Originally Posted by hitchfan
These comparisons between the 1978 version vs this year's Man of Steel don't seem to be pricing in and allowing for the passage of time and changing styles vs what is new and hot and hyped to high heaven today.
Intentional or not, if the comment is that the 1978 version is "dated and hokey", that it wouldn't be worth paying money for today or that the 1978 version was a "good movie at the time", does that mean that Man of Steel won't ever be considered "dated and hokey" and that it just might be a "good move for ALL time"? Seriously? Is that the message here? Because if that is the message, put Man of Steel in the toy box for, oh, not as long as the first one has been in that toy box, not 35 years...no...put it back in the toy box for just 10 years and haul it out. Then play BOTH the 1978 version (which will by then be 45 years old) and Man of Steel in a decent theatrical environment for a relatively untapped audience and get back to me on which one does a better job of eliciting a chuckle or two when it clearly intended to do so, which one does a better job of generating at least a modicum of rooting interest in the hero, which one provides a more noticeable emotional response, which one works better on a whole host of factors having nothing to do with what is new, hot, hyped, and racing to beat the blowed things up real good record.
I am assuming (hoping?) this trend of movies racing each other to beat the blowed things up real good record will have died a natural death in 10 years. And when it does, WHOOOBOY, you ain't seen "dated and hokey" until you haul out half the movies that get a theatrical release today and try to suffer through even 30 minutes of them.
First of all, I said Superman 1 & 2 were good for their time but when I watched it recently I didnt feel anything you described, infact I was getting very bored watching it and finished it underwhelmed and didnt have the same feeling I had when I was a kid....I guess thats what it means to grow up lol
. I had the same feeling when I watched an episode of the old Transformers cartoon as a kid and it was awesome as a kid but now I cant even bare to watch it.
....If a new Superman movie comes out 10-20-30yrs from now maybe I will think MOS is a piece of ****!!....I couldn't care less, Im here for entertainment not hold a sentimental value for an old movie that doesn't do squat for me anymore
lol. The other five people I went to see this movie with absolutely loved it and all have seen the old Superman movies, so go figure
Sorry but I think this Reboot of Superman wins in my book, I enjoyed the old movies when I was kid but it doesn't hold well in this time for me. It may for you so be it
....everyone has their own opinion!