
I saw it right away in the theater and had the same reaction. I can't imagine I would like any film Zac Synder ever makes.
Snyder hasn't made a good film since Dawn of the Dead, imo - and that was no masterpiece. I only have faith in this flick for four reasons:
1. Christopher Nolan
2. I can't see them really screwing it up with such a big-time cast and budget. They seem to really be pulling out all the stops on this one.
3. The last film failed, so they probably want to get this one right.
4. Christopher Nolan
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Old February 20 2012, 07:32 PM   #4220
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I still hold out hope for Superman though. He DOES have a very badass visual style...
But Superman as a character has never really been about being "badass," has he? It would seem to me the Superman character lends himself more to a director like Brad Bird, Joe Johnston, Robert Zemeckis or, in a pipe dream, Stephen Spielberg.
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Old February 20 2012, 07:42 PM   #4221
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I've seen Watchmen for the first time today, and oh boy, The Man of Steel is going to be a trainwreck...
I saw it right away in the theater and had the same reaction. I can't imagine I would like any film Zac Synder ever makes.
Snyder hasn't made a good film since Dawn of the Dead, imo - and that was no masterpiece. I only have faith in this flick for four reasons:
1. Christopher Nolan
2. I can't see them really screwing it up with such a big-time cast and budget. They seem to really be pulling out all the stops on this one.
3. The last film failed, so they probably want to get this one right.
4. Christopher Nolan
All of what you have said has gives me hope too. I like Snyder's visual style so that doesn't worry me at all. My worries are about having a story that is intriguing and satisfying and well told. Having Nolan on board gives me hope that we will achieve a good and well told story.
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Old February 20 2012, 08:18 PM   #4222
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2. I can't see them really screwing it up with such a big-time cast and budget. They seem to really be pulling out all the stops on this one.
How many failed films can we name that pulled out all the stops?
3. The last film failed, so they probably want to get this one right.
Everyone that makes a film wants "to get it right". How few do?
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Old February 20 2012, 08:20 PM   #4223
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Oi not this discussion again. I guess we'll be cycling through old discussion topics over the next year. I understand the hesitation over Snyder but as I have argued earlier in the thread (much earlier) I think people are going to be surprised by "Man of Steel". This is going to be a different type of film from Snyder...and the reason I say that is the influence of Christopher Nolan. So far what we've seen set pics wise has got me excited but yeah I understand the hesitation, especially after "Sucker Punch" "bombed" at the box office. Fans are naturally going to react in a negative way. I choose not to in this case. There are too many positive factors so far.
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Old February 20 2012, 08:30 PM   #4224
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I actually don't get the hate for Watchmen. It's almost a scene for scene translation of the graphic novel. I enjoyed it. I think Snyder is very good at visuals but has problems with story. Nolan producing should correct that.
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Old February 20 2012, 09:18 PM   #4225
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Oi not this discussion again. I guess we'll be cycling through old discussion topics over the next year. I understand the hesitation over Snyder but as I have argued earlier in the thread (much earlier) I think people are going to be surprised by "Man of Steel". This is going to be a different type of film from Snyder...and the reason I say that is the influence of Christopher Nolan....
Nolan is one of the best directors working today. No argument.

At the same time, however, his stuff has been--in every movie he's made--a lot darker than what one expects from the Superman character. We can only assume Nolan can handle something outside of a more...noirish...genre.
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Old February 20 2012, 09:22 PM   #4226
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If reports I've seen are true Chris did a couple of re-writes of the script last summer (just before filming started on The Dark Knight Rises) when it was having problems. This was before Kurt Johnstad was brought up to do touch ups. Jonah Nolan co-wrote it with David Goyer I believe. As far as the directing has gone, I think Nolan has been quoted as that is all Synder, Zack has free reign where that is concerned.
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Old February 20 2012, 09:36 PM   #4227
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I actually don't get the hate for Watchmen. It's almost a scene for scene translation of the graphic novel.
Watchmen is the ONE comic in which doing that misses the point completely. It's almost amazing that they didn't realise that.
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Old February 20 2012, 09:41 PM   #4228
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I actually don't get the hate for Watchmen. It's almost a scene for scene translation of the graphic novel.
Watchmen is the ONE comic in which doing that misses the point completely. It's almost amazing that they didn't realise that.
Exacty! The whole point of the comic is that in this world Superheroes have no sense of grandeur. Other than Doc Manhattan they are just normal people in costumes. They are not cool, ass kicking badasses. They are actually pathetic. It should have had a simple naturalistic style. Its a character drama and mystery, not an action story. Nolan would have been better suited for it.

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Old February 20 2012, 10:11 PM   #4229
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2. I can't see them really screwing it up with such a big-time cast and budget. They seem to really be pulling out all the stops on this one.
How many failed films can we name that pulled out all the stops?
3. The last film failed, so they probably want to get this one right.
Everyone that makes a film wants "to get it right". How few do?
I'm perfectly aware that there are no guarantees. All I'm saying is that I have faith the movie will turn out all right. If it doesn't, we'll have another failure of a Superman movie on our hands, on top of the Green Lantern bomb. So either way, things will get interesting.
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Old February 20 2012, 10:15 PM   #4230
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I was lukewarm on the choice of Snyder but the casting of the movie has been excellent. If the rest of it is as good as the cast, it should be fine.
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