CHRONICLE Writer Max Landis On MAN OF STEEL & Superhero Movies
The outspoken writer of Josh Trank's Chronicle has posted a 10-minute video in which he discusses why the portrayal of Superman in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel doesn't sit right with him. He also reveals his problem with most recent superhero movies in general.
The level of destruction at the end of Man Of Steel has been cause for debate with many fans and critics alike, some of whom believe that Supes simply wouldn't (or shouldn't) have allowed so many to die while he fought to contain the Kryptonian threat. I have my own take on this (which I've shared already) and I'm sure you all do too, but what does Max Landis think? Well he comes down on the "Superman was out of order" side of things, but he doesn't just call out Man Of Steel -- it seems he feels most recent CBMs have had similar problems, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man among them...Chronicle got it right though!
Well, agree? Disagree? Either way you'd have to admit that he's passionate about it anyway!
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Man Of Steel is in theaters now..go see it!
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