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Old May 29 2013, 07:00 PM   #6076
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I don't need them to try for an exact match. Heck, I liked Lois in Smallville (most of the time) and she doesn't look like a traditional Lois. My problem with MoS Lois (well, the biggest one) is that she's extremely bland and not memorable. I could see myself watching the movie and then just forgetting who she is if they don't keep constantly calling her name.

I mean, in a perfect world, comic book movie actors would look like the comic book counterparts all the time. I'm watching a movie based off a franchise I like, I'm not there to see them pull out some random actress, call her "Lois" and then just have to accept that this random woman is the character I'm used to. If you're not going to use the characters normal liknesses/personalities, or close to it, why bother to use them at all? Its like casting Patton Oswalt as Thor or Christopher Walken as Captain America. No one in their right mind would do that, because its just stupid. MoS Lois isn't that bad, but she is bland and forgettable. Still, I don't need characters to be exact. I was fine with black Heimdall in Thor and stuff likie that, but you should be able to identify a major character on sight, and the actress for Lois is just too bland for that.

That said, a forgettable Lois is a very small problem in a movie that looks to be full of them. I just mentioned it because I started noticing it.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:08 PM   #6077
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I'd still really, really like to see just one shot of Clark Kent in the glasses. I'd prefer to see the shirt open with the S showing, but I'll settle for the glasses.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:52 PM   #6078
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Wow, yet another trailer. They're really cranking these out.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:53 PM   #6079
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kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I don't need them to try for an exact match. Heck, I liked Lois in Smallville (most of the time) and she doesn't look like a traditional Lois. My problem with MoS Lois (well, the biggest one) is that she's extremely bland and not memorable. I could see myself watching the movie and then just forgetting who she is if they don't keep constantly calling her name.

I mean, in a perfect world, comic book movie actors would look like the comic book counterparts all the time. I'm watching a movie based off a franchise I like, I'm not there to see them pull out some random actress, call her "Lois" and then just have to accept that this random woman is the character I'm used to. If you're not going to use the characters normal liknesses/personalities, or close to it, why bother to use them at all? Its like casting Patton Oswalt as Thor or Christopher Walken as Captain America. No one in their right mind would do that, because its just stupid. MoS Lois isn't that bad, but she is bland and forgettable. Still, I don't need characters to be exact. I was fine with black Heimdall in Thor and stuff likie that, but you should be able to identify a major character on sight, and the actress for Lois is just too bland for that.

That said, a forgettable Lois is a very small problem in a movie that looks to be full of them. I just mentioned it because I started noticing it.
It just makes no sense to judge Amy Adams as a bland Lois based on what we have seen. You haven't seen the movie yet and there is no way you can judge her unless you have a preconcived notion to judge and hate the movie before even seeing it, which you have demonstrated that that is the case for you.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:54 PM   #6080
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How dare anyone describe Amy Adams as bland!
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Old May 29 2013, 08:20 PM   #6081
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How dare anyone describe Amy Adams as bland!
Yeah, them's fightin' words. Speaking of which:

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Old May 29 2013, 09:29 PM   #6082
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I've said it in this thread before, but it seems that it must be said again... Amy Adams is HOT!
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Old May 29 2013, 10:23 PM   #6083
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Adams is great:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE8CdH6fdE

She's fantastic in The Master as well - the franchise is lucky to have such a great and talented actress for the role.
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Old May 29 2013, 10:50 PM   #6084
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Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
I've said it in this thread before, but it seems that it must be said again... Amy Adams is HOT!
I am pretty sure, based on looks alone, she will be my favorite Lois.
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Old May 29 2013, 11:29 PM   #6085
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Gojira wrote: View Post

It just makes no sense to judge Amy Adams as a bland Lois based on what we have seen. You haven't seen the movie yet and there is no way you can judge her unless you have a preconcived notion to judge and hate the movie before even seeing it, which you have demonstrated that that is the case for you.
Oh, I already have a lot of hate for the movie, I've never tried to deny it. But, as for Adams, I was talking about her being bland from just a physical perspective. I'm not making any judgements about attractiveness (although I don't find her particularly attractive) but she just looks bland, like she'll fade into the background (she's also 38, and definately looks it, but as long as she's not obviously ancient its not a big deal, although I wouldn't think Lois would be almost 40 when superman first appears ).

I don't know how good she'll be with acting (looking at wikipedia, she was apparently in single episodes of Buffy and Smallville I must have seen, but I don't remember her, and I've never seen any of the movies she's been in) but honestly, like with Henry Cavill, I have no real expectations anyway when it comes to their acting. Both could be ok, both could be horrible. I'm not going to say they should have hired more famous actors for the movie, since famous definately does not always equal good, but neither seemed to have done much I'm interested in so its hard to say how they'll be. If she turns out to be very good, she could be memorable (although there is still the script to contend with). I'm just saying, just from looking at her, she looks like a very bland Lois. Its a totally superficial observation, and very far down the list of this movie's potential problems, its just something that I had started to notice after watching more of the trailers and TV spots.
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Old May 29 2013, 11:51 PM   #6086
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90 second score samples.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=104872
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Old May 29 2013, 11:58 PM   #6087
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Amy Adams looks a hell of a lot better than 'ole snaggle tooth that they got to play Mary Jane Watson.
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Old May 29 2013, 11:59 PM   #6088
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The more I see the better it looks. Super stoked for this.
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Old May 30 2013, 12:05 AM   #6089
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Amy Adams looks a hell of a lot better than 'ole snaggle tooth that they got to play Mary Jane Watson.
I don't know, I think Kirsten Dunst is attractive. Not the most attractive actress by any stretch, but decent and she is definately better looking than Amy Adams. Still, talking about this is especially pointless because who people find attractive is even more diverse than what movies people like, and even more a matter of opinion. Besides, I don't care if Lois is attractive if she's played well (and the Lois's in the first 4 Superman movies weren't women I'd call attractive, either).
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Old May 30 2013, 12:11 AM   #6090
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Amy Adams, bland? That is an OUTRAGEOUS statement. Go, Amy, Go!
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