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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%
F 4 1.59%
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Old November 30 2013, 07:41 PM   #1486
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

The thing about Superman, and this is probably why I really love the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher show, is that he is a genuinely good guy. No guy haunted by ghosts of his past. No guy who is haunted by the death of his/one parent. Etc... he is a naturally good person who happens to also be special because of his superpowers. The Dean Cain superman was no pussy when he lost his powers. He was a normal human being with additional powers. I think they went the right route there when they decided that Clark Kent is his personality, and Superman is his mask.
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Old November 30 2013, 09:22 PM   #1487
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^ Exactly.

Some people say they tried to make Superman like Batman, all dark and all, but I think they just put him in the real world. The movie was the best Superman to date, in my opinion, and did anyone else notice how freakin' epic the soundtrack was??
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Old November 30 2013, 09:37 PM   #1488
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^ Exactly.

Some people say they tried to make Superman like Batman, all dark and all, but I think they just put him in the real world. The movie was the best Superman to date, in my opinion, and did anyone else notice how freakin' epic the soundtrack was??
Man of Steel was the real world? I must have slept through the last alien invasion. NyQuil is damn powerful stuff.
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Old November 30 2013, 11:42 PM   #1489
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^ A more naturalistic reality made up or real people and real reactions as opposed to the more fanciful reality you'd see with the Adam West series.

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The Nostalgia Critic recently did a review of Man of Steel. Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) who hates the film and Joe Vargas (Angry Joe) who loves the film did a joint review looking at the pros and cons of the film. I think the review did a pretty good job at covering both sides of this debate and it's worth a watch if you have the time. Unfortunately, you need quite a bit of time.

Given the extreme love it or hate it reception Man of Steel received they decided to make a lengthy review. 49 minutes to be exact. Yeah, a bit overkill, but it's worth watching.

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/vid...9-man-of-steel
Watched the whole thing. They obviously put a lot of effort into making that. I didn't always agree with what Walker had to say but he was entertaining and made some good points none the less without going the clichéd "it's not comic booky enough" route.

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The thing about Superman, and this is probably why I really love the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher show, is that he is a genuinely good guy. No guy haunted by ghosts of his past. No guy who is haunted by the death of his/one parent. Etc... he is a naturally good person who happens to also be special because of his superpowers. The Dean Cain superman was no pussy when he lost his powers. He was a normal human being with additional powers. I think they went the right route there when they decided that Clark Kent is his personality, and Superman is his mask.
Well said.
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Old November 30 2013, 11:46 PM   #1490
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I liked Reeves' portrayal, where Superman is the real person, and he can have fun being a bit klutzy as Clark. That is what works for me.
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Old December 1 2013, 02:12 AM   #1491
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Different writers handle the Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-El thing differently.

Lois and Clark The New Adventures of Superman, The 1986 John Byrne Superman comc run, and Smallvile for a time all presented Clark as the dominant personage. Clark was the real identity and Superman was the secret identity.

Man of Steel, New 52 reboot, the 2003-2009 reboot of Superman, and the Richard Donner films portray Superman/Kal-El as the dominant person and Clark Kent is the mask.

So it varies.
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Old December 4 2013, 10:35 PM   #1492
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TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
I like Superman, I think the story can work on cinmea again and maybe needs to be modernized but this was the wrong way to do the movie
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honest trailer



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With the power of…….Dubstep!
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Old December 5 2013, 03:46 AM   #1493
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That was great.
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Old December 5 2013, 04:09 AM   #1494
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GalaxyX wrote: View Post
TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
I like Superman, I think the story can work on cinmea again and maybe needs to be modernized but this was the wrong way to do the movie
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honest trailer



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With the power of…….Dubstep!
More people need to watch that gem!
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Old December 5 2013, 05:28 PM   #1495
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
The thing about Superman, and this is probably why I really love the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher show, is that he is a genuinely good guy. No guy haunted by ghosts of his past. No guy who is haunted by the death of his/one parent. Etc... he is a naturally good person who happens to also be special because of his superpowers. The Dean Cain superman was no pussy when he lost his powers. He was a normal human being with additional powers. I think they went the right route there when they decided that Clark Kent is his personality, and Superman is his mask.
Yeah, there was alot to love about Lois & Clark, wasn't there? Even in the last two years, when things started going south, there was enough quality left for it to still be enjoyable.
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Old December 6 2013, 03:52 AM   #1496
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Perhaps we should compromise? The people who want to see a flawed badass hero can watch the new Superman and the people who want to see the old noble and astounding Superman can go to Thor movies.
Because as we all know Thor never kills his enemies and is lighthearted afterward?
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Old December 6 2013, 04:50 AM   #1497
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Hell, Thor kills his buddies. He killed the Sentry and the Wasp!
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Old December 7 2013, 03:49 AM   #1498
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Man of Steel gets snubbed by the Oscars for Best Visual Effects!

The Oscars released their ten movies being considered for the Best Visual Effects, and Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is not among them.

The ten movies making up the list include:

Elysium
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Oblivion
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
Pacific Rim
World War Z

Man of Steel was also absent from the People's Choice Awards.

http://movies.cosmicbooknews.com/con...more-nominated
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Old December 7 2013, 03:52 AM   #1499
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When The Lone Ranger beats you out for a visual fx nom...wow.

Gravity will get it, though. It'll be the little Academy darling.
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Old December 7 2013, 03:58 AM   #1500
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World War Z? Really? Its only memorable effects sequence was done better by Starship Troopers 16 years ago.
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