(Spoilers) Superman: Man of Steel review
It is a rarity that I get to see a movie, but two in one week, that's like a Universe being formed from a singularity.
Yesterday my wife and I went to see the new Superman flick. I actually didn't mind going because the trailers were actually promising. I knew General Zod was a reboot as well the whole "where superman came from" and "krypton explodes", but I wasn't prepared for the pile of shit the makers of this movie were going to do on the traditional story.
You can ruin a movie with too much CG/Action.
Through out the movie, in order to confuse the viewer, they use a "out of focus, zoom in, zoom out" style which leads the person to believe that superman is moving so fucking fast that you can't actually lock in on him. Ok, <yawn>. Besides breaking the believability of the story you are left thinking two things when it first happens: 1) they screwed up the CG and didn't focus correctly 2) am I supposed to think I'm a ridge with a telescope trying to track superman?
Then there is the twenty minutes of Superman fighting and being tossed through buildings and vice versa. Huh, we get it, move on please.
The other thing they screwed up on is taking liberties with the storyline. Sure, modernize the story, but don't change core story lines such as the stories of how his fathers die. Yep. They changed both stories so that one was murdered and the other died in a tornado; as to one dying when the planet blew up and the other of a heart attack. There are many other changes to the storyline which ruin the movie for me.
The other thing which was horrible was several of the characters who develop their personalities on screen much like a new born figuring out where the nipple of their mom's breasts are located. First they bite, then they don't want it, then they can't get enough of it. The acting is erratic and lacking in continuity.
There are a handful of issues I have with the film which are both "you shouldn't mess with perfection" and "what the fuck were you smoking when you wrote this"? I'll settle on one of those items for this review:
General Zod did not have a fucking ship when he was sent to the Phantom Zone. Why would you punish a person by "freezing them" and putting them in suspended animation? Then send them off of the planet which was about to destroy itself? Also, you send a baby out on a ship, which later activates a "fucking homing beacon"? For who? The ship was designed by Jor-El. He knew he was going to die. Why put a "homing beacon" on the ship for a baby? Plus how does this homing beacon travel all the way to the system where General Zod is located (which by the way is LIGHT YEARS AWAY). Also, why is there a massive ship buried in the ice? Who sent it to Earth? Why does it have skeletons in it? with one sleeping pod open? Also... ah fuck.. never mind.
This movie fucking blows.
Acting - 0
Special Effects - 0
Casting - 1
(-7) out of 8