Thread: Khan #1 Review
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Old November 6 2013, 10:18 PM   #82
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Re: Khan #1 Review

Oh, don't get me wrong -- I found STID's use of city devastation gratuitous and superficial, but it was a minor problem in the film, nothing compared to the offensive excess and shallowness of Man of Steel's climax. I'm certainly not saying they're on a par. MoS's city-wrecking orgy ruined the film for me, but STID's more restrained use of the trope was just a minor annoyance.

As for Pacific Rim, I haven't actually seen it yet, but from what I know, it's different because it's a pastiche of a genre that's all about that kind of destruction (Godzilla/daikaiju films), and because the filmmakers made a point of establishing that the cities were evacuated first, so it didn't have MoS's sheer obliviousness toward civilian casualties.
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