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Poll Results: How's the costume?

 
  • 47% (27)
    Great
  • 1% (1)
    Horrible
  • 42% (24)
    I'm not sure
  • 8% (5)
    I don't care about this alien
57 Total Votes  
post #51 of 81

He certainly looks Supermanly. The desaturated look seems appropriate to what the kids consider "cool" these days.

 

After playing with the levels and saturation in Photoshop it pretty much reveals that he is NOT wearing any red shorts. Which begs the question, why bother with a belt?

post #52 of 81
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Originally Posted by kurtmandersen View Post
 he is NOT wearing any red shorts. Which begs the question, why bother with a belt?


To help hold his pants up?  Maybe in this version, Kal-El/Clark is on a yo-yo diet.

 

post #53 of 81

It's not a belt, it's a cock strap.

post #54 of 81

It looks cool.  I like how big they're going with it, but I'm a little put off by that Kubrick-underbrow-look at the moment.

post #55 of 81

While I think that his cape is a bit too long, he looks like a SuperMAN as someone else pointed out.  A MAN, not a BOY. I like it.

post #56 of 81

Looks good.

 

Don't f*ck this up, Snyder.

post #57 of 81

Now I'm curious about his "theme"  Do they keep the classic John Williams score, or do they with something different..   Much like Batman, I'm sure we'll get something closer to a Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard then a John Williams.

post #58 of 81

I think it would be in their best interests to break ties with any film precursor.  Start from scratch, as it were.  Singer's film--beholden as it was to the Donner films--left a bad taste in too many mouths.

post #59 of 81

If you look closely at the full sized picture you can see that there's no red underwear.  I actually think it'll look weird with nothing to really break up all that blue and just that gem "belt' thing.  

post #60 of 81

Not loving it, but one photo does not make for an opinion.

post #61 of 81

There's a lot of product in that hair.

post #62 of 81
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Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

Cavill looks more like the Reeves of the '40s than the Reeve of the '70s, which is very reassuring.



Agreed, that's the first thing I thought.  Even the pose is reminiscent.


Not sure about the stippling or whatever that's going on.  I know it adds texture but I'm kind of over all superhero cosutmes having to have this overly textured look.

 

post #63 of 81

Looks good to me.

post #64 of 81
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Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

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Hmmmm.


 

It's been years and years, but still, all I fucking see is that rotten Cyrano de Berjerac costume nose.

I need help.

post #65 of 81

I can't make a real call until I see it in the light of day.

post #66 of 81

I'm having a hard time working up strong feelings one way or the other. Honestly, my first reaction to it was "Oh, new Superman? Well that looks fine. I guess.".

 

Also, I have to echo to the criticisms of the texture on the costume. It's not that I dislike it, I just have to wonder why so many of the modern super hero movie costumes have to have that same mesh/scale pattern. I know that straight up spandex looks a little silly, but there has to be another technique costume designers can use.

post #67 of 81
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Originally Posted by TonyRockyHorror View Post

If you look closely at the full sized picture you can see that there's no red underwear.  I actually think it'll look weird with nothing to really break up all that blue and just that gem "belt' thing.  


 

Look at the side of his right thigh, the angle obscures it, but there's a hint of some kind of design there to balance the loss of the underwear. It's growing on me (I love and maybe even prefer nice guy Superman, but the 1940's gangster busting, "Superman says you can slap a Jap" version certainly has his own politically incorrect, iron-jawed appeal), but Snyder is nothing if not a visualist, I just wish I had more faith in the man beyond that.

 

post #68 of 81
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Originally Posted by MoonBaseNick View Post

Now I'm curious about his "theme"  Do they keep the classic John Williams score, or do they with something different..   Much like Batman, I'm sure we'll get something closer to a Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard then a John Williams.


Pretty sure they already said they're doing an entirely new score, which is completely understandable. That said, it's pretty much impossible to think of Superman without *that* theme and *those* whooshing credits, it's arguably as iconic as Star Wars'.

 

post #69 of 81

I have no major objections, but I really want to see the big guy in motion before passing nay major judgement.

 

Nothing offends me in that picture tho.

post #70 of 81
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Originally Posted by Sentinel Red View Post


Pretty sure they already said they're doing an entirely new score, which is completely understandable. That said, it's pretty much impossible to think of Superman without *that* theme and *those* whooshing credits, it's arguably as iconic as Star Wars'.

