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Old 04-14-2014, 12:50 PM   #626
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I've had many opportunities to re-watch MOS again on cable and one thing I didn't realize is level of Superman's powers fluctuate through out the movie. That flows with what Jor-El says about Kal testing his powers. Throughout the movie you can see Superman testing himself...and often failing, but when he does overcome he overcomes in a big way. I thought that was a great way for Snyder to show Superman is still learning to be Superman, and it's very evident if you watch the movie closely.

On a related note, I liked that Superman also didn't find anything easy.
Whenever he had to use his powers, it was obviously a great effort
(hence lots of grunting), which added to the tension/urgency in the film.

I always felt that Reeve's Superman was a little too effortless, whereas Cavill/Snyder's version was much rougher around the edges, and really had to push himself. When he was fighting in Smallville (for the first time ever in his life) he was really fighting for his life, there was a real sense of urgency.

Even when flying, it's not until the end that he is able to float off the ground, until then he has to hurl himself at the sky.

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Old 04-23-2014, 04:35 AM   #627
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On another note, one of the other things that I really liked about this film was how they made it an actual point to show it takes time and patience for an Kryptonian to get a full grasp of their powers.

Seriously, one of the things that served as a big pet peeve for fans of "Smallville" was how every time we had a Kryptonian showing up on the show (with their powers in tact) that they would all automatically know on how to use all of their powers, let alone being able to fly without any problems while Clark, who's had several more years of experience in that department than any of them (and who had to also go through trials in order to master some of his other powers) couldn't figure out how to fly until the series finale.

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Old 04-26-2014, 02:16 AM   #628
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Other things that I liked about this film...namely..."Visual Continuity"







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Old 04-27-2014, 07:11 AM   #629
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Agreed the youngers were cast perfectly. In my opinion they showed a natural progression with Clark Kent. They were believable in there roles.

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Old 04-27-2014, 07:28 AM   #630
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You know, I was thining about the cheesy grin he gives at the end of the movie and I think one of the things I like is that Clark has this naturally kind of geeky energy about him.

I mean, he's not like CR's Clark and total characature... but he's not 'mr cool' either. I can imagine his Clark working really well Just being a bit clueless about pop culture, a bit socially uneven. I think it's really cute

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:23 PM   #631
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Agreed the youngers were cast perfectly. In my opinion they showed a natural progression with Clark Kent. They were believable in there roles.

Totally ! The young Clark Kent actor in SMTM was pretty forgettable.

But the kids both did a great job in MOS, likeable and believable -which is all you can ask for really.

In fact my one suggestion is that if the film was made over, in the Tornado scene, they substitute Dylan Spraybury for Henry Cavill, because then it would seem to make more sense that Clark couldn't save Jonathan without revealling his secret.


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Old 04-29-2014, 05:04 AM   #632
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Other things that I liked about this film...namely..."Visual Continuity"






Very well said, herolee!

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:22 PM   #633
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After Superman kills Zod and hes on his knees -

Theres a shot where the camera slowly creeps up on him from behind. Loved that shot when I first saw it in the theaters but didnt quite understand why. Now I think I do. Superman has his back to us - hes vulnerable - a beautiful way of bring such a powerful character down to earth in such an emotional scene.

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 PM   #634
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Great point!

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Old 05-10-2014, 02:50 AM   #635
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Time for something else I liked.

Krypton. It was neat, I liked the organic look and feel of it
Every time I watch the first 20 min.utes of MOS, I notice something
new about the Kryptonian Landscape.
The whole city looks like huge grooves carved out of the living planet
itself, and I've been watching it frame by frame to to pick out the detail
when Jor El goes on his dragon-flight. Every time I notice something new,
a spire or shape in the background that's part of the city.

In fact, if I could fault Snyder here, it's that he didn't do a big pan shot
like Donner did in Superman the MOvie, where he revealed the icy
Kryptonian Landscape. Snyder is possibly too brief, but I suppose he knows that geeks like me will watch the sequence in slow mo and revel in
every tiny fine point.

Really, it's pretty staggering, and showcases the depth of Snyder's
talent for visuals. 300 and Sucker Punch are really nothing in comparison,
because those are fantasy worlds (or fantasy versions of the real world)
. Snyder's krypton has a wonderful combination of the fantastic, but
somehow feels believable.

Probably the strongest visual being the descending prison ship, against the
enormous Kryptonian sun.

Now of course a lot of credit has to go to the folks at Weta Workshop (here in Wellington), but Snyder had the final say and as such should share in the glory.

And of course there's the whole liquid metal and organic Kryptonian technology....don't even get me started on that, that's for next time.

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Old 05-12-2014, 02:22 AM   #636
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I really can't say how much the moment where he first began to fly meant to me. It's the most moving thing I've seen put to film.

The whole heat vision messes with his eyes is a brilliant and natural limitation to his powers.

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I really can't say how much the moment where he first began to fly meant to me. It's the most moving thing I've seen put to film.

The whole heat vision messes with his eyes is a brilliant and natural limitation to his powers.

Yeah ! "Flight" is my favourite scene in the movie. The music, Crowe's narration, Cavill's expressions, and the effects all coordinate to make it pretty thrilling. In fact, the very first time you see him in the suit it's like Superman walked out of the comics and onto the screen.

That's how Superman ought to be.

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:13 AM   #638
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I love the ending scene with Clark entering the Daily Planet and the Zimmer cue crossing over into the end credits. Very Supermany.

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Old 05-17-2014, 12:30 AM   #639
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The thing I appreciated the most is: it made me a huge fan of Superman. I've never been a big DC fan, but it all changed with this movie.
Now, Superman is my favorite character and DC, my favorite universe.

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Old 05-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #640
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Okay, I've seen Man of Steel waayyyy too many times.

Just noticed, music playing when Clark tackles Zod and
is punching him in the head while flying.....same music
Zimmer used when Jor El takes out Zod's goons in the passageway.

Nice !

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Old 05-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #641
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Oh ! And, the soldier at Norcom who first uses the name "Superman"
is Canadian (check his uniform) subtle hint that Joe Shuster, co-creator
of Superman, was from Toronto.

Nice. I bet there are a ton of little hints and nods in MOS, if you go looking for
them (besides all the Easter eggs).

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The scenes with Clark and his mom.

The scene in Krypton with Lara and Jor-El. I love the desperation in Lara, the slight hint of madness in Crowe's Jor-El, and how painful it was in the end for both of them...especially Lara's.

Anytime they use heat vision. It's awesome.

Anytime Henry Cavill gives us that smile. Actually, anytime Henry Cavill is onscreen. :-D

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