jennytrout:

espikvlt:

kloperslegend:

connorratliff:

Game Of Thrones gets auto-tuned and it’s goddamned delightful.

I am fucking jumping up and down and nearly crying this is so cool

hoooooooooooly shiiiiiiiiiiit

Game of Thrones: The Musical.

nerddownand5:

quick-stop-clerk:

nerddownand5:

thesassyblacknerd:

werewolfau:

mikerastiello:

No, you idiot. It’s that the Christopher Reeve movies captured the essence of who Superman is and what he stands for.

Are the original movies dated now? Yes, very much so.

How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version, but more the movie version. 

It’s clear that Zak Snyder has never read a Superman comic.

good to know that the people making the superman movies don’t know superman

DC stay losing.

Call up Bruce Timm and just let the rest of the animated DC movie folks do the live action ones…because this has to stop.

Would someone like to remind me how many Superman movies Christopher Reeve did? It was 4 right? The latter 2 most people disregard when talking about what a great Superman Christopher Reevs was. No one points to Superman III or IV The Quest for Peace as positive depictions of the character. It’s always Superman (1978) and Superman II.

In 2006 Bryan Singer attempt to recapture the magic of the Reeve Era Superman with Superman Returns. It ticked all the boxes and reused themes and images from the 1978 film, but ultimately went no where. Bryan Singer had previously directed and produced X1, and X2. He was the executive producer for X-Men First Class, and is the director for X-Men Days of Future’s Past. The writers of Returns were the same writing and production staff from the first two X-Men films. There fanfic, love letter to the Donner Films received lukewarm response and didn’t inspire a sequel. The lesson of Superman Returns was; people don’t want another Donner Superman film. No matter how much you dress it up and cast actors who look similar to the original ones.

 

Man of Steel was the 4th highest grossing film of 2013, and yet critics and cynics keep touting this notion that it was somehow a failure. Considering MOS 2 was green lit weeks after the first one debutted in theaters. We can surmise that WB/DC was highly satisfied with the response MOS received. 2013 was Superman’s 75th Anniversary. In 75 years there have been hundreds of different writers and scores of different interpretations. If you’re a fan of the Richard Donner version, I can respect that. I realize that Superman means different things to different people. However there is no definitve version of the character. Only different adaptations which are subjective to the writer’s opinions of what the character should be like. If you were to trace the history of the character you would find (as some writers have noted) a lot of contradicting material. Look up 10 different interpretations of Superman and you will walk away with 10 different outlooks of the character.

 For instance:

The Christoper Reeve Superman (1979-1987) Movies

 The George Reeves (1950’s) The Adventures of Superman TV series

Curt Swan’s (1960’s-1986) Superman artist

Sigel and Shuster’s Superman (1930-1940’s) Creators

John Byrne (1986-1988) “Man of Steel”

Dan Jurgens (1991-1993) “Death and Return of Superman”

 J. Michael Straczynski (2011-Present) “Superman Earth One”

 Mark Waid (1996) “Kingdom Come” and 2003-2004) “Birthright”

Brian Azzerello (2005) “Superman For Tomorrow”

Grant Morrison (2006-2008) “All Star Superman”, and 2011-present “Action Comics Superman”.

Other notable writers are Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Kurt Buisek, Jeph Loeb, Jerry Ordway and Elliot S. Maggin.

There is no common consensus on what Superman is to any of these writers.

With regards to MOS, some writers (Waid) were dissatisfied with the movie. Others (Morrison) found it to be “adequate”. Jurgens, Byrne and Miller all rated it positive. So it depends on what your tastes are. The great thing about MOS is that it will be continued with MOS 2 featuring Batman and WW, a JLA film and a WW film.

Dude youre making the argument that the MOS aka POS, was good because it sold and got a sequel? Tell me more about how great Fantastic Four and FF2 were. Sure there have been different versions of Supe…but this last one sucked..and looking like it shall suck again (or are they just pushing back release dates for more awesomeness). The reason why Marvel Studios has been so successful because they had their ducks in a row and they gave the people what they wanted. Meanwhile DC keeps peddling lackluster Superman movies, a nice Batman run (for a change), the much adored Jonah Hex, and lets not forget that blockbuster Green Lantern. Yea pole fanboys and i guarantee you nowhere in their top 5  DC movies  are a rehashed Superman, Nolanless Batman, Jonah Hex, and Hal Jordan movie. So in a money grab they make their Superteam movie and start by casting the last choice ever made to play Wonder Woman and keeping the rest of their casting hid. The guy who has had one of the best vision for Bats and Supes is Bruce Timm…DC is killing the animated movie/tv series game. 

Did you forget Marvel’s movie clunkers? Daredevil, Elektra, Blade III, Punisher, Punisher Warzone, Hulk (2003), Ghost Rider 1 and 2, X3, X-Men Origins, Spiderman 3 (depending who you ask).  Marvel isn’t perfect. Since 2008 (beginning with Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk) Marvel has been on an upward trend of success.

MOS is building a new cinematic universe for DC. Like I already stated, MOS was the 4th highest grossing film of 2013. No matter how you try to spin it , it was a success. Compared to Superman Returns which stalled the franchise and we had to wait 7 years for another Superman movie. Seven years! DC flagship character nearly took a decade to reboot after the previous film failed to inspire a sequel.

If you compare box office grosses. Superman Returns made more money than Batman Begins. However only the later was green lit for a sequel. Why? Because Batman Begins was different. It wasn’t the Burton, or Schumacher films. It inspired the audience and The Powers at WB to want to see more of the vision Nolan had.

This is what Jeff Robinov President of Production at WB had to say about Superman Returns in 2008.

