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(Thrillbent)   A 'Man Of Steel' review from Mark Waid, a guy who knows a little bit about Superman   (thrillbent.com) divider line 373
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2013-06-15 09:46:35 AM

chewielouie: Just got back from seeing. Honestly, it was meh at best. It had so many flaws, that I don't even know where to begin. And holy shiat was it poorly edited. It was all over the place.  I saw it in IMAX 3D in a theatre where the crowd on opening night is filled with giddy fanboys. The climactic scene drew the applause of about 4 people. It was painful.


So a film not made in IMAX or 3D format isn't good in post conversion?  Color me surprised.  You are an idiot for seeing it in a format that the studio made them add in post.  The movie was not without problems, but I saw it in regular 2D, (though digital.), and thought is was good, easily better than Singers "sequel". (Which inexplicably is at 75% on Rotten Tomatoes)
SPOILER.....
The single biggest improvement was the change to Lois, showing that a pulitzer prize investigative reporter can actually, you know, figure out who someone is.
END SPOILER
The fact that Superman actually fights and you see what happens when two Kryptonians go all out was good.  Yes a  little bit of disaster porn, but it is understandable, I think, in the context of the movie.  For crying out loud, General Zod wanted to terraform the population of earth out of existence. So no suprise that he would have so little regard for our cities.  Superman was fighting an equal (and in some was his superior) so to expect him to somehow stop the wanton destruction would have been too big a plot hole.

As a rule I refuse to see a movie in 3D unless it was filmed as such; I am not a fan of the cardboard cutout-ish look that the post 3D conversion adds.
 
2013-06-15 09:55:28 AM

Dimensio: Was not General Zod's plan ultimately a heavily scaled up "real estate" plot?


You magnificent bastard.
 
2013-06-15 10:23:07 AM
Seen it last night... all I will say is that is VERY WELL DONE, very entertaining, had a great balance between the more quiet moments and the more bombastic ones and put some effort in exploring why Superman is Superman.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOI LER S SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

Yes, for the most part Superman doesn't kill, but this is a Superman trying to get a hold of the SuperHero business, and is put into an almost impossible situation, where is confronted with no other option, and even after that, is not like he shrugs it and says "Oh, well". It has and impact and it has some resonance.

Besides, having took a life, it gives more weight to his "no kill" policy. He took a life and now he knows how it feels to do that, and knows how EASY could it be to just kill everybody. But still, if he decides to not go that 90's antihero route, it gives it more importance.

The only MAJOR issue I had with it was the death of Johnathan Kent... I think that it wasn't necessary for him to die, or it could have been handled better.

Photography was great, the design was great, the music was fantastic and the acting was good.

In my opinion, it was as good as an effort as Batman Begins.

2 nitpicks:

1.- The REEAALY could have tone down the shaky cam... specially in the more quiet moments.

2.- Something on the Superman costume didn't convinced me... I liked the color scheme and the longer cape, but it the waist looked weird... I'm glad they decided against the red underwear, but I would loved for them to use either the New 52 costume (that, in my opinion, is an AWESOME update of the classic suit) or the one on the Injustice game.
 
2013-06-15 10:41:04 AM

RyansPrivates: chewielouie: Just got back from seeing. Honestly, it was meh at best. It had so many flaws, that I don't even know where to begin. And holy shiat was it poorly edited. It was all over the place.  I saw it in IMAX 3D in a theatre where the crowd on opening night is filled with giddy fanboys. The climactic scene drew the applause of about 4 people. It was painful.

So a film not made in IMAX or 3D format isn't good in post conversion?  Color me surprised.  You are an idiot for seeing it in a format that the studio made them add in post.  The movie was not without problems, but I saw it in regular 2D, (though digital.), and thought is was good, easily better than Singers "sequel". (Which inexplicably is at 75% on Rotten Tomatoes)
SPOILER.....
The single biggest improvement was the change to Lois, showing that a pulitzer prize investigative reporter can actually, you know, figure out who someone is.
END SPOILER
The fact that Superman actually fights and you see what happens when two Kryptonians go all out was good.  Yes a  little bit of disaster porn, but it is understandable, I think, in the context of the movie.  For crying out loud, General Zod wanted to terraform the population of earth out of existence. So no suprise that he would have so little regard for our cities.  Superman was fighting an equal (and in some was his superior) so to expect him to somehow stop the wanton destruction would have been too big a plot hole.

As a rule I refuse to see a movie in 3D unless it was filmed as such; I am not a fan of the cardboard cutout-ish look that the post 3D conversion adds.


Actually, the movie looked pretty good in the IMAX 3D, that wasn't the problem with it. And you're the idiot if you really think you're the one that can tell the difference between movies shot 3D or converted in post-production. It's almost impossible to tell the difference.

As for the movie itself, it was just ok. The flashbacks were some of the best parts of it, but the fist fight scenes we've all been craving for in a Superman movie were far less exciting than Hulk smashing the Aliens in The Avengers.
 
2013-06-15 10:47:42 AM

RyansPrivates: You are an idiot


chewielouie: And you're the idiot


daily-grind.net

Tone it down, guys.  It's just a movie.  It's not important.
 
2013-06-15 11:05:53 AM

Larry Mahnken: RyansPrivates: You are an idiot

chewielouie: And you're the idiot

[daily-grind.net image 750x381]

Tone it down, guys.  It's just a movie.  It's not important.


