Superman Lives Test Footage

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captaindemotion, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I'm fairly sure it hasn't. I know that there was a thread dealing with pics from Tim Burton's abortive SL project some time ago, but I can't be bothered with thread-necrophilia.

    Anyway, rather than simple stills or photos, here's some actual footage of designers showing off designs for an outfit for Nicholas Cage to have worn had Burton's movie ever gotten off the ground. Expect purists to howl:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhMejIcD9o&feature=player_embedded
     
  2. Trek4Ever

    Trek4Ever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's like Tron and Avatar mated and gave birth to this abomination!
     
  3. Saquist

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    It could work.
     
  4. Admiral_Young

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    You've gotta be kidding me. That was horrid.
     
  5. Hyperspace05

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  6. tharpdevenport

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    We had a thread just about three weeks ago.
     
  7. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ But was that not about stills, rather than moving footage?
     
  8. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Huh. I see shit like this in the back of the "Spencer's Gifts" shop at the mall. Presumably it's fun to stare at when you're stoned, but other than that not too impressive.
     
  9. tharpdevenport

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  10. Captaindemotion

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    ^ But as I said, that was about stills, not footage. I said earlier I was too lazy to go reviving old threads.
     
  11. Samurai8472

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    Burton should never touch superhero suits again. The batman returns suit was the only one I liked. It was much sleeker than the 89 suit.
     
  12. Obiwanshinobi

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    People are starting to become the thread police. Let the mods be the judge and take care of it if they see fit.

    And GOOD GOD did we dodge that bullet!
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    The mods have already posted a sticky about consolidating threads though. There seems to be like two or three different threads these days on the same subject when it can easily be lumped into one. Afterall that's what the search is for. I use search all the time. Don't see why others can't...and the Superman Lives thread is not far back.
     
  14. Nowhere Man

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    This is absolutely horrible.
     
  15. Saquist

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    So shall it be written....
     
  16. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    I say again.

    Fuck you Tim Burton!
     
  17. James Bond

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    That was just horrid. On the one hand, it'd be interesting to see a darker Superman; but on the other, Superman is just one of those characters where "dark and gritty" doesn't seem to fit.
    That being said, I'm really looking forward to see how Christopher Nolan manages to find the right balance though!! :D

    Stop playing mini-mod. You're not cool enough to do that; no one likes you.
     
  18. BillJ

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    Tim Burton's Superman would've been one hell of an interesting train-wreck.
     
  19. Admiral_Young

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    Yes. It would have set back the franchise and we would have waited another ten or fifteen years before WB was brave enough to tackle Superman again.
     
  20. Ancient Mariner

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    Holy crap that was bad. Embarrassingly bad. Who knows, maybe the story could have salvaged something of the design. But the design is so bad that I can't imagine ever taking the film seriously.