Monday, June 17, 2013

80% of the dialogue in this movie is a masterclass in how to break the first law of writing: “Show, Don’t Tell”. Before anyone does anything, they tell everyone what they’re about to do. And once they’ve done it, someone else explains what just happened. Sample scene:

"I’m very strong, and have no morals!" growled Zod. "I don’t care about anything except Krypton!"

“But I will stop you,” Superman replied. “Because I grew up on Earth. I’m going to defeat you!”

Superman punched Zod. Zod punched Superman. “Oh my god!” screamed a nameless extra. “They just punched each other! They are both aliens!” 

—  Man-Child of Steel, a lengthy, semi-coherent rant by HelloTailor. “MAN OF STEEL” IS A TRASH GARBAGE NIGHTMARE, GOODNIGHT.

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    [[MORE]] I grew up on Superman and Batman, and I could never figure out why they bored me so badly. I would sit through...
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    I’d have to agree with, like, ALL if this in re; Marvel/DC Movies. The idea that DC’s main Character Philosophy might be...
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    Reblogging because holy hell it covers the basic problems I had with MoS
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    Reblogging this because of reasons. And truth.
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