June 20, 2013

While discussing MAN OF STEEL...


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  1. Looks like the person "June 14th" was referring to.

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    1. ... Quite possibly.

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  2. WHY IN THE HELL is this person in a comics store?!

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  3. I've been telling people for months that we don't need *another* Superman origin in a movie, since EVERYONE knows who Superman is.

    I stand corrected.

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  4. Seriously. He used to be a human who was all dark and brooding and dressed up like a bat, and now he's some kind of alien boyscout? They even changed his name!

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    1. Take an Internet, sir! You've won! - Lord Jimsicle

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  5. He used to be bitten by a radioactive super, wasn't he?

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  6. FUCKING BAY! WHAT HAPPENED TO SUPE'S RADIOACTIVE GOO?!?

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  7. I'll just be in a corner weeping.

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  8. "SUPERAMERICA FOR SUPERAMERICANS! EVERYONE ELSE GTFO! By the way, I'm not a racist!"

    Seriously though, THIS is why reboots go with origins. Maybe YOU know the origin, maybe YOU still remember the 1978 movie. But you're a sad nerd and that movie's thirty-five years old. There are millions of people who have never seen it nor ever read a Superman comic book. But they have cashy spendy money and Hollywood wants it (and yours is pretty much a given). So get used to them retelling the origin story every few years, because everybody likes to get in on the ground floor even if they're not a fanboy.

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    1. Umm... not to interfere with your rant as you seem to be enjoying it, but there was only one comment relating to origin stories in movies, and he admitted at the end that he was apparently wrong. I also suspect that comment was more tongue in cheek than anything else. So, just out of curiosity, what are you responding to here?

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    2. I, for one, enojyed the phrase "they have cashy spendy money."

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    3. I think someone's a Buffy fan.

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  9. I always thought he was an illegal alien and that's why he had a secret identity. You learn something new every day.

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  10. I just want to know what she thought his origin was, previously, if he wasn't an alien...

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  11. I JUST got done telling a co-worker today that we don't need anymore superhero origin story movies because basic shit like "Superman is an alien" is pretty much common knowledge.

    Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen this lady proves me wrong. SIGH.

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  12. Superman's origin was explored in Superman Returns, just 7 years ago. And we got 3 versions of it in comics in the same time. Plus WHO DOESN'T KNOW HE'S FROM KRYPTON????

    The best version in recent years was in the direct-to-DVD adaptation of Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman comics, which was 8 words and 4 panels long.

    "Doomed Planet
    "Desperate Scientists"
    "Last Hope"
    "Kindly Couple"

    And then a 2-page spread of Superman flying across the surface of the sun.

    That's all we need to know. We don't need to know if he had powers as a baby, or if he has a super-powered dog, or if he traveled to the future and hung out with other powered teenagers. We don't even need to know if his Earthly parents are alive or dead.

    We don't need to see how he BECOMES Superman. We need to see how he IS Superman.

    Unless something truly new is being added to the origin, we don't need to dwell on it.

    The Batman origin in the Tim Burton Batman film was like, five minutes of the movie. When Christopher Nolan did Batman Begins, he added a LOT to the backstory. The rest of the film wouldn't have worked without it.

    I haven't seen Man of Steel yet (scheduling issues) so I still have hope that the origin we see is necessary to the rest of the film.

    But I'd rather see a movie without it.

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  13. hey, just as long as we all agree that zack snyder is a hack.

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  14. ... then... it's all like... whatever. 'cause... guy's a hack.

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  15. LOL, yup supes is an illegal alien. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An79RrJJYD0

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