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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 June 22 2013, 12:58 PM   #706
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I would have been happier with a bit more time spend showing us Clark's journey to become Superman.

And I'd cut down on some of the action scenes, particularly the stuff that's so fast you can't even tell what's going on.
I'd second that. Going to catch a 2nd screening tonight, in normal format. It was quite difficult keeping up with the action in IMAX 3D.
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Old June 22 2013, 01:54 PM   #707
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Best superhero movies all time:

1. Man of Steel
2. Superman
3. Dark Knight
4. Iron Man
5. Batman Begins
6. Watchmen
7. X-men: Last Stand
8. Avengers
9. X-men First Class
10. Captain America

X2, V for Vendetta, Thor, Hancock honorable mention.

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Old June 22 2013, 04:59 PM   #708
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Best superhero movies all time:

1. Man of Steel
2. Superman
3. Dark Knight
4. Iron Man
5. Batman Begins
6. Watchmen
7. X-men: Last Stand
8. Avengers
9. X-men First Class
10. Captain America
#7 -- Really?
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Old June 22 2013, 05:01 PM   #709
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I had that reaction for #6
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Old June 22 2013, 05:17 PM   #710
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I had that reaction for the bipolar Hancock getting an honorable.
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Old June 22 2013, 05:24 PM   #711
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I'm not sure I can name five super-hero movies that I've seen that I would ever want to see again.
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Old June 22 2013, 05:24 PM   #712
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I love that list, RAMA!

Totally disagree with half of it, but it's nice to see lists like this that don't care what the "popular" opinion is!

Like anyone can dictate what we personally enjoy anyways.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:17 PM   #713
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Exactly. How anyone could interpret it any other way is beyond me.
Well, they were in DIRECT contact for the last (seemed like) hours of the movie during the fight scene. So, because Superman was "brought up" different; to avoid conflict, he let the city be destroyed and presumably thousands of humans be killed? Really? Maybe this movie is worse than I thought!! What made him change his mind? I guess I'm too stupid to "get it."
Let's see. When he first fought them in Smallville he was outnumbered.

Then when he finally fought Zod one-on-one he had just finished using almost every ounce of his strength and will to destroy the world builder on the other side of the planet which was recreating a Kryptonian environment and weakening him.

And oh yeah, by the time he got to Metropolis the other world builder had already pretty much done almost all of the damage to the city already. It would have been much greater had he not stopped the aforementioned world builder on the other side of the planet.

I guess you are right! Well done!
No need to be snarky. If it was that easy (physically) for Superman to break Zod's neck; why didn't Zod or any of the others just break Superman's neck during any part of the (very long) epic battle? That resolve just doesn't ring true to me; sorry. I'm glad you guys liked it. Honestly I loved the first part of the story; it was solid writing (except the tornado scene which was not good at all) but I thought the end was a bit ridiculous. That's just my opinion however.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:20 PM   #714
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I'm not sure I can name five super-hero movies that I've seen that I would ever want to see again.

You must be a tough critic! I have many superhero movies that I watch over and over.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:31 PM   #715
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One criticism I had before was about the rather abrupt way Superman was introduced to the world, but watching the movie again I have to say that no longer bothers me.

In fact I actually really like the way he's introduced now, as just another mysterious Kryptonian that the military and world aren't really sure about, and it's only through this giant battle in Smallville-- where he's saving soldiers left and right and clearly struggling to put up the best fight he can against Zod's men-- that they slowly come to realize he's on our side.

There's something a bit more moving about that idea, than if he had just revealed himself through the standard way of rescuing a falling girl or a crashing plane or something.

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And oh yeah, by the time he got to Metropolis the other world builder had already pretty much done almost all of the damage to the city already. It would have been much greater had he not stopped the aforementioned world builder on the other side of the planet.
Yeah that's another aspect of the story that gets criticized, but it only made sense for Superman to focus on taking out the other machine first, because it wasn't being guarded by Zod and his men and he wouldn't have to spend all his time just trying to get past them first.

And the faster he took out the machine, the sooner it would stop destroying Metropolis.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:07 PM   #716
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Just a point that hasn't really been answered yet: Why Zod wanted Lois on the ship.

When Woodburn went on CNN telling all and sundry that Lois knew who this Alien was, Zod found it the quickest way to find out the location of the Codex.

Lois even says that she was put into a mind simulation and couldn't help but tell. Clark tells her it was ok, that they did the same to him.
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Old June 22 2013, 07:21 PM   #717
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I had that reaction for #6
Much of that list is silly, especially with Man of Steel at number 1. It wouldn't make my top 10.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:11 PM   #718
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#7 -- Really?
It's almost as if vocal minorities are actually minorities and not the majorities they pretend to be.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:31 PM   #719
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My favorite superhero movies in no particular order...

- The Dark Knight Trilogy (especially The Dark Knight and Rises)
- Batman (1989)
- Man of Steel
- Iron Man 1 & 3
- The Shadow
- The Rocketeer
- The Mask of Zorro
- Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme

I don't think of Hancock as an all-time favorite, but I really liked it and I'll give it an honorable mention.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:31 PM   #720
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RAMA wrote: View Post
Best superhero movies all time:

1. Man of Steel
2. Superman
3. Dark Knight
4. Iron Man
5. Batman Begins
6. Watchmen
7. X-men: Last Stand
8. Avengers
9. X-men First Class
10. Captain America

X2, V for Vendetta, Thor, Hancock honorable mention.

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Not a bad list but for me I liked Batman Begins more than the Dark Knight and Superman II would make my list.

Here is my list in no particular order.

Man of Steel
Superman II
Superman
Iron Man
Batman Begins
Thor
Captain America
Batman 89
Batman Forever
Avengers
The Mask of Zorro
Superman Returns
Dark Knight
Dark Knight Rises
X-Men Franchise.
Green Lantern
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