Okay, what website does the Captain Picard Facepalm ASCII art come from? It is very badly needed here.
Nah nah nah nah nah, fishing, nah nah nah nah nah, fishing!
Fishing, fishing! Fishing!
I like how they're throwing in some Deadliest Catch here. That show is really popular.
Halfway through this trailer my friend turned to me and said "Did you hear anything about an Aquaman movie?" He wasn't joking.
Do we REALLY need to see his "origin" story for like the fifth time? Also, it can't be as bad as Superman Returns.
Short cartoons plus a limited power set allowed for good action entertainment. The subterranean hawk-men just wouldn't fly (har har) as the big enemies in a movie today.
Back in the beginning, the source of Superman's powers was evolution: Kryptonians were mankind at the pinnacle of evolutionary advancement, so even on Krypton, they were hopping from building to building, outrunning cars, and so on. They all had super-intellects too; in his early days, Superman could learn an entire language just by hearing a few sample sentences.
You know how Doc Savage was known as the Man of Bronze, he was the most advanced man of the 20th century, and he had a Fortress of Solitude at the North Pole? Superman was originally all of that but punched up: Superman is the Man of STEEL, and he's the most advanced man of the FUTURE. Oh, did I mention that Doc Savage's first name was Clark?
And Popeye was just your typical Depression era, one-eyed longshoreman with chemical dependence issues, but WHAT chemical dependence issues!
The Fleischer Brothers' Superman terrified me the most because he wrecked the nation of Japan. I mean, just really bent it over and butt-fucked it.
It is an interesting study in a nation in possession of a super weapon with god-like powers, none the less.
The comments make me want to find the people and hit them over the head with a crate of "Superman Returns" DVDs (which would probably cost me all of five bucks), especially kws2534:
"Nolan does character driven movies. Not pointless action schlock."
It's a comic book movie. You need to have the hero beat someone up if they're Superman the same way you need to have King Arthur occasionally stick a sword through someone.
"Nolan is going to explore Clark as a man...same way he did Bruce Wayne. Yes, you'll get Clark in the suit, trading blows with General Zod but that's not all. You're going to get a character driven movie."
Yes, that worked out so well with the previous film. And it's not like we don't already know Clark Kent's origin. Movies can refer to it rather than wasting half the movie re-telling it, especially if (as we see here) it involves a fishing boat.
"You want non stop action? Go see The Avengers."
That's a funny definition of non stop, since there was an awful lot of character-driven talking going on there. Not to mention the previous movies setting up the characters. And yeah, I go to a superhero movie to NOT see any action.
"Nolan and Synder will FINALLY the give us the Superman film the character deserves."
It looks and sounds dark and mopey. That's not Superman. It'd be better if it started upbeat with just about everything being great for Supes which invests us in him defending it and/or lamenting its destruction by the bad guys. Or we could just have a flying bulletproof Batman... which we kind of already had.
By the way, the John Williams theme won't be a part of this movie. I've no idea of the Lord of the Rings music they used for the trailer will be. Heck, maybe his dad will turn out to be Gandalf.
Second-person Voiceover from dad.
Shots of the Kent farm and Clark dicking around as a kid.
Superman flies up into the atmosphere at the end.
Finishing on a shot of the S emblem.
You'd think they would want to make people FORGET that movie.
Bashing the Avengers is the "cool" thing for some nerds to do these days just because it made money. Turns out the movie was a decent spectacle movie, it knew how to work with the material.
I've never been a fan of Superman, but i'm ok if they want to explore the moral dilemmas of a man that is, more or less, a living god. Some of the things Nolan did with Batman worked, but others haven't work, and his Batman movies stuff way too many characters and sub-plots.
|Binro the Heretic |
I'm not going to see "The Dark Knight Rises" in the theater. I'm waiting for the home video release. I plan on doing the same for this movie.
Don't get me wrong, I love Christopher Nolan movies. They are wonderful works of art and I think everyone should see them. I just don't want to sit in a fucking movie theater for that long a time. I want to have the option of pausing the film so I can go to the restroom, grab a snack...alter position to avoid avoid bedsores on my back and ass.
Dude wants to be the new Michael Mann, I guess.
Should you change your name to "Binro the guy who can't sit down for long periods of time?"
I think I'll see it in the theatre. Saw the first one in the theatre and liked it a lot, saw it again on DVD - couldn't finish it. I expect if I saw the second one again my reaction would be even stronger. These movies lose a lot when you aren't being dazzled senseless and have time to reflect on how stupid and vain they really are.
Dark Knight was one of the greatest action films ever made. It surpassed everything in its genre. Anyone who can't see that needs to just go home and jerk off to 2001 A Space Odyssey.
While The Dark Knight was a good movie, it wasted Two-Face. They should have at least not killed him off like a mook, opening up the potential for a future appearance.
That does bring up my other gripe with DC movies and those not currently in production by Marvel/Disney: They're all going to get rebooted anyway, which kind of cheapens the experience (moreso for Spider-Man and the X-titles, since they're being made just to keep the license at Sony and Fox).
Also, if I may say, not for the first time: I fucking HATE Bale's "Bat-Voice."
