Superman: It’s not an S. On my world it means hope.
Henry Cavill as Kal-El/ Clark Kent
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Michael Shannon as General Zod
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
Antje Traue as Faora-Ul
Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van
Russell Crowe as Jor-El
Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton
Harry Lennix as General Swanwick
Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy
I’d like to start by saying that Superman isn’t one of my favourite Superheroes. Hell, he’s not even in my top 10. I feel that the character is quite stupid and well, flawed in many ways. But that’s not the point here.
Man of Steel, written by the man who wrote the store for The Dark Knight Trilogy, is a more mature version of the character. But is the Superman movie all of y’all have been waiting for? And is it any good? YES!
The story is simple, Krypton is on the brink of destruction and Jor-El feels that the only hope for the survival of their race is his son Kal-El. While arguing with the Council, Zod attacks trying to form a coup. But Jor-El sends his son Kal-El to Earth, where he believes; his son will have a good chance at survival.
The pod containing Kal, crash-lands on the Kent farm where he is raised as a human under the name of Clark Kent. Clark roams around finding his place, but is always an outcast. Many years after he landed, Zod arrives wanting him to be given up. Now, Clark Kent, must take up the mantle of Superman to defend the Earth.
Man of Steel is one helluva movie. The writing is wonderful and the Visual effects are to die for. Henry Cavil, the first britisher to play the role of Clark Kent, has done a wonderful job! He gives the character a darker feel. Amy Adams plays Lois Lane and she too is wonderful. But I dont know why but I can’t see Cavil and Adams together as Supes and Lane. It just seems odd. Michael Shannon plays Zod and his performance was good for the most part. Right at the start when he is threatening Lara that he will find her son, he shouts the last line before he is banished to the Phantom Zone. That scene was more funny than anything else. Russel Crowe plays Jor-El and his acting was wonderful (Thank God he didn’t break into a song!).
But all was not perfect; the fight scenes were a bit overdone. They looked like fight scenes from Dragon Ball Z. All in all, the movie was enjoyable. I was happy to see a new Superman suit and no more short skirt for Zod!!
The writers stayed true to the original source material where it is actually Lois Lane that christens Kent as Superman. I really loved the part where he describes the ‘S’ as the symbol of the house of El which means Hope, again its from the comics. The movie is a perfect balance of emotional tones and action without making it too heavy.. The costumes in this movie were awesome! I was really happy to see that no more red underwear on the out side. There was a reference to LexCorp towards the end of the movie.. Is he there for the sequel? The background score was amazing! It was haunting and triumphant and terrific. I don’t think that many people realise it but towards the end, there a Wayne Enterprise reference..
What happened to the Fortress of Solitude? Was it the ship?
Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel releases soon and looks like WB has already started the promotion for his next 300: Rise of an Empire. The movie is directed by Noam Murro and here is the poster:
Sit back and relax and watch the new trailer for Peter Jackson’s second instalment in The Hobbit trilogy. The Desolation of Smaug continues where An Unexpected Journey left off.
In this instalment we get to hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice as Smaug and see him as The Necromancer. Also Stephen Fry joins the cast as Master of Lake-town. The Desolation of Smaug releases Friday The 13th in December… Can’t Wait!
Here’t the trailer:
What happens when you see a person, who looks exactly like you, commit suicide? Do you report it to the police? Or do you take this as a sign that the universe has given you a second chance? Sarah Manning, a con artist from London, sees a woman who looks very much like her and then sees her jump in front of a train. She takes this opportunity to take over the woman’s life. The woman is Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Childs.
Sarah Manning, takes over Beth’s life. Sarah learns many things about Beth’s life and realizes that taking over her life wasn’t a great idea. Beth was a cop. Beth and Sarah aren’t sisters. They are just two of the many clones roaming the world. She meets Cosima, a biologist, and Alison, a soccer mom. She also meets a German named Katja and a Ukrainian names Helena. Helena is trying to kill all the clones and Sarah is trying to figure out who she is and why all the clones were created. She is the only one of the nine clones to have a biological child who is being taken care by her and Felix’s foster mother, Mrs S (Shiobhan).
The premise of the show is genius. Within a few episodes, I was hooked. I was dying for another episode at the end of each to know what happens. The story was engrossing and fascinating. Tatiana Maslany plays the various clones. If you look closely, each clone is very different. She gives each character uniqueness and it almost feels like there are different actors playing the different clones. Each clone has a different accent, different way of speaking, different posture and different appearance. The make up team is also to be commended in making the clones look very different. The supporting cast is also wonderful. Kevin Hanchard’s Detective Art was especial awesome.
