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Old 08-16-2010, 12:49 AM   #51
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:16 AM   #52
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Now that you've established that he is completely invincible, how will you convince the audience that the villain can present any real threat to him? This is what Lara is referring to. How do you build up from that?
you take his friends, his family, the people of the earth, and Lois from him... and you threaten to kill them if Superman doesn't bow to your wishes... THAT'S how you crumble a man of steel...

and if you kill one of them... or a lot of them, then you get to see a side of Superman you never see... his angry side.

in the words of Zod and Ursa...
"i found his weakness... he cares... he actually cares for these people..."
"like pets..."
"sentimental idiot..."

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:43 AM   #53
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Start the movie in the streets Metropolis...the top of a skyscraper explodes, hurling Lois Lane over the side, screaming, towards the ground below. Go with Lois' POV...the wind screaming by as she falls, debris everywhere, frantically flailing and looking around. Then some of the larger chunks of concrete seem to vaporize in mid-air, as if hit by a strong blast of heat. She's starting to spin out of control when out of the corner of her eye, she sees something......weird. A flash of colors...red, blue...a strange shape that looks like it's coming towards her...an almost human-like shape...is it another person thrown from the building? What are those colors...why is it flying towards me...oh my God I'm going to die...etc. Then as the strange object comes near her...and she's just moments from hitting the ground...she screams out again.....and.....

Cut to black......The Superman logo onscreen....

Then open up again in Metropolis...."three days earlier"....a cab pulls up to the curb and out leaps Lois Lane, rushing towards a small crowd of other reporters and cameras surrounding a police officer...she's there to get the scoop, but finds out there's already some tall guy in glasses that she's never seen before who says he's from the Daily Planet too...interviewing some cops and bystanders. She doesn't think much of him, but she's a bit put off by being beaten to the punch. She gets him back by stealing a cab from him...but when she arrives back at the Daily Planet...there's that friggin' guy again...already there in the office! WTF? It's then that he's introduced to her by Perry as Clark Kent, the newly-hired reporter.

And so on...and we'll get back to that opening scene where Supes saves and meets Lois for the first time. Something like that....starting with a heart-pumping action sequence but still not letting the cat out of the bag completely.

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Old 08-17-2010, 05:16 AM   #54
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Start the movie in the streets Metropolis...the top of a skyscraper explodes, hurling Lois Lane over the side, screaming, towards the ground below. Go with Lois' POV...the wind screaming by as she falls, debris everywhere, frantically flailing and looking around. Then some of the larger chunks of concrete seem to vaporize in mid-air, as if hit by a strong blast of heat. She's starting to spin out of control when out of the corner of her eye, she sees something......weird. A flash of colors...red, blue...a strange shape that looks like it's coming towards her...an almost human-like shape...is it another person thrown from the building? What are those colors...why is it flying towards me...oh my God I'm going to die...etc. Then as the strange object comes near her...and she's just moments from hitting the ground...she screams out again.....and.....

Cut to black......The Superman logo onscreen....

Then open up again in Metropolis...."three days earlier"....a cab pulls up to the curb and out leaps Lois Lane, rushing towards a small crowd of other reporters and cameras surrounding a police officer...she's there to get the scoop, but finds out there's already some tall guy in glasses that she's never seen before who says he's from the Daily Planet too...interviewing some cops and bystanders. She doesn't think much of him, but she's a bit put off by being beaten to the punch. She gets him back by stealing a cab from him...but when she arrives back at the Daily Planet...there's that friggin' guy again...already there in the office! WTF? It's then that he's introduced to her by Perry as Clark Kent, the newly-hired reporter.

And so on...and we'll get back to that opening scene where Supes saves and meets Lois for the first time. Something like that....starting with a heart-pumping action sequence but still not letting the cat out of the bag completely.
Thats great

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Old 08-24-2010, 07:37 PM   #55
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Do a Begins type opening;

A huge action scene with Supes, then BAM! -> it's three years earlier and Clark is just walking into the DP for a job...

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Old 08-28-2010, 10:33 AM   #56
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dude that is brilliant but should lead into clark using his powers
Yeah, situations like that are perfect though. He can be using his x-ray vision to see the criminals through a wall, using his super hearing to hear what they are saying etc etc...

And then when Lois goes and does something a bit too daring and gets herself nearly killed, it's Superman who comes on scene to rescue her.

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:15 AM   #57
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Who says Superman even needs to be in the very first action sequence... have the opening of the movie set up the villain. TDK was a perfect example of that... there was not even a mention of Batman but it set up the Joker perfectly...


do it like that.

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Old 09-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #58
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I agree there definitely needs to be an action-packed/compelling opening. I remember someone suggested doing something really subtle for the trailer where Kent is walking into a burning building to save someone and bits and pieces of his clothing burn off in the fire to slowly reveal his suit.

You could start the movie off with a similar scene and build the intrigue -- everyone already knows what the Man of Steel looks like in suit -- by opening with something that doesn't totally reveal the costume/Superman's face would be a great way to build intrigue right off the bat, and later give the audience a real intro to Supes by end of ACT 1, in my opinion.

I'm not very familiar with the comics, but I do know what I'd like to see as a fan who has studied film.

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Old 09-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #59
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I would love to see an action seen at the start of the movie with Superman going after some bank robbers or something, just something high adrenaline. I Also think the action should continue to build and get better.

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:24 PM   #60
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I agree there definitely needs to be an action-packed/compelling opening. I remember someone suggested doing something really subtle for the trailer where Kent is walking into a burning building to save someone and bits and pieces of his clothing burn off in the fire to slowly reveal his suit.
That sounds awesome for a trailer. Especially to open the trailer when you don't know what movie it is yet.

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Do a Begins type opening;

A huge action scene with Supes, then BAM! -> it's three years earlier and Clark is just walking into the DP for a job...
Begins didn't start with a huge action scene, but did have a small skirmish kinda near the beginning.

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Who says Superman even needs to be in the very first action sequence... have the opening of the movie set up the villain. TDK was a perfect example of that... there was not even a mention of Batman but it set up the Joker perfectly...
That sounds cool, but won't work as well in a first movie when 'your version' of the main character has yet to be established.

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Old 09-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #61
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I really pray that Supes wont be stopping bank robbers or anything typical like that. That's for Batman and Spiderman. Robbers, gangsters etc are just too plain here. I'd rather have the contrasts like Supes saving a cat in a tree in one shot and then catching a meteor in the next. Supes works on a bigger scale but with a human heart/element. Supes is more of a "savior" than a vigilante.

But for possible opening action sequence, sure he can rescue a bunch of people. Not from bad guys, but from a tidal wave or a meteor shower etc.


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Old 09-14-2010, 01:52 PM   #62
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i just want to see flying, pov flying and just cool superspeed flying. we got to see batman perching and gliding. in superman i want to see superspeed flying and some superspeed.

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