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Old 06-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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As in none at all. Is it good? How good is it? That's all we need to know.

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Old 06-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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wow. this thread really is safe. no spoilers. lol. not many people, too. but then again, this thread is safe. what is there to talk about here then? haha

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Now we wait...

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Now we wait...
yeah, let's wait for whatever that is...


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Old 06-05-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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It seems the only thing that sparks convo anywhere these days is negativity. People love to hate and debate.

Sad but true.

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Well from the other thread, from jacobed (hope he/she doesn't mind

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So I saw this yesterday, now I'm not sure if I put my review here or not but oh well. First off let me say that this is going to be a very brief and completely spoiler free review, I feel this movie is best seen not knowing as much there is just so many cool things that are happening during it that even just hearing a description ruins it a bit. Secondly, I'd like to say I hate Superman. Can't stand him, wasn't really a huge fan of the first Superman movie even though Reeve was ridiculously charismatic and entertaining to watch. Didn't like 2-4 nor Returns. They were all bad to me though I know people love 2.

The TDK trilogy are my favorite comic book movies easily, I find that no movie even comes close to touching those 3. Well I think we finally have a movie that comes close maybe even tops them. I walked out of this movie and the first thing out of my mouth was "wow" This movie blew my mind.

First off I need to talk about the story because it is star of this movie. Its very slow and deliberate, it takes its sweet time introducing to characters, themes, situations and it does it brilliantly. But once the action starts to ramp, man oh man woo it takes you for a wild ride. I guess what I'm saying is that the pace is perfect, you never feel bored. You're always really interested in these characters because they are all so fleshed out and you understand where they all are coming from even Zod. The acting in this movie is just phenomenal.

Holy crap Henry Cavill just delivers like Bale (who I think is the best Batman hands down) did for me in Batman Begin. He is just perfect, he brings the emotion when he needs to, he's crazy charismatic even more so than Reeve was. He is who people will think of when they think of Superman now. I thought for sure he'd be out shined by Shannon as Zod but thankfully he was not. That's not a knock on Shannon, no no just a huge compliment to Cavill. Shannon is terrifying as Zod, absolutely terrifying. The man is completely crazy but yet you perfectly understand where he is coming from. His motives make complete sense and while he's the villain, he doesn't really have evil motives.

The side characters are all very strong especially Lois Lane, Jor El, and the Kents. I dare anyone not to tear up a few times when we are with the Kents, holy every scene with them is just so emotional and Costner/Lane bring their A game. Russell Crowe just nails it as Jor El, he's a man who wants to do whats best and he is also very caring and wise. You believe this man has seen things and imbues all the wisdom he has to deliever to Superman but also that he could kick some ass when he needs to. I can't describe how much I hated Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane, wow she was bad. Thankfully Amy Adams does a 180 with the role and she is phenomenal, very strong powerful woman. I love that she is more of a hands on type reporter this time and the directions they take her character are really awesome.

Now the action/visuals. I don't know how to describe the action except to say its just jawdropping. You thought The Avengers was "epic" in scale (which I actually thought it really wasn't) hahaha no no that doesn't even begin to touch Man of Steel. Every action scene is huge and brutal, you can feel every punch ( yes there are punches in this movie), you can see every action scene perfectly but yet the camera makes you feel like you're there. Just amazing, I don't know how to describe it more vividly without spoiling stuff. This is definitely the first Superman movie where I believed Superman was actually flying, the flying is done perfectly. This movie already has the Oscar for visual effects, hands down. There will easily be no competition. Just the fact that the armor is all cg, wins it for them.

Few last little things, I realize this got a bit longer than brief but I can't stop thinking about this movie. The score is phenomenal, Superman's theme is so inspirational. I don't really have any complaints about the movie, it is the movie of the year so far and its going to be very very very hard to top.

Overall, this is going to be the event movie of the year, people are going to go see this again and again. Its going to be the event movie that TDK was which I feel was the last event movie we had, I realize Avengers made a kajillion dollars but it didn't feel like an event like TDK was. I'll probably see it 3 or 4 more times. Finally, we have a Superman movie worth seeing. It was amazing. 9/10
I'm sure there's a giggidy-giggidy joke in here, I'm so excited.

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What's up! Feels so safe in here, lol.
Its dangerous out there.

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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Here's one to get the ball rolling:
Man of Steel is now one of my favorite comic book films (coming from a Spider-Man geek, that’s saying something). My only disappointment with the film is with the unnecessary language – especially since this film is adored by kids and adults alike (who doesn't want to be like Superman?) – and will no doubt be attended by scores of children of all ages despite its much deserved PG-13 rating much to due with Michael Shannon’s embodiment of Zod, which was on par with Cavill’s amazing performance as Superman.