Superman Returns didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to. It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned. Had Superman worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009. Now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”

Nobody wanted another Donner Superman film, not The Powers at WB and not the fans. We have something new now and people are complaining because it doesn’t mesh with their own subjective opinion of what Superman is. Completely disregarding this is where Superman has been for the last 30 years in the comics.

Bringing this back to Zack Snyder, I agree with him.  People are clinging to the Christopher Reeve version of the character. Just like Star Trek fans cling to classic Trek and reject JJ Abrams reboot. People don’t take change well, and are quick to firebomb something they personally disagree with. We are seeing Snyder’s interpretation of the character and I think it was spot on. I could name all the comics i saw referenced in MOS but I won’t. You have your opinion and I have mine. I respect yours but disagree with it. MOS is in my top 5 Superhero movies. Check out the forums at Comicbook Resources and you’ll find other Man of Steel fans and critics.

With regards to WW, there were 3 choices for the role. Gal Gadot, Olga Kurylenko, and Elodie Yung. An actor/actresses job is to make us believe they are the character we are seeing on screen. It would be prudent to reserve judgments until the film comes out. It’s two years away and you’ve already rendered your judgment that this film will be a failure. 

nerddownand5:

thesassyblacknerd:

werewolfau:

mikerastiello:

No, you idiot. It’s that the Christopher Reeve movies captured the essence of who Superman is and what he stands for.

Are the original movies dated now? Yes, very much so.

How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version, but more the movie version. 

It’s clear that Zak Snyder has never read a Superman comic.

good to know that the people making the superman movies don’t know superman

DC stay losing.

Call up Bruce Timm and just let the rest of the animated DC movie folks do the live action ones…because this has to stop.

Would someone like to remind me how many Superman movies Christopher Reeve did? It was 4 right? The latter 2 most people disregard when talking about what a great Superman Christopher Reevs was. No one points to Superman III or IV The Quest for Peace as positive depictions of the character. It’s always Superman (1978) and Superman II.

In 2006 Bryan Singer attempt to recapture the magic of the Reeve Era Superman with Superman Returns. It ticked all the boxes and reused themes and images from the 1978 film, but ultimately went no where. Bryan Singer had previously directed and produced X1, and X2. He was the executive producer for X-Men First Class, and is the director for X-Men Days of Future’s Past. The writers of Returns were the same writing and production staff from the first two X-Men films. There fanfic, love letter to the Donner Films received lukewarm response and didn’t inspire a sequel. The lesson of Superman Returns was; people don’t want another Donner Superman film. No matter how much you dress it up and cast actors who look similar to the original ones.

 

Man of Steel was the 4th highest grossing film of 2013, and yet critics and cynics keep touting this notion that it was somehow a failure. Considering MOS 2 was green lit weeks after the first one debutted in theaters. We can surmise that WB/DC was highly satisfied with the response MOS received. 2013 was Superman’s 75th Anniversary. In 75 years there have been hundreds of different writers and scores of different interpretations. If you’re a fan of the Richard Donner version, I can respect that. I realize that Superman means different things to different people. However there is no definitve version of the character. Only different adaptations which are subjective to the writer’s opinions of what the character should be like. If you were to trace the history of the character you would find (as some writers have noted) a lot of contradicting material. Look up 10 different interpretations of Superman and you will walk away with 10 different outlooks of the character.

 For instance:

The Christoper Reeve Superman (1979-1987) Movies

 The George Reeves (1950’s) The Adventures of Superman TV series

Curt Swan’s (1960’s-1986) Superman artist

Sigel and Shuster’s Superman (1930-1940’s) Creators

John Byrne (1986-1988) “Man of Steel”

Dan Jurgens (1991-1993) “Death and Return of Superman”

 J. Michael Straczynski (2011-Present) “Superman Earth One”

 Mark Waid (1996) “Kingdom Come” and 2003-2004) “Birthright”

Brian Azzerello (2005) “Superman For Tomorrow”

Grant Morrison (2006-2008) “All Star Superman”, and 2011-present “Action Comics Superman”.

Other notable writers are Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Kurt Buisek, Jeph Loeb, Jerry Ordway and Elliot S. Maggin.

There is no common consensus on what Superman is to any of these writers.

With regards to MOS, some writers (Waid) were dissatisfied with the movie. Others (Morrison) found it to be “adequate”. Jurgens, Byrne and Miller all rated it positive. So it depends on what your tastes are. The great thing about MOS is that it will be continued with MOS 2 featuring Batman and WW, a JLA film and a WW film.

wehadfacesthen:

Brigitte Helm in  Metropolis  (Fritz Lang, 1927)
via p-a-r-a-f-f-i-n-pixxie

wehadfacesthen:

Brigitte Helm in  Metropolis  (Fritz Lang, 1927)

via p-a-r-a-f-f-i-n-pixxie

(Source: spikefanclub)

brollace:

Never thought I’d see Elena done right.
~_~
Such perfection…

brollace:

Never thought I’d see Elena done right.

~_~

Such perfection…

(Source: scarthemartyr)

jenzapokemonrawr:

nothingbutthedreams:

paperfoxxes:

Revised Tube etiquette posters.

Yesssss, more of these excellent things.

Yeah. Fuck you, Sam.

(I am the girl being smothered behind Sam’s new backpack)

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

sabrina-is-at-221b-bakerstreet:

laughingstation:

 

say it again bitch



You heard me

what the fuck happens when i leave

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

sabrina-is-at-221b-bakerstreet:

laughingstation:

 

say it again bitch

You heard me

what the fuck happens when i leave

(Source: headlikeanorange)

rifa:

for-redheads:

Professor X and Magneto

THEY ARE MAKING FUN OF EACH OTHER TOGETHER IT HURTS ME

(Source: stewardish)

tastefullyoffensive:

Kids Who Shouldn’t Play Sports [via]

Previously: Animals Being Jerks