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Old August 24 2011, 02:44 PM   #2491
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The cape is fantastic. The shield is great as well. I can live with no trunks.
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Old August 24 2011, 02:56 PM   #2492
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I've been skipping over all the posts about story content and what not because I hate spoliers but I have to say I am still pretty pumped to see this movie!
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Old August 24 2011, 03:02 PM   #2493
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No. No. No! Totally wrong! If they had any brains, they'd stop production right now! Fire everyone, cast Tom Welling. Throw him in the George Reeves Superman suit and have him punch some robots commanded by Lex Luthor, Braniac, and Doomsday! That's what everyone wants to see anyways! This movie is totally going to flop.



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Old August 24 2011, 03:06 PM   #2494
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Maybe it will be a very important plot point for him to acquire the red trunks.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:08 PM   #2495
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Now it's official. That is one stupid looking costume. Without the red at midpoint to break up all that blue (and no "S" shield on the cape as seen from other pics as well as the rubbery texturing and raised shield on the chest)) this design just doesn't work at all for me. Yuch!

I don't understand what is so hard about this. Superman has a readily identifiable and established look that doesn't need to be messed with and has worked very well for decades, granted with minor tweaking for each project. Yet in SR they gave Supes the pleather look and the wrong shade of red and now they're making him the blue rubber man. For me this is now one black eye for this production.

I will never forget the first image I saw of Christopher Reeve in costume. It was a large photo of him in costume against a city skyline on the pages of The Toronto Star back in 1977/78. I took one look at the photo and thought no matter what this picture turns out like this guy sure as hell looks the part.

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Old August 24 2011, 03:16 PM   #2496
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Much better looking without the red BVDs. I approve.

I think I'd have played down the boots too, though. They're also the least appealing part of the comic book redesign that's about to premiere, as far as I can see from what's been released.

Cavill looks to be built more like a comic book Superman than any of the folks who've played Supes previously.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:19 PM   #2497
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I think you're right about the boots. They seem a little out of place without the red trunks.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:19 PM   #2498
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They should have removed the boots entirely, just make everything blue.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:19 PM   #2499
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Of course, it's inevitable that Dennis will pop up to tell us that anyone who thinks otherwise is just wrong and totally out of touch, just as RAMA does when it comes to TOS-R in the Trek forums.

Why do they feel they have to reinvent the wheel? If the casting is good and the story is good then the established suit works as is. This strikes me as needlessly tampering with something just for the hell of it without any justification. I've been pretty quiet about this until now because this really pisses me off.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:21 PM   #2500
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Of course, it's inevitable that Dennis will pop up to tell us that anyone who thinks otherwise is just wrong and totally out of touch, just as RAMA does when it comes to TOS-R in the Trek forums.
Yes, because that's exactly what my saying that I like and prefer the new look (with a caveat) consists of - condemning your opinion.

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They should have removed the boots entirely, just make everything blue.
Something like that, I think, yeah. Or reshape the boots and render them in a darker shade of blue from the rest of the outfit.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:25 PM   #2501
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Why do they feel they have to reinvent the wheel? If the casting is good and the story is good then the established suit works as is. This strikes me as needlessly tampering with something just for the hell of it without any justification. I've been pretty quiet about this until now because this really pisses me off.
Two more reboots (so in 2016 I guess) and he won't even have an S on the chest.
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Old August 24 2011, 03:31 PM   #2502
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Hell, why don't they go the really cheap route and do a Smallville where he wears just blue jeans and a red t-shirt or jacket
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Old August 24 2011, 04:06 PM   #2503
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I'm glad to see the undies gone, but a red or gold belt would have gone a long way towards providing some contrast to the rather homogeneous blue tones.

Still liking what I'm seeing, though.
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Old August 24 2011, 04:06 PM   #2504
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JacksonArcher wrote: View Post
The cape is fantastic. The shield is great as well. I can live with no trunks.
I agree. Slight disappointment with the lack of red undies but overall I like the costume and I am still excited about this movie.
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Old August 24 2011, 04:17 PM   #2505
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Does anyone know what character this guy wearing motion capture paraphernalia is playing? Some rumor says it is actually Doomsday.

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