I see what you did there.
I'm cautiously optimistic about MAN OF STEEL. There's absolutely nothing I want more than a good SUPERMAN movie. I like SUPERMAN RETURNS quite a bit, but I understand why people wouldn't as its essentially a $200 million dollar art house drama that kind of suddenly remembers its supposed to be an action movie at one point.
I think David Goyer, when working by himself, is a pretty awful writer. I think that Zack Snyder is a pretty awful director. I'd love for these two to fluke out on me and turn in something good, as again: SUPERMAN. But I just don't know. I don't think a movie like this should be an alien invasion movie, as they've all been saying it apparently is. And breakdowns I've read from certain action sequences sound really bizarre and insane, and not necessarily in a good way.
As I get older, action for action's sake just doesn't do it for me anymore. I'm all about a sweet looking action setpiece, but give me something to hang it on. That's what I thought SUPERMAN RETURNS did really well, for the most part. What little action there is was very grand in scope, and almost all of it came from character as opposed to "It's page 30! Quick, plane crash!"
But again - I don't want to make it sound like Singer's movie is perfect or anything. It has massive problems - some bizarre editing choices (seriously, you need to read that published script and see all of the amazing stuff that was cut), along with a strict adherence to the Donner movies to the point where Evil Real Estate Agent Lex is back, really makes it suffer.
Edited by MattAlbie60, April 19 2013 - 03:57 AM.