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Old June 4 2013, 09:10 AM   #6226
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The only thing that has me a bit nervous from these trailers is the amount of superspeed CG action. Even if the CG is the best it could possibly be... it still just looks fake and unnatural to see people moving around that fast (and unfortunatley reminds me a bit too much of the videogame-style CG in the Matrix movies).
One of the things that bugs me about super speed in just about everything I've seen it in is that it's never fast enough. They basically just go twice as fast with some blur lines behind them.

I want 'blink and you missed it' super speed, almost to the point of it looking like teleportation.

I once had an idea for a Flash movie that was 3 minutes long but lasted 2 hours due to seeing it from the Flash's point of view for most of it.
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Old June 4 2013, 12:39 PM   #6227
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Considering Snyder's usual style, I wouldn't be surprised if we got to see some super-speed action from the other perspective. (As in, super slo-mo that has Clark/Zod moving in "real time" throughout. As seen in Smallville or The One.)
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Old June 4 2013, 12:40 PM   #6228
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I seem to remember reading somewhere that he has said there will be no slow-mo in this film.
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Old June 4 2013, 05:14 PM   #6229
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Shame if true, because this is one instance and character where I think his style of slow-mo would have been awesome to see.
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Old June 4 2013, 06:28 PM   #6230
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Kirk55555 have you ever even tried any silent movies? If not you should seriously check out Metropolis, it's a great sci-fi movie with some impressive visual effects and a good story.

I used to be like you, but then I actually tried some foreign movies and indie movies, and I now really like them. You really don't need big budget effect or big actions scenes to make a good movie. All you need is a good story, and some talented people to bring that story to life.
I don't neccessarily need big budgets or anything, i just have certain types of films I like. I just can't even consider watching a silent film. Its completely unappealing. I'd lose my mind in the first ten minutes, even if it was a type more appealing than a romance movie like The Artist.
Why? I'm assuming based on your posts here that you don't have any problems reading. I understand you thought The Artist was stupid because it was made during a time where sound available, but what's so bad about a silent movie made before sound became available?
The Artist being a silent film is stupid, to me, because its copying a style of film that was around only because they couldn't do dialog. For the movies that had to do it, I don't watch them because I don't like most really old movies. I'd say the mid sixties is about as far back as I'm willing to go with movies. There are exceptions (I did really enjoy the original Captain Marvel serial, and its from 1941, plus here are things like Loony Toons cartoons, disney movies that I saw when I was younger, and The Wizard of Oz, which I'm not a fan of but it wasn't bad and probably an older movie most people have seen) but when it comes to most movies I just don't like stuff thats too old. The style of acting and writing/stories in really old movies is just something i usually can't stand, whether its silent or not.

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All of this talk about The Artist has convinced me to finally watch it. I've been curious about it ever since I saw the reactions it go when it was in theaters, but I never got a chance. I honestly thought it was great when I heard that it was silent. I love it when people take a chance and do something different.
I'm interested to hear what you thought of it. Post your thoughts when you get the chance.

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22 years old

Thought so.
Same here. It's been painfully obvious that he's no older than 25.

Yes, because once you're older than 25, you start liking ancient forms of film (regardless of what you thought of them before), horrible superhero movies, and in general lose all of your personality and ability to get angry I didn't know becoming a zombie was a symptom of old age.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:00 PM   #6231
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Yes, because once you're older than 25, you start liking ancient forms of film (regardless of what you thought of them before), horrible superhero movies, and in general lose all of your personality and ability to get angry.
No. The older one gets, generally, the more one actually knows as a result of experience and therefore the more interesting one's point of view becomes.

Becoming less quickly and intensely angry over trivia is an aspect of maturity dearly to be hoped for.

