Love this IMBD post about the Damage/Death Toll in MOS

Discussion in 'Man of Steel' started by 4NutzinYoface, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. GremlinZilla89

    GremlinZilla89 Well-Known Member

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    This is the most hypocritical post I've ever seen.
     
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  2. Visualiza

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    On the contrary; I think you just proved his point.

    Take a look in the mirror, you haven't exactly been open to criticisms of this film.
     
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  3. robot

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    Agreed... I see tons of 'empty actions'... there's no dread, no buildup, no purpose, no drama...

    Just look at the SR's Plane Rescue scene.. now, there's drama, sense of urgency as the plane crashes down at terminal velocity and superman trying to catch up...

    there're none of that here in MOS.. .just bang, bang, bang... you don't feel anything 'emotional' towards any of the fight scenes... it's no different from playing a video game...

    But i guess some people might like action for action's sake...

    What I see in this film is:

    The emotional scenes didn't work as intended because they are not done well.. maybe cut too soon, or just didn't have the impact they are supposed to have. (case in point, no one on earth or anywhere else would let their own father die, no matter what.. if they have the power to easily save him). The Oil Rig scene looks more like a documentary than a dramatic rescue scene... you need to spend at least 10-15 minutes on each of these scenes, and cut out some of those nonsense 'repetitive crash thru buildings scenes'.
     
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    Mostly because we didn't see life is at stake. N may be the intention is to show how destructive it can get when 2 superpower aliens collide. To push up the climate.
     
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  5. Regthar

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    I agree with you to some extend. Now if you had remembered to throw in posters 1, 2, 4 and 8 on the other side of the fence, I would agree totally.
    You're insinuating that every critic of this movie is making valid points and explaining why they see things the way they do, while "the defence" is just talking crap.
    I think (hope) we can both agree that's not the case :cwink:

    But this movie was destined to create arguments, wasn't it? I don't believe it's possible to make a Superman movie that satisfies everyone, as the character means something different to every person.
    And when you add in the fact that the creators wanted to mix it up a little, is was destined to piss some people off. And make others happy.

    But I agree that there's no reason to compete about reaching the lowest possible level when discussing it.
     
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  6. robot

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    Exactly.. you can create a more dramatic, thrilling action sequence if you have the proper build up, the dread, and the 'threat to a few people you care about'... simply blowing things up does none of that...
     
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  7. Marvin

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    I've never understood why people even attempt to do this. Clearly it's a matter of opinion and it's highly contested yet it's thrown out there with as much assertion as when you ask a 8 year old the color of the sky.

    I mean who are you speaking for? Because it sounds like you are speaking for 100% of the audience. Do you think 100% of the audience feels this way?

    The worst part is, if you flip this critique around the same could just as easily apply to Returns vs MOS, when it comes to the plane rescue in particular.
    Just seems pointless.

    There you go again. I suppose everyone here that mentioned feeling emotional bought the wrong ticket. I get that they might not have worked for you but something about that phrasing.

    As for letting one's father die and how many people would do it. Superman isn't like everyone. I keep being told that. Sometimes it's no about the selfish choice but the one that's best.
    More to the point, there seem to be stakes to that rescue that alot of people aren't seeing. For one, Jon Kent chose his sons life over his. A decision many fathers would make. Kind of emotional if you give it a minute to sink in.
    People also seem to think clark could have been able to save him without incident. sure, i guess if you want to think that.
     
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  8. Marvin

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    That might be the route most other heroes go for. Not superman though he had to expunge all other options and be put in a corner before he did.

    Imagine that:yay:
    Guess he didn't care about all those lives after all...talk about a no win.
     
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  9. robot

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    You lost me there... these are all my opinions that I share with people with the same opinion... (and believe it or not, there are as many in my camp as in the other)

    when I say 'this could have done so much better'.. i mean, for ME and people who thinks like ME... I was 'agreeing' with such another person who shares the same opinion...

    If you like the action sequences, then that's fine with me... just don't go blowing your top off with anyone who disagrees with you... I never did that... you did... !!!
     
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  10. Marvin

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    when?
    Point out where I blew my top and I'll apologize.
    I would hope you can for I wouldn't want to think you were trying to paint a negative picture of how I carry my self and the style of my arguments.

    And I know it's your opinion, however
    Thanks for the insight, I didn't know that's how I felt.

    You, Me, english isn't my first language I should point out.
    Wait a minute, when you said I blew my top, did you really mean you did? This is getting bizarre.
     
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  11. blumatic

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    Wow the you must have missed when Jenny was in the rubble and Perry and others were desparate trying to get her you but couldnt. The gravity waves were getting closer and closer. Superman was on the other sider of the world trying to take down the world engine but it had a defense mechanism so it fought superman with its tentacles. The waves were getting closer and closer and Jenny was bawling her eyes out because she didnt want to die... She didnt want to die is what she said. Superman is still fighting but the waves are closing in to crushes her and everyone else.

