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This is a job for...not really. It was just ok.
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Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

Old 06-07-13, 09:00 AM
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Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

There's at least one forum member who's seen the movie and the review embargo gets lifted on Monday at 9PM Pacific Time.

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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

I will continue to answer questions here, but also in spoiler tags. But to summarize my thoughts:

My favorite of the summer blockbusters so far, favorite Supes movie (out of 1,Returns and parts of 3) and I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

I didn't know how to do the "star" rating on the poll. Mods, feel free to edit as you please.
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

Either way, nice job with the Poll Options Kal-El.
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Yeah, I like those choices.
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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I didn't know how to do the "star" rating on the poll. Mods, feel free to edit as you please.
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Either way, nice job with the Poll Options Kal-El.
Yeah, I hope the mods leave the options just as they are. Very fitting for this movie.

Oh, and it's also very fitting that you got to start the reviews thread, son of Jor-El.

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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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My favorite of the summer blockbusters so far, favorite Supes movie (out of 1,Returns and parts of 3) and I really enjoyed it.
You say you liked it better than '1' (I assume that refers to the 1978 Donner film). Did you like that film as well, and just like this one more, or did you not like that one. I only ask because it helps to understand your tastes when reading your comments. And does your comment also mean that you have never seen "II" (the 1980 Lester/Donner sequel)?
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Yeah I did indeed like the first one (1978), despite some of the corny elements. Have never seen II unfortunately. Big fan of the Fleischer shorts though! And I did watch the 50's show as a kid.
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Here's something I've wondered about:

The casting.

How does this movie compare with the (perfect, in my opinion) casting of Superman (1978)?

Amy Adams vs. Margot Kidder
Laurence Fishburne vs. Jackie Cooper
Henry Cavill vs. Christopher Reeve

Cavill's got BIG shoes to fill. I thought Chris Reeve's casting was one of the best casting choices of all time. Ditto with Margot Kidder. Her attitude, husky voice, look all embodied Lois Lane. Amy Adams seems to girl-next-door-ish to me.
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I'd say that Cavill certainly delivers, but it's in a way that I haven't seen before in a Superman movie.

Amy Adams did seem girl next door-ish/herself, I don't know much about Lois really, but Amy Adams had a spunky kind of sensibility. My friend is not a fan of hers though so he wasn't as happy.

I don't remember Jackie Cooper much unfortunately, but I think you will be pleased with Laurence Fishburne.

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Yeah I did indeed like the first one (1978), despite some of the corny elements. Have never seen II unfortunately. Big fan of the Fleischer shorts though! And I did watch the 50's show as a kid.
Thanks. That really helps add some perspective. Have you ever seen Bruce Timm's Superman: TAS?
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Not really but I can vividly remember the animation style, such as the fact that Superman looks like a HOUSE.
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How's the music score?

I know, I know. I hate comparing so much, but I can't help it. I'm walking in with pre-conceived images of Superman.

Hans Zimmer vs. John Williams.




That's the one thing that The Dark Knight didn't have over Tim Burton's Batman. Danny Elfman's score.
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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How's the music score?

I know, I know. I hate comparing so much, but I can't help it. I'm walking in with pre-conceived images of Superman.

Hans Zimmer vs. John Williams.




That's the one thing that The Dark Knight didn't have over Tim Burton's Batman. Danny Elfman's score.
Great question. Do you walk out of the theater and easily recognize the music or was it more atmospheric?

I listened the 90-second previews the other day and my one takeaway was there seemed to be too much percussion.
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Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
I will continue to answer questions here, but also in spoiler tags. But to summarize my thoughts:

My favorite of the summer blockbusters so far, favorite Supes movie (out of 1,Returns and parts of 3) and I really enjoyed it.

Just need one question answered.

What was your honest immediate reaction after walking out of Returns?

Thanks!
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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Just need one question answered.

What was your honest immediate reaction after walking out of Returns?

Thanks!
If he's like the rest of us, he probably either puked or shit his pants.
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If he's like the rest of us, he probably either puked or shit his pants.

Disagree. There was a strong contingent of people who thought it was really good.

Like Indy 4, I walked out thinking I was the victim of an awful prank.

Just curious about his gut reaction to Returns. If he hated it and loved MoS, I will get more hyped.
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Re: Man of Steel - The Reviews Thread

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Disagree. There was a strong contingent of people who thought it was really good.

Like Indy 4, I walked out thinking I was the victim of an awful prank.

Just curious about his gut reaction to Returns. If he hated it and loved MoS, I will get more hyped.
I didn't know that so many people like it.

I was one of those, however, who shit my pants after seeing it. The awfulness of it made my bowels loosen and lose all control.
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I didn't know that so many people like it.

I was one of those, however, who shit my pants after seeing it. The awfulness of it made my bowels loosen and lose all control.
Superman Returns is comfortably fresh on rt.

Unfortunately there was a ton of post release hype.
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Weird. It felt like a remake of the original film to me, and just bored me. Or it could have been because the first time I watched it was on the horrible Blu-ray disc.
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I'm hearing the movie is deadly serious, no humor whatsoever, boring, and simply rehashes the origin story we've already seen a couple of times.
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Just need one question answered.

What was your honest immediate reaction after walking out of Returns?

Thanks!
I thought it was okay. I remember really not liking the kid aspect. Never saw it again, or had any intentions of buying it, if that's a good gauge. This one I would certainly see again.


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I'm hearing the movie is deadly serious, no humor whatsoever, boring, and simply rehashes the origin story we've already seen a couple of times.
There were definitely more than a few laughs. The origin is done in a way that I thought was unique, I think you'll see what I mean.
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I'm hearing the movie is deadly serious, no humor whatsoever, boring, and simply rehashes the origin story we've already seen a couple of times.
Whoever you're hearing these from obviously have not seen any footage WB has released since the 3rd trailer. A year ago I might have agreed with this, but I've been completely turned around since.
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I'm hearing the movie is deadly serious, no humor whatsoever, boring, and simply rehashes the origin story we've already seen a couple of times.
Well, we already know from the trailers than none of that is true.
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Thanks, Blue. All I needed to know.
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