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Brian Hague
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 1:20am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

My guess is that when push comes to shove in the movie, it's not going to be a rocket he arrived in and the visuals are not going to involve a red and blue super-suit. My guess is that the trailer is all about the Smallville-style set-up (or rather Smallvile, for you DC parallel-Earthers out there) and the film will be all about how it's not really about that after all. 

And a parody doesn't have to be funny to be a parody, as evidenced by the slew of XXX parody films out there. It simply has to differ enough in intent so as not to be read as the original.

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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 17 December 2018 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

What the hell could a cafeteria lady have done to cause that much terror? 
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Ronald Joseph
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Final trailer for BRIGHTBURN is out. I know what I'm doing this weekend. I think this looks great. 
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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 21 May 2019 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Look like a Mark Millar "concept".
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John Byrne
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Posted: 21 May 2019 at 4:21pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I think we can add this to the list of “Ways to Tell When You’re Too Old for Superheroes”.
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Greg Kirkman
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I just read a synopsis of the plot, and was repulsed. And I also saw an interview with the director, who prefers the term “evil superhero” to “supervillain” in regards to descriptions of the main character. Which serves as a clear demonstration that he Doesn’t Get It.

Haven’t there been enough deconstructions of Superman, already? This looks like a riff on Alan Moore’s ultraviolent Kid Miracleman, which was nearly 40 years ago. Considering that the DC movies can’t even get Superman right, maybe we should focus more on reaffirming the myth rather than tearing it down and turning it into a subversive and depressing gorefest. 

Because, if enough time goes by without a proper version of Superman being passed down through the generations, then eventually there won’t BE a Superman around to serve as an aspirational character for kids.
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An article in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN referred to “evil superheroes” many a moon ago. I read no further.
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Andrew W. Farago
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Posted: 24 May 2019 at 4:16pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I wouldn't mind these dark reimaginings of Superman so much if we had a smiling, confident, well adjusted Superman in the Warner Bros. movies. I feel like the tagline for every Superman appearance since Superman Returns has been "You will believe a man can cry."
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When I was set to do Captain Marvel, before DC prematurely revealed they’d lied to me, it was on the rising wave of “dark” characters and stories. I most certainly did not want to darken Cap, so instead I decided to make Fawcett City the nastiest place on Earth. Tag line, “In the city of darkness there is a new light.” Cake eaten.

So why do all these brilliant innovators START by breaking the characters?

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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 24 May 2019 at 6:57pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Saw it. Liked it.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 25 May 2019 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I read the plot synopsis over at The Movie Spoiler. Hard pass.





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Andy Mokler
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I can't disassociate it from being a thinly veiled Superman and I just don't want to see or imagine Superman that way.


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