Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It's impossible for Superman to exist.

    Flat-out impossible, no ifs, ands or buts.
     
  2. davejames

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    You may not like the design they came up with, but I would hardly call it "lazy". It looked about a thousand times more sophisticated and expensive than anything we'd seen in a superhero movie before.

    I agree the crystal sets look a bit on the cheap side now (as do the sets in the original SW movies, for that matter-- especially compared to what we see in movies today), but the concept they came up with is still as strong as ever, I think.
     
  3. sojourner

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    It was the best way to go. If they had tried to do "futuristic city" it would have looked dated within 5 years. Using the crystal design made it look timeless and really drove home the "advanced technology as magic" aspect of Krypton.
     
  4. Broccoli

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    Yeah, but according to you:

    So, are you implying that it was nonsense that they didn't use it?

    Superman: The Movie was one of the most expensive films made at that time. I'd hardly argue they skimped on the budget for their opening scenes.

    Anyway, the point of the matter is that the Krypton stuff looked so crazy and unrealistic to give it a sense of it being truly alien and advanced from anything Earth has without resorting to characters saying to the audience "We are an advanced alien race!" That would have been lazy. What the movie did was just good storytelling.

    Now, if you didn't like the design, that's fine. But to claim that it was lazy is completely misguided.
     
  5. Dream

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    The trailer for Superman: The Movie was incredible, there were a ton of scenes with Krypton in it. It wouldn't have worked if Krypton didn't feel so alien.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twyYIPhSa3U[/yt]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twyYIPhSa3U
     
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  6. Snaploud

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    Lois & Clark

    On Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, the "Fortress" was conspicuously absent, presumably because the series' aim was to explore the idea of Clark Kent being the true identity and Superman merely being the disguise (therefore, the character would have no use for an otherworldly fortress). In the earlier issues of the John Byrne revamp of Superman, the Fortress was also absent so the show was probably following suit.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_of_Solitude
     
  7. Dusty Ayres

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  8. CorporalCaptain

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    Here's how BSG:TOS depicted an advanced civilization:

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    Remind you of anything?
     
  9. Dusty Ayres

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    I was talking about Colonial civilization, not that one.:cardie::vulcan:
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    This thread continues to get more and more ridiculous! Going around in circles. We need some news to discuss!!!
     
  11. CorporalCaptain

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    I thought Sunday was "the day" for news.
     
  12. JarodRussell

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    You know I really liked that about Lois & Clark. Clark was a normal person, and a very competent journalist. Perfectly realistic since he grew up in Kansas and not on Krypton. It makes no sense that Superman was his true identity.

    Internal consistency/realism, anyone? Superman may be unrealistic, but still Kryptonians need food, water and air.

    The Enterprise travels at FTL speed, we can hear sound in space and see laser beams, yet humans still can't breath in vacuum of space, need to eat, and fall down because of gravity.
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    Sunday has been the day for news but as I indicated in my response to captaindemotion when he brought it up there's been no chatter about casting. Almost every other Sunday casting news there was significant chatter regarding a rumored role. It's a long weekend next weekend so it's possible that we could get something.
     
  14. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Typical. I'll be away and won't have internet access. Will log back on to find another 70 pages of comments on the casting of Bruce Willis as Lex. Or something.
     
  15. Obiwanshinobi

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    Couldn't they just cast Clancy Brown and take a Bic razor to his head?
     
  16. Kai "the spy"

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    Actually, it's still over 18 months until the movie will be released. Do we really need some news now? I mean, yeah, the discussion is a little slow around, but I think that's okay with a movie that will be released in one and a half years. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be sitting in the theatre already knowing everything beforehand. Some, yes, but if we demand new news every few weeks until the movie comes out, we will know everything by winter 2012.
     
  17. Admiral_Young

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    Tell that to the posters who insist on putting up these movie threads two years prior to the film's release. I personally think it's a little silly to be honest. Following the timeline of a production is fine, but when you have a discussion thread dedicated to it...there's no doubt going to be a sense of repetitiveness in it. Just the nature of the thread. Look at this very thread, I swear we have brought up th same old arguments about various things at least twice!!! Not to mention going off on tangents about off topic matters.
     
  18. Aragorn

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    It's sort of funny though to see the irrational fanboys go off on unexplainable rants, jumping to nonsensical conclusions based on one tiny piece of information. :p
     
  19. Admiral_Young

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    ^ It's also very tiring.
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    ^ You do have the option of not reading it ...
     

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