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Old 12-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #201
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What does that have to do with SR?
SR didn't do the, Ok things went wrong so I'm magically undoing what's done factor. And Superman had plenty of reason to undo what was done.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:19 PM   #202
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TDK takes the cake.

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:02 AM   #203
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TDK takes the cake.
True... true!

But this is still a masterpiece of it's time.

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100% Yes to me

Its the feeling that the movie still gives me that puts it on top.

I have never seen a better Clark or Supes done before or since.

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Though no one is calling for the Oscars to become a popularity contest, critics say the academy has developed a bias against public favorites.
"For some reason, the academy has gotten away from recognizing what Hollywood does really well: entertain the masses," says media critic Elayne Rapping, a professor of American studies at the University at Buffalo. "Not all popular movies are good; many of them are terrible. But there is something to be said for entertaining great numbers of people. Recognizing The Dark Knight could be a sea change in the way commercial movies are treated."
That kind of talk makes Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan cringe. He still considers the original Superman the best comic-book movie ever made and doesn't buy that his Batman saga has brought a new pedigree to the genre.


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Old 01-21-2009, 12:43 AM   #206
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Though no one is calling for the Oscars to become a popularity contest, critics say the academy has developed a bias against public favorites.
"For some reason, the academy has gotten away from recognizing what Hollywood does really well: entertain the masses," says media critic Elayne Rapping, a professor of American studies at the University at Buffalo. "Not all popular movies are good; many of them are terrible. But there is something to be said for entertaining great numbers of people. Recognizing The Dark Knight could be a sea change in the way commercial movies are treated."
That kind of talk makes Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan cringe. He still considers the original Superman the best comic-book movie ever made and doesn't buy that his Batman saga has brought a new pedigree to the genre.


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Awesome praise from Mr. Nolan.

It's good to know that that he also agrees on Superman: The Movie = STILL the greatest superhero movie.

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:07 PM   #207
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I think certain movies have passed it, namely TDK, SR, and X2. But a lot of that has to do with the advancement of technology and the amount of campiness that was in STM.
But IMO it is still the standard for all modern comicbook films today. You can still see STM' and Superman II influences in today's comic films, especially the first two Spider-Man movies.

It's The Godfather of all Superhero films and started it all. Without STM' success, there's a chance comic book films wouldn't be around today.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #208
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Though no one is calling for the Oscars to become a popularity contest, critics say the academy has developed a bias against public favorites.
"For some reason, the academy has gotten away from recognizing what Hollywood does really well: entertain the masses," says media critic Elayne Rapping, a professor of American studies at the University at Buffalo. "Not all popular movies are good; many of them are terrible. But there is something to be said for entertaining great numbers of people. Recognizing The Dark Knight could be a sea change in the way commercial movies are treated."
That kind of talk makes Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan cringe. He still considers the original Superman the best comic-book movie ever made and doesn't buy that his Batman saga has brought a new pedigree to the genre.


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Nolan's wrong and right.

He's wrong; he did bring something new to the genre.
He's right; STM is the best one for many reasons.

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I think certain movies have passed it, namely TDK, SR, and X2. But a lot of that has to do with the advancement of technology and the amount of campiness that was in STM.
But IMO it is still the standard for all modern comicbook films today. You can still see STM' and Superman II influences in today's comic films, especially the first two Spider-Man movies.

It's The Godfather of all Superhero films and started it all. Without STM' success, there's a chance comic book films wouldn't be around today.
I agree. STM not only was successful and good enough to create the genre, but to influence it to this very day. There's a few superhero movies that haven't had some STM in it. Spiderman 1 and 2 are practically STM and SII again in many important aspects. Other movies like Batman 89, X-Men and TDK have created new standards, different from what STM was.

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:22 AM   #209
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I think certain movies have passed it, namely TDK, SR, and X2. But a lot of that has to do with the advancement of technology and the amount of campiness that was in STM.
But IMO it is still the standard for all modern comicbook films today. You can still see STM' and Superman II influences in today's comic films, especially the first two Spider-Man movies.

It's The Godfather of all Superhero films and started it all. Without STM' success, there's a chance comic book films wouldn't be around today.
As usual, great post, Superark.

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There are still moments in Superman the movie that top anything else. The helicopter save to me is the best superhero save/ superhero reveal to the world for me

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There are still moments in Superman the movie that top anything else. The helicopter save to me is the best superhero save/ superhero reveal to the world for me
I'll admit that one always makes me smile. I even cramped my mouth muscles one time from how happy I was.

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that scene gives me goosebumps...

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #213
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i'll admit that one always makes me smile. I even cramped my mouth muscles one time from how happy i was.

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Did you type that out? 'Cos what happened to most of the capitals? By the way glad I can amuse.

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No. I even typed "LOL" in capital letters but it didn't show.

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Did you type that out? 'Cos what happened to most of the capitals? By the way glad I can amuse.

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Every once in a while, when you quote someone it just turns the entire quote into lower case letters. It's happened when I have quoted someone and it has happened to my quotes.

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There are still moments in Superman the movie that top anything else. The helicopter save to me is the best superhero save/ superhero reveal to the world for me
Absolutely.

