Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Reeve’

man of steel titleFor this week’s Super Sunday, we are heading back into the DC Universe for one of the comics that basically made them who they are today. For a lot of us comic book fans that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, Christopher Reeve was the man known as Superman in all of our eyes. In 2006, Warner Brothers and DC Comics decided to bring back Superman to the big screen considering things were hot for Marvel at the time with Spider-Man and X-men. The only problem is their 2006 film Superman Returns was a huge flop and disappointment in the eyes of many fans. It would take seven years and for Christopher Nolan to dominate with his edgy and dark take on the Batman series with The Dark Knight Trilogy for DC and Warner to finally realize what they had to do with the Superman series and now we have 2013’s Man Of Steel. Henry Cavill (Immortals) stars as Clark Kent, Kal-El, or Superman as the film explores his origins of how he made it to Earth. Although in this film, we learn that General Zod (Michael Shannon) and the fact that Krypton was about to end was the reason for him travelling to Earth. Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) had to sacrifice their lives so that Kal could live on a new planet. That doesn’t stop Zod and his outlawed and banished team from trying to find Kal so that they can recover something that is key to their planet. The film stars Diane Lane (Chaplin) as Marta Kent, Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves) as Jonathan Kent, Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Perry White, Antje Traue (5 Days Of War) as Faora-Ul, Richard Cetrone (Watchmen) as Tor-An, and the film was directed by Zack Snyder (300).

superman Visually, I think this film is out of this world and that expression, “This film is visually stunning” is 100% accurate about Man Of Steel. Where Superman Returns failed, this film made up for it in every category. There is a reason why this film won the superhero movie of the year award last year in the 3RD Annual Monster Entertainment Awards with 50% of the vote and it was because it was that badass. I can’t pinpoint one performance that wasn’t better than any other performance because the cast was superb and Michael Shannon played an excellent villain. The special effects were great and the cinematography was on point. The only thing is that I wasn’t used to the idea of the film having Superman meet Lois Lane before he starts to work at The Daily Planet. This was definitely one of my favorite films from 2013 and unfortunately we have to wait until 2016 to get the second film in the series Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. which stars Ben Affleck as the new Batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I am going to give this film an A for a final grade. If you want to get involved in the voting process for the 4TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards which features everything from Superhero film of the year, Horror, Action, comedy, and music categories as well, then click here.

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This is one of my all time favorite segments to do on any blog that I am part of because it’s all about using your imagination on this piece that has already featured movies in Dr. Seuss form and today’s horror films with VHS covers. French photographer Sacha Goldberger is the next person to suspend our imagination when it comes to a hot topic in cinema with superheroes. Sacha has taken some of our favorite superheroes and he has reimagined them as if they lived in the Renaissance period. So,what if they were to pose for pictures, what would their portraits look like? What we have for you on here is Superman, Catwoman, The Joker, Batman & Robin, and The Incredible Hulk, but for the rest of the gallery, go here. Let’s see what they would look like below:

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Keturunan-Superhero-2Amid all the craziness of all the announcements from the comic book rival companies DC and Marvel and for the fact that I started a new thing on the blog with Super Sundays, I have decided to do a comic book theme for Eddie’s Top 5. That’s right, I am looking at my Top 5 superhero movies that have come out. This category could cover any film made within the last thirty years that has something to do with the comics. Superhero films are amazing because they allow you to suspend reality and the films always have the perfect mix of drama and suspense within them. They are definitely the best melodramas around. Here is my top 5:

5. Superman (1978)– I will always list this film in any top 5 that has something to do with superheroes because it was the film that introduced me to the comic book world. For a long time, I couldn’t let go of the fact that the only person I could see dawn the Superman suit and cape was Christopher Reeve. Man Of Steel has allowed us finally to see someone else dawn the cape, but to me there was no Superman like Reeve.

4. The Avengers– Marvel had the task of fitting the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye all into one film and make it successful. That is a hell of a lot of personalities for one film, but what a masterful job that Joss Whedon did with the film. Still one of my favorites, I cannot wait for the second Avengers movie to come out.

3. Captain America: The First Avenger– The Captain was always one of my favorite Marvel characters and he got his proper film when Chris Evans moved from playing Human Torch to tackling the Captain. In this one we see Captain America’s origin story all the way to his battle against Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

2. Guardians Of The Galaxy– A lot of people walked out of the theaters saying this was the greatest superhero film of all time and while I certainly agree that it is one of the greatest superhero films. Marvel proved that they could take a rather unknown obscure story and turn into the third highest grossing Marvel film ever reaching $700 Million.

1. The Dark Knight– This is definitely one of my all time favorite films, it just slightly edges out Guardians Of The Galaxy. I will never forget getting my ticket to the Thursday night premier of the film and just being blown away by a single performance. The performance is legendary and masterful by Heath Ledger as The Joker. It was magic on screen and I went to see the film four times in the theaters. I watch it every time it’s on television and on DVD. Heath literally reinvented The Joker almost to the point where he is now untouchable.

Films that almost made the list: Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Watchmen, and Batman (1989). For a bonus trailer, here is the trailer for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and some leaked test footage of Ant Man starring Paul Rudd