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Old June 24 2013, 06:15 PM   #845
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post
Visual FX have finally progressed far enough to allow us to see the real consequences of a battle between godlike superpowered beings in a live action Superman film --something we had previously only seen to a lesser degree in the Superman-inspired fight in The Matrix Revolutions and which many people have been wanting to see for ages-- and now all of a sudden it's being used as a criticism.
Aren't you forgetting the Avengers? That featured a city wide invasion that involved aliens wrecking havoc all over New York city, both small and huge. Where as Superman fights Zod and doesn't really give a crap about the destruction that's going on around him, the Avengers are at least coordinating with each other and the city police to ensure that the civilians are out of harms way. I didn't see any footage of Captain America walking away from a gas station that was exploding just to make him look like a bada**. And even after the fight in the Avengers, we get to see people reacting to the destruction, posting photos of their missing/dead friends and families, and being thankful for what the heroes did. In the end, it showed New York as a city in the midst of recovery, where as in Man of Steel, everything is back to normal.

Moral of the argument, if you want your super hero to be heroic, he has to give a crap about the destruction both he and the bad guys are causing.

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post
Okay, unconnected to the Superman discussion, but why is her head twice the size of his, why doesn't she have thumbs, and why are her bracelets riding up to her knuckles? That just looks awkward.
1. Her head isn't twice as large Max's head.
2. She does have thumbs (it's right next to her eye on the last panel)
3. Her bracer is up to her knuckles because Superman broke her wrist while he was under the control of Max. She moved the bracer up to her hand to support it.
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