 


It's going to happen.  Once the new film is released on some format, someone is going to dub in the Williams theme.

 

post #71 of 81

So, who's going to pay for this property damage, Supes?

post #72 of 81

I have absolutely no problem with this shot.  In fact, the only thing that depresses me about it is the fact that I can't see the movie for another 23 months.

post #73 of 81
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Originally Posted by JLassiter View Post

I'm having a hard time working up strong feelings one way or the other. Honestly, my first reaction to it was "Oh, new Superman? Well that looks fine. I guess.".

 

 

Pretty much sums up my reaction as well.  I just can't muster up enough geek juice to extrapolate anything on the basis of this picture's minute details (His hair! His expression! The texture of his suit!) 

 

I'm torn on this one.  On the one hand, the cast is downright incredible.  That, plus Snyder's eye married to Nolan's grasp of story and character suggests we may be in for something special.  On the other hand, all of Snyder's films have been well cast and I still haven't liked any of them (to be fair, I haven't seen Sucker Punch but I doubt that would change my opinion).  On top of that, I love the guy but Nolan has been consistently drawn to tortured souls consumed by obsession which is perfect for Batman but all kinds of wrong for Superman.   I hope he realizes that, or, if not, proves me wrong.

 

It will be interesting to see who they go with to score the picture.  I could certainly understand them ditching Williams' score, but if they do, I hope they still go for something big, sweeping and orchestral - i.e. not Zimmer and for the love of God and all that is good and true in the world not Tyler Bates.

post #74 of 81

Don't have an opinion. Its just sort of there. Its a start.

post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by The Rain Dog View Post

I have no major objections, but I really want to see the big guy in motion before passing nay major judgement.

 

Nothing offends me in that picture tho.


 

After Sucker Punch, I'm gonna have to wait for the actual film before passing any real judgement because god- damn did that movie use up a lot of credibility points. Nolan involvement swings it a little the other way, but I've got the optimism dialed down low. That being said, yep, fine first still, and nothing says "uh-oh" like the early Green Lantern shots.

post #76 of 81
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Originally Posted by JLassiter View Post

I'm having a hard time working up strong feelings one way or the other. Honestly, my first reaction to it was "Oh, new Superman? Well that looks fine. I guess.".

 

Also, I have to echo to the criticisms of the texture on the costume. It's not that I dislike it, I just have to wonder why so many of the modern super hero movie costumes have to have that same mesh/scale pattern. I know that straight up spandex looks a little silly, but there has to be another technique costume designers can use.


I think it's easy to complain about the mesh/scale designs on superhero costumes today because it has become commonplace but it really is the better option over spandex or something similar. These costumes are so hard to make without them looking silly. I think we should be thankful they found such a simple easy way to make these costumes work and retain the original design features. 

 

That said, of course I'm going to bitch about the lack of undies. It doesn't ruin the costume (I think it looks great) but I would like to see that step or two of extra continuity. I'm sure the cape is only long for that photo and the washed out colors may not be what we want but they're probably a necessity in this day and age but overall I think the costume looks as good as one should expect. This is a reboot of a film that came out 5 years ago... lets be glad we can still recognize the guy! 

 


Edited by Timothy Q - 8/8/11 at 12:54am
post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by Dross View Post

There's a lot of product in that hair.

 

This should have been one of the poll options. Somebody posted a picture of Syndrome from The Incredibles elsewhere. I see where that person was coming from. Otherwise, shrug. Don't really have much love for the character and this look isn't doing much to change that.

 

post #78 of 81

They got the size of the S (Routh's was too small), the way the cape connects at the shoulders (Routh's looked too tight at the neck) and the boot height (Routh's were too short)... correct.

 

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The muted color, the kickball texture (again with this), the Dad hair (MY Dad had that hair), and missing trunks are questionable.

 

Still, H-Cav does look like an uber MENSCH.

 

The raised S isn't really new.

post #79 of 81

Has it actually been proven that he ISN'T wearing trunks in the shot?

post #80 of 81

I'm totally digging it. I think Snyder will bring something to the franchise that no other director can.

post #81 of 81

I agree. Since this film was first announced I've been saying that what a reboot needs is more speed-ramping like Walken needs more cowbell. Kidding. I don't exactly know what Snyder can bring to the table, but I have strong suspicions as to what he can't bring, and this is based on his CV thusfar. We shall see.

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