    Superman get knocked down to the ground and is getting blasted full force by the gravity beam. He gets up puts his fist in the air, clearly struggling, he then puts his arms down and looks up with his face rippling so much that you can catch when his face looks like Christopher Reeve (nice touch)....Then with all his might he takes off and flies with force, with angst on his face because gravity beam is so powerful. The waves get closer and closer and Perry holds Jenny's hand as they wait for their seemingly pending death. Superman gets closers and then sceams to get that last push and BOOOOOOOOOOOOM he destroys the world engine. The gravity waves stops just yards away from Jenny and Perry. And they are saved. Superman lies on the ground exhausted with nothing left. He looks to his right and sees the beautiful sunset and reaches out for it.


    My friend how can you miss that. How can you miss all of that. That scene was more emotional than the plane scene in SR.
     
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  12. Marvin

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    Can't really speak on this, but I would think it might help if we didn't have to hear that superman leveled an entire city and didn't care didn't keep coming up after the opposite has been proved many times.

    I know that's hyperbole but, that's the point, it's getting old.
     
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  13. Tony Stark

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    Nice try. The earth spin thing was not Puzo. They ran out of time on the film, and had to complete it, Donner took a scene from Superman 2 and used it to end this one. That had nothing to do with the screen play.
     
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  14. robot

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    You were being condescending and putting words in my post... and yes, it's perfectly ok to use the word 'you' when i am describing the scenes..
     
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  15. robot

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    You're right.. I was speaking 'in general'.. there are so many wasted scenes.. like the oil rig scene for instance.. another 3-5 min to add in more details would have turned that into a gem instead of a 'lets get on with this scene'.

    Also, no, I don't think it was anywhere near the Plane Rescue scene, IMO...
     
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  16. Tony Stark

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    The more you keep throwing up these straw men, the weaker your arguments become.
     
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  17. Marvin

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    To be fair(cause I am), it seems people cared more about lois(and the plane) at that point in Returns than they did about Jenny, Perry and that other guy.
    Not sure why though, seemed like we had about the same time to get to know each.

    Personally I found more the MOS scene more dramatic in terms of stakes and even more so cause I was sure this jenny chick was going to die. Not sure how else that plane scene could have ended.
     
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    Only to someone who doesn't understand logic... :o
     
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  19. Marvin

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    Sorry if you took it that way. I usually only offend people when I want to.

    Moving on,
    I find this approach of using "you" pretty condescending to be sure. I know how I feel about a scene. Then I read a review of someone not telling me how they feel but how I feel?
    Unless you're a kindergarten teacher, I will find that approach to expressing one's opinion annoying. It's not just you but I figured it was time to say something.
     
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  20. Marvin

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    So they got that deus ex scene from superman 2? I didn't know that.

    Who wrote superman 2?
     
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  21. blumatic

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    Well I cant blame anyone liking that plane scene better. I still find it amazing.

    And I dont think it was a lets get in on this scene thing. It continued the notion that there is a special person in the world that does great feats to save people but only to dissapear and never heard from again. And as you see when he saved those people his was on the run again. Which also ties in with Jonathan Kents words to him. Pa Kent told Clark that the world was not ready for him. But Clark let his father die because of that advice. So that "happy" medium for Clark is to save people and run away.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was the only one that was seeing it this way. Thanks.
     
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  23. X Knight

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    It's illogical that I cried during 3 scenes in this movie because it's supposed to be heartless and emotionless........
     
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  24. moviefan!

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    Anyone who has seen the movie and says Superman doesn't care about humans is delusional. the fact that Zod was stopped by Superman whose intention was to destroy the planet and kill all humans is pretty much obvious to critics as well. Just because the battle was in Metropolis doesn't mean Zod intendly only to kill Metropolis people. There was a line in the movie by Zod: "There is only one way this will end, either I will live or you will". Zod knew full well the future of krypton will be from him or from Kal-el. Zod's mission was to get the codex from Superman by Killing him, destroy the planet and repopulate earth and Superman's mission was to stop Zod from destroying the planet. Now that the ships were destroyed and the scientist was dead, the only future was for Zod to kill humans and rule over them and somehow kill Superman and try to find a way in the future to use the codex. Superman on the other hand being Superman for a whole day had 2 choices. Either save hundreds of thousands of people (impossible task even for superman) or stop Zod at the cost of thousands of People. Its like saying Superman should have kept saving people while Zod should have kept killing people (does anyone realise how absurd it sounds). Just because you don't see Superman saving people like a typical hollywood movie doesnt mean he doesnt care. He cared enough to put himself between humans and the only other Kryptonian left and risk his own life doing it.
     
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  25. robot

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    Agreed!

    Plus, who wants to see superman and zod going at it on the moon???
     
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