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Old 03-13-2017, 01:34 PM   #251
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I didn't have any issue with the primary portrayal of Kryptonian society. I thought the free will vs eugenics aspect was interesting as well. My problems with the krypton could've been fixed easily with a line from the council not believing Jor-El.'s conclusions. And reducing sub plots. A bit far too many things going on-- krypton's core, Zod's coup, Jor-El stealing the Codex etc. Which is why so much of MOS was just expository dialogue from scene to scene from either Russell Crowe or Michael Shannon explaining things.
It's the history -- rise and fall -- of an entire civilization. To echo the beaver from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (a fantasy story that, along with Lord of the Rings, also has what you would probably consider a lot "going on"), "It's the world dear, did you expect it to be small?" The problem with the Council is their dithering. In a society that has eroded free will and choice, they are incapable of making decisions. It's not about belief. People know or believe a lot of things in life, like how eating healthy and exercising can extend one's life, but people can be reluctant to change or stall in making decisions.

This version of the Superman mythology is exploring these themes and doing so in a relatively new way, and that's okay. YMMV.

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Old 03-13-2017, 04:19 PM   #252
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It's futile to sentence a prisoner when the planet won't exist. That's what I meant in my earlier post.

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It's futile to sentence a prisoner when the planet won't exist. That's what I meant in my earlier post.
No, it's not, at least not for the Council that is so rigid in its thinking that following law and tradition is the only thing it knows how to do. It's the only thing it has left. The Council is peopled with individuals bred to carry out and execute the law, so they will carry out their prime directive even to the very end of all things. Because that is their purpose.

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Old 03-13-2017, 05:29 PM   #254
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That's the bit I would've liked to have explained more of. Because it wasn't really clear to all to a lot of people. I'm still iffy about the reasoning--not sure if I completely buy it still but it's something.

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No, it's not, at least not for the Council that is so rigid in its thinking that following law and tradition is the only thing it knows how to do. It's the only thing it has left. The Council is peopled with individuals bred to carry out and execute the law, so they will carry out their prime directive even to the very end of all things. Because that is their purpose.
plus, even if it's not super apparent, a decent amount of time did pass between Zod's trial and Krypton's destruction (I'm pretty sure)

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Old 03-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #256
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plus, even if it's not super apparent, a decent amount of time did pass between Zod's trial and Krypton's destruction (I'm pretty sure)
I'm sure as well but I will admit the movie made it seem like Lara went home changed and the apocalypse happened.
I also think that some time passed between Zod's arrest and being sent to PZ.

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I'm sure as well but I will admit the movie made it seem like Lara went home changed and the apocalypse happened.
I also think that some time passed between Zod's arrest and being sent to PZ.
Maybe that's one negative I'll say against the film. Sometimes the editing with the cuts makes it seem like hardly anytime passes. I think this was most evident in the scene after he kills Zod. That should have had been a fade to black and then the next scene IMO.

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