Not to mention Jor-El's farewell speech to his son, Pa Kent's death scene, and Lois Lane's death scene and Superman's reaction towards it.

I've yet to see a leading actor in any comic book film even come close to Chris Reeve's performance in this scene:

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Absolutely.

Not to mention Jor-El's farewell speech to his son, Pa Kent's death scene, and Lois Lane's death scene and Superman's reaction towards it.

I've yet to see a leading actor in any comic book film even come close to Chris Reeve's performance in this scene:

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everythig about Reeve's performance was spot on. To me he wasnt an actor playing Superman...he was Superman

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Absolutely.

Not to mention Jor-El's farewell speech to his son, Pa Kent's death scene, and Lois Lane's death scene and Superman's reaction towards it.

I've yet to see a leading actor in any comic book film even come close to Chris Reeve's performance in this scene:

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everythig about Reeve's performance was spot on. To me he wasnt an actor playing Superman...he was Superman

double posted for truth

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lol, so many more comic book movies better than superman. lol

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Absolutely.

Not to mention Jor-El's farewell speech to his son, Pa Kent's death scene, and Lois Lane's death scene and Superman's reaction towards it.

I've yet to see a leading actor in any comic book film even come close to Chris Reeve's performance in this scene:

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IMO Christopher Reeve's Superman is the best on-screen portrayal of any comic/superhero related character. It was a beautiful performance by a truly gifted human being. Chris Reeve is the ultimate Superman and no one will ever be able to top it.

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IMO Christopher Reeve's Superman is the best on-screen portrayal of any comic/superhero related character. It was a beautiful performance by a truly gifted human being. Chris Reeve is the ultimate Superman and no one will ever be able to top it.
I agree. I watch all four Superman movies once a year (yes all four!). I didn't think anyone else would be able to do any justice to the role, that's why I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Brandon Routh as Superman.

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I disagree. I think Brandon is just as good, and his Clark is even better, which was also very surprising to me since I didn't think anyone could make me believe he was Superman, like Reeve did. And I'm sure he still has many more things he can show us with the character, if allowed. I would say that I actually give the edge to Brandon, just a little; there are things Brandon gives me as Superman that not even Reeve gave me in his movies, like when Superman first lands and walks on NK... it's Superman in the flesh for me. Same when he goes inside the plane to meet Lois for the first time and when he exits the plane to a cheering stadium for Superman's return.. It's just amazing. Probably, it also has to do with the more adult oriented film that is SR, which I prefer.

I LOVE Reeve's Superman and I think he was perfectly cast, but I don't think his performance was flawless or perfect acting wise, neither was Brandon's. But they both were inspired casting to me. They both exude the character and have the look and the presence, as well as the voice.

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I disagree. I think Brandon is just as good, and his Clark is even better, which was also very surprising to me since I didn't think anyone could make me believe he was Superman, like Reeve did. And I'm sure he still has many more things he can show us with the character, if allowed. I would say that I actually give the edge to Brandon, just a little; there are things Brandon gives me as Superman that not even Reeve gave me in his movies, like when Superman first lands and is walks on NK... it's Superman in the flesh for me. Probably, it also has to do with the more adult oriented film that is SR.

I LOVE Reeve's Superman and I think he was perfectly cast, but I don't think his performance was flawless or perfect acting wise, neither was Brandon's. But they both were inspired casting to me. They both exude the character and have the look and the presence, as well as the voice.
I love this post. I also largely agree. As I love both of them.

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I agree. I watch all four Superman movies once a year (yes all four!). I didn't think anyone else would be able to do any justice to the role, that's why I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Brandon Routh as Superman.
Haha me too! How can you be a Superman fan and not watch 3 & 4. despite they're many flaws? That's how good Reeve was.

And I concur with your Routh statement.

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I disagree. I think Brandon is just as good, and his Clark is even better. And I'm sure he still has much more he can show us with the character, if allowed. I would say that I actually give the edge to Brandon, just a little; there are things Brandon gives me as Superman that not even Reeve give me in his movies, like when Superman first lands and is walks on NK... it's Superman in the flesh for me. It probably also has to do with the more adult oriented film that is SR.

I LOVE Reeve's Superman and I think he was perfectly cast, but I don't think his performance was flawless or perfect acting wise, neither was Brandon's. But they both were inspired casting to me. They both exude the character and have the look and the presence, as well as the voice.
Don't get me wrong, I loved Routh as Superman. He was fantastic and he is the new Superman, in my eyes at least. Like you, there were things his Superman gave me that Reeve's didnt. But having said that, Routh still couldn't match up to the overall performace of Reeve's Superman. But that's not a knock against him, I mean who could? However, I did like Routh's Clark better and thought his protrayal of Kent was better than Reeve's and less goofy. But still, Routh's Clark was based on Reeve's concept and original idea of how Clark should be, so again you have to give credit to Reeve for making the characters of Superman and Kent different in that way. Routh used the concept and did a better, more update performance of it.


Routh's is awesome as the Big Blue Boyscout, but I just don't think anyone will ever take the helm from Reeve. He was a real-life Superman!

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