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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%
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D 10 3.98%
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Old June 21 2013, 03:23 AM   #631
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Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

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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.
True, with the amount of money they've made of this thing the filmmakers have the last laugh.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:23 AM   #632
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Man of Steel is a success...
...and the best Superman movie ever.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:26 AM   #633
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There's always been some Jesus and other Biblical figure nods in Superman, so that's hardly anything new or rare. The oddest one here was making Superman 33 years old (like Jesus when he was crucified.) Which strikes me as a little... "old" to have Clark begin his Superman career. Did he really wander around the country/world between graduating high school and 33 doing pretty much whatever under a hidden series of identities?
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Old June 21 2013, 03:26 AM   #634
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blatant religious allusions*cough*cough*unsubtle Jesus nods
In what way is a god-like son, bequeathed to mortal parents and destined to save the world by giving mortals an ideal to strive toward, not an "unsubtle Jesus nod"?
No, No did you not see that Jesus portrait when Clark went to that church or that Christ like pose he made when he got out of the ship? Superman ain't Jesus, he's essentially a hunky extraterrestrial Moses from an alien planet where they all mysteriously speak English and look like white earthlings.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:33 AM   #635
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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.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:36 AM   #636
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There's always been some Jesus and other Biblical figure nods in Superman, so that's hardly anything new or rare. The oddest one here was making Superman 33 years old (like Jesus when he was crucified.) Which strikes me as a little... "old" to have Clark begin his Superman career. Did he really wonder around the country/world between graduating high school and 33 doing pretty much whatever under a hidden series of identities?
I honestly originally felt like Superman was in his mid 20's or something before they revealed he was 33.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:39 AM   #637
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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.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:41 AM   #638
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Even S-IV had it's moments.

So far, MoS is the most sterile one. I hope they fix the issues in the sequel.
Because you don't like something doesn't mean it has "issues." The movie is deservedly a huge success; these people know what they're doing.
I'm happy the movie is a success. I enjoyed watching it, it just wasn't memorable. However, it being a success means they get to try it again in the sequel, and maybe we'll get a bit more of the supermansy stuff and less of the alien invasion stuff.

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Man of Steel is a success and it certainly does quench the popcorn crowd's insatiable thirst for chaotic, crazy action that causes mass deatheverywhere cobbled with blatant religious allusions*cough*cough*unsubtle Jesus nods and melodramatic writing and don't forget the intricate overly expository, sappy, forced moments of emotionally appeal*cough* cough*Russel EL.)

A sequel shall happen!
Yup, this is exactly it. I'm sure anyone younger than 18 had a fucking blast watching this movie

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There's always been some Jesus and other Biblical figure nods in Superman, so that's hardly anything new or rare. The oddest one here was making Superman 33 years old (like Jesus when he was crucified.) Which strikes me as a little... "old" to have Clark begin his Superman career. Did he really wonder around the country/world between graduating high school and 33 doing pretty much whatever under a hidden series of identities?

The 33 did strike me as odd as well. Superman (at least from the Donner era) has always been an allegory to Jesus.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:41 AM   #639
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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.

Well, I'd have liked the Krypton sequence to be a bit shorter. That just means that everything didn't suit my taste ideally, not that there are problems with the movie.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:44 AM   #640
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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.
True, with the amount of money they've made of this thing the filmmakers have the last laugh.
I haven't said anything about the movie one way or the other. I haven't even seen it yet. But no matter how much money it's made, there are obviously issues with the movie, or else so many people wouldn't have so many issues with it. It's obviously far from perfect, nor would I expect it to be. Just because you think it's the best thing since sliced bread doesn't make you the final, ultimate authority on its perfection.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:44 AM   #641
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Yup, this is exactly it. I'm sure anyone younger than 18 had a fucking blast watching this movie
I had a fucking blast watching the movie and I'm 42.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:46 AM   #642
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I haven't said anything about the movie one way or the other. I haven't even seen it yet. But no matter how much money it's made, there are obviously issues with the movie, or else so many people wouldn't have so many issues with it. It's obviously far from perfect, nor would I expect it to be. Just because you think it's the best thing since sliced bread doesn't make you the final, ultimate authority on its perfection.
God could make a movie and this crowd would find things to bitch about.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:47 AM   #643
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I found myself wondering the same thing at the end of this movie as I did at the end of the Avengers. And that is about how much paperwork would have to be filled out after such an event.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:50 AM   #644
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I found myself wondering the same thing at the end of this movie as I did at the end of the Avengers. And that is about how much paperwork would have to be filled out after such an event.
I'm sure the first thing insurance companies would do is claim that no one had "super-villain" clauses in their policies and refuse to pay.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:53 AM   #645
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I might point out that Superman's origin isn't original to Jesus either.
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