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Man of Steel (2013)
#21
Fair cop on Mxy, but Brainiac, Metallo, and especially Darkseid are better than almost anyone you'll find in Flash's gallery. Smile

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Anyway, Zod again? How 'bout a new (to the screen) villain for chrissakes?!
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#22
Why is Metallo never used for the movies? He is IMO the toughest Superman foe (if you watch the animated series, Metallo kicked Supes ass EVERYTIME and if it wasn't for Jimmy Olsen or Steel, Superman would have been killed). That's an all out brawl I would pay 16.50 to see (IMAX 3-D)!
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#23
don't forget wonder woman's rogue gallery Sad
Things I'd kill for:
1. Saw footage without blur filters
2. Shared Dark Tower movie universe

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#24
musiced921 Wrote:Why is Metallo never used for the movies? He is IMO the toughest Superman foe (if you watch the animated series, Metallo kicked Supes ass EVERYTIME and if it wasn't for Jimmy Olsen or Steel, Superman would have been killed). That's an all out brawl I would pay 16.50 to see (IMAX 3-D)!
A) He is, in most cases, a human who became a badass cyborg. That's fine for a comic issue or two, but too vanilla for a (primary, at least) movie villain, sorry.

B) He's got a Kryptonite heart. So, we're going with the Kryptonite thing... again. Snore.

C) He looks like a normal dude, but is super-strong. One can say the same and more for Zod, and since he's Kryptonian, Zod is inherently more interesting.

D) His name is Metallo, for Pete's sake.

Check and mate. Wink

The real question, IMO, is why they don't use Doomsday... but: Singer already kinda did the whole death of Superman in SR. Even upon my first viewing of the movie in a theater, I went, no, c'mon... you're totally kneecapping any future Doomsday stuff here, and for no good reason other than your movie is dull and needs a third-act kick... laaaaaame.
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#25
Except that Supes doesn't die in Returns. (He was only mostly dead, as Miracle Max might say.) Therefore, an actual 'Death of Superman' movie is still viable.
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#26
Yeah, but surely you get what I mean - that the emotional impact of the Death of Supermans storyline, and its most evocative moments/images - fallen Supes, Supes hospitalized, desperate revival attempts, sympathetic rallies, "Superman is Dead" headline and civic panic/grief - has all been done, and only one movie ago.
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#27
I do get what you mean, but I still disagree. A 'Death of Superman' movie would presumably dwell longer on it, show the impact of such an event on a much bigger scale, and deal with the ramifications. All we saw in Returns was a few dozen people being vaguely sad, then Supes gets better again. And the (near) death has no imagery other than the long fall. A Doomsday storyline would (again, presumably) involve Superman being beaten to death, and hopefully no stupid CPR attempts afterwards. The approach would be hugely different, in my opinion.

But like I say, I do get your point. Smile
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#28
Well, I ain't saying they could never do it, but given that Mr. 300 loves him some big popcorn battle sequences and Supes vs. Doomsday is about as big as that saga gets, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Snyder would have liked to do that with this movie but was instead compelled by said CR scenes to dig three movies deeper for his rip-off material. Maybe we'll get the Death of Superman saga for Part II... :-)
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#29
The problem with every Supes film being made so far is that they're all too grounded in reality. Even Superman 2. And I'm already convinced I will hate this movie, despite great casting. Unless the Nolans grow an imagination, the only one I can see saving this is Snyder, who - even though I hate his style - at least is unpredictable.

And I don't care if the names are goofy, the best Superman villains are the silly ones. Geoff Johns showed how you could write a Brainiac story with a contemporary feel, and Alan Moore wrote a great Mr. Mxyptlk. And I'm pretty sure we will never see a big-screen Darkseid of Apokolips because of the patented Jack Kirby silly names, even if Darkseid is the best Superman villain yet written.

Even if Brainiac seems silly, the bottle city of Kandor is probably the single best storyline the Superman mythos, and Brainiac is in the middle of that story.

PS: Am I the only one who would really like a Bizarro storyline?
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#30
I don't really get the problem with 'silly names'. I mean, jeez...these are comic book movies. No matter what anyone says, all of them have silly names. Smile

How is the name Batman less silly than Brainiac?
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