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Old June 15 2013, 02:34 AM   #146
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

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...but for this film, which makes such a big deal about safeguarding and saving lives, ignoring the cost is, to me, a more relevant flaw in terms of the film's internal consistency.
But isn't this something that could be touched on in a relevant way in a sequel? I would hate for them to only give such an event lip service at the end of the film.

Haven't seen it yet, but am going to go with the wife tomorrow.
Ya, it could definitely be part of a sequel. And I'd love it, if that were the case. Even so, this film still needed something to refer back to it, however minor, if only as setup for the next film. Instead, in the denouement, there's a joke about the cost of a $12M drone.

Mind you, I don't think this is a critical issue. It's not something that invalidates the film as a whole or ruins what was otherwise a mostly enjoyable experience. But for me, at least, it's the biggest flaw - and considering the scale ... the flaw looms kinda large not to at least acknowledge it in this film.
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