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Old 12-21-2013, 10:28 PM   #85
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Default Re: A second viewing

Watched this again unfortunately because my buddy hadn't seen it.

What I liked:

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The Man Of Steel Theme. Its not the iconic Williams theme, but I thought Zimmer's version was just as epic.

Superman's costume. Much better than Returns' maroon version.

Kevin Costner's performance aside from the part
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where he couldn't care less about a bunch of kids almost drowning.


The special effects.

The evil Kryptonian solder Superman was fighting in Smallville being a homage to Non since he had no lines.
What I didn't like:

Everything else.

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The film taking itself way too seriously. FFS, there was less humor in this than Nolan's Batman films! Superman getting the dark treatment does not work.

The film being 30 minutes longer than it needed to be.

Russell Crowe not bothering to change his voice.

Didn't care for the extended re-telling of Superman's origin.
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Kryptonian Scientist Jor-El acting like an action hero. The whole DNA plot was lame. Zod killing Jor-El was a stupid change. We already know Zod is evil, why make a needless change to enforce it?


Superman having a beard. Hated it.

Too many flashbacks. The film going back and forth in the timeline was annoying!

Didn't like Superman
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destroying the bully's truck. Injuring him physically even in minor fashion would've sufficed.


Henry Cavill is a good looking guy, but you can watch his performances in Immortals and Man Of Steel and you will see no difference.

Michael Shannon's overacting.

Amy Adams was a terrible Lois Lane. She acted more like Lana Lang if anything.

Lois finding out who Superman was by
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going to I-HOP
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Johnathan Kent
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dying because he got sucked into a tornado.
No, I'm not making that up. It was so over the top and laughably bad.

The romance between Supes and Lois was not believable.

Laurence Fishburne's performance as Laurence Fishburne.

More destruction in this than a Michael Bay film which is the only reason why this film was a success. Take that away and you have a soulless film with little to no character development.

Superman making no effort
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to get away from Smallville or Metropolis during his fights resulting in the deaths of countless people
, but hey, the action's cool so fu** logic.

Superman
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killing
Zod.
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(Yeah, they did it in Superman II, but it wasn't okay back then either.) It was a completely unnecessary decision made by Snyder just for the sake of being controversial. Even Batman breaking his one rule is more acceptable. The "there was no other way" excuse is pure crap.
Simple as that.
So there you go. A logical review why Man Of Steel was a really good action film and a terrible "Superman" movie.

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