jgraff

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I jumped on last issue like a lot of people and felt it was good but not great. This one…

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Everyone needs to take a 5 minute break from complaining about DCs new titles and cancellations to read this new…

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Better than Saga this week! Cornell blows this series wide open with this issue – separating it out from, while…

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jgraff's Recent Comments
August 23, 2013 10:49 am I think Affleck has balls of steel to take this. he spent years as a punchline before completely reinventing himself and I doubt he wants to go back. Pride has got to be more important to the guy than money at this point I doubt he's going to be party to a price of junk (Script approval?) Oh, And he's now the best director of character scenes involved. I think haters can add all the o's they want to their "Noooooos", there are very few real arguments against him. And he looks just like Capullo draws Bruce Wayne.
August 20, 2013 12:46 pm Morrison worked really for 6 years to get rid of the sullen, obsessive, damaged Batman but the other writers at DC (while good) just don't seem to be having it. Superman on the other hand has been getting pretty good in this area. I know people love to dump on Lobdell, but the last two issues of Action have been really fun. DC actually puts out quite a few fun books, but not usually with the big guns - World's Finest, Demon Knights,All Star Western.
June 18, 2013 10:20 pm Wow, this is still going. Usually these devolve into all negativity pretty quickly and then die out. Or in the case of something like IM3 everyone just agrees, "yeah that was okay, I guess." I think it's a testament to the quality of the movie that those who actually LIKED something are so committed to discussing and defending it with thoughtful posts that go beyond it being "cool". It's worth noting that we wouldn't be seriously discussing the role of the father, the death penalty, acceptable losses, or any other rich ideas unless the movie gave them to us. None of these issues are the result of oppositional readings that expose failures in the story or script (not that there aren't some), as much as some critics might like to think they are. People who saw it last week are still talking about it with so much intensity because in its sometimes clunky, sometimes cheesy, sometimes brilliant way, MOS is something that other superhero movies have not been - a movie about ideas. A movie that poses questions. Its not perfect, but it gave us new things to think about a 75 year old character that many of us hold dear, and for that alone it deserves some credit.
June 15, 2013 8:47 pm Interesting, I didn't read it that way at all. Both men die not just hoping but knowing that Clark will change the world. the last shot of Pa is when he's working on the truck and Martha tells Clark how his father always knew what he would become. The last scene with Jor El is him telling Zod how Kal will beat him because he's twice the man. I would argue they both die with hope in their hearts - Jor EL kinda does it twice.
June 15, 2013 6:41 pm I feel bad about my tone in that last post. While there are definitely lots people that just parrot opinions they've read around the Internet, I'm sorry for accusing you of being one of them. I'm also sorry you didn't like the movie. I loved it and so did everyone around me in the theatre. I respectfully disagree with your review. Superman would never leave a dick comment.
June 15, 2013 6:18 pm I love Pa Kent's portrayal. when he delivers that maybe (and it is a maybe) Costner totally projects that he doesn't believe it for a second. he's a man in the real world that Is worried about his son. the values are there for all to see, and then later when he does what he does in the tornado - that's pa kent. Deeds not words. you know, like Megaforce.
June 15, 2013 5:47 pm Ha. You are insane.
June 15, 2013 5:43 pm Nothing is as Jesusy as that bit in Returns when he dies for three days and then comes back to life - now that's a bit much. I will agree that the part in MOS when he goes to the church and sits there with the stained glass in the background was bush league, but the other lines sit nicely with the literal story that's happening and are sold by good performances. I have a low groan threshold for ham-fisted metaphors, and those were not that bad.
June 15, 2013 5:14 pm I am so disappointed that I fanboy has joined the chorus of those who don't want to be caught on the wrong side of Internet momentum.. And one more piece that cuts and pastes "joyless" from those other reviews. Ugh. that was the best superhero movie ever. I was smiling (joyfully) for 2 1/2 hours. Everything mentioned here about Clark's character and Lois's character and the relationships make me think the reviewer saw an entirely different cut and I did. The movie is not just an origin for Superman but an origin for Clark. he is in that last shot the man that lots of people seem to want him to be the whole movie - but that's not what it's about. 41/2 out of 5.
May 27, 2013 9:35 am Easily the best issue of Superman in the new 52. How is Hammond's big glowing head on Superman's body not in panels of the week?