300 became an unknown sleeper hit back in 2006. Director Zack Snyder created a wholly stylized world, and filled it with six packs, testosterone, and some of the most quotable lines of movie dialogue. That was 2006, this is 2014, and we have a prequel/sequel/parallel story to the original, in, 300: Rise of an Empire. So, after eight years, was anyone even clamouring for another 300 movie? Well, certainly not me, I was not even a big fan of the first movie. Loved the stylized violence, but hated the simple-minded, and male driven nature of it’s story-telling. However, I was curious, Snyder wasn’t directing it, and Eva Green was the movie’s female lead, and villain.
The long anticipated Superman reboot, Man of Steel, is here and it’s amazing. Directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David Goyer, Man of Steel is a brilliant revival of a classic and beloved character. Superman has always been portrayed as a truly good hero almost to the point where directors have ignored his internal struggles. I love the old Donner films but it was time for Superman to lose the red underwear and stop saving cats from trees. Even the recent Brian Singer film, Superman Returns, stayed to close to the older films never bothering to re-imagine Superman for modern audiences, which was one of the main reasons it failed to connect with many people.
Man of Steel
Directed by: Zack Snyder | Release Date: 14 June, 2013
As a DC fanboy, I am beyond excited for this movie. Ever since Green Lantern I get scared for movies based on DC comics. Marvel is finally hitting a stride with their movies and I want to see DC also succeed. Man of Steel brings together Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David Goyer. Snyder is a master of filming action, Goyer is a superb writer and Nolan is the master storyteller. On paper this seems like the perfect team. Also what a perfect cast right? Especially after seeing the 3rd trailer, it blew my mind. Seeing those visuals, hearing the score and watching Superman finally punch the shit out of people; Man is Steel looks to be a super hero blockbuster with heart.