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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 21 2013, 03:53 AM   #646
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I honestly originally felt like Superman was in his mid 20's or something before they revealed he was 33.
Henry Cavill is 30. I'm sure they wanted Superman close in age to the actor playing him.
Ehhh.... Maybe. But in the same movie the 30-year-old Cavill plays an 18-year-old Clark in the tornado flashback and the 30+ year old Tom Welling played a 20-something Clark when the series ended. So the age of the actor shouldn't (and has never) have anything to do with the the age of the character. Unless Beverly Hills 90210 really was about a bunch of middle-aged high school students.

It strikes me as an instance of the symbolism writing the story over the story trying to make sense. Superman is 33 simply because he "needs to be" for the Jesus symbolism to fit that much more. Amy Adams is also in her late 30s so we can probably assume Lois Lane is too.

Which, again, feels... "odd." Now for "main stream"/career Superman being 33 I can see. But just starting out as Superman? Strikes me as old. He's really wandered around the planet for decades without ever learning he could fly?

Lois Lane has yet to find a boyfriend, husband or at least a serious relationship? It doesn't seem to "feel right", I guess, more so in Superman's case.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:54 AM   #647
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Man of Steel and OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY

Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:56 AM   #648
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Man of Steel and OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY

Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
We've covered this.

And while it IS a dumb move it's still something that HAS happened to people who've survived only because the tornado was either weak or sideswiped the underpass as opposed to hitting directly.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:58 AM   #649
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Lois Lane has yet to find a boyfriend, husband or at least a serious relationship? It doesn't seem to "feel right", I guess, more so in Superman's case.
The writers clearly wanted Superman and Lois to be each others first real romance. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:58 AM   #650
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Man of Steel and OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY

Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
If someone is taking tornado safety tips from a movie, then they weren't too bright to begin with.
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Old June 21 2013, 04:10 AM   #651
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A better safety tip would be to look slightly to your right when looking out the windshield and you may see a tornado and/or storm well before there is a problem.
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Old June 21 2013, 04:34 AM   #652
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Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
Hey, what do you know? It's the exact same link I gave!

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Old June 21 2013, 04:43 AM   #653
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All I remember about Superman IV right now is that Nuclear Man was terrible, and the ridiculous scene with Superman carrying the woman in outer space. I still don't know how she was alive during it. It was like the writers had stopped caring at that point!
Oh, it could have been even worse. Just check out the deleted scenes on the Superman IV blu-ray and you'll see stuff that is so awful you'll want to gouge your eyes out afterwards.

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Man of Steel and OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY

Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
Well obviously it wasn't the most ideal place, but they didn't have a whole lot of time or options. And the tornado didn't appear to be actually passing over the overpass anyway, so it was more them just getting out of the tornado's path.
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Old June 21 2013, 04:45 AM   #654
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Man of Steel and OVERPASSES AND TORNADO SAFETY

Getting everyone under the overpass was such a dumb move.
Hey, what do you know? It's the exact same link I gave!

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The site was so useful it was posted twice. But I was in the same position you were in when you first posted that.
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Old June 21 2013, 06:37 AM   #655
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Doesn't mean it doesn't have issues, either.
You've yet to identify a real one - just stuff you don't like.

The folks who made this film would do well to ignore anyone who tells them they should do anything other than what they think best.
I could've used a few witty one-liners sprinkled in but other than that, it was a great movie.
My thoughts exactly.

I'd have preferred a tittle less total devastation in metropolis too, but I still loved the movie
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Old June 21 2013, 06:54 AM   #656
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Total devastation?

10 buildings at most. That city spreads out for miles.

Bah.

Although it's nice practice for the Miracleman Movie when London is turned into a hole.
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Old June 21 2013, 07:11 AM   #657
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Yeah it was definitely a large area, but hardly the entire city. Hell, the Daily Planet was spared and that building appeared to be within fairly close range of the World Engine.
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Old June 21 2013, 08:27 AM   #658
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I could've used a few witty one-liners sprinkled in but other than that, it was a great movie.
I for one am so happy they avoided the cheesy one liners. I went in expecting a solid story, amazing action, but to have to grit my teeth and get through some horrible witty one liners in the middle of a life and death conflict. I actually can't believe they held off on the comic relief, it made it feel like a mature film and helped me get drawn in to the situation rather than feeling detached from it.
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Old June 21 2013, 10:43 AM   #659
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God could make a movie and this crowd would find things to bitch about.
Well I hope for your sake he includes enough witty one liners.
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Old June 21 2013, 10:47 AM   #660
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Doesn't mean it doesn't have issues, either.
You've yet to identify a real one - just stuff you don't like.
Yeah, everyone knows you should only take issue with the stuff you did like.

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