If you’re looking for your new favourite Sci-Fi show, this is it. I suggest that y’all start watching it as soon as you can. It’s a wonderful show. I’ve not spoiled much in this review there is stall a lot of things that I’ve left out, for the simple reason that its better that you find them out all by your self.
After Vampires and Dragons and Wargs and Whatnot, HBO is going for an all new TV Show that focusses on Aliens. HBO’s new venture is the first contact tv series The Spark.
Karl Gajdusek has been hired by HBO for The Spark. He previously produced Last Resort and co-wrote Oblivion.
It is described as:
“set in a world undergoing a technological/industrial revolution in the near future when contacted by a signal from beyond the solar system. It centers on the human reaction to a mystery still spiritually and technologically out of reach and follows a female protagonist as she works on the cusp of the Earth’s effort to discover the origin of the signal.”
So.. um.. new Alien Sex Scenes..?
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is already in production with Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Chris Cooper as Goblin as the villains. Now it looks like Colm Feore is to play Adrian Toomes, The Vulture.
This means that the movie has four of the six members of the Sinister Six.. Feore’s character name is yet to be revealed, and the actor does share a visual similarity with the character, with his balding pate and prominent facial features.
Six months to go for the movie and WB has started it promotional machinery. Attached to Man of Steel is the first full trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.
The trailer will arrive online tomorrow.. Meanwhile, here’s the poster:
With Man of Steel, just a week away, WB releases the final and probably the best trailer for the movie. I love the way that the trailer has very few dialogues and majority of was just the action scene some beautiful music..
WOW! Here it is:
This book explores William Riker and Deanna Troi’s history together before they serves together on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Will and Deanna had a love affair when he was stationed on her home planet of Betazoid. Even after the end of their affair, they share a special bond. A very strong bond that is described as Imzadi. It’s a Betazoid word that has various meaning. Deanna describes Imzadi as ”the first to ever touch your soul.”
Many years later, during negotiations with the Sindareen, Deanna mysteriously falls ill and dies. These events have an impact on Will’s life. Four decades later, Lwaxana Troi calls William back to Betazoid. Lwaxana is dying and she blames him for Deanna’s death. This sets him on an adventure through time to save his Imzadi.
Imzadi is a beautiful story that is beautifully written by Peter David. It is more of a love story and less of a Star Trek book. It has sci-fi elements and it lends an interesting twist in the end. It explores the characters’ back-story. It almost feels like a damn good two-parter. Peter David is a wonderful author and he brings the characters to life. When you read this, you can almost see the William and Deanna having a conversation. I really loved this book. Its just a few hours since I finished the book and I already want to re-read the book.
Todd Phillips & Craig Mazin
Bradley Cooper as Phil Wenneck
Ed Helms as Dr. Stuart “Stu” Price
Zach Galifianakis as Alan Garner
Ken Jeong as Leslie Chow
John Goodman as Marshall
Justin Bartha as Doug Billings
Melissa McCarthy as Cassie
Heather Graham as Jade
The third installment in the ‘The Hangover’ franchise is a changeover from the last two movies. The Hangover Part III opens with Leslie Chow escaping from a thai prison during a riot. Then we see Alan causing a huge traffic accident by slaughtering a giraffe. Alan’s father, furious with Alan for never owning up to his mistakes, dies of a heart attack.
The Wolfpack then get together for an intervention for Alan. He’s been off his ADHD medicine and they want to take him to a rehab facility. Alan agrees and the wolfpack takes him there. On the way, a man named Marshall kidnaps Doug again. He says that Doug will be returned to them only if they find Leslie Chow and get his money back.
From there, we realise that the third part of Hangover will not have an actual hangover. Todd Phillips takes the movie into an Action Adventure Comedy movie. The movie focused mainly on Zach Galifianakis’ Alan and his relationship with Ken Jeong’s Chow. Zach steals the show. He is essentially an over grown man-child with ADHD and is off his meds. Which makes the movie even crazier.
Melissa McCarthy had a cameo in this movie as Cassie. She and Alan have an awesome moment in the pawn shop. Her timing and her comedic skills are awesome. The two made a cute couple. Ken Jeong had some awesome moments as Chow. He is the source of Hangover III’s unique brand of dark, gun-toting slapstick comedy. Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper didn’t have much of a role in the movie..
I really liked the movie. It had all the elements and some new ones that made the first movie successful. Though, Part III wasn’t as funny as the first but good enough.