There was a time when a mega-expensive turd like Batman v Superman would have been soul-crushing for comic book fans. Back then, superhero movies were rare and wondrous things. When one sucked, it killed...
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“It’s amazing that a 150-minute film has such a flat and underdeveloped story. It really feels like a rush job, or that it’s a film based on cheap fan-service, or made by a committee.”
“This is the mythology-inspired sword and sandals movie genre, and it’s not that far removed from its cape-and-tights cousin.”
Cecil takes a look at the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel, and talks about why it doesn’t deserve the negative attention it gets, going into the most common complaints about the film and offering counterpoints to them.
“Now to me, starting off with the concept of Superman and Batman beating each other’s brains out for two hours is just getting off on the wrong foot. It doesn’t really fit the characters, it’s a waste of potential, and it’s just plain not very interesting.”
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Sofie went to the theater once again, and now feels very, very conflicted about the new Superman movie.
The first flying sequence is worth the price of admission all on its own. The scope and sense of wonder it evokes is overwhelming, as Superman rockets across the globe, through the clouds, and into space, grinning all the while. Because how can you not have fun when you’re Superman? I caught myself unconsciously whispering, “make me believe, make me believe” in a disturbingly erotic fashion that I’m sure was very uncomfortable for those sitting next to me.