Tag Archives: Christopher Nolan

Man of Steel, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness

A new poster for Man of Steel has debuted featuring a handcuffed Superman being led a platoon of soldiers. Obliviously Superman could bust right out of those, so this must be some kind of good faith effort.

Christopher Nolan has recently stated in an interview that Superman can’t be treated the same way that Batman was in his film trilogy. Superman is inherently different and not as grounded as Batman is, so he must be approached in a unique way. It’s clear that they want to create a film series like they did with Batman, but they won’t try to do anything that seems unnatural for the character. I guess that sounds like a good thing.

I recently came across the apparent leaked script that made its way around the internet a year ago. It was so far from the actual release date that the leaked script could have really ben anything. I suppose that’s why I didn’t pay much attention to it then. Since then several set pictures have also leaked and a teaser trailer has been released, so it feels like this might actually be the real deal. Here is the script, read at your own risk. I have to say that if this is the real thing than this movie is going to be amazing. Lots of character moments and lots of fighting. Exactly what you wanted.

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Discussion: What’s Wrong with the New 52?

We decided to discuss what we felt was wrong about DC Comics’ New 52 and compare it to Marvel NOW! We talk about costumes, Jack Kirby, Superman, Spider-Man, Hulk, Daredevil and a lot more.

Jason: There’s nothing interesting happening in the New DCU. It’s all just repetition of old comics and stories we’ve already seen.

Superman looks like he’s wearing a big blue diaper now

Johnnie: Yeah, that was my impression as well. I mean, ideally the New 52 was designed to bring in new readers. But what they’re doing with it is so uninteresting to me, I just didn’t bother with 99% of the revamp. The only one I’ve gotten into is Batman. And even then I was already interested in reading Batman. Plus those costumes. My God.

Jason: We could write an entire book about why every costume in the New 52 is absolutely horrible. Superman has so many lines going all over his body that it’s hard to know what to look at. It’s like they tried so hard to make the costumes look ‘real’ that they look so unbelievably overdrawn and unrealistic.

Johnnie: Yeah, I think Superman is probably the worst offender I’ve seen. But it goes beyond just those totally unnecessary, goofy lines. His suit is also not like, cloth. It’s this weird alien technology. Like, I don’t even know how to describe it. What is it exactly?

Jason: It’s some kind of technology that materializes when he wants it to. No more itchy costume under his business attire. He can just rip off his shirt and mentally command his suit to materialize! It’s so necessary!

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The Dark Knight is Dead, Long Live Bruce Wayne!

Worst rumor ever. As a fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise and a respecter of storyline integrity, I believe that putting the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Batman in the Justice League movie is a big mistake. Bigger than Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. It will definitely be more successful, but  even more distasteful.

First of all, there’s nothing wrong with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an actor. I enjoy his acting. He was a highlight for me in Inception, a movie I thought to be overly hyped and lacking in a strong narrative and direction despite its cool concept. That’s something you should know about me if I’m going to be talking about movies. I thought Inception was alright.

Second of all, I thought The Dark Knight Rises was less than a masterpiece. Perhaps I need to see it again, but I found the entire movie to be a mess. Most of it seemed to be a reenactment of The Dark Knight, so much so that I was waiting for someone in the movie to say “Wait, the Joker did this before!” When no one said anything I thought maybe I had misunderstood something. I don’t outright think that TDKR is simply a copy of TDK, but I think it repeated a lot of themes that Nolan had already used more effectively elsewhere.

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Why Mark Millar Spells Doom For Fox-Marvel

Mark Millar was just recently announced to be 20th Century Fox’s “creative consultant” for their line of Marvel movies. I couldn’t imagine a worse person to choose.

Let’s get this out of the way, okay? I don’t like Mark Millar’s body of work. It tends to be crass, juvenile, demented, adolescent wish-fulfillment where everyone curses like a sailor, people explode into buckets of blood and gore when they die (and boy do a lot of people die in Millar’s stories), and everyone but the main character is a warped misogynist. Kick-Ass 2 is especially guilty of this, where the villain of the story, known, sigh, as The Mother-Fucker, shoots a bunch of children for no real reason and then rapes the protagonist’s girlfriend, all to show how evil and sick he is. Really, Millar? That’s the extent of your imagination? Don’t get me started on Nemesis, where the villain kidnaps the hero’s daughter and son, impregnates the daughter with the son’s sperm, and then rigs the daughter’s uterus to collapse if they attempt an abortion. These are actual words that Mark Millar actually wrote down that were actually published.

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