two thumbs up, zack!
I think this is very thoughtful of Zack, even though I’d argue on the whole “people don’t like Superman killing Zod because they’re nostalgic for the Reeve’s movies”. Because Reeve’s Superman does kill Zod too, in a much, much less desperate situation. And I thought the whole turning back time thing to save Lois and then mindwiping her, are even more frightening in their moral implications.
Anyway, Zack’s input is very much in line of how I see the reasoning of why the film is the way it is, and I’d like to add some more thoughts on this.
Greg Rucka is very valid in his concerns about MoS being a PG-13 film, where he believes that a Superman movie should always be something that you can take your kids to. However, this is where I think discernment is important. Just because we can’t bring young children to a Superman film, doesn’t mean it’s not a good one. It doesn’t automatically means that it’s grimdark and gritty or uninspiring.
Let me put it this way — I wouldn’t dream of letting my 10-year-old neighbor’s kid watch MoS on his own with all that visceral violence and mass destruction, and let him watch STM and the animated series instead. But for colleagues of mine who are just getting into Superman or superheroes in general, I would totally recommend MoS to them.
It’s just like with comics too. No way I’m letting my young cousins to read most of the mainstream comics, even some of my favorite Superman stories. Instead, I would buy them all the Tiny Titans and DC animated movies that they can can have. But for a best friend who’s asking for recommendations on superhero films, MoS would be totally #1 on that list.
I also really don’t like the reading that it’s this decision to kill Zod that develops Superman’s no-kill code. It’s a disservice to a fundamental principle of the human decency. No-kill code is not something superheroic — it’s simply understood we don’t go around killing people and taking justice in our own hands, Punisher-style. But there are times when circumstances force us to do things that we don’t want to, because there’s no way out, and there’s no dishonor on that.
People would usually say that, once you do it, you’ll keep doing it. You’ll keep sliding down that slippery slope. But I think that’s too simplistic. Because this is what moral fortitude is all about — the clarity to understand the exact reason why you would stand for a certain moral code, and also to understand when it’s necessary for you to break them. They’re not for you to be worshipped blindly.
I like to think if Clark finds himself in the same situation again, he would still do it, he will still make the same choice.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent behind the scene of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.
When I see the future of someone such as yourself, I believe in tomorrow again. —Doctor Fate, Smallville
NEW HENRY CAVILL VIDEO: Sky Movies shares a video with Henry Cavill previewing Man of Steel that is premiering on the cable channel. UK Man of Steel fans will now be able to enjoy Man of Steel on Sky Movies Superheroes and it is also available On Demand. To U.S. Man of Steel fans, Man of Steel is currently being shown on HBO. Enjoy! [via HCN]
I hear film is dead. But can I please finish this movie first? - Larry Fong [@larryfong]
Batman/Superman cinematographer shared an image today on Twitter showing an image that resembles Bruce Wayne. Is this our first glimpse of Batman in the Man of Steel sequel?
Hopefully we’ll see more in the following days/weeks as the MoS2 sequel team assembles in Detroit. Miss Gal Gadot and Academy award winning actor and director Ben Affleck joined Henry Cavill in Detroit over the weekend. According to HenryCavillNews, Miss Amy Adams who plays Lois Lane flew to Michigan on Monday. That is still to be confirmed.
Hans Zimmer is also in talks to score Man of Steel sequel as he shared with Digital Spy.
More updates are to be posted soon!
CONGRATULATIONS HENRY CAVILL!
2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Hero - Henry Cavill in Man of Steel
‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Signs Three-Picture Deal with Warner Bros.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot who was recently cast as Princess Diana Price/Wonder Woman in the up-coming Man of Steel sequel is said to have signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., Variety reported. Miss Gadot’s Wonder Woman was reported to not only appear in Snyder’s Superman/Batman film but also in Justice League and a Wonder Woman stand-alone. To read the full article, visit Variety.com.
this better happen
WHERE IS THEIR SOURCE. HOW CREDIBLE IS THIS SITE. I WANT THIS TO BE REEEAAAALLLL
Here ya go, Miss - Gadot Signs 3-picture Deal with WB.
JLA and Wonder Woman stand alone are also listed under her IMDb - GAL GADOT. Keep in mind though that production of these films depend on Batman-Superman's success in 2016 :)