Episode 004: Man of Genocide

geekscreen-004We start the New Year off wrong by watching Man of Steel, or as we prefer to call it, Man of Genocide. Both of us had a lot of problems with the new, darker Superman who is incapable of making decisions for himself, completely oblivious to his surroundings, and undertakes actions that feel like they’d be more at home on the rap sheet of a supervillain.

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  1. All this discussion of the casting of “Man of Steel 2” misses two important points:

    Not that Oscar nominations are the be-all, end-all, but they do indicate that the chosen actor has some chops. Between them, the cast of “Man of Steel” has 11 Oscar nominations for acting. ELEVEN. That’s five for Amy Adams, three for Russell Crowe, and one each for Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. And the result was still “Man of Steel,” which I can prove in detail is literally the worst movie I have ever seen.

    Adding in the now confirmed cast of “Man of Steel 2,” we’re up to 13 nominations thanks to Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons each having one. At a certain point, you could have the whole movie done by Laurence Olivier and Meryl Streep, and you’ll still have an awful movie.

    Because the fix to “Man of Steel 2” is NOT to get better actors. The only hope they’ve ever had is to somehow establish the characters, which they desperately needed to do. And rather than doing that, they’re casting two-time Oscar winner (but not as actor, OK, fair enough) Ben Affleck as Batman, Oscar winner (and for acting) Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Miss Universe Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

    Folks, the problem is NOT the casting. The problems are the script and direction. The problems will ALWAYS be the script and direction. Hire anybody in the world other than David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder, and I’ll be brought to care who’s cast. As it is, a Kate Bosworth-level miscasting would be preferable to the tremendous waste of a cast we’re going to get.

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