Here are some reasons:
- Insane body count in which Superman only ever saves one girl while occasionally, ineffectually saying “Go inside, it’s not safe” to people who are already screaming and running inside.
- Superman commits genocide. Complete with glib unnecessary retort.
- destruction and death of millions happens casually off screen while the buildings seem to get glorious shakespearean death throes
- The two leads kiss. It makes no sense.
- No superbreath
- Zod makes a good point - there is literally no way that Superman should be able to defeat him in single combat. So it makes no sense when that exact thing happens.
- You are pretty much guaranteed to not care about a single person or thing happening in the movie.
- Oh all that unseen death? When Supes sees a family of five threatened he is driven to murder. And does it. And cries. It’s terrible.
- There is an Army Captain, who is one of the very few females with speaking lines, who just asks stupid expositional questions which are way below her rank to 1) ask 2) not already know the answers. (BONUS: she tells us that Superman is hot later - even if the movie had managed to pass the Bechdel test by this point, it would automatically fail it because this moment is such a colossal setback.)
- How many times can you flying punch somebody? Well a lot of fucking times I guess.
- What the fuck is this movie about? I guess belonging, because Superman figures out that showing up in a theater and killing lots of people is the only way to truly be an American.
Life of ball
Right now, part of Manhattan’s lower east side has been transformed into 1900s New York
The Cinemax series ‘The Knick’ is currently being filmed in New York City, and instead of green screening it like most movies and TV shows do these days, they decided to just throw down a bunch of dirt, bring in horses and hundreds of extras in top hats, get rid of parking meters and signs and transfer a section of the LES into early 1900s NYC. All bike racks, parking meters and other signs of modern times were removed from Orchard Street between Delancey and Grand and from Broome Street between Allen and Ludlow, through this Friday.
Hey, this is exactly where I was staying when I visited New York last summer. Exactly.
Just like we did for Public Enemies 5 years ago. But to do this for a TV show in NYC is pretty awesome!