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    Can't believe there's no thread about this movie yet. I just wanted a reason to post this video. But I am actually looking forward to the movie, surprisingly, as I avoid most of the superhero genre these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    Can't believe there's no thread about this movie yet. I just wanted a reason to post this video. But I am actually looking forward to the movie, surprisingly, as I avoid most of the superhero genre these days.
    Yes, just as I looked forward to the first Superman movie with Christopher Reeve, many, many years ago...
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    I've got positive hopes for this movie, I guess I've just been jaded too much in the past (and still haven't found a "keeper" movie this season) to dance around about it ahead of time.

    The trailers have all been pretty good, it's got michael Shannon (who is an excellent actor, although I'm not sure how he'll play in this role), and I really like the way the trailers have played up Supes' history as an adopted child and whether he really "belongs" here. There's some great lines that are pitting two goods against each other -- such as saving the bus of kids, vs Pa Kent's admonition that maybe he should have just let them drown, and there's validity to both concerns.
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    Sorry, no John Williams theme song, then it's not Superman.

    However, I will give it credit for choosing a villain other than Lex Luthor. Then again, the last Superman that did that was...Superman III.

    And one thing I wonder is what the hell was so wrong with Superman Returns? It wasn't even a bad movie, let alone bad enough to warrant a reboot.

    What happened to just casting different actors to play the parts and continuing the same timeline? (Though what was wrong with Brandon Routh?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I've got positive hopes for this movie, I guess I've just been jaded too much in the past (and still haven't found a "keeper" movie this season) to dance around about it ahead of time.
    You didn't like Star Trek, Ironman 3 or Great Gatsby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    You didn't like Star Trek, Ironman 3 or Great Gatsby?
    Oh, I liked Star Trek, but I hated Star Trek Into Darkness...well, maybe hate is a strong word, but I can't remember being so downright pissed off by individual aspects of a movie before. And what pisses me off more is the way they're using this new timeline as an excuse to remake the old movies...when they could be exploring new worlds and boldly going where no Star Trek movie has gone before.

    Iron Man 3 was good only because of how much better it was than Iron Man 2.

    The Great Gatsby would've made me fall asleep if it weren't for the glorious production design. Never before was I in awe of a movie that I wanted to end at the same time.

    The best movie of the summer so far was Fast & Furious 6, which was everything a summer movie should be.

    And if I could only see one more movie this summer, it would be Pacific Rim.



    EDIT: Oh shit, for some reason, I thought you were talking to me.

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    The reboot cycle has become appallingly fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    The reboot cycle has become appallingly fast.
    Yes, Hollywood has run out of ideas.

    With the success of Transformers and...uh...Battleship. (Was that even a success?) They are moving forward with film adaptations of Candy Land, Ouija board, Hungry Hungry Hippo and Stretch Armstrong. Not even making that up.

    Although, apparently, Universal dropped the re-make of Clue with Gore Verbinski, which I was actually looking forward to, as a fan of the 80's comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    You didn't like Star Trek, Ironman 3 or Great Gatsby?
    I didn't see Gatsby because the reviews were very negative, although a few people I know personally gave the film higher marks. And I like Baz. So I'll watch it on home vid. If I feel motivated, I might even read the book first.

    Star Trek and IM3 were enjoyable but have no enduring value to me. I watch the first Star Trek every so often but have little interesting in rewatching the second one. No real interest in rewatching IM3 either. However, I will watch the first IM periodically, it's decent enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    EDIT: Oh shit, for some reason, I thought you were talking to me.
    That's fine, you had more to say about it than I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    With the success of Transformers and...uh...Battleship. (Was that even a success?) They are moving forward with film adaptations of Candy Land, Ouija board, Hungry Hungry Hippo and Stretch Armstrong. Not even making that up.
    Well, Hungry Hungry Hippos is a plus. It deserved more than the pittance it received in Donnie Darko, and the Smurfs already have had two movies, missing genitalia and all.

    Although, apparently, Universal dropped the re-make of Clue with Gore Verbinski, which I was actually looking forward to, as a fan of the 80's comedy.
    Can the Clue concept even handle a remake? The first was was just good enough to not need a remake, but not good enough to be a classic like Animal House. However, the three endings was inspired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Can the Clue concept even handle a remake? The first was was just good enough to not need a remake, but not good enough to be a classic like Animal House. However, the three endings was inspired.
    That movie is a cult classic, imo. Tim Curry's performance was epic. Though it's a smaller cult than that of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    I wouldn't want to see a re-make that is exactly like the original. Perhaps, less humor and more drama. I don't know. I've always liked the board game, which was inspired by murder mystery dinners in the 40's. There's room for originality, I think.

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