Shut up, idiot.
 
2013-06-15 11:15:35 AM
I dont understand the "Batman doesnt kill" argument, didnt he throw Two Face/Dent over the edge while saving Gordons kid?
 
2013-06-15 11:37:22 AM

chewielouie: Larry Mahnken: RyansPrivates: You are an idiot

chewielouie: And you're the idiot

[daily-grind.net image 750x381]

Tone it down, guys.  It's just a movie.  It's not important.

Shut up, idiot.


You're an idiot for pointing out his obvious idiocy that any idiot could see.
 
2013-06-15 11:39:27 AM

chewielouie: And you're the idiot if you really think you're the one that can tell the difference between movies shot 3D or converted in post-production. It's almost impossible to tell the difference.


And yes I can tell.  The problem is in the depth of details on specific elements.  Depth of field is actually done pretty well with conversions.  Element depth, not so much.
 
2013-06-15 12:00:15 PM

Funkyourdaughter: I dont understand the "Batman doesnt kill" argument, didnt he throw Two Face/Dent over the edge while saving Gordons kid?


That pissed off a lot of people, as did the Joker dying in the Burton movie.

(Spoiler?)
 
2013-06-15 12:31:44 PM
1 good thing, at least no more Zod in Superman movies for awhile if ever again, I now await the Lex Luthor land deals and xenophobia.
 
2013-06-15 12:58:39 PM

Kurmudgeon: 1 good thing, at least no more Zod in Superman movies for awhile if ever again, I now await the Lex Luthor land deals and xenophobia.


I wouldn't mind Luthor being the antagonist in the next movie.  But then they've got to move on to a new villain.
 
2013-06-15 01:47:50 PM
Oh, and the "That's it; I'm out!" moment in TFA?

Yeah, I f*cking applauded when that happened. 'Bout damn time they stopped dancing around the "unbreakable rule".
 
2013-06-15 03:00:43 PM
In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"
 
2013-06-15 03:03:10 PM

SunsetLament: In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"


Which specific postings express such sentiment?
 
2013-06-15 03:25:42 PM

Larry Mahnken: Kurmudgeon: 1 good thing, at least no more Zod in Superman movies for awhile if ever again, I now await the Lex Luthor land deals and xenophobia.

I wouldn't mind Luthor being the antagonist in the next movie.  But then they've got to move on to a new villain.


Luthor can be the meta antagonist that sets up the main villains for a few movies. He could make Bizzaro a failed clone of Superman or open a dimensional portal to Bizzaro World. He could build a giant spider for him to fight with polar bears piloting it. Or he could help create Metallo.
 
2013-06-15 03:47:02 PM

Dimensio: SunsetLament: In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"

Which specific postings express such sentiment?


It starts with this one and it's all downhill from there.  I'm not going to read the thread to you if that's what you're asking for.
 
2013-06-15 06:12:37 PM
DarkPascual: 

1.- The REEAALY could have tone down the shaky cam... specially in the more quiet moments.


Srsly

Hollywood, just stahp with the Shaky Cam
 
2013-06-15 06:17:13 PM

SunsetLament: Dimensio: SunsetLament: In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"

Which specific postings express such sentiment?

It starts with this one and it's all downhill from there.  I'm not going to read the thread to you if that's what you're asking for.


Its not that he doesn't act like superman

Yeah you can save the people in Metropolis but Zod is going to kill you and then kill them. You have to stop zod first
 
2013-06-15 06:48:26 PM

SunsetLament: Dimensio: SunsetLament: In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"

Which specific postings express such sentiment?

It starts with this one and it's all downhill from there.  I'm not going to read the thread to you if that's what you're asking for.


Awww, diddums have a different opinion, and no one agrees???? Poor you.
 
2013-06-15 06:53:30 PM

Hebalo: SunsetLament: Dimensio: SunsetLament: In this thread, a bunch of people who do not like the character of Superman say "Dude, I farking loved this movie because Superman doesn't act anything like Superman!!!!1!!"

Which specific postings express such sentiment?

It starts with this one and it's all downhill from there.  I'm not going to read the thread to you if that's what you're asking for.

Awww, diddums have a different opinion, and no one agrees???? Poor you.


He asked for an example, I gave it to him.  He's entitled to his opinion.  I just find it hilarious that his (and many others' opinions demonstrated in the thread is) "I really love this Superman movie because Superman doesn't act like Superman."
 
2013-06-15 09:05:38 PM

SunsetLament: I just find it hilarious that his (and many others' opinions demonstrated in the thread is) "I really love this Superman movie because Superman doesn't act like Superman."


Except no one is saying that. They are saying this is Superman acting like Superman in a more realistic context. Anything else is coming out of your own head, not anyone else. Take your meds.
 
2013-06-15 09:21:52 PM
It's pretty douchey to stand up and yell anything in a theater. It was a great moment too. I've been getting pretty annoyed with how Superman is always being written so that he has some ridiculous out. Here he finally had to make a choice, and it hurt him. "Superman doesn't kill" because the writers never put him in a position where he has to.

The thing where he has to go to the other side of the world was very clearly explained. I don't know how in the world you could miss the whole plan since they then carry it out for a good length of time.

I'll be seeing it many, many times. Easily my favorite superhero movie to date.
 
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