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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%
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Old June 20 2013, 05:05 PM   #571
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What i'm looking back on after the movie has sunk in is the relatively calm/nonchalant way people return to normalcy.


At least 20 blocks and 700 billion dollars in damage.

Then Lombardi asks Lois if she wants to go to a baseball game

Seems weird to ask that

Is there even a baseball stadium left? LOL
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Old June 20 2013, 05:18 PM   #572
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We also don't know how much time as passed when that scene takes place. I would guess at least a month, could be 6 months.
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Old June 20 2013, 05:19 PM   #573
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Didn't look like there was a sports stadium of any sort in the affected areas.

Wanting a map of the city as designed by the animators for those battle scenes, personally.
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Old June 20 2013, 05:21 PM   #574
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I remember Ian Tracey mostly from his work on Da Vinci's Inquest and Intelligence, two of the better crime dramas made up here in Canada in recent decades. It threw me more than a bit to see Tracey - Penikett, too, come to think of it - near the bottom of the full-cast list billing in this one...but, Hollywood, right?
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Old June 20 2013, 05:23 PM   #575
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Samurai8472 wrote: View Post
What i'm looking back on after the movie has sunk in is the relatively calm/nonchalant way people return to normalcy.


At least 20 blocks and 700 billion dollars in damage.

Then Lombardi asks Lois if she wants to go to a baseball game

Seems weird to ask that

Is there even a baseball stadium left? LOL
Comments like these really confuse me.
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Old June 20 2013, 05:27 PM   #576
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I wonder if any of the non-Canadian actors learned our secret handshake.
Do our actors have one?

(Well, if it's secret, I shouldn't know about it until/unless I become an actor anyway!)
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Old June 20 2013, 05:27 PM   #577
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Something that has been bothering me.

Kyptonians in MOS are bred for specific roles.
Scientists will be the best scientists possible.
Soldiers will be the best soldiers possible.

What the hell is Jor-El bred for exactly? Being a superhero?

How was scientist Jor-El kicking so much ass and killing the legions of bad guys? He even managed to fight off Zod, who should realistically be the deadliest man on the planet if he was bred for war and to be a General and the Defender of Krypton. It was poor/lazy writing to me.
Jor-El and Lara were procreating naturally and developing spaceflight in defiance of their world's laws. You don't think he might have prepared for the consequences of that eventually becoming public knowledge by learning some Kryptonian Karate and using his scientific know-how to develop a more badass power armor suit and weapons?

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Which sort of begs the question.... If Kryptonians had been breed to be birthed by the robots from The Matrix why were they given the ability to breed in the first place? What does Jor-El need a penis for and what does Lara need a vagina for? Hell, what are men and women needed for at that point? If you can just make whatever/whomever you want and don't need people to actually get-down to make people; gender and biological procreation is useless.
Seriously? Did you just ask why people would want to have sex other than for making babies? They still have friends and marriages and relationships on Krypton. Not everything is programmed in.

The decision to stop natural procreation was a fairly recent one (relative to Kryptonian history) and related to overpopulation concerns. Why would they neuter themselves? What if the population stabilized and they wanted to return to the old way of doing things?
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Old June 20 2013, 05:37 PM   #578
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The decision to stop natural procreation was a fairly recent one (relative to Kryptonian history) and related to overpopulation concerns. Why would they neuter themselves? What if the population stabilized and they wanted to return to the old way of doing things?
I believe that something consistent with everything we saw, that wasn't addressed, and that would probably be quite reasonable, would be that Kryptonians were sterile due to the presence of some contraceptive in their systems. As the preeminent scientist, perhaps Jor-El then counteracted that in himself and Lara?
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Old June 20 2013, 05:58 PM   #579
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I liked Lois Lane's portrayal (except for the "are we measuring our dicks?" line. It totally went against character).
Not out of character in the least. It's exactly what the 1930s Lois might have said if given the chance. Think classic Kathryn Hepburn, or Rosalind Russell in the newspaper film "His Girl Friday". That's Lois.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:06 PM   #580
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I thought it was very in character as well.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:18 PM   #581
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It was in character, but a bit jarring to hear in a Superman movie, I thought.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:30 PM   #582
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The decision to stop natural procreation was a fairly recent one (relative to Kryptonian history) and related to overpopulation concerns. Why would they neuter themselves? What if the population stabilized and they wanted to return to the old way of doing things?
I believe that something consistent with everything we saw, that wasn't addressed, and that would probably be quite reasonable, would be that Kryptonians were sterile due to the presence of some contraceptive in their systems. As the preeminent scientist, perhaps Jor-El then counteracted that in himself and Lara?
That would make sense.

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I liked Lois Lane's portrayal (except for the "are we measuring our dicks?" line. It totally went against character).
Not out of character in the least. It's exactly what the 1930s Lois might have said if given the chance. Think classic Kathryn Hepburn, or Rosalind Russell in the newspaper film "His Girl Friday". That's Lois.
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.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:37 PM   #583
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Yep.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:52 PM   #584
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We also don't know how much time as passed when that scene takes place. I would guess at least a month, could be 6 months.
Yeah from the fairly lighthearted mood in the Planet, I got the impression at least a few weeks had passed.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:54 PM   #585
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Just seen it and I loved it but then am a sucker for origin stories. I loved seeing more of the final days of Krypton and that whole start was the best to any comic book movie IMO. There's so much to really talk about and that will come later but I just want to say to any one having an issue with Supes killing of Zod...

Watch Superman II he kills him in that and thats after hes no longer a threat because Zod is depowered.
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