Man of Steel

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    I've got to admit, I'm pretty psyched for this after seeing the second preview. This one seems to bring in some of the complexity of being Superman on earth, and being the parents of Clark Kent. This could make up for Superman Returns, which I didn't like.

    I can't tell who the villain is. Seems well-casted in terms of the Kents...but if that person in the preview was Lois Lane, I don't know about her.

    Thoughts?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    The Swedish word for "Super" is " Fart". So in Sweden the blockbuster will be titled Fartman.

    You ever notice that everyone's first name starts with the same consonant sound as their last name? Well, maybe not Jimmy Olson, but Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, J. Jonah Jameson..........
  3. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yeah my faves growing up were: Clark Kent, Peter Parker, and Bruce Banner.
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    I think that's Amy Adams, probably playing Lana Lang, who was Clark's first girlfriend. I didn't see a clear indication of a villain either, they're probably trying to keep a lid on that. Given the general public's lack of extensive knowledge regarding Superman's rogues gallery I'm sure it'll be Luthor.
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  6. IronLung1986

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    But wasn't Jonah Jameson from spiderman?
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    So I just checked IMDb... Amy Adams is indeed Lois Lane (miscast if you ask me), and here's the plot synopsis... Spoiler alert...
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    In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and valued character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a twenty-something journalist who feels isolated by his powers beyond imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet were his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) is their head scientist and council member, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'what is my destiny? now on Earth and shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner). Earth is under attack from General Zod (Michael Shannon), Faora (Antje Traue) and their army of Robots from his previous planet Krypton wanting to destroy Superman and his family both here on Earth and Krypton to ensure he cannot reclaim head council on Krypton, with Earth and Krypton in need of stability and support, Clark must become the Man he was destined to become and protect the people on Earth he now loves and shine as the world's beacon of hope as the Man of Steel
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    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    Plot sounds good to me. Who doesn't like Zod?

    yes, the Daily Planet has Perry White.
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    I'm not a big Superman fan but Mike Shannon as General Zod will get me in the theatre.
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    If this movie is a success, and they make a sequel, I think the villian should be Brainiac . If handled right, he could be a great villain, I don't know why they have never used him yet.
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    Ive never been a big Superman fan, myself, but the preview looked better than any other SM movie Ive seen.
    The villian is General Zod, played by Michael Shannon. Lois Lane is played by Amy Adams.

    Thats Spiderman... but, Stan Lee is known for giving his character that double consonant names like that.
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    What about Mr. Mxyzptlk?
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    I saw trailer #2 and have to say I am excited. As a kid, I was a big fan of the Superman movies, loved the comics, and Superman remains probably my favorite superhero of all time.

    This one is gonna be good.

    And you know they'll make it a trilogy, with Doomsday as the villain in the last movie.
  14. smperry

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    Completely agreed - Zod, Brainiac, and then Doomsday would be fantastic.
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    I love Supes, always did even as a little kid first reading comics. He always found a way to win (and even cheat a human's death). I'm beyond pumped for this movie. I got a little short of breath the first time I saw the original trailer for the new flick in theaters lol.
    I have no idea with some of the snoozers Marvel has put out why DC haven't done a Superman: Doomsday movie.
  16. i_got_a_mohawk

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    I hope it's good.

    Superman is a character that has been widely butchered in the movies.
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    Which trailer #2 are you guys watching? I want to be on the same page, can someone please post a link? Tanks.
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    It's right on YouTube's front page.
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    Ah...can't be any simpler than that. Thank you.

    Just in case it moves:

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    They even had a bit on "Big Bang Theory" about that. Raj read off a list of names like that, which Stan Lee came up with, and it was really a pretty long list.
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    They even had a bit on "Big Bang Theory" about that. Raj read off a list of names like that which Stan Lee came up with, and it was really a pretty long list.

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