Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Friday, 24 April 2015 - 11:49AM
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Friday, 24 April 2015 - 11:49AM
Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color
We've all heard the jokes about Warner Bros/DC's penchant for dark, gritty superhero films and darker, grittier color schemes for those superhero films, but it's never been quite as apparent as right now. Videolab has give Man of Steel the "color restoration" treatment, and it shows very clearly that recent DC adaptations have crossed the line from "gritty" to "dull and drab":



I am personally a big proponent of more realistic, less Marvel-ish superhero movies, but this video aptly demonstrates how overboard DC goes with their darker aesthetic. This isn't a Captain America movie, and it shouldn't necessarily have lots of bright colors, but everything doesn't need to be literally gray. The film would still have a darker aesthetic if they had used the original colors; as it is, it looks like they made a naturalistic superhero movie and then applied a remarkably ugly Instagram filter:

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

As can be seen in the comparisons above, the movie looks about a thousand times better with the restored color, and it still doesn't look like a lighthearted Marvel movie. We can only hope they'll take this lesson to heart for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but according to the video, even the teaser is committing the same faux-pas:

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Watch What Man of Steel Would Have Looked Like If It Had Been in Color

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, hopefully featuring some restored color schemes, comes out on March 25, 2016.

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