Podcast of Doom (transcript):
New ‘Man of Steel’ trailer!

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JIM DOOM: Hello and welcome to the latest Podcast of Doom. I’m your host, Jim Doom, and with me, as is frequently the case –-

DOOM DeLUISE: Always the case.

JIM DOOM: — is Doom DeLuise.

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JIM DOOM: Today on the Podcast of Doom, we’re going to —


JIM DOOM: We’re going to —



DOOM DeLUISE: What’s one of history’s greatest mysteries?

JIM DOOM: Where the Freemasons buried their gold?

DOOM DeLUISE: You see the new Man of Steel trailer?

JIM DOOM: No, I haven’t. Is there a new one?

DOOM DeLUISE: Here, why don’t you go ahead and watch this.

JIM DOOM: Well, I was thinking today we could talk about —

DOOM DeLUISE: Watch it.

[SFX: Audio from trailer. Plays for approximately two and a half minutes.]

JIM DOOM: How does Superman shave his beard?

DOOM DeLUISE: [silence]

JIM DOOM: Are Superman’s dads Kevin Costner and Russel Crowe?
Best “My Two Dads” ever.

DOOM DeLUISE: [silence]

JIM DOOM: Wait Amy Adams is Lois Lane?! Why is it so hard to just find a smart and confident and gorgeous brunette who can act?

DOOM DeLUISE: [silence]

JIM DOOM: Doom? Where are you?

DOOM DeLUISE: Oh hey, I just went to the toilet after you started watching. Best response questions ever. I think it looks like dreadful [BLEEP]. Such self importance. Such heavy-handed nonsense.

There isn’t enough meat on the bone here to pass those sorts of judgments, but I really hope the tone is different from Superman Returns.

JIM DOOM: I can tell you right off this is going to be better than Superman Returns because this isn’t “A Tribute to Richard Donner Movies I Watched When I Was 8.” How much better? Don’t know. But right there — it’s going to be better.

DOOM DeLUISE: Unless it’s “A Tribute to Byran Singer Doing a Tribute to Richard Donner Movies I Watched When I Was 8”

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JIM DOOM: Well yes, that would be bad. But I really don’t get any sense at all that that’s what this is.

DOOM DeLUISE: Really? I do. I get the feeling it’s doing all the same things as that movie.

JIM DOOM: This appears to me to just be a Superman movie in the modern genre of “Let’s make superhero movies placed within the weight of the real world as much as possible.” Which is no more a Bryan Singer tribute than just an admission of where superhero movies need to be in 2012 — or 2013 — in order to justify flying people in capes and spandex.

Is there anything specific about it that seems like a Bryan Singer tribute to you? I mean keep in mind, he had his lead actor impersonate Christopher Reeve.

DOOM DeLUISE: That’s true. I guess “tribute” is the wrong word to use. But it seems to have the same tone, the same pace, the same feel to it, I guess, as much as one can get a sense for any of those things in a couple of minutes worth of previews.

JIM DOOM: I’d agree on the tone / pace / feel comment. But I don’t think that’s where Singer went wrong.

I like the idea that’s set up in this trailer of a kid realizing he is all-powerful and a worried human dad trying to protect him. I mean a little kid is asking his dad if he should have just let those people die, and his dad says “Maybe.”

DOOM DeLUISE: Yeah, that was a super cool moment. That’ll probably be the best part of the movie.

JIM DOOM: If the weight of that moment is carried throughout, it could be a really awesome movie. But even if it’s not carried throughout — this movie was made by people who knew it was important, and it’s being promoted by people who know it’s important. That gives me hope.

DOOM DeLUISE: I hope Zack Snyder has a good movie in him.

JIM DOOM: We should go on a double-date to it.

DOOM DeLUISE: I can’t. I’ll be in New Zealand.

JIM DOOM: Shoot.

DOOM DeLUISE: We should Skype during it.

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JIM DOOM: Did you see the top comment on YouTube when I watched it?

DOOM DeLUISE: No, what was it?

JIM DOOM: Here, I screen-capped it. Check this out.

JIM DOOM: You sent me to YouTube at exactly the right moment.

DOOM DeLUISE: Haha, no kidding. Hey what were you going to talk about originally?

JIM DOOM: Oh! I’m glad you brought that up. Actually —

DOOM DeLUISE: What’s this button do?


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