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These are reviews and opinions I can read and trust.

I had a feeling there might be some special language here and there. I'm ok with it personally.

I know kids hear worse at school from other kids who have parents with foul mouths.

As long as the parents who take their little ones to see this movie educate them on proper and improper word use that they are allow to use, it should be ok.

I'm so looking forward to this thing I can taste it!

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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^ Yeah, I have a feeling some of the parents will be traumatized by the one use, while not being bothered the amount of fighting and mayhem-that's not a spoiler!
What?! No! You've spoilt the entire movie for me.


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These are reviews and opinions I can read and trust.

I had a feeling there might be some special language here and there. I'm ok with it personally.

I know kids hear worse at school from other kids who have parents with foul mouths.

As long as the parents who take their little ones to see this movie educate them on proper and improper word use that they are allow to use, it should be ok.

I'm so looking forward to this thing I can taste it!
Agree with you 100% on that. I think it is a parents duty to do so.

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"unnecessary language" - In a PG13 movie you only get to use the F word once.

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^ Yeah, I have a feeling some of the parents will be traumatized by the one use, while not being bothered the amount of fighting and mayhem-that's not a spoiler!

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"unnecessary language" - In a PG13 movie you only get to use the F word once.
Do they drop an F bomb in MOS?

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #15
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^ I read the director wanted an Fbumb from Ma Kent
I guess that question is for Cosmo.

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Do they drop an F bomb in MOS?
I really don't think so. Could be wrong.

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I feel handicapped posting from my phone, so could someone message Dajanksta and Powercosmic about possibly writing a non spoiler review for this thread? It's great Cosmic was so willing to answer so many questions, but personally I'd settle for a more in depth non spoiler review.

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Here is an exert from a report from another site: (NOTE: It's old, but I had never seen it)

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Actor Nick Jones Jr. recently tweeted, “I guess I can say this now. I saw Man of Steel the other day at a special screening…. It was a masterpiece of epic proportions.”

Nick Jones Jr. also answered some non-spoiler type questions about the movie. When asked how the Man of Steel compared to the Dark Knight, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “Honestly…… BETTER.”

When asked to describe the fight scenes, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “Watchmen meets Avengers.” In regards to the CGI, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “Good stuff. I think his cape was cgi in some scenes. Really looked cool.”

In regards to the score, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “Two words: Hans Zimmer.”

In regards to how Henry Cavill did, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “Henry Cavill = Superman/ClarkKent.”

In regards to how essential the Daily Planet is to the story, Nick Jones Jr. tweeted, “How could it not be? Laurence Fishburne for President!”

In addition to calling it a masterpiece, Nick Jones Jr. also tweeted, “It’s one of those rare films you want to see multiple times to fully grasp its creative magnitude. #ManOfSteel.”

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I don't want to put words in Cosmo's mouth, and I messaged him to do a VERY simplistic review for this specific thread, but I read somewhere that he said it was BETTER than TDK.

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I don't want to put words in Cosmo's mouth, and I messaged him to do a VERY simplistic review for this specific thread, but I read somewhere that he said it was BETTER than TDK.
Yeah, overall as a movie I enjoyed MOS more than TDK. But no villain has topped the Joker yet, imo.

There were parts of TDK that I felt bored watching, while MOS didn't have any boring parts for me. The ending didn't feel dragged out, or anything(Unlike TDK, imo). Hell, I wish MOS were longer.

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Yeah, overall as a movie I enjoyed MOS more than TDK. But no villain has topped the Joker yet, imo.
No need to start a flame war, but I think The Joker is the best villain in comics. Watching a straight-laced and dramatic adaptation sure does the job.

However, I want Darkseid for MOS3. They can always reserve the Intergang for Justice League

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No need to start a flame war, but I think The Joker is the best villain in comics. Watching a straight-laced and dramatic adaptation sure does the job.

However, I want Darkseid for MOS3. They can always reserve the Intergang for Justice League
I think a good Darkseid could top the Heath Ledger just for how powerful of a villain he is. A really really good Lex could do it as well, but he would need a really good script and a really casting choice to make that a possibility.

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I think a good Darkseid could top the Heath Ledger just for how powerful of a villain he is. A really really good Lex could do it as well, but he would need a really good script and a really casting choice to make that a possibility.
If the Joker is the Hannibal Lector of superhero movies, then Darkseid could be the Darth Vader of superhero movies. He's my number one most anticipated villain.

