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A 53 21.12%
A- 46 18.33%
B+ 25 9.96%
B 27 10.76%
B- 11 4.38%
C+ 13 5.18%
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Old July 13 2013, 12:03 AM   #1186
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I forgot how long those opening credits were. Yikes!
Yeah, opening credits like that are now quite out of style - mostly for good reason, getting right into the story is often preferable. But for that film, at least, what a way to set the mood!

Still, I'm glad MoS went its own direction - even if I found the overall result underwhelming, as compared to Zimmer's work on, say, Batman (the Supes theme he employs is good, it's just underutilized for my taste).
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Old July 13 2013, 12:08 AM   #1187
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I forgot how long those opening credits were. Yikes!
Better than that crap Superman III opening.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:11 AM   #1188
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Sometimes though it is nice to just enjoy a great score as part of the opening credits.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:14 AM   #1189
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As campy as those movies were, Christopher Reeve was Superman. Long shadow indeed.
I agree Reeve embodied the character the best, but I'd argue Cavill and George Reeves still come in at a very close second, as they both had the same kind of tough, commanding presence.

The only ones I kinda struggle with are Routh and Cain, who were both serviceable in the part but didn't really seem enough like "Superman" to me.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:22 AM   #1190
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These days, I always skip the Superman III opening segments with Gus looking for a job and the street gag that goes on for far too long. When combined, that's 8 minutes of torture!!
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Old July 13 2013, 12:36 AM   #1191
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God, the Superman III slapstick opening is just terrible.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:51 AM   #1192
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God, the Superman III slapstick opening is just terrible.
It's unfunny and goes on too long.

Better to start the movie with just Clark showing up at the Daily Planet. I still think Clark holding the Smallville shirt with big S logo over his chest was fun.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:19 AM   #1193
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No doubt.

As campy as those movies were, Christopher Reeve was Superman. Long shadow indeed.
True that. I know fans who aren't old fogies like me who share this sentiment. It's not just a female thing, either. It's not a dislike for Cavill; he was quite good but didn't *quite* own the role. Reeve had a charm to him. I think it's that he could deliver those boy scout lines and not come across as a wimp or sacrifice masculinity.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:24 AM   #1194
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I liked the opening credits for Superman III, mainly because it tried something a little different. The attempt at humor may not have been the best, but integrating the theme and credit sequence into the action was a nice touch.

I wish Man of Steel had an opening sequence or even a title card with a riff. I was waiting for one and thought they'd put one in after Kal El was launched into space.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:26 AM   #1195
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Yeah, I wish there was a title-card too. We don't necessarily need a whole opening credits sequence but SOMETHING would be nice. Look at "The Avengers" nice build-up with the pre-card action then the theme beat with the title card and we go back into the action. Beautiful.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:38 AM   #1196
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As campy as those movies were, Christopher Reeve was Superman. Long shadow indeed.
I agree Reeve embodied the character the best, but I'd argue Cavill and George Reeves still come in at a very close second, as they both had the same kind of tough, commanding presence.

The only ones I kinda struggle with are Routh and Cain, who were both serviceable in the part but didn't really seem enough like "Superman" to me.
Returns is up for a rewatch as I haven't seen it since its original release. I hope I haven't slighted Routh.

Dean Cain always struck me as being a better Captain Marvel than Superman. Teri Hatcher was hot though.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:49 AM   #1197
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Yeah, I wish there was a title-card too. We don't necessarily need a whole opening credits sequence but SOMETHING would be nice. Look at "The Avengers" nice build-up with the pre-card action then the theme beat with the title card and we go back into the action. Beautiful.
I consider the Loki opening the worst part of the Avengers, which I loved as a movie. I agree the title card with music was great. The ending credits with Avengers images was the best though.

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Teri Hatcher was hot though.
Hatcher was the MAIN reason I watched Lois and Clark. Loved her hairdo in the first two seasons.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:52 AM   #1198
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The the ending credits sequence in The Avengers was good too. I agree the "teaser" opening with Loki is weak but something needed to happen to set the plot into motion.
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Old July 16 2013, 06:58 PM   #1199
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I'm sure everyone's been waiting for it: How Man of Steel Should Have Ended!





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Old July 16 2013, 07:20 PM   #1200
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Heh, that was pretty awesome.
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