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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%
C- 9 3.59%
D+ 8 3.19%
D 10 3.98%
D- 5 1.99%
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Old June 20 2013, 09:37 PM   #601
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Loved that line. That was one of the first things that really made me appreciate Adams' Lois and her "take no shit" attitude, which is perfectly in line with the best depictions of the character.
That line was one of the few eye-roll moments I had. I thought they could have come up with something more original.
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I've never heard it used outside of movie land as lazy screenwriting shorthand for "look! I'm a take-no-shit female!"

I also found it quite jarring, as though everyone had already calmed down but Lois had gone in there with the absolute intention of using this cool line she just thought up in the helicopter...

Which is fine, I guess, but kinda strange.
I've heard the "dick measuring" comment used in real life quite a few times. Hell, you can probably find it used in TNZ numerous times if you run a search.

It's a completely plausible remark for someone who was a combat field reporter embedded with troops in Afghanistan and who deals with men in the corridors of power at the Pentagon, the Capitol, the White House, and in Metropolis on a regular basis. It probably came easy to her because she's used it before, and because she was expecting to run into resistance from the guys in command at the dig site.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:39 PM   #602
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This has been said already but the score was fucking amazing.

Best work from Zimmer in a long time.

I just can't stop listening to this track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUq5leMN7eo
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Old June 20 2013, 09:41 PM   #603
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This has been said already but the score was fucking amazing.
Really? I thought it was fucking terrible. What little I noticed, anyway.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:45 PM   #604
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This has been said already but the score was fucking amazing.
Really? I thought it was fucking terrible. What little I noticed, anyway.
Impossible to compare with the original but still an outstanding score I thought. Zimmer has been by-the-numbers in recent years but this hit the mark for me.

Personal preference & music is a very personal thing, but I honestly think this one will stand up in the future.

I came out buzzing after watching this movie (and I wouldn't say I'm a massive Superman fan) which frankly, I couldn't say about STID.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:57 PM   #605
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I liked the score a lot. Better than The Dark Knight trilogy IMO.

Also. Amy Adams is my favorite Lois Lane ever after this movie.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:02 PM   #606
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I like the individual tracks I've heard outside the movie, but for some reason they just didn't seem to pop for me during the movie.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:12 PM   #607
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I like the individual tracks I've heard outside the movie, but for some reason they just didn't seem to pop for me during the movie.
Make because the sound is so LOUD especially the base.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:18 PM   #608
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I enjoyed the soundtrack though it pales compared to The Dark Knight Trilogy music. The loudness went well with the big epic scope of the picture, this is Superman after all. Complaints like its too loud make me chuckle because all I can think of is...old people

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Old June 20 2013, 10:26 PM   #609
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They could have sex differently without touching using technology or chemicals, like in Demolition man, which was a response to all the escalating sex plagues. Besides, remember Fortress? (of course not.) It must have been a massive crime to procreate, and there would have been sex police to make sure that only neutered people did it, or that no one did it.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:38 PM   #610
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I think Guy just discovered the real propose of the crystals.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:47 PM   #611
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This has been said already but the score was fucking amazing.
Really? I thought it was fucking terrible. What little I noticed, anyway.
The score easily could have been replaced by a white-noise machine. It wasn't nearly present or "there" enough. Maybe it didn't need to be as "campy" as the original Williams score from the Donner movie but, cripes, it should have been SOMETHING. Compare it to the main cast/Avengers theme in the Avengers movie. A score that resonated I can hear as I sit here thinking of the movie when the title card came up. Something we didn't even get the benefit of in this movie.

The score isn't this movie was really "terrible" but it was hardly great either.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:58 PM   #612
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I absolutely love the new Superman theme and the quieter Clark theme. The rest of the music may not have been quite as memorable, but I still thought worked fine within the context of the movie.
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Old June 20 2013, 11:06 PM   #613
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It's a completely plausible remark
Of course it is. I just found it to be an eye-rollingly predictable line.
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Old June 20 2013, 11:31 PM   #614
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This has been said already but the score was fucking amazing.
Really? I thought it was fucking terrible. What little I noticed, anyway.
It wasn't a "score" in the traditional sense (like, say, Williams or even Zimmer's POTC work). To my admittedly untrained ear it was more like a moody, new age soundscape - background noise and the occasional melodic theme to highlight the more emotional parts. I didn't particularly care for MoS as a score bit since I happen to enjoy moody, new age soundscapes, it will make for some good background, muzak-type listening while I'm writing.

On the plus side, its relative lack of thematic elements meant that the few times the main themes pop up (especially with the piano), they are more prominent and noteworthy.
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Old June 20 2013, 11:34 PM   #615
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The 70's theme is still thumping about in my head.

I could barely hear the actors acting.
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