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RAB

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Subj: Re: That's been confirmed for a long-time now...
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 10:23:34 pm EDT (Viewed 157 times)
Reply Subj: Re: That's been confirmed for a long-time now...
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 07:33:01 pm EDT (Viewed 177 times)



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      A few weeks after Snyder was revealed as Director, IIRC.

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        It's why, although I don't have a whole lot of faith in this new movie, I'm not envious of them. Because no matter what direction you go (all new narrative or a Singer-like continuation of the '78 film), you will always be compared to the Donner film... from acting, to score, ETC.



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    I think it's possible. Extremely difficult but possible. I mean I liked the '89 Batman movie when it came out and when I went to Batman Begins once it started I wasn't even thinking about the '89 Batman. Now granted my love of the '89 Batman movie pales in comparison to the '78 Superman movie so it'll be more difficult to keep from comparing the two.


It's possible, but this is one of the few characters that I see the television (and even animated!) versions compared to the look/feel of the movie version virtually everywhere I go online. Seriously, I look at random Superman related stuff on Youtube and discussions will pop up on Chris Reeves iteration!

The level of fanaticism in regards to Chris Reeves version of Superman is pretty amazing to me... about the only thing I've seen nearly on the same level is Bill Bixby's portrayal of Bruce Banner in the Hulk TV series.


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      So the guys are screwed no matter which way they go; because it'll be hard to top what is arguably one of all time great film scores (the only score that beats it, IMO, is the Lawrence of Arabia score...) and if they just riff on it, they'll get crap for it too.



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    My question will be - Is John Williams going to do the new score too? I love all his movie scores but to me they all have a similar sound to them.


Nope, from what I understand they want to go with someone completely different. There were rumors Hans Zimmer was attached to do it.


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      Personally, I'm more worried/pissed about the fact that instead of trying to really make a different and distinct looking Krypton (which is why I've always loved the Donner version... because a crystalline world IS a unique and out there visual), they've been quoted that the Krypton of this movie is going to be like Coruscant from Star Wars.



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    I really don't care what Krypton looks like and would prefer they not spend more then a few minutes there. Parents smile at baby in ship. Ship launches. Ka-boom. Space. Kent farm.


Personally, I don't want an origin story at all. No planet going ka-boom and no Kent Farm, unless it's a grown up Clark already Superman visiting his Ma, Pa, or both.

What I do want is that if we go to/see the Fortress of Solitude, it doesn't look like something we've seen from a million other Sci-Fi films or stories. No Buck Rogers/Flash Gordan style and no Star Wars. I want technology being used that is unique and sets Superman and his Kryptonian society apart.

I just don't like the fact that it sounds like their 'hacking' certain aspects. If they're willing to copy or steal a look from a popular film, it shows a lack of originality. And if they're willing to do that for Krypton, what else will they hack to make it easier on themselves? It worries me, frankly, from a creative perspective. But that's just me!




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