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Old 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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My initial ipression of this movie is mixed. All of the discussion and controversy makes me think I'll see things on a second viewing that may cause me to like it more.


Do you think a second viewing will influince your opinion? What parts do you want to "review?"


For those who've seen it multiple times, did you notice things you didn't before or that changed your mind about certain aspects?

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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I noticed the Wayne symbol the second time around. Also the film held up very well with my second viewing which I wasn't too sure about considering the serious tone. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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I've seen it four times, and I would say it's definitely easier to follow all of the flashbacks if that was a problem for you.

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I've seen it four times, and I would say it's definitely easier to follow all of the flashbacks if that was a problem for you.
Seen it four times so far, and it gets for me better every time.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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I saw it a second time and actually liked it more -- granted I liked it a lot the first time so I'm not sure if that's surprising or not.

My biggest problem I had initially was the non-linear story but since I was prepared for it, some scenes actually resonated more for me, which was surprising.

That being said, I still stand by my initial reaction because that is how most people are viewing it.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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After my first viewing, I rated the movie as 8/10, but a day after that i thought that the rating should have been at 7.5/10.

So, I decided to watch the movie once again, after my second viewing, i found that the movie has enough emotional moments and heart, also story flow looked better.

So my initial rating at 8/10 is correct.

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:02 AM   #7
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After my first viewing, I rated the movie as 8/10, but a day after that i thought that the rating should have been at 7.5/10.

So, I decided to watch the movie once again, after my second viewing, i found that the movie has enough emotional moments and heart, also story flow looked better.

So my initial rating at 8/10 is correct.


Agree. I went from rating MOS a 7 my first viewing to a 9-1/2 my second viewing. Amazing movie if your watching it for what it is and not nit-pick as I did my first viewing. I can't wait to see it again!

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #8
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Loved it the first time. Saw it again and came out the theater like...


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Old 06-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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I'll be watching it a third time tonight and I know it'll only get better as I enjoyed it in my first viewing.

I admire CBMs that I only enjoy more and more with repeated viewings at theatres.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #10
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I'm having my second viewing on Saturday, really looking forward to watching it again

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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I know some people are probably sick of the Batman Begins comparisons, but for me it was the same experimence. The first time you're learning as you go, concentrating on holding on to the ride. The second time, you know how it plays out, so you throw your hands in the air and let the ride take over. Definitely enjoyed it more (even more) the second time.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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YES, second viewing answer a lot of my questions. I also enjoy the movie even better the second time. Love this movie and will probably see it a third time in 2d.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #13
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Saw it 5 times and every time I get a different emotion walking out of the theater, which is why it's a PERSONAL masterpiece to me. One of those reasons, is the hidden subtle messages that could easily go over peoples heads that I caught each and every single time I watched it.

Seeing it once doesn't give you the opportunity to see the overall scope that Snyder created. It's a movie NOT to see once. Go see it a second time.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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Saw it 5 times and every time I get a different emotion walking out of the theater, which is why it's a PERSONAL masterpiece to me. One of those reasons, is the hidden subtle messages that could easily go over peoples heads that I caught each and every single time I watched it.

Seeing it once doesn't give you the opportunity to see the overall scope that Snyder created. It's a movie NOT to see once. Go see it a second time.
Completely agreed, there are actually A LOT of very subtle moments and nods to broader themes within the movie, and with Superman mythology itself.

Also Cavill's performance really catches these subtleties and I think his performance gets stronger with every viewing. I also liked Lois & Clark's relationships even more because it really FEELS realistic. They didn't just force in a romantic storyline to "appeal to the female demographic" or to make the movie more lighthearted, they tried to show how a relationship may (or may not) actually develop in the real world. I actually wish they had never kissed in the film at all. But that's a minor nit-pick.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #15
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I plan to see again soon.
It will be the fourth time.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #16
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The film was even better in the 2nd viewing, and I picked up on somethings I didn't see the 1st time. Some Easter Eggs, scene connections, and character portrayals.

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Seen it twice. You can get a better sense of fight stuff 'cause it happens too fast. It only gets better for me as well.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #18
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Four viewings and this film is knocking it out of the park. Never boring. Always emotional. Pick up on even more stuff.

This film is the real deal. My summer movie season is over. Man of Steel won it by a landslide.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #19
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My feelings on it definitely improved on the 2nd viewing. The flaws were still there, but they seemed less damning than they were on the 1st viewing. It was weird.

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Four viewings and this film is knocking it out of the park. Never boring. Always emotional. Pick up on even more stuff.

This film is the real deal. My summer movie season is over. Man of Steel won it by a landslide.


I plan on seeing it just one more time, the third time, before blu-ray release. Can't wait for that either.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #21
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I've had 3 viewings so far, I plan at least 2 more. After the first viewing, my impressions of the characters didn't really change much, I thought the casting was still spot on, but I really noticed the wonky editing and directorial choices made. For Example the time jumps were really sudden and jarring, the tentacles fight was kinda weird looking. Tentacles to not good villains make.

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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I can't explain it but my second viewing was more enjoyable. Not that it wasn't great the first time, It was. It was just less pressure the second time. This film holds up very well with the second viewing. There are some films I can't even make it through twice, like 300 and Prometheus. Man of Steel zips by. I guess it's because for good or bad the film doesn't let us slow down to breathe.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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Definetely see it a second time.

I admit I LOVED it the first go-round and gave it a 9/10. Well I then saw it in IMAX 3D for my second viewing, and while the 3D added nothing, the film was even better the second viewing. I upped my rating to a 9.3/10.

It got better the second time around because I was able to take in more of the dialogue, and explanations in the film. A lot of the glossed over dialogue actually provides some believable pseudo-scientific explanations for some of the "plot holes" some have found with the film. And if you actually pay attention to all the dialogue there aren't really any major plot holes at all.

The main legitimate critique of MoS is that the pacing is pretty bad throughout. I agree with this general critique, and that's why on a 2nd viewing you're able to sort through the plot better and understand it better. It makes the movie much more enjoyable because things start to fit together when they didn't necessarily fit together the first time.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #24
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Definetely see it a second time.

I admit I LOVED it the first go-round and gave it a 9/10. Well I then saw it in IMAX 3D for my second viewing, and while the 3D added nothing, the film was even better the second viewing. I upped my rating to a 9.3/10.
The first go around, my brain acted as if it was a curious sponge just pulsating with wonder. I walked out thinking it was NOTHING I was expecting, but in a GOOD way. My first rating thinking about it in a dazed and emotional trance was 8/10.

I saw it the second time, calm and collected and focused more on the scope of things and actually keyed in on every word of dialogue and my mind was COMPLETELY blown out of its skull.

It's a personal masterpiece to me, but I rate it 9/10 only because there's room for improvement for the sequel. Cavill's Daily Planet Clark Kent makes me excited to see where his performance may lead in mind-blowing anticipation. So much for Supes fans to look forward to, I love it.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #25
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I would say I liked it best the first time because my heart was pounding the whole time and I didn't know what to expect. However, I felt a little frustrated that certain subtle moments and transitions were missing; it seemed a bit choppy to me. While the second viewing was slower since I knew what was going to happen, my rating of the film went up overall because I understood certain things better, and it didn't feel choppy. I must have mentally filled in the blanks by that point.

My first viewing was in an IMAX theater in 3D and the second was in an XD theater in 3D. I plan to watch it in 2D in the next few days and I'm really looking forward to it. The only reason I watched it in 3D was for the big screen and crisp sound system.

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