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Old 04-05-2011, 03:35 AM   #176
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So how do you guys feel about Superman "potentially" fighting Metallo in the new film?
I'd feel better than if he was potentially not going to fight him.

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:39 AM   #177
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I'd feel better than if he was potentially not going to fight him.
Hahahaha nice one, I just said that because I'm not to sure about the supposedly leaked "plot details".

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:02 AM   #178
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I'd like a Superman movie to have a good combination of physical combat and apocalyptic disasters...but not just either or.

Matrix Revolutions basically gave us what 'Superman vs. Zod' should have been. I'd like to see that amplified with more throwing through buildings and mountains, etc. I also wouldn't mind seeing him take on a gigantic tentacled mecha-formation of Brainiac...busting holes in him and tearing off limbs....vaporizing huge chunks of writhing steel with his heat-vision....causing tsunami-like waves in the pavement...the whole ball of wax.

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:57 PM   #179
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I wouldn't mind it if they went a little Dragon Ball on this. I'm not hoping for it, but I wouldn't mind it.

People complain that if he has powers then he has no need for martial arts, but if someone had unnatural speed and reflexes, then wouldn't martial arts just flow out of them? What I mean is sophisticated and swift blows. I just don't want the entire fight to be *PUNCH, crashes into mountain. Gets up and PUNCHES villain, who crashes into the mountain opposite. Repeat six times*

Not TOO Dragon Ball-esque either. Like Matrix, but more ferocious. It would be cool if they developed a completely new and original movie fighting style, the kind the kids will be emulating in their games. "And then I would do a mid-air spin-kick and punch him lots o' times at super speed into the ground, just like Superman in the movie..."

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Damon Caro is the fight choreographer for the 5 time in a row for Zack Snyder. Titles include Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and now Man of Steel. His other titles hold some of the most fun knuckle up flicks to date. Movies like the original Bourne trilogy staring and Fight club.

Those movies and some pretty brutal and impressive fight sequences. However, they were all on the ground or had Superman's strength and powers. How will he incorporate those abilities?

I want massive throw down, fist-to-cuffs! With smart use of powers at the same time. I don't want to see him move normally when he could have used his super speed to avoid an object for example.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #181
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I don't really know much about martial arts, but I wouldn't be bothered if Superman occasionally did moves that are unusual for him, like a Chuck Norris-style spin kick. I think it would add a little levity and be kinda fun. Still, I wouldn't want it to turn into the Matrix with highly-choreographed martial arts fights. The occasional flourishes would be the exception.

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #182
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When fighting regular humans, the most he should do is toss them.

When fighting people he doesn't particularly want to hurt, but has to, he should be primarily defensive. His objective should be to end the fight as soon as possible. He could ether allow them to exhaust themselves or use as few offensive maneuvers as it takes to put them down.

When fighting against people he absolutely has to stop (like Zod)...I think JLU pretty much got it right. However, I'd them to expand on that and allow him to use everything in his arsenal. Flight, super speed, heat vision...all of that. He should also use his elbows, shoulders, and knees. His style should be all about power and brute strength. Landing hit after hit after hit.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #183
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When fighting regular humans, the most he should do is toss them.

When fighting people he doesn't particularly want to hurt, but has to, he should be primarily defensive. His objective should be to end the fight as soon as possible. He could ether allow them to exhaust themselves or use as few offensive maneuvers as it takes to put them down.

When fighting against people he absolutely has to stop (like Zod)...I think JLU pretty much got it right. However, I'd them to expand on that and allow him to use everything in his arsenal. Flight, super speed, heat vision...all of that. He should also use his elbows, shoulders, and knees. His style should be all about power and brute strength. Landing hit after hit after hit.
I would imagine that Superman could control his strength to where he could punch a human and not completely pulverize them.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #184
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I think the rulebook on how to fight should thrown aside completely. This is Superman, he can fly, flight basically opens up a whole new dimension on how to approach someone for a strike, no longer should a movement be restricted to linear paths. Might I suggest, at your tolerance, that Snyder take a few cues out of Japanese animation and how characters that fly battle in the air?

