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post #601 of 2590

Clancy Brown is the best Luthor.

 

post #602 of 2590
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Oh, and give Bizarro some love!

Almost...

 

post #603 of 2590

The darker, muted primary colors of Reeve's 'evil' Superman III costume is now the standard tone for modern movie superhero costumes. Now they'd never put a (cinematic) Superman, Spider-Man, et al in a suit as bright and colorful as Reeve's standard suit. Sign of the times. 


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post #604 of 2590
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The darker, muted primary colors of Reeve's 'evil' Superman III costume is now the standard tone for modern superhero costumes. They'd never put Superman, Spider-Man, et al in a suit as bright and colorful as Reeve's standard suit. Sign of the times. 

 

And? It's not like there is a deeper meaning to the bright primary colors of the early (& current) comics - It is there because it was/is simpler to print, and easier to draw/paint. Don't ascribe any deeper meaning to it than that.

post #605 of 2590

while there may not have been the intention behind it, it came to signify a sort of simplicity that comic book stories were assumed to require (Dick Tracy?). 

The downside of the post-modern (I went there) caped story is that the muted pallatte (Sin City?) is offered as a poor substitute for substance.

post #606 of 2590

Colors invoke emotion, Hyperspace. Brighter colors pop and give off a refreshing, lighthearted sense of fun. Darker colors tend to be more serious and depressing. If that weren't the case, goth kids would be walking around in tie-died shirts with fuchsia lipstick, not black pants with black belts that have black lettering to reflect their black souls while they avoided the sun at all costs.

post #607 of 2590
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Colors invoke emotion, Hyperspace. Brighter colors pop and give off a refreshing, lighthearted sense of fun. Darker colors tend to be more serious and depressing. If that weren't the case, goth kids would be walking around in tie-died shirts with fuchsia lipstick, not black pants with black belts that have black lettering to reflect their black souls while they avoided the sun at all costs.

 

You can philosophize all you want about it, but that does not change the fact about why bright colors were used in comics originally.

post #608 of 2590

The fact that it elicits an emotional response whether you want it to or not pretty much, in my eyes, makes the point about color use in comics a moot point. I have a strange feeling that if they were allowed to use color how they wished, expense be damned, the heroes would still be relegated to the use of bright color while the villains retained darker shades. This reaches into something that resonates in our core for reasons I'm not entirely too sure of, in a nature vs. nurture sense of things (much in the same vein as using lighter notes vs. heavier ones in music).

post #609 of 2590
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You can philosophize all you want about it, but that does not change the fact about why bright colors were used in comics originally.


It sure doesn't. My original point was supposed to be about how cinematic costumes have changed, and I edited my post to be more clear.

 

The image of an angry Reeve above just struck me - those darker reds and blues, meant to show an evil nature in Superman 3, are now de rigueur for Hollywood superheroes. Just look at Reeve's standard suit to those worn by Routh and Cavill. Just an observation.

post #610 of 2590

 

Muted colored suit and pale as a ghost. Could Superman look any less effeminate?

post #611 of 2590

The Russel Crow teaser played before TDKR DVD.  It's affecting.  I couldn't help myself.

post #612 of 2590

How does this look, Jamie?

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post #613 of 2590
Will we ever see stills from this movie that aren't just Superman standing blank faced?
post #614 of 2590

He looks undead there.

post #615 of 2590
Thread Starter 

Well, Cavill is British.

post #616 of 2590
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Will we ever see stills from this movie that aren't just Superman standing blank faced?

 

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post #617 of 2590

Will we ever see stills from this movie that aren't just Superman standing and looking at someone off camera he's about to Super-molest?

post #618 of 2590

There's always a bigger fish.

 

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Will we ever see stills from this movie that aren't just Superman standing and looking at someone off camera he's about to Super-molest?

 

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"WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?!?! HUH?!?!?"

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post #622 of 2590

Not to derail (too much), but I know the history of this pic (Burton's version and all) and I've always had one question about it; Is Cage's head pasted onto a toy or is that an actual wardrobe test? 

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There's always a bigger fish.

 

post #623 of 2590

I think there's a part of the suit below his neck and above the symbol that's made of 'nude' material. The edge of this part creates the line on his neck.

 

But mostly, it look like Cage was arrested on Halloween...

 

EDIT: Actually, it looks like the suit did go all the way up to his neck, but they edited the photo with a smudge tool or something to create the bare part.

post #624 of 2590
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OK, being serious for a minute? If this movie was two hours of Superman slamming Johnnie Red and screaming incoherently at people? I would marry it.

 

"They said he was just in a slump... They said he would be great again... THEY SAID WRONG!!"

(Cue Limp Bizkit)

 

 

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Not to derail (too much), but I know the history of this pic (Burton's version and all) and I've always had one question about it; Is Cage's head pasted onto a toy or is that an actual wardrobe test? 

 

From what I remember, it's an actual wardrobe test with Cage's face photoshopped on. Someone tell me if I'm wrong, though.

post #625 of 2590

It's definitely not a doll, since you can see the scale of the suit in the full picture. I'm baffled by why you'd pick a photo of Cage with long hair to photoshop onto the body, though... Were they seriously considering a long-haired Superman? Was that supposed to be some kind of ill-advised Jesus reference?

post #626 of 2590
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It's definitely not a doll, since you can see the scale of the suit in the full picture. I'm baffled by why you'd pick a photo of Cage with long hair to photoshop onto the body, though... Were they seriously considering a long-haired Superman? Was that supposed to be some kind of ill-advised Jesus reference?

