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View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 28 11.16%
A 53 21.12%
A- 46 18.33%
B+ 25 9.96%
B 27 10.76%
B- 11 4.38%
C+ 13 5.18%
C 12 4.78%
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Old June 19 2013, 07:34 PM   #511
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I thought Amy Adams was fantastic. She just felt like Lois Lane right from her first moments on screen. I think she may have just taken over as my favourite Lois Lane.

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I never read a lot of Superman comics but I did read death of Superman and I believe that when Superman fights Doomsday they also turned Metropolis into a fine powder.
Good point. He also killed Doomsday. Maybe it was just more palatable to fans because Doomsday was less human and Superman died as well.
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Old June 19 2013, 07:58 PM   #512
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I just remembered a thought I had during the Battle of Smallville. I kept wondering if that big guy he who was fighting with Faora could have been Non.
That was Nam-Ek.

The bit you put in the book about Rondor DNA, was that something from the script? Or was that just reference to comic Nam-Ek of yesteryear?
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Old June 19 2013, 08:21 PM   #513
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I just remembered a thought I had during the Battle of Smallville. I kept wondering if that big guy he who was fighting with Faora could have been Non.
That was Nam-Ek.

The bit you put in the book about Rondor DNA, was that something from the script? Or was that just reference to comic Nam-Ek of yesteryear?
Okay, that was me. A tip of the hat to Nam-Ek's comic book origins.
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Old June 19 2013, 08:34 PM   #514
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Speaking of Amy Adams. Can anyone name the 3 other actors who previously had roles on "Smallville"?
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Old June 19 2013, 08:41 PM   #515
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Well I did notice we had two Emil Hamiltons on screen at the same time at one point.
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Old June 19 2013, 08:48 PM   #516
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Speaking of Amy Adams. Can anyone name the 3 other actors who previously had roles on "Smallville"?
Mike Dopud, Alessandro Juliani and Tahmoh Penikett
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Old June 19 2013, 09:04 PM   #517
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Speaking of Amy Adams. Can anyone name the 3 other actors who previously had roles on "Smallville"?
Mike Dopud, Alessandro Juliani and Tahmoh Penikett

And all 3 in BSG also!
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Old June 19 2013, 09:08 PM   #518
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Can you tell they were filming in Canada?
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Old June 19 2013, 09:16 PM   #519
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Man of Steel: The nerds are angering me again. They are mad that Superman kills Zod by a sweet neck snap. “Superman doesn’t kill,” they say through gnashed teeth.

The greatest Superman moment of all time is when Superman turns Zod into a defenseless human, crushes his hand and tosses him down an Arctic Abyss as the John Williams score swells.

And all of a sudden they are worried about the level of destruction caused by a fight between a bunch of super beings. I never read a lot of Superman comics but I did read death of Superman and I believe that when Superman fights Doomsday they also turned Metropolis into a fine powder.
Shut up nerds.

Maybe Kal should have just chucked the yellow cellophane “S” at Zod and maybe got into a blowing contest on the street.

I think the level of the Destruction is a great opening for a super genius villain to come in and blame Superman for wanton destruction and maybe even run for president with a promise to reign in the man of steel. So who should play Lex Luthor?
You nailed it!
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Old June 19 2013, 09:19 PM   #520
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Can you tell they were filming in Canada?
Besides the Canadian actors, the fact that part of the action was set in a high class International House of Pancakes gave away that this was filmed in an exotic foreign locale.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:20 PM   #521
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Speaking of Amy Adams. Can anyone name the 3 other actors who previously had roles on "Smallville"?
Mike Dopud, Alessandro Juliani and Tahmoh Penikett

And all 3 in BSG also!
I did notice some of the shakey camera zoom ins of the World engine looked like scenes from new Battlestar galactica too.

And Mackenzie Gray who played one version of Lex in "Smallville" was one of Zod's advisors
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Old June 19 2013, 09:21 PM   #522
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I wonder if any of the non-Canadian actors learned our secret handshake.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:34 PM   #523
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Did anyone else like/love Amy Adams take on Lois Lane over Kate Bosworth's in SR?

Kate Bosworth as LL was one of the two things I simply could not stand about SR. Way, waaaay too far removed from Kidder's version, imo. Her 'risk taking' felt forced.

Amy's version was so good, I wonder what she knows about me that I am unaware I revealed to her!
I frankly thought both were great as Lois. I've never understood the criticism Bosworth got in the role, and thought she not only had plenty of spunk but played the emotion in her scenes with Routh beautifully (yeah, she was a bit young, but SR was clearly taking place in a more idealized comic book world so that never really bothered me).

In fact to be honest I actually get a better and more complete picture of her Lois than the MOS one, since there really isn't much time to dig into her character with all the fighting going on.

Although I do like the way Adams' Lois seems genuinely interested in Clark as a person, and isn't just obsessed with his superpowers and good looks like many Lois's of the past.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:58 PM   #524
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I saw the movie Monday. It was actually better than I was expecting. They DID go over the top with the fight scenes and destruction though. If they cut about 40 minutes of that out, the movie would be even better, particularly since it went on and on and on without let up for 15 years straight.....

The ONE advantage to it though, was that at the point when Superman and Farora tossed each other into Pete's IHOP, I took a bathroom break, and when I can back 10 minutes later, even MORE fight scenes and destruction was going on. I saw the film with my girlfriend and two friends, and after it was over, I asked them if I had missed anything when I went to the bathroom, and all three shook their heads, "Hell no!", they said.

But, despite the over the top action, the story (when there WAS story) was pretty good. I was impressed with Krypton in this film. Almost every version (with the exception of the excellent Lois & Clark TV show) has used a riff on Richard Donner's Krypton (with good reason admittedly, it WAS a classic), but for once, I was happy to see a Krypton that looked less like the artic wastes, and more like the movie DUNE.
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Old June 19 2013, 10:00 PM   #525
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I wonder if any of the non-Canadian actors learned our secret handshake.
It's not a secret.

You rinse your palms in maple syrup, then shake hands like a regular person.
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