Archive for December, 2013

How Thor The Dark World Should Have Ended

20/12

Watch for General Zod …

Raffael Dickreuter – Man of Steel – Previs & Postvis Showreel

16/12

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Book Review: Man of Steel by Greg Cox

16/12

About:
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox is exactly what it claims to be, a novel of the summer blockbuster. Mr. Cox has written other novelization, including several in the superhero genre.

  • 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781165998

Book Review Man of Steel The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox

My rating for Man of Steel4

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Thoughts:
when I saw Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox on sale I immediately grabbed it. I thought the movie was great and wouldn’t mind a quick read of the novel. The opportunity to read this book came on Thanksgiving weekend, when I didn’t want to read anything heavy or profound (and I got the Man of Steel DVD for Chanukah).

I thought the book was very good, a quick read and lots of fun. The book added onto the movie going into more details and into the character heads. For example, the story covers more thoroughly the genetic engineering of Kryptonians which leads to the confrontation of Superman with soldiers who can feel no empathy or remorse.

I used to read many movie novelizations, mainly since I love films as well as books, but as we all know novelizations are sometimes boring, sometimes simply bad and mostly never bring anything new to the reader. For me, the novelization helped enhance the movie and some of the aspects which I was unclear about (mainly due to the explosions).

Mr. Cox says that he wrote the book before seeing the movie, reading how well he managed to create the fictional scenery and descriptions to match the movie is a testament to his skill as an author and observer.

The novel follows the movie very closely, is fast paced and easy to read. If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining book, not too serious and enjoyable pick up this book.

Synopsis:
On the doomed planet Krypton a son is born to Jor-El and Lara-El, the boy, named Kal-El is the first Kryptonian natural birth in centuries. Jor-El steals the genetic information from which Krptonian babies are “made” of and sends it with his son shortly before the planet explodes. The only Kryptonians to survive, besides Kal-El, are renegade soldiers led by General Zod who make it their mission to find the information Jor-El stole.

Thirty-three years later, Clark Kent ( Kal-El) travels the world in search of his identity, intensifying the myth of a saving angel wherever he goes. In a truck stop he overhears Canadian airmen talk about a UFO found in deep in the ice. Clark goes investigating, finds his roots but also sends out a message into space bringing the genetically engineered soldiers to Earth.

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Man of Steel 2: And the new Wonder Woman is …

05/12

… Israeli actress Gal Gadot best known for playing Gisele in three of the Fast and Furious films and for being a former Miss Israel.

Director Zach Snyder said to an interview with The Guardian:

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favourite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”