Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bringing Superman Out of the Dark - Mike Greear

"First of all, let’s attack the obvious flaw here: “Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Completely ineffective against a pair of ordinary handcuffs! It’s SUPERMAN!” Yeah, right. Unless those are Kryptonite handcuffs, I’m in desperate need of some context here. This looks like either a photographer staging some kind of socio-political satire piece about the degradation of our modern myths and heroes or it looks like it belongs with a news story about a man dressed as Superman getting arrested in Times Square for molesting tourists. Otherwise I don’t know why the hell this is happening, much less why this would make for a very arresting teaser image for the film." 4 out of 5