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Random: Getting More Interested 
15th-Jan-2006 09:35 pm
Doctor Fate
While I'll definitely miss the presence of Michael Rosenbaum most of all, I'm beginning to have my interest piqued:

Kent versus Luthor
16th-Jan-2006 03:56 am (UTC)
oh, rosenbaum, gosh. it'll be interesting to see how spacey plays luthor, how similar and how different. i mean, michael has been brilliant in the role, but i don't know if the filmmakers are bothering with any continuity at all from SV. i'm still wobbly from the "my only son" business in the early trailer!
16th-Jan-2006 04:58 am (UTC)
No, if anything, Bryan Singer (who directed the X-Men series and also directed Spacey in The Usual Suspects) is explicitly staying in the continuity of the movies, the latter two of which are best forgotten. I was in fact disappointed to see Smallville--or at least the director of last season's finale and this season's opener--tie into movie continuity with their rendition of the Fortress of Solitude and the style of the Kryptonian "Phantom Zone." I'd have much rather seen them use the continuity of the advanced but sterile Krypton given to us by John Byrne in the 1986 relaunch of the Superman comics:
16th-Jan-2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
we're still watching season 3 on dvd. i'm not overly impressed by the intelligence of the writers of SV. if i ever get all the way to the current episodes, i'll be surprised! as for krypton, i found the marlon brando scenes on Krypton in the first film to be chillingly sterile. i'll have to try to find some screen caps from the SV version of it and/or the Fortress.
16th-Jan-2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
In fact, the "Brando" version was very much an explicit inspiration for what the writers/artists did with Krypton, but even moreso, as you'd be able to tell if you ever read the miniseries. Kal-El is conceived without Jor-El or Lara meeting, having been assigned as a genetic pairing....
16th-Jan-2006 01:12 pm (UTC)
oh dear. ewwww. that's canny playing against the human need for warmth and interaction. brrrr.

look, i had a visceral reaction! *g*
16th-Jan-2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
As did Lara when she saw images of the horrifying place Jor-El proposed to send their unborn son, still gestating in his birthing matrix....
16th-Jan-2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
i'll bet she did. say, "birthing matrix" makes much more sense than the usual space capsule thing with the little boy inside!
16th-Jan-2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Dude, the music during the trailer gets me every time. I loved the first movie as a kid. I've never watched Smallville or read any of the comics, though.

Bryan Singer as director is a great choice. He nailed the X-Men movies.
17th-Jan-2006 01:35 am (UTC)
I've also been very impressed with Singer, although I'd have preferred that he ignore the earlier movies and start off "on his own." As to Smallville, it is in many ways the best Superman ever to hit either the large or small screen, even without Clark dressing up as "Superman."
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