Let's just hope Supes doesn't fight using the Keysi fighting method. One DC Superhero elbowing (only) through enemies is enough for one lifetime.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #185
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He should fight like a farm boy... with super strength and crazy powers.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #186
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He should fight like a farm boy... with super strength and crazy powers.
Haha And... what's a farm boy fight like?

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #187
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Haha And... what's a farm boy fight like?
Well, first he spits out that piece of straw he's been chewing on......

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #188
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When fighting regular humans, the most he should do is toss them.

When fighting people he doesn't particularly want to hurt, but has to, he should be primarily defensive. His objective should be to end the fight as soon as possible. He could ether allow them to exhaust themselves or use as few offensive maneuvers as it takes to put them down.
I'm reminded of this instance from Lois & Clark in which Superman has to fight a regular (though bionically enhanced) human boxer:

http://youtu.be/-Jbk0rHtVYE


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Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 AM   #189
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I've always thought of Superman as a brawler.

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Yeah he should just be like a country town brawler with his godly powers making up for any ineptitude fighting. Of course that won't be enough for Faora who is an experienced martial artist, nor Zod who is experienced in battle and no doubt close-combat as well.

It makes sense that later on in his life (at least in the comics) he would be an experienced fighter just from well all the experience ha.

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It'd be awesome if they can get the mix right between big scale fights, and more personal, brutal moments.

I mean I loved the final fight between theseus and hyperion in The Immortals because you really 'felt' it. It was a great brawl, and I'd love to see something similar between Supes and Zod, even if it comes at the end of all the throwing each other into buildings

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It'd be awesome if they can get the mix right between big scale fights, and more personal, brutal moments.

I mean I loved the final fight between theseus and hyperion in The Immortals because you really 'felt' it. It was a great brawl, and I'd love to see something similar between Supes and Zod, even if it comes at the end of all the throwing each other into buildings
This. I finally watched that movie two days ago and Cavill is a really convincing in that last fight! Man was that good!

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Reminds me of WWE wrestling or something. Might work.

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Geez la weez!! I'm watching Bourne Supremacy and I'm reminded of how good the fight scenes were choreographed and first of all it doesn't look practiced at all!

It's so real and powerful but fluid, a big mess but controlled.

I can totally see Faora and/or Zod bringing the trained pain with Superman defending himself to the best of his abilities using brute strength and speed.

I don't have any idea how they are going to show it but if it looks like how I see it in my head... Wooohooo!!!! Man it's going to be something we've never seen before, EVER.

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I think the rulebook on how to fight should thrown aside completely. This is Superman, he can fly, flight basically opens up a whole new dimension on how to approach someone for a strike, no longer should a movement be restricted to linear paths. Might I suggest, at your tolerance, that Snyder take a few cues out of Japanese animation and how characters that fly battle in the air?

Let's just hope Supes doesn't fight using the Keysi fighting method. One DC Superhero elbowing (only) through enemies is enough for one lifetime.


I think boxing is a good way to start when thinking about how Supes should fight. There are very many different methods and types of boxers. If Faora and Zodd know martial arts and Superman ends up with a style similar to boxing he could still hold his own. Pro boxers are as dangerous a fighter as any martial artist. Throw in some MMA type techniques, but keep the kicks to a minimum. My fragile fanboy ego couldnt take it if Superman did more kicks when he fights then Batman did during the entire Dark Knight trilogy.
Damn you Nolan Batman and your elbow-centric fighting style!!!

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I want some super speed machine gun punches. Lol

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What are the odds that Faora hits Superman in the nuts when they fight?



It would be blasphemous if she does

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It would be blasphemous if she does
That'd be a good way to ensure there isn't a Jason in this universe.

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That'd be a good way to ensure there isn't a Jason in this universe.


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