Why he didn't speak a little higher as Bruce Wayne and then talk normally or a tad lower for Batman, I'll never know. He sounds like a demented kid trying to trick the girl in the ticket booth that he's 17 and can see an R-Rated movie.
The Cena Mark persona loved a movie glorifying the Patriot Act because it was necessary to capture omnipotent terrorist supervillains.
The Dark Knight sucked shit compared to Robocop. Also, I liked The Dark Knight - and that's why I don't won't to see it again, because I know I won't like it if I do.
The Dark Knight is basically dominated by the Joker character, and that was a double edge sword. Some of his antics make the movie, but then most of the time is him doing whatever he wants and the characters just reacting to him. So once more, he dominated way too much the story, and Two Face got sandwiched between him and Batman. Why every single Batman movie needs to have two bad guys at the same time is beyond me. Just one is enough to fuel an entire movie, you put two and it's going to be a clusterfuck of sub-plots.
Oh man Risky, I just got back from TDKR and I want to spoil all the super-villainy for you that I'm just dancing around the room.
But I'm not going to do that, and just sat one actual thing about the trailer here... It showed up before the movie (of course) and I turned to my friend and asked: "Guess what superhero is in this?"
And he replied "Aquaman?"
|John Holmes Motherfucker |
Well, maybe the non-fishing scenes will be good.
Finally, the Joseph Stalin biopic the world has been waiting for.
i never thought I'd be falling asleep by the end of a 90-second superhero movie teaser. poor imagination, i guess
|Caminante Nocturno |
When I think of Superman, I think fishing boats and music made up largely of forlorn wails.
|Hugo Gorilla |
Originally Superman didn't have the ability to fly. In the early Action Comics, he would just literally leap around place to place spanking bank robbers and lifting Hudsons above his head. His ability to fly was a creation of the Superman radio serials that would eventually make it's way into the comics and become one of his signature powers.
And that's what happen to Superman over the decades. X-ray Vision, Ice Breath, and Amnesia Kiss; for good or for bad they're now apart of his arsenal because each person that work on Superman added just a little bit more to him. It's one of the reasons why Superman continues to be a recognizable and enduring pop culture icon around the world.
I just didn't see Gloomy Introspection and Living in Maine coming up the pike as super powers.
The only way Alaska is more fitting a location is that it contains an "s" in its name.
It's still fucking Superman on a fucking fishing boat.
Fishing boats in comic book movies are for a limited number of roles: The sea monster's first kill. Random target for a villain's death ray. Threat to any anthropomorphized aquatic characters.
They are NOT where Superman works.
If you've watched "Smallville", you know Superman's new powers include "mopey inaction" and "whiny refusal to get involved".
Rodents of Unusual Size
dude, Superman once married a mermaid. I can only dream that they include that in this movie as it is cannon. IT IS CANNON.
|WHO WANTS DESSERT |
Terrence Malick's Superman looks pretty cool, guys!
You know, i have the feeling i could trick a lot of hardcore artsy movie fans i know if i tell them he's directing this.
The voice is suppose to be Kevin Costner, who plays his earth dad. I guess they felt that Superman Returns was such a terrible mess they just need to, ahem, "reboot" this.
There's another version of this teaser that's visually identical (or at least nearly identical) with voiceover by Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El.
The international teaser. It's in the related videos.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
I have never liked a single live action version of Superman. Except for Parker Posey and Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns as well as the first twenty minutes of that film before it just turned to crap. Except for the parts with Parker Posey.
The animated series? I've loved all of them. This is literally the first Superman live action anything that gave me shivers, literal shivers, down my spine.
Nolan, just go back to doing your Morris Escher-esque stuff and leave comic books alone, really.
Seeing this teaser actually makes me think the Kevin Smith / Tim Burton Superman thing that was canceled would have worked better.
You and me, we get Superman, you know why? Cause you and me, we're from the streets.
|Dread Pirate Roberts |
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that they ripped teh music directly of the the Fellowship of the Ring. Maybe just not a lot of LOTR fans here, but it's a signature piece of music during Fellowship. It's the only damn thing you hear in the scene as a bunch of people die.
And Superman fucking rips it off to use it on a Fishing Boat.
Its a trailer, virtually all trailers use other movie soundtracks or sound a likes in them. Its not "ripped off" its how the industry works
Perusing soundtrack.net/trailers says that LOTR music was even used in the trailer for Dumb and Dumberer. Get over it
|That guy |
THE GOVERMENT IS HIDDING SUPER HUMAN ALIEN BEINGS!
My take on this whole thing is that it is a stupid idea to try and bring a totally pulp character like Superman into a Nolan-style film. The movie might turn out alright, but it will never touch the superb aspects of the original Donner film. Filmmakers and writers these days seem so afraid to take fantastical, pulp concepts and make them into films that serve the material, as if someone will say "WOW HOW RIDICULOUS THAT A MAN CAN FLY AND SHOOT LASERS FROM HIS EYES."
I don't understand this obsession lately with giving clearly fantasy characters some kind of realistic, every-day characterization or motivation for their activities. Stories that take place outside of reality do so for purposes of escapism. Why can't we just have the escapism?
Not to mention you can have a well developed character in the realm of fantasy, but it's like all of a sudden everyone is too "sophisticated" to just watch a regular fantasy movie.
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