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Gregory Friedman
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Batman's lower half of his face being vulnerable is kind of just another conceit of the genre.  In the very same Miller DK, Batman fights Superman in iron man like armour. . .and half his face is still out there.  And it goes uninjured.  Just because that's the conceit because that's how his costume looks.

Now I don't know about the comics, but I think I heard in the movie that the super-suit was an undergarment worn under kryptonian battle armour; not the battle armour itself.

Regardless, I think the basic intent is to give Superman's suit a more rigid look as opposed to the dreaded tights or spandex.  I don't believe the suit itself is supposed to be kevlar or bulletproof.  (unless we're going back to pre-crisis where the suit was indestructible simply because it was from krypton; and those were tights).


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On the bulk of the merchandise I'm seeing on shelves, there's a scowling, stern-looking guy in a Superman costume. Sorta like SUPERMAN RETURNS.

When I think of Superman, he's got a smile on his face.


And, at the rock bottom of it all, for me, the essence of Superman comes down to four simple words: "I'm here to help".


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Here's another trailer...

Zod's message


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Gregory Friedman
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Love the new trailer.  Love all of them so far.  I really think you guys are off base about this movie. . .I think you're too wedded to nostalgia so you're clouding that this movie is very much Superman with a capital S(teel).

And I say that as an eternal Superman fan.  He aint my second or third fave.  He's my favorite and always will be.

This is no sepia brown "love story" starring an amateur actor with one (boring) facial expression.     The WB knows that they screwed the pooch in 2006 and by gum they aint gonna make the same mistake this time.  I get the exact opposite impression from this lead up than I got from the lead up to SR.  And that is a good thing. This will be an action spectacle that is fun and exciting. This movie will have some balls.

The visuals are great.  The action is great.  Cavill is the real deal.  He won't be another listless George Lazenby like Cain, Welling, and Routh.

Can't wait and its about damn time!


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I guess millions of bits of digital debris are what audiences want these days.
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Gregory Friedman
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As opposed to Byrne fans who clamor for Byrne rubble?  No need to be so high-brow.  Action is an art in itself and it doesn't mean there won't be a story.  Goyer and Nolan have crafted this story, not Michael Bay.  Doesn't mean you'll like the story, but a serious attempt will be made for there to be a story.

I'm actually glad Nolan is not directing this movie.  I don't think he can film fighting/action very effectively.  That's much more in Snyder's wheelhouse.

So yes, there will be ACTION from the founder of Action Comics! 

And for smile fans out there; there is a recent video showing him smiling while flying.  Looks like the early part of his career as Superman and just enjoying his powers.  But he will be getting serious once Zod comes to town and the SHTF.


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Verisimilitude.

That was the word Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz lived by, but this just isn't giving me anything that I got from their movie.

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I guess millions of bits of digital debris are what audiences want these days.

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As opposed to Byrne fans who clamor for Byrne rubble?

And that's the same. . . how?

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The suit was on display at SDCC last year, and up close the texture gave the appearance of chain mail. I recall thinking if they tweaked the pattern, the material would work for Captain America's costume.

From a distance, however, the costume looks like lizard skin. It sets off the herpetophobia creeps.
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I'm just tired of the Superman movies re-using the same villains (and, yes, I know Nolan's Batmans did this). Lex Luthor and Zod have been seen. Give us something different. If they want an invasion story why not use Brainiac or Mongul??

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I think you're too wedded to nostalgia so you're clouding that this movie is very much Superman with a capital S
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Maybe you're wedded to anything shiny and new. Very shiny.





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In that shot I'm getting a Hayden Christopher vibe. Weird.

Again, tho, this is still Omega the Unknown, not Superman.

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