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Subj: Yes, along with a reboot of Superman movies too
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 11:52:55 pm EDT (Viewed 159 times)
Reply Subj: Would you re-cast Superman/replace Cavill if you had the chance?
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 11:06:42 pm EDT (Viewed 177 times)

    I know that he hasn't been given much to work with so it's not entirely his fault that his Superman isn't given the acclaim of Gadot's WW or even Batfleck.

A shame really. I've seen Henry in other movies and he has talent. Too bad it's wasted just standing around saying one liners and looking like someone close to him just died.

    But something about him rubs me the wrong way; he just comes off as a very cold fish; very self-interested and calculating. He in it for the bucks and has outright said so. In one sense this is refreshing because it is honest.

Honest maybe but he's also given terrible scripts with so little to do. He's been great in other movies, but those had better scripts.

    On the other hand, it shows that he doesn't care; (I kinda got the same vibe from Welling who wasn't even an actor).

Agreed. Henry really doesn't give a crap and neither did Welling.

    Christopher Reeve *did* have artistic pretensions and a desire to infuse Superman with something special and get to the heart of what make the character long lasting. If you look at some old interviews, he talks about how he thought about the character abstractly and wanted to get underneath to real psychological appeal. (Of course he did enjoy the money too!)

That's because Chris was excited to play Superman and it showed in his work. So much so that Chris has become synonymous with the role.

    Also, Cavill is TOO SHORT! To me, the Superman costume only looks really impressive and credible in someone say 6'3" to 6'5". It just adds something special to the aesthetic appeal; and getting down to the 6'0" range is noticeable (to me).


Shame about the costume too. What puzzles me the most about it is the fact that Henry is so ripped and muscular, but he wears a MUSCLE SUIT! Ug...

    Really, the only thing pro-Cavill folks can point to is his bulbous Snyder-y physique; which I personally think is overdone. He just stands there like a pumped-up slab of beef looking all broody or something. (again, that's not his fault; it's how the character has been written).

Wearing. A. Muscle. Suit....

Why buff up only to wear a ridiculous muscle suit?

    But alas Cavill is not going anywhere. He knows the Superman flicks he's doing are uninspired trash, but doesn't really care so long as the check clears. I'm not saying that makes him a bad person (it makes him smart!).

The real irony is he refused the part when he was offered the role in Superman Returns because he felt he wasn't ready. And now that he's playing Necksnapper, all he does is basically one liners and mope around. In terms of money, great choice. In terms of the role itself, it was a terrible choice and wasn't the smartest career move.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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