Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Obiwanshinobi, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Bingo - that's the reason I pay money for a movie ticket. If I caught myself thinking that a fucking superhero movie was going to uplift or educate or aspire to high art I'd put the cash toward a therapist's appointment instead.
     
  2. Shazam!

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    Synder didn't 'get' Watchmen at all, by virtue of the fact that a movie was even made.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    You're mistaken.
     
  4. Shazam!

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    I'm 100% sure a movie was made.
     
  5. Broccoli

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    Wouldn't that then completely discredit the claim that the comic was unfilmable?
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    You know what else is "unfilmable?"

    Harry Potter. Gone With The Wind.

    These kind of properties are "unfilmable" in the sense that decently structured movies of practical length can't be made without major changes that offend purist fans of the original work. In the case of these two examples, different approaches were taken to solve that - with Harry Potter, the filmmakers go for the kitchen-sink-make-it-fit approach to appease the Potterheads or whatever they're called on the premise that there are enough of them and their WOM is more important than dramatic integrity. In the case of GWTW, a gaggle of screenwriters simply forged ahead and did the necessary surgery anyway.
     
  7. Shazam!

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    Having seen the movie, I'd say it proved it.
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I say the opposite.
     
  9. davejames

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    I'm sure a more faithful movie could have been made, but not by Snyder. He just can't help but make everything really glossy and overly-stylized-- which are probably the two biggest things a Watchmen movie should NOT be. lol
     
  10. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    A closer adaptation than Snyder's, especially in terms of more closely mimicking the color palette of the comic book, was highly unlikely to get a greenlight from a studio.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    Let's not get into a pissing contest if "Watchmen" should have been made or not. It was made, and some people enjoyed it, others didn't. The fact that Snyder pulled it off in the first place is an achievement in it's self I believe.
     
  12. Sindatur

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    Yea, it didn't work for me, and I know nothing about the Graphic novel, but, it did work for many others like me. Just as it worked for many who did know the Graphic Novel and didn't work for others.
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    Not to mention the fact that it probably got non fans who didn't read the graphic novel to read the graphic novel.
     
  14. Admiral James Kirk

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    I know for a fact that it did. The first weekend Watchmen was out, I was eating lunch at work. There was a gaggle of extremely young women sitting at the table next to mine. They were all talking about the movie and how they were all going to read the graphic novel. Now these chicks clearly never picked up a comic in their lives and I nearly had a goddamn coronary when I heard what they were talking about.

    Of course I'm of the opinion that it was Doc Manhattan's shlong that drew them to the material, but that's neither here nor there...
     
  15. Obiwanshinobi

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    haha a gaggle, you say?
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Having seen the movie - more than once - I say that you're right.

    That would be the "Anthony Weiner system of attracting women and influencing people?"
     
  17. Broccoli

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    Exactly my point. The fact they were able to make a movie that follows the source material w/o drastic/radical changes to the storyline/characters indicates that the material is filmable. Whether you line the adaptation is, of course, another matter entirely.

    That makes absolutely no sense, but whatevs.
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    Not sure what the final result will be, but it's still pretty cool to know that another Superman movie is about to start filming.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    Ahhh the final phases of pre-production are coming to an end and filming is about to start! Still curious that Lex hasn't been cast yet. I guess he won't be in the film? There were rumors to except three characters to be cast after the Julie Ormond story broke but I guess those were just rumors.