 

After the "Death of Superman" story - around when this was being done - Superman had long hair in the comics for a few years.

post #627 of 2590

Really? Wow... So what hairdo did Clark Kent have?

 

EDIT: Just read on Wikipedia that Clark had a ponytail. Thank god Burton's Superman never saw the light of day.

post #628 of 2590
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Will we ever see stills from this movie that aren't just Superman standing and looking at someone off camera he's about to Super-molest?

I am afraid Henry Cavill is capable of just that one sort of bland, emotionless facial expression. Best get used to it now. biggrin.gif

post #629 of 2590
But then again did Superman ever really have a wild and crazy personality? So maybe blank expressions aren't so crazy.
post #630 of 2590
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Really? Wow... So what hairdo did Clark Kent have?

 

EDIT: Just read on Wikipedia that Clark had a ponytail. Thank god Burton's Superman never saw the light of day.

 



Well you see, DC killed off Superman so they could bring him back and make him more relevant and in touch with readers of the time. It's just the people who work there were/are dumb as hell so the only thing they could think up to make him relevant was giving him a fucking mullet.

 

Speaks volumes, really.

post #631 of 2590
He had laser guns that looked like hair dryers, too, til he got his powers back.
post #632 of 2590

The manner of death was so unworthy of Superman. They decide to kill him - and being pummeled to death is what they go with? 

 

The conclusion of All Star Superman - that's a worthy end to Superman. 

post #633 of 2590

The Death of Superman was possibly the first major example of the classic let's-have-our-cake-and-eat-it-too comics bait and switch, where they'd set up a major status quo change (usually a death) and then reverse it a year later. Even at the time everyone knew Superman was coming back, which is why the death was so perfunctory. Except they also got an avalanche of media coverage from people who didn't know comics, and didn't know it was all temporary. And the Big Two have been chasing that dragon to ever-diminishing returns ever since.

post #634 of 2590
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The Death of Superman was possibly the first major example of the classic let's-have-our-cake-and-eat-it-too comics bait and switch, where they'd set up a major status quo change (usually a death) and then reverse it a year later. Even at the time everyone knew Superman was coming back, which is why the death was so perfunctory. Except they also got an avalanche of media coverage from people who didn't know comics, and didn't know it was all temporary. And the Big Two have been chasing that dragon to ever-diminishing returns ever since.

 

There was a somewhat similar case ten years earlier when they started to shake up Earth-2 (Batman marrying Catwoman and/or dying; Superman marrying Lois Lane) , and then tried to explain it to the press and confusing everybody. This has been cited a few times as the reason for Crisis, which was sort of the first conscious comics "event"

post #635 of 2590
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The manner of death was so unworthy of Superman. They decide to kill him - and being pummeled to death is what they go with? 

 

The conclusion of All Star Superman - that's a worthy end to Superman. 

 


Well they built up the threat to ridiculous levels to give the event some weight. Doomsday was the "Mr. T" of the DC universe.

post #636 of 2590
Whether the rumor is true or not, Rebecca Buller's agent has to be happy as hell right now.
post #637 of 2590
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Whether the rumor is true or not, Rebecca Buller's agent has to be happy as hell right now.


What rumor?

post #638 of 2590

I thought I read on AICN that she was supposed to be "Jenny Olsen".

post #639 of 2590
Correct. It's gotten some traction and now her face is plastered all over the nerdosphere, hence my comment. Not a bad thing for a no name actress. No confirmation or denial from the WB, though.
post #640 of 2590

Heavens to Betsy, Rebecca Buller is gorgeous.

post #641 of 2590

She's cute. The female Jimmy Olsen.

post #642 of 2590
Never heard of her. Is she related to Ferris??
post #643 of 2590
Can she make people forget about Marc McClure?
post #644 of 2590

Won't be hard. Unfortunately, nobody knows who Jimmy Olsen is as this poor fool figured out.

 

post #645 of 2590

http://latino-review.com/2013/02/15/...s-episode-vii/

 

At 9:30 minute mark elmayimbe mentions a Man of Steel screening that took place and the reaction being "through the roof". Fingers crossed.

post #646 of 2590

Yeah, Devin said something about the buzz being good too. It would be nice if Snyder was living up to his promise.

post #647 of 2590

As I remember, the advanced buzz on SUPERMAN RETURNS was spotty, so this may indeed be good news. As much as I don't care about Superman and have issues with Snyder, I am rooting for this to be good.

post #648 of 2590
Shit, maybe Nolan did help keep him in line and on target. No one ever said a marriage of convenience had to be a bad one.
post #649 of 2590

With such low expectations, I almost can't help but be impressed by Man of Steel.

 

I mean I'm expecting 3/4 of this movie to look like Terrence Malick filtered through Michael Bay's jockstrap.

post #650 of 2590
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As I remember, the advanced buzz on SUPERMAN RETURNS was spotty, so this may indeed be good news. As much as I don't care about Superman and have issues with Snyder, I am rooting for this to be good.

 

Early buzz on Returns was great. Wasn't until the last month till release did WB start to panic.

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