Luke_X wrote: Andy Hall wrote:
Soze wrote:Watched Beautiful Creatures this afternoon which was crap. Saw Man of Steel this evening which I really enjoyed with a few reservations. It's almost completely humourless and the fight scenes become ridiculously relentless towards the end (with an insane amount of collateral damage).
Cavill was superb as Superman though and it's visually fantastic. I look forward to a sequel that hopefully gives us a bit more of him as Clark bantering in the Daily Planet and working as a reporter. Some reviews criticised it for having no emotional resonance which I disagree with, there are a couple of other issues some people seem to have which I can't really discuss without giving away spoilers. Overall though, good popcorn entertainment which could have been great with a sprinkling of hearty laughs.
All I'm going to say is Mr Anderson
I still don't know why your making such a fuss over its influences. You might as well say it ripped off star wars, star trek or even Battlestar Gallactica. Which let's be realistic, is almost every sci fi/superhero movie. Looper, which is one of the best and brilliant films I've ever seen, heavily borrowed from the likes of Blade Runner, Timecop and even had element of Alice in Wonderland in for good measure.
I don't mind influences, I do mind entire scenes ripped off from them though, that final fight was the final fight scene from The Matrix, the birthing fields, entire scene ripped off, when he went in to the bottom of the ship I was waiting for him to say Remember me boys from Independance Day, and the whole thing looked like the latest DC vs computer game
Influences i'm more than happy with, and Looper was terrible, but I didn't feel like i'd seen it before, this was like watching entire scenes from other films, even the drilling machine fight looked like Spiderman vs Doc Oc