The most controversial movie moments of 2013
Falling foul of censors and an actor daring to wear a cowl are just some of the "crimes" perpetrated by Hollywood this year. Here's the list of the movie stories and moments which made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2013.
Everyone knows comic book fans are sensitive souls, but no-one could have quite anticipated the outpouring of hatred that greeted the news Ben Affleck would be taking over as the Caped Crusader in ‘Man Of Steel’ sequel ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ (working title). Affleck went on talk shows demonstrating his baffled amusement whilst the Twittersphere went ballistic.
Despite his Oscar and creative resurgence in ‘The Town’ and ‘Argo’, some people have clearly not forgiven the poor lamb for that whole Bennifer/’Gigli’ stuff. Plus there was Marvel’s misfire ‘Daredevil’, but you can hardly lay all the blame on Ben for that.
A two-part five-hour treatise into sex addiction starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Shia Labeouf may not sound like a whole lot of fun, but thanks to director Lars Von Trier, ‘Nymphomaniac’ has become one of the most anticipated movies of next year. Excitement was fuelled with talk of “proper” actors partaking in hardcore sex, claims which have subsequently been denied. But provocateur Von Trier has continued the controversy by releasing NSFW footage on YouTube and a series of posters featuring stars like Stellan Skarsgard and Uma Thurman demonstrating their best, er, O faces. You naughty boy, Lars.
Did Supes go too far in Man Of Steel? (Credit: Warner Bros.)
The end of Man Of Steel (SPOILERS)
It’s those fanboys again, who complained a bit redundantly once they’d seen Zack Synder’s take on Clark Kent. No, they didn’t care about the running time, or indeed that there wasn’t all that much of Kent wearing his spandex undies. No, it was the fact that Supes killed General Zod during the finale of the film. “But Superman isn’t a murderer!” they cried. Writer David S Goyer told a BAFTA audience that the filmmakers wanted to, “put the character in an impossible position and make an impossible choice.” What’s more, he added, you’ll see the