SUPERMAN

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Jetfire, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. FordSVT

    FordSVT Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If they reboot Superman again, I also think they need to skip the origina story. Maybe do it through a montage during the opening credits and then have the opening scene move straight into Superman or Clark as an adult, all settled in and ready for an adventure.

    WE ALREADY KNOW HE'S FROM KRYPTON THAT WENT BOOM AND GREW UP ON A FARM.
     
  2. SalvorHardin

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    Just Superman is fine by me.

    What's not fine is that we may have to go through a freaking origin story yet again. :scream:
     
  3. DonnyBaker

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    YESSS!!!!
     
  4. Admiral_Young

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    Why is that whenever we have a thread on a Superman movie that it inevitably turns into a "they better not have an origin story" discussion? Ugh. Anyways I have no problem with them using "Superman" as a film title. Nor do I have a problem with them using a subtitle if it's something like "Man of Steel" or "Last Son" etc like has been suggested. I just have a problem with studios using subtitles on projects that the majority of people know because they think we don't know what the movie is supposed to be about.
     
  5. The Borgified Corpse

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    I'd rather they included a subtitle to it. Even if it's not a sequel to anything, there's still precedent for having the 1st film of a series use a subtitle. SEE G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.

    I'd go with Superman: The Man of Steel or Superman: Last Son of Krypton.

    Frankly, I'm really bugged by the lack of subtitle in the new Star Trek movie. It makes it more difficult to easily reference it in a discussion with the other 10 movies.
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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    But how many people actually call any of those movies by their full title? Certainly, in cinemas, people just ask for tickets to 'Pirates of the Carribean' or 'GI Joe' or 'Wolverine', I've yet to hear anyone say the full names.

    God knows how long it would take the queues to disperse if they did ...
     
  7. Checkmate

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    I'd love a Superman movie that actually focuses on the character, isn't an origin story, and isn't a rehash of the shitty movies and television series (not including the animated series; they actually got it right). No "deconstruction" of the character, no "reimagining" him as a gothic dweeb with a suit in a can, no hot pink kryptonite that turns him into a flaming homosexual, etc. Just a real Superman story with the real Superman character being a real superhero.

    I'd even be okay with another Lex Luthor story (preferably as the businessman or president versions), though it's high time some of his other villains got the limelight. Sure, his Rogue's Gallery isn't as awesome as Batman's, but he has some cool ones hidden in there. Brainiac (particularly the animated series version) and Bizarro (ditto) are two that come to mind, though the "Hollywood" types would probably prefer someone shiny and "cool" like Metallo or something.

    Lois Lane should just be the damsel in distress that she's supposed to be, not the lead character with Superman being a pussy-whipped, bastard-fathering stalker in the background. Jimmy Olsen could use some updating; I thought Lois & Clark did a good job in that respect, though it needs to go farther. And for the love of God, they don't need any other "last sons of Krypton" floating around (with Brainiac being a notable exception).
     
  8. jadcox@mindspring.com

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    I still like the old rumored title from way back in the mid 90s ... Superman: New Genesis.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Wherein Superman replaces Phil Collins.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The Superman origin story is the Superman story, period. That's why it gets retold over and over - if there's anything like an actual legend or folklore associated with Supes, it's the story about the rocket and adoption and growing up on a farm and going out into the world. It's John Henry and the steam drill; it's Robin Hood and the archery contest.
     
  11. A beaker full of death

    A beaker full of death Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I disagree. Thousands of issues of DC comics, multiple movies, serials and tv episodes have nothing to so with Supes's origin.
    Death of Batman's parents and radioactive spiders keep popping up, and of course define the characters, but aren't the entirety of the story.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    And every time they want to create an "event" they go back and retell Superman's origin. Because it's the Superman story.
     
  13. Meredith

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    For literalists
    Superman: There is going to be a lot of Punching in this Movie.

    For a Doomsday Trillogy:
    Superman: 10 till Doomsday
    Superman: Doomsday's Arrival
    Superman: Doomsday's End


    For Inducement of Heart Attacks in Superman Fans.
    Superman: Krypto the SuperDog's Big Day
     
  14. The Borgified Corpse

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    Precisely. Subtitles are easy enough to ignore. Yet once the sequels come out, it makes it alot easier to refer to all of the movies in the series opposite each other. I much prefer saying "The Curse of the Black Pearl" as opposed to just "the 1st one." I'm also glad that George Lucas added "Episode IV: A New Hope" to the opening crawl of the original Star Wars in 1979.

    Kinda sounds like what the title would be in the universe of The Invention of Lying.
     
  15. DarKush

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    I sort of like the idea of just simply naming it Superman. It would be a good way to really start fresh.

    Though I like some of the other suggestions, like Superman: Last Son of Krypton, I think that's a mouthful.

    Perhaps it could go something like:
    Superman
    Man of Steel
    Man of Tomorrow (though I guess it would probably be redundant to use man twice)
    Last Son of Krypton


    Superman has universal name recognition. I don't think his name has to be at the beginning of each title so long as its announced in the commercials and his "S" shield is prevalent in the marketing of the film.
     
  16. Jetfire

    Jetfire Guest

    I wouldn't be surprised if the next film does get called...

    SUPERMAN UNLEASHED!
     
  17. Holdfast

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    You've earned the right to continue using your username for a little longer. :)