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This project have a certain ambition, in the making for several years. It's a real team that was formed around the film: volunteers, students of cinema, sound, and special effects artists of various schools of France, and professionals, actors, voice actors. The project to provide quality fanfilm with Hollywood ambitions while remaining humble because we are still students for the most part and do not have the budget of "Man of Steel" (around 235 million dollars).
Now in cinemas, "Man of Steel" stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy.
"I think it's just the movie to see," Bock said Friday.
Per Warner Bros., Man of Steel grossed $12 million from pre-sold Thursday screenings, and another $9 million from midnight shows.
The film's midnight number is bigger than the midnight takes put up by the first two Iron Man movies.
There was a little scene in which Jonathan and Martha take a baby Kal to a paediatrician because he's starting to experience these changes. They do a hearing test on him where they're dialling up these sounds and baby Kal screams and it blows out all the windows.
It was a funny scene but after the armageddon on Krypton - originally we went from that to baby Kal to the fishing trawler - it just felt weird. We didn't need it. Tonally it felt off.
The veteran movie star ultimately signed up for the project in a bid to work with "300" director Zack Snyder, and he's convinced viewers will be happy with the final product.
He added, "I didn't believe in the superheroes, but I got a chance to be in this movie with, I think, a real visionary director, Zack. He made a really big movie, probably the biggest movie that I will ever be a part of, and ... for those that he made this movie for specifically, I think they're going to be really satisfied because he did not leave anything to chance.
"We filmed it two years ago... and I saw it finally and I thought, 'Wow! Who does this?' It was so good. I mean he made an epic movie."
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Costner was so genuine to point me out of the audience and invite me up, maybe on account of my Jimmy Olsen attire. I shook the casts' hands and even thanked Laurence by calling him Chief! So cool!
Rennie Cowan was on the red carpet (which was actually black) to conduct interviews with the cast and celebrities as they made their way inside the theatre.
Look for more interviews from the World Premiere soon.
Worry not about the critics who currently can't wrap their heads around the new Superman. Man of Steel is, no holds barred, the best comic book film I have ever seen. When the film ended, I sat silently for several minutes, before announcing that it may be the best film I have ever seen. Granted, this is from a standpoint of being the huge Superman fan that I am and my having waited my whole life to see a Superman film where the character, and the world around him is taken completely seriously. While there are humorous moments... moments of comedic relief, Man of Steel is a complete tour de force of super-powered action that hasn't been seen on film for any character, Superman or otherwise. The jaw-dropping action scenes are nothing short of awe-inspiring at every turn. The character depth in even characters with the shortest arcs keeps the viewer feeling interested in every scene from start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat, feeling intense emotion from the moment the opening began. Man of Steel grabs you from it's first fade-in and doesn't let go until the credits roll.
On Monday, June tenth, I had the absolute joy of my life in being invited to the World Premiere of Man of Steel in New York City. Due to my involvement with the Superman Homepage, the greatest and most comprehensive Superman site on the web, and the only one Henry Cavill himself says he frequents, and my affiliation with people like Steve Younis and Jeffrey Taylor, I was able to take part in this incredible event. Now, the current crop of band-wagon, sheep-lemmings out there who don't seem able to form their own opinion, but would rather go with the flow, would have you believe that Man of Steel simply doesn't measure up, that this film doesn't do Superman justice. I'm here to tell you they are wrong.
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Finally, after years of waiting for word on a new movie, and then months of waiting for that movie's release, I got the awesome luck to be in a country that got Man of Steel earlier than most. That was this morning, June 13th, and as promised, here are my initial thoughts:
For the most part, I loved it. It's fast, action-packed, and driven by an interesting plot and intriguing MacGuffin. The plot effectively drives the entire movie, right down to the action. It creates an urgency for all the characters. From the House of El to the Kryptonian Council to Zod, the Kents, Lois - everyone. The story is driving this bus.
What I loved most is that it's a science fiction film. Top to bottom, this is a sci-fi Superman epic, something for which I've been longing. The sci-fi elements of the mythos are among my favourite bits, especially when they center around Superman's origin.
The cast fits like Lego into the respective roles. Cavill's Kal El/Clark Kent/Superman is still growing, and the way he's handled is spot on with that considered. Adams is a redhead - and it still doesn't matter. She's excellent as Lois Lane. Shannon is a bubbling volcano, and your legs would probably give out in fear before you'd have a chance to kneel before his Zod. The rest of the cast is equally as brilliant, or at least tolerable. Yes, Fishburne is African American - and it still doesn't matter.
The settings aren't of particular note, except Krypton. This is a planet recognizable as one, with an ecosystem and a definitively ancient culture. My only complaint is we don't see more of it.
Except for one little twitch in the music, the score is excellent. A Homepage member postulated that no one will walk out of the theater remembering Zimmer's main score. Well, I remember it, and it works.
There is a sombre tone, to be honest, and this was something that worried many fans. While there is a melancholy, it's suitably well-measured and unfolds to reveal a heroic centerpiece.
There isn't too much more to say without spoiling the film. In time I may chime in with a full review, but suffice it to say right now that Man of Steel is the best on screen rendition of Superman since 1978. Dare I say it...? Yes. It's even better.
For two years now, I’ve been writing about Man of Steel right here on Movies.com. On top of news items and opinion pieces, I also wrote about Superman’s history to help fans understand the context of what they’re about to see in the film. And oh yes, there are a tons of references to Superman’s past in the new movie. Take a look at these pieces so that when you sit down in the theater, you will know where the filmmakers were coming from.