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@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:26 PM




Sorry, but right now I don't believe this Man can fly.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

Are they seriously using Lord of the Rings music? Talk about out of place.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

Even for a teaser that was... weak.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

Eesh.

Yeah, not impressed in the least. What's with the whole fisherman thing?

And between that beard in the establishing shot making him look like Eric Bana, and the hitchhiking... did Snyder think he was making a Hulk movie?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

That trailer does make me want an Aquaman movie now though.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

You're all nuts. This is a great teaser. The music works really well, too.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

It's a great teaser for some weird ass Clark Kent movie but honestly when have we ever cared about Clark Kent.
This is bad marketing. You want to get the public excited? Give us some flashes of Superman DOING SOMETHING.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

Hey maybe they are playing to a comment I made previously. This is the most unspectactular trailer for a Superhero in a long time, while the last Superman movie had one of the best. So if the previous film was bad and had a great trailer, maybe Man of Steel will be great becuase of its lackluster trailer.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

I need some evidence that Zack Snyder was not the worst possible choice for this project. This teaser gave no evidence either way, aside from the color filter starting to strengthen doubts.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

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The Crest is way too...busy. If that's a hint at what the suit is going to look like...

Look, Superman is the easiest hero alive to do a costume for: A home spun cloth Red and Blue suit. I don't care if you make up some nonsense like how the suit was made out of the fabric in the rocket that brought Kal-El to Earth and use that to explain why it's so durable (a la the Fantastic Four uniforms), but enough with trying to make the suit look more then something a guy's mother sewed for him.


As for the rest of it - All I could think was Johnathan Kent sounded a lot like Ra's Al Ghul, and it took me to the hitchhiking scene to realize that guy was supposed to be Clark.

Given the background music, I thought it was a modern day Aragon.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2012, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but honestly when have we ever cared about Clark Kent.

I care about Clark Kent... but I'm not seeing Clark Kent in there. I see a fisherman and a drifter... but not the mild-mannered news reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper. Not even a pair of glasses.

This just looks like Angst Filler.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

The terrible quality recording I saw of of what they showed at SDCC did have at least a bit of action... why the heck didn't we get that?

And considering Williams iconic theme is going to be absent from this movie, though fine for the reasons they've given, using recycled LOTR music for the teaser doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Zimmer could've come up with something interesting, instead; it isn't unheard of for composers to write something unique for a teaser or trailer, rather than just having the studio used canned music. But such recognizeable canned music is really distracting; I can't help but see the LOTR scene it was ripped from in my head as I'm watching the teaser.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

Why would Superman have a contrail?

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

That's what happens when Supes gives in to a fourth meal craving.
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#15 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ Jul 21 2012, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would Superman have a contrail?

Because FAST FLY!!!

I get that they want to make this about Clark Kent's journey of discovery but I think they are really doing a bad job with the marketing already. I hope they get bad feedback from this so they can improve the hype machine.
I really don't want to see another Superman movie fail.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ Jul 21 2012, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would Superman have a contrail?

To wake up the people who fell asleep during the previous 2 minutes.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2012, 02:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really don't want to see another Superman movie fail.


I do, because its going to be the only way they learn. They keep doing everything wrong, and turning Superman into Batman isn't gonna make it better.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

Here's the other version, with a voiceover from Jor-El instead of Jonathan. Slightly better, since Jor-El has cooler things to say. Still not hugely confidence inspiring, but Russell Crowe was undoubtedly a good choice. Ideally, very little of the movie would focus on this kind of grim scenery and period of Clark's life. I imagine the hitchhiking bit is him working his way North, where he eventually ends up in the Fortress and starts his life as Superman. Then, hopefully we can move to Metropolis and get into a brighter, lighter setting more appropriate to Superman. It'd be an amusing reversal, since the Donner film went downhill from Metropolis onwards.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

geeze. you guys seem to forget that he traveled the world for a couple years before becoming superman. He did it to find himself.

I'm looking forward to it.

And the contrails looked awesome.
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#20 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 21 2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
geeze. you guys seem to forget that he traveled the world for a couple years before becoming superman. He did it to find himself.

Sarcasm? Because I don't recall this ever happening.

Again, I'm not judging the movie itself on this trailer but I AM judging their marketing. After the last lackluster film they really need to do more than this to grab the public's interest. I hope the next trailer has a bit more punch to it.
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