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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 17 2013, 03:35 AM   #301
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

^ More like a shank really.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:35 AM   #302
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Right now it certainly seems Perry White and the Planet isn't "in on it."
There's no way at all to tell anything from that final scene. We'll know when we see a sequel, and Goyer has stated what he and Snyder intend to do.

Really, people who know Clark and Superman both would have to be low-grade morons not to get it.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:37 AM   #303
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There's no way at all to tell anything from that final scene. We'll know when we see a sequel, and Goyer has stated what he and Snyder intend to do.

I dunno, the way he introduces Clark seemed more like "show the new guy the difference between a pen and a pencil" tone. And, really, there's also no reason he'd draw the two together. We'll see how it plays out, though. But what people are saying now and what happens years from now are two different things.
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Old June 17 2013, 04:13 AM   #304
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The whole reason for that is Superman wanted Lois to fall in love with CLARK and not Superman. Here, she's in smitten with the hunky man who's saved her life several times, not seen through the oafishness/awkwardness of Clark to find something to love.
I never got the sense at all that this Lois was some smitten, starry-eyed girl with a crush like Kidder's Lois in STM, who was only wowed by his good looks and superpowers.

Adam's Lois seemed to connect with him on a deeper level than that (even with how little interaction we actually saw), and seemed attracted more to his kind and goodhearted nature. In fact I don't think it really mattered to her what clothes he was wearing.

And besides, the whole idea that he wants her to fall in love with Clark has always seemed a bit silly to me. First because it implies that she's shallow and superficial as hell, and second because usually the "Clark" he wanted her to fall for was an exaggerated act he was putting on to fool people.

Glad to see that idea dropped.
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Old June 17 2013, 04:22 AM   #305
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There seems to be some debate about Jenny and I found this...



Here's the full picture.
Call her and find out. 867 5309.
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Old June 17 2013, 04:23 AM   #306
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Right now it certainly seems Perry White and the Planet isn't "in on it."
There's no way at all to tell anything from that final scene. We'll know when we see a sequel, and Goyer has stated what he and Snyder intend to do.

Really, people who know Clark and Superman both would have to be low-grade morons not to get it.
Well to be fair, in this world they probably have no concept of the "secret identity," and would never imagine that this superpowered alien with godlike abilities would want to pose... as a lowly newspaper reporter. Plus there's a lot of tall, hunky guys out there who could probably pass for Superman.

Although I have to admit I've always kind of liked the idea that Perry and the Planet staff always secretly knew who he was, and just decided to never say anything.

Still though, if Clark were smart he'd claim he was from a totally different area of the country, like Portland or something. Saying he's from Smallville would kind of make it too easy for people to figure out at this point. Lol
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Old June 17 2013, 04:26 AM   #307
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davejames wrote: View Post
Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Right now it certainly seems Perry White and the Planet isn't "in on it."
There's no way at all to tell anything from that final scene. We'll know when we see a sequel, and Goyer has stated what he and Snyder intend to do.

Really, people who know Clark and Superman both would have to be low-grade morons not to get it.
Well to be fair, in this world they probably have no concept of the "secret identity," and would never imagine that this superpowered alien with godlike abilities would want to pose... as a lowly newspaper reporter.

Although I have to admit I've always kind of liked the idea that Perry and the Planet staff always secretly knew who he was, and just decided to never say anything.

Still though, if Clark were smart he'd claim he was from a totally different area of the country, like Portland or something. Saying he's from Smallville would kind of make it too easy for people to figure out at this point. Lol
Sort of like Gordon knowing who Batman is and Batman knowing Gordon knows and both pretending they don't.
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Old June 17 2013, 05:31 AM   #308
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I like how the drones' interface was like one of those bed of pins thing you used to get at Spencer's Gifts.
Best comment on the film yet! (Spencer's! Haven't thought about that place in years...)
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Old June 17 2013, 05:57 AM   #309
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I just saw it a second time. I liked it a bit better after the second viewing. I really want to give it an "A," but I still think the whole third act could've used some more cutting. The first two acts, however, are nothing short of fantastic.

Anyway, finally settled on a B+. (Which is the same I gave STiD FWIW.)


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There seems to be some debate about Jenny and I found this...



Here's the full picture.
With the obvious, in-you-face homage to The Cloeavage, why didn't they just make her Chloe? It's one thing had they went with Olsen, but since they didn't anyway, why go the unnecessary extra yard?

Besides, having her be Chloe, could've really played well into that office dynamic discussed a few posts up.

I suppose maybe they plan on having her marry and Olsen or something.
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Old June 17 2013, 07:29 AM   #310
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Maybe Olsen is her maiden name?

But no. No Chloe. I don't think they want to tie into Smallville.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:11 PM   #311
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I gave it a B+ (For perspective, I'd give STID a C-). Highly enjoyable, though the final act needed work.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:36 PM   #312
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Maybe Olsen is her maiden name?

But no. No Chloe. I don't think they want to tie into Smallville.
although they did have a "Sullivan" name drop. During the flash back scene when clark is getting picked on, at the garage where Jonathon and the other guy is working on the car, you can see the sign "Sullivan's" on the top of the garage.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:41 PM   #313
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I may have missed it but why was there a Superman / House of El suit on the Kryptonian scout ship?

I have a few theories* but I just want to make sure that it wasn't something that was explained that I missed.



*On board robots made it when Kal-El activated Jor-El's key thing or Kal-El's ancestors were on board and the brighter colours were what Kryptonians were wearing back then etc
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Old June 17 2013, 02:08 PM   #314
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Was the name "Metropolis" used in the movie? Didn't notice.
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Old June 17 2013, 02:10 PM   #315
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It was, somewhere, but I don't remember where. I don't think it was said it was just written somewhere.
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