If your tastes are the same when you're forty as they are now, you'll have failed at life. That said, I don't think there's a real likelihood that this will be the case.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:14 PM   #6232
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I doubt I'll stop liking superhero stuff or Sci Fi when I'm in my sixties. There are a lot of old people that like stuff like that. As for the anger I feel at stuff I dislike, thats always been me. I can't predict the future, but I'm fairly unchanging when it comes to personality. As for "maturity", I've never been like most people my age. I'm a nerd who doesn't like interacting with people outside my family in real life. I don't really care about being "mature", but it has a lot of different definitions. My immaturity is much different than most people my age. When people talk about immaturity in people around my age, its usually referring to idiots who like to drive way over the speed limit/do reckless stuff, do drugs/party, and generally be a-holes, and I loathe people like that. I'm an extremely shy guy who loves to read, doesn't like interacting with people, and (to be honest) is very overweight. This is all to point out that, while I wouldn't necessarily call myself "mature", any immaturity isn't like that of your normal non nerd 22 year old, who are usually people I'd prefer to jump off a cliff and raise the general likability of humanity.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:16 PM   #6233
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Yes, because once you're older than 25, you start liking ancient forms of film (regardless of what you thought of them before)
Well, I'm 26 and I like quite a few good old films.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:20 PM   #6234
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I doubt I'll stop liking superhero stuff or Sci Fi when I'm in my sixties. There are a lot of old people that like stuff like that. As for the anger I feel at stuff I dislike, thats always been me. I can't predict the future, but I'm fairly unchanging when it comes to personality.
Honestly, you have no idea - and if you did, the best part of your life would be behind you now.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:28 PM   #6235
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Whatever. I've never liked older people try to tell me I'll think like them when I'm their age. It was wrong when my parents made stupid comments when I was in elementary school about things like what I'd think of food when I was older, and it would be stupid to say that about what kind of things I like today. Some things don't change. My Dad's 55 years old, he still likes 90% of the same music and types of things he did at my age, and he definately hasn't gained an appreciation for stupid stuff like silent films. Of course I'm a much different person than he was at my age (he was not a nerd like me for the most part) but I'd say that I'll probably be similar with likes and dislikes when I'm his age. Fantasy, sci fi, superheroes have never not interested me, and I have a firm "immaturity" about stuff like that which is pretty much at my core. I love a lot of cartoons and stuff like that. Thats just me. now, maybe when I'm older I won't lose my temper whenever someone destroys a franchise I like, but the type of things I like aren't likely to shift dramatically.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:32 PM   #6236
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I've never liked older people try to tell me I'll think like them when I'm their age.
Since I didn't suggest that, this is a non sequitur.

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...the type of things I like aren't likely to shift dramatically.
You seriously and literally have no way of knowing, so "likely" is a pretty silly word to use.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:46 PM   #6237
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This is just a stupid conversation that is not remotely on topic. Its basically "When you're my age, you'll hate everything you've always loved and will instead be exactly like what I think people should be when they're older". So, to get away from this, I'll talk about something actually related to MoS, and no longer respond to the stupid age stuff unless it really needs a reply.

General Zod seems lame. I wasn't super impressed by Smallville's Zod (or his storyline) but he was still better than the guy in MoS, who looks like Superman (or Jor El, for that matter) should be able to take him out with both hands tied behind their back and blindfolded. The fact that he's sending garbled messages reminds me of the villain in that horrible JLA TV show pilot for some reason, although thats probably just me. Also, the action scenes in all of these clips are not impressing me. They'll probably be better than the stupid action scenes in the Nolan batman movies, but I'm not impressed by the generic (not bad, but nothing special) CGI stuff they've shown. It doesn't help that he doesn't seem to have anyone special to fight. Just an alien invasion that looks like an Avengers rip off, and probably a few stupid kryptonian fights. Atleast if they had an actual supervillain, like brainiac or Metallo, there would be something possibly interesting for him to fight.
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Old June 4 2013, 08:51 PM   #6238
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^You've made it clear that you don't like what you've seen of this film and everything new you see reinforces your view. So why are you still posting here? Do you get off on the attention?
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Old June 4 2013, 08:55 PM   #6239
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This is just a stupid conversation that is not remotely on topic. Its[sic] basically "When you're my age, you'll hate everything you've always loved and will instead be exactly like what I think people should be when they're older".
Nope, I didn't say that at all.

A great deal of what you've posted here isn't "remotely on topic" as regards this movie but has just been general statements about what you like and don't like in movies, so this is a fair continuation of that.
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Old June 4 2013, 10:09 PM   #6240
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I've never liked older people try to tell me I'll think like them when I'm their age.
Guess what? You won't think like me when you're my age. You'll still think like you.

Of course, that's when you'll have some smartass 22 year old kid telling you that you have no idea what it's like to be 22 and to "stop telling me I'll be like you when I'm your age!" Seriously. It's happened in every generation and it'll continue until the end of time.

In fact, it's happening right now.

Back on topic, in my opinion if you don't think you'll like this Man of Steel thing you shouldn't go to see it. It'll be out on video in a few months anyway, so you can save your money for whatever you spend your money on and rag on this movie when you see it free on tv.

But who knows? You might like it after all.
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