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Old May 17 2012, 09:43 PM   #4366
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On the Terminator 2 commentary, James Cameron made a comment that he doesn't use slow motion during action scenes, and least not often.
Well there was plenty of slo-mo used in Avatar, and not just for punctuating story points. It can also be very useful at communicating the power or awe-inspiring nature of an event-- especially in superhero movies where you really NEED the characters to look cool and larger than life.

Such as in Avengers when we see Thor jumping through the air to strike Cap's shield. I'm not sure that moment would have been nearly as effective (or cool) without the slo-mo.

Obviously it can be overdone (as in Watchmen), and it's not right for every kind of action movie, but for a Superman movie I think it would be more than appropriate.
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Old May 18 2012, 08:35 PM   #4367
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http://www.thinkmcflythink.com/movie...f-krypton.html

This interesting, though likely to prove controversial, article suggests that MOS will re-use ideas from JJ Abrams' unused Flyby script. It's claimed that there's a precedent for this, namely Bryan Singer's Superman Returns re-using a scene (Supes incinerating falling glass with his heat vision) from Andrew Kevin Walker's equally unmade Superman versus Batman script.

The plot point allegedly re-used might be considered a bit of a spoiler by some of you.
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Old May 18 2012, 08:42 PM   #4368
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Man, I hope that turns out to be just a rumor. What a stupid idea.
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Old May 19 2012, 07:29 AM   #4369
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I just want to see this movie.
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Old May 20 2012, 04:42 PM   #4370
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they want to give it a more edgy feel like The Dark Knight but also make it more realistic and emotional so it’s not just the all-american superhero that saves everyone.
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^ Why the frown? The tone of the film has been known and speculated about pretty much since Nolan was appointed Executive Producer. They're going for a well rounded character this time around.

Snyder has gone for a much more scaled back (of his own style) and more traditional approach with the filming of "Man of Steel" from stuff I've heard and read. If people are expecting this to be like "Watchmen" style then they might be in for a surprise. Not saying that he is completely ignoring his style, just that it has been scaled back.
I agree with him. Superman's characterization was never about being edgy or dark. It was all about what they want to stay away from: truth, justice and the American way and also the way he was raised by human feeling parents and has morals and ethics to that effect.I think making him "more like Batman" is only a effort to capitalize on the Batman movies success, which in turn changes the entire character entirely.
It is just sad that some of the posts I have followed reflect today's environment of that.
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Old May 21 2012, 04:14 AM   #4371
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I seriously doubt this is going to be a "dark and angry" Superman. He might have a bit more of an edge, but then so did the George Reeves version of the character (at least in the early years). And he was about as noble and inspirational as they come.
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Old May 21 2012, 04:41 AM   #4372
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Yeah, just because they're doing a more realistic and darker story, doesn't necessarily mean they're going to make him more like Batman. You can tell a dark, dramatic story with Superman still being a noble hero with good morals.
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Old June 12 2012, 07:02 PM   #4373
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Wow, just saw this on ComingSoon. Full pic of the new Superman suit from a Liscensing Expo, along with what looks like one of the Phantom Zone villian suits.

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGalle...xpo_2012_5.jpg
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Old June 12 2012, 07:09 PM   #4374
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Wow, just saw this on ComingSoon. Full pic of the new Superman suit from a Liscensing Expo, along with what looks like one of the Phantom Zone villian suits.

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGalle...xpo_2012_5.jpg
I just saw this too. Glad to have something about this picture. Its been too quite.

I heard that a trailer will be attached to The Dark Knight Rises, then I heard that is only a rumor. Anyone know anything about that?
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Old June 12 2012, 09:19 PM   #4375
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The goofy thing about the thinkmcflythink piece is reasoning that goes like this:

Don't blow money when you have perfectly good ideas collecting dust in the Burbank archives.
Right, because you pay the screenwriter less money if he uses an idea from a script you already own than if you pay him to make up a new scene or a novel idea.

Do these guys have any idea how movies are made?
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Old June 12 2012, 10:18 PM   #4376
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I heard that a trailer will be attached to The Dark Knight Rises, then I heard that is only a rumor. Anyone know anything about that?
As far as I know it's not been confirmed, but it is very, very likely. The Dark Knight Rises is going to be seen by a lot of people and if you look a few years back WB released the teaser for Superman Returns with Batman Begins, so there's precedence.
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Old June 12 2012, 10:23 PM   #4377
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Wow, just saw this on ComingSoon. Full pic of the new Superman suit from a Liscensing Expo, along with what looks like one of the Phantom Zone villian suits.

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGalle...xpo_2012_5.jpg
We get a look at Faora's suit. She's Zods second in command.

Also we see Jor-els suit
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Old June 12 2012, 10:47 PM   #4378
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A trailer hasn't been confirmed yet, but as mentioned above, it's very likely since DC Ent stated back in December we would see the first teaser trailer six months from then. We'll either see it at SDCC or attached with "The Dark Knight Rises" which is more likely. Awesome suits.

I want a t-shirt with the MOS House of El crest now.
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Old June 13 2012, 01:39 AM   #4379
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Wow, just saw this on ComingSoon. Full pic of the new Superman suit from a Liscensing Expo, along with what looks like one of the Phantom Zone villian suits.

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGalle...xpo_2012_5.jpg
We get a look at Faora's suit. She's Zods second in command.

Also we see Jor-els suit
I'm kinda curious why she gets all this fancy armor, but Zod apparently just wears a black version of the Superman suit.
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Old June 13 2012, 02:07 AM   #4380
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Perhaps because Zod and his ego have decided armor is inferior "I have no need of such things. I am Zod."
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