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(here's Halo10's own personal review of Man of Steel-enjoy )


I enjoyed Man of Steel and thought it was very entertaining and definitely
action-packed – besides being totally re-booted, that alone was the big difference between this Man of Steel and Bryan Stinger’s underwhelming 2006’ Superman Returns. I liked the upgrades to Superman, and the special effects and action scenes are the highlight of the entire film. It’s very fast paced and there was very little lengthy dialogue moments and there is no Lex Luther (Soop’s primary arch rival in comics) and i really like the script and plot of Zod and his soldiers in this one. But there were also a few obvious holes in it from my perspective.


* This film gets off to a very fast start with Jorel and Laura (Superman’s father/mother) en route to the battle with villain General Zod,(who was played well by actor Michael Shannon) The film doesn’t want to waste a lot of time with stretched details of how/why the planet of Kryton is disintergrating and back and forth dramatic debating argument between Jor-el and the high council.

In fact the film can’t wait to get General Zod’s instant rebellion and warfare going.
*Unlike the Reeves/Kidder version of Supeman, I didn’t get anything out of the “romance” click of Superman and Lois Lane and their rather quick relationship seemed rather awkward, so it’s not going to draw any comparisons to Peter Parker/Mary Jane duo.


* Some of the performances were well played but some was a mixed bag. Russell Crowe played a solid job as Jor-el, constantly playing significant spots in not only rebelling vs Zod, creating survival for his only child, and aiding and advising not only his son but a courageous Lois Lane through holograms star Henry Cavill was solid as Superman/Clark Kent but I didn’t get into Kevin Kosner much as Earth-father Johnathan Clark, in fact I thought it was odd thinking of what he advised young confused Clark Kent in response to him saving classmates’ lives but thought it was a bizarre twist in how Father Clarke tragically passed away vs the previous Superman films and the comic.


* I also wasn’t impressed with Lawrence Fishburne as Daily Planet Bugle editor Perry White, it was a far cry from Jackie Cooper’s zany, quick tongue version – nor as a newspaper editor was he appealing as Spiderman’s JJ Jonah Jameson. I thought Fishburne’s version was bland and ordinary as they come and it puzzled me as a newspaper editor not wanting to get a huge selling story of Superman simply because he wanted to prevent a "public panic" .


* Speaking of puzzling, I didn’t like the odd way of how the people of Earth was introduced to Superman by way of him instantly surrendering to General Zod instead of the Soop making public headlines from saving lives from horrific natural disasters, or stopping multiple crimes in it’s tracks en route to the public being in awed of him, before Zod appears out of thin air and not only do we immediately surrender Soop who the public has no knowledge of what he can do, or what “ crimes “he’s done to warrant an arrest, but offer no military resistance or inquiry upon Zod’s arrival ? What ? I even had to snicker at this and thought this was the only moment where the idea of Zod vs the military in 1977 version had an advantage over the 2013 version.


* Another thing is this Superman version is 100% serious and absolutely ZERO sense of humor in it. No light moment anywhere. which is very unusual and a major difference between this film and other Superhero films. Also I just didn’t think they took enough time to Superman getting adjusted to his superpowers (such as we seen from Peter Parker getting clumsily adjusted to his newfound powers) we saw one very quick glimpse of him adjusting to flight control but that was it.


* As much as talk there was of General Zod, I actually got the biggest thrill of all action sequences from, Faora- Ul (played by actress Antje Traue) who was Zod’s top ranking soldier and wife. Not only did I think she was hot but her fighting sequences hand to hand battle with Superman was awesome and the absolute highlight of the entire film, IMO. i especially enjoyed her battle scenes vs Superman more than other battle scenes in the entire films.


* Not only did I like the new Superman uniform but also like the battle uniform garmets and clear-face helmets that Zod and his soldiers possessed. But we got a glimpse of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and his home defensive mechanicisms but what will blow you away and the highlight of the entire film is the brilliant CGI special effects, the flickering speedy Superman battle sequences, where you see heavy objects like diesels, buses, walls, military planes being tossed, entire buildings collapsing and constant explosions, and Krytonians flea-flash and flicker with lightning speed (moving like True Blood Vamps) and being knocked backed hundreds of feet upon impact. The finale battle with Zod is a moment for the morally good Superman in what he has to experience and is forced to do.


* While I really did enjoy Man of Steel, and thought it was a pretty good film, but it’s not a classic to me – and it didn’t wow me, it didn’t make me want to eagerly and immediately see it again as I did the three great films of 2013 (ala Olympus has Fallen, Iron Man 3 and Fast Furious 6) so while it was good, I can’t classified Man of Steel better or equal than either one of those films.

- On a scale of 1 to 10. I give Man of Steel a 7.5


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Old 06-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #25
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This thread is now my home. And I am just so in awe of all the positive buzz so far.

I mean we all hoped, and to a degree expected, that this was on form to be amazing... But seeing it written from people who now actually CAN make that judgement is unbelievably exciting.

I can't wait to see this damn movie!

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