New Movie Releases: 'This is the End,' 'Man of Steel'

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Movie fans have two wide releases to choose from this weekend: "This is the End," an apocalyptic comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; and Christopher Nolan's “Man of Steel”, a reboot of DC Comics hero Superman.

As usual, the Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, weigh in. In addition to co-hosting the podcast, Rafer is film critic for Newsday and Kristen is culture producer for The Takeaway.

Contributors:

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

JF from OKC

Rafer Guzman & Kristen Meizner: "This isn't a Marvel film! WTH? I have to actually use my brain!"

Listen, forget about these reviews, "Man of Steel" is a good movie and worth seeing. You know, the film has gotten nearly identical reviews across the media "Not fun, not funny, it's dark, no romance, etc." what gives? I didn't know Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Superman too... oh, wait he's not.

Seriously, so many reviews are seemingly identical as to make me wonder if people have been compelled by some exterior entity or thought process into panning this movie with the same negative adjectives.

Go see it, forget about the "negatives". It's not "The Avengers", but MoS is written for a more mature audience and is definitely smarter. If you want to see black and white, good vs. evil, where the good guy makes us laugh, kicks the baddies butt, and gets the girl, there are plenty of sources for that in our culture.

If you want a film that goes deeper, ask questions of the human experience, and has multi-faceted characters and motivations, then this film is for you.

Alright, nerd rant over, but I have been super surprised that it has gotten the same reviews from so many. Don't believe them! This movie is great!

Jun. 15 2013 05:46 PM
Angel from Miami FL

So many talented people in Hollywood and the job goes to Seth Rogen. Untalented. Unattractive. Unfunny. If he's what Tinseltown considers the "everyman" then they'd probably consider me a male model.

Jun. 14 2013 10:19 AM

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