I got the sense through interviews during production that Campbell realized he was way in over his head and made a mistake tackling this movie.
I specifically remember one where he admittedly struggled with the whole visual effects aspect of the film.
Yeah, he really didn't really seem to enjoy about the process of filming GL. I don't think it was the right film for him.
- Steven W. from Colliderbecause the movie’s ******* awesome. Let’s start with that, so it’s easier to sell something when you have great visuals, great music, great action, but more importantly, great characters and great writers. You have it.
JAK®;26026121 said:Somebody actually said the movie was ****ing awesome? Where's the guy who said he would frown upon a professional critic talking like that?
Saw #manofsteel last night. Entertaining throughout, epic scale, crazy scifi, but in the end feels like a cgi video game with a unique story
He liked itSaw the premier: Amazing-more sci-fi &modern action story fx
Saw #ManofSteel last night. You have nothing to worry about, It defined a new level of action
Nice find with the tweets.
For some reason I think the professional reviews are going to be mixed.
Got back from an early screening last night, and I must say, I really enjoyed this one! I've never been a huge fan of Superman despite reading plenty of his comics, and I tend to find Marvel's characters more rich, but this film definitely gave me an new appreciation for Superman and a new found hope in the future of DC properties. It's not as good as The Avengers or The Dark Knight, but as far as comic book origin movies circa Batman Begins, I found this film to be well above average and it certainly gets rid of the bad taste that The Dark Knight Rises left me.
The cast is admirable all the way around minus one exception. Shannon as Zod delivers the best villain performance since Heath Ledger, Crowe and Costner both steal every frame they appear in, and Cavill, while not quite the presence one might of hoped for DC's flagship character, is able to hold his own surrounded by a star studded cast. The one exception is Adams as Lane who not only is placed in an all to familiar damsel in distress role, but never really embodies the key elements that made the Lois Lane character so popular amongst comic book audiences. Of all the characters, she had the most liberties taken.
Tonally, Man of Steel deviates itself from Nolan's Batman films and plays out much more like a film that belongs in the Marvel-verse. This is a Snyder and David Goyer film, definitely not a Nolan film. The religious motifs are undertones, not overtones like they were so proudly displayed in the last Superman film.Although I would have much preferred Snyder use the farm boy entering the big city approach to Superman rather than the alien finding himself storyline, I felt Snyder did a good job assimilating the two with the former most certainly to be played out in subsequent sequels given the ending to the film.
Overall, as far as recent comic book films go, I'd give this a solid 8/10. A little ahead of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man 3 which I would give all around a seven, and about on the same level as other films I'd give an eight to such as Iron Man 1 and Batman Begins. My only chief complaint is that I wish they would have sacrificed some of the extensive action sequence at the end to give room for a little more personal, character interactions to compliment what was truly an amazing cast. Story was good although a little quickly paced, surprising for a 150 minute movie, special effects were choppy on occasion but state-of-the-art for the most part, and Hans Zimmer's score was great! It would be a shame if this only leads up to two more sequels (Hollywood needs to stop glorifying the trilogy!). Here's to hoping this is a pillar that WB/DC builds off of!