RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,675
Posts: 5,429,774
Members: 24,823
Currently online: 562
Newest member: voyagerman49


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

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%
Voters: 251. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 14 2013, 04:43 AM   #1306
Mr Light
Admiral
 
Location: Pennsylvania
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

So in the movie, Metropolis is on the east coast and not in Kansas? I always get so confused about that.
__________________

Mr Light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 06:10 AM   #1307
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

I forget, do we know what day of the week it is when Zod attacks? Maybe it was a Sunday and most of the buildings were empty?
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 06:22 AM   #1308
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

sojourner wrote: View Post
I forget, do we know what day of the week it is when Zod attacks? Maybe it was a Sunday and most of the buildings were empty?
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 09:43 AM   #1309
TemporalFlux
Commodore
 
TemporalFlux's Avatar
 
Location: The End of Time
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

sojourner wrote: View Post
I forget, do we know what day of the week it is when Zod attacks? Maybe it was a Sunday and most of the buildings were empty?
You do being up a good point. There was a big deal about the alien invasion before this (television broadcast; ships in the sky). Do we expect no one to panic? Even Independence Day showed a spontaneous mass evacuation of the cities except for a few crazies (likely including journalists trying to get the story of the century).

A shame Man of Steel didn't show us this; but people wouldn't just go about their business and stay inside the big business buildings at their job.
TemporalFlux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 11:14 AM   #1310
AllStarEntprise
Fleet Captain
 
AllStarEntprise's Avatar
 
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

^ That is a good point. I forgot about Zod's broadcast. Listening to it again, and thinking about it in the context of the movie DCU (treat things like they're real). Found it on Youtube.



If I saw this I would have freaked shit. Lois Lane and the people of the Daily Planet you can imagine would still be working because they're a news outlet. Most of the buildings in the final Metropolis fight were empty. All the people seemed to be out on the street in cars trying to get away.
AllStarEntprise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 11:17 AM   #1311
Turtletrekker
Vice Admiral
 
Turtletrekker's Avatar
 
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

So the collapsing buildings fall on them in the streets and kill them anyway. And don't think for a minute that there would be any kind of calm exodus. Panic in the streets would just cause gridlock and nobody would go anywhere.
__________________
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.
Turtletrekker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 12:48 PM   #1312
CaptainCanada
Admiral
 
CaptainCanada's Avatar
 
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

Mr Light wrote: View Post
So in the movie, Metropolis is on the east coast and not in Kansas? I always get so confused about that.
That's where Metropolis normally is -- it's a stand-in for New York. Some versions, particularly the TV shows, like to have it within a day's travel of Smallville, but that's atypical.
__________________
"I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are!"

- Homer Simpson
CaptainCanada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 01:28 PM   #1313
Mr Light
Admiral
 
Location: Pennsylvania
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

Isn't it also sometimes on the Great Lakes?
__________________

Mr Light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 03:39 PM   #1314
Ovation
Vice Admiral
 
Location: La Belle Province or The Green Mountain State (depends on the day of the week)
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

Like most fictional locations, it's exactly where the story needs it to be.
Ovation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 04:03 PM   #1315
Savage Dragon
TheSeeker
 
Savage Dragon's Avatar
 
Location: New York, NY
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

It's always been my understanding that Metropolis is an east coast city. When Smallville placed it in Kansas I was perplexed.
Savage Dragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 04:23 PM   #1316
Skywalker
Admiral
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

TheSeeker wrote: View Post
It's always been my understanding that Metropolis is an east coast city. When Smallville placed it in Kansas I was perplexed.
Same here. But when I went and looked it up apparently that wasn't the first instance of Metropolis being located in or near Kansas.

It doesn't really work for me. I've always pictured Metropolis on the East Coast, not terribly far away from Gotham City.
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 07:14 PM   #1317
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

I've always pictured Metropolis as New York and Gotham as Boston.
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 07:17 PM   #1318
Gojira
Commodore
 
Gojira's Avatar
 
Location: Stompin' on Tokyo
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

TheSeeker wrote: View Post
Despite how much I like Man of Steel I still think my favourite Superman moment is from Superman Returns when he rescues the space shuttle and plane from crashing. The first thing I thought of when I saw that was the space plane scene from John Byrne's Man of Steel mini-series.
I agree! I loved Man of Steel but the rescue of the space shuttle and the plane is my favorite scene from any Superman movie.
__________________
My Science Fiction-Fantasy movie review Blog: http://foleyfunfilmfacts.wordpress.com/
Gojira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 08:17 PM   #1319
kirk55555
Fleet Captain
 
kirk55555's Avatar
 
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

I saw this last night. This was a fairly mediocre movie. I didn't hate like I thought I would, but it had a lot of problems. I'm not going to go into all of my problems, because a lot of people have brought up the same big problems I have with it. It had some stuff that was even stupider than I expected, especially Johnathon Kent. He was a complete moron, and just really annoying. The product placement for places like IHOP and Sears was hilariously blatant. Cavil was pretty bland as Superman, and Amy Adams was just ok as Lois. There were also a few poorly explained parts. I was really surprised to see Clark in the arctic when Lois was there. I don't think they ever gave an explanation as to how he knew that ship was there, and if they did it must have been glossed over. I didn't even know how he got there immediately, until I realized that the jobs and hitchhiking must have been to get to the ship. The "phantom drives" were also kind of confusing, as was the fact that krypton used to have space travel, but then stopped for no real reason (except they kept a few spaceships around to keep their prisoners ). You think anyone as smart as the Kryptonians would have realized the dangers of running out of resources and would have stayed in space to help their planet with that.

One thing I am wondering is how much time passed between his first talk with Jor-El and Clark putting on the suit and flying. It looks like it took him about 5 minutes to talk, put on the suit, and than fly. Why did he need the suit before flying? Is it some BS about his Dad's pep talk giving him the idea that he could, and before that he never thought of trying to fly? Whatever the reason, it was pretty stupid that a pep talk was all he needed to fly. I will say they actually used the flying in a way I've always wanted to see. Several times he just hovered instead of falling in a hole, and he even got up off the ground with just his ability to hover/fly, which I actually thought was pretty cool. Usually flying guys seem to only use their powers for flying of dramatic hovering, so seeing it used a bit differently was nice. Zod wasn't horrible, but he's no Terrance Stamp. I didn't find the destruction as unsettling as some. It was overkill, and there is no way that only 3,000 died, but I do have to say that Clark was probably responsible for less than a fourth of the stuff in Metropolis (although Smallville is more his fault). Zod's death was stupid. Clark should have been able to physically move Zod's body from the way he was holding him, or at least Zod's head.

Overall, this wasn't horrible (its much better than TDK or Rises) but its pretty mediocre. Maybe its sequel will be better. If Afleck's batman is written completely differently from Bale's and has some personality and charisma to make up for Superman's lack of charisma, I could actually see a decent movie coming out of this franchise. I'd also like to see more personality from Clark (and Lois). It could go either way, but I think there is hope for the Superman/Batman movie.

I voted for a D rating.
kirk55555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 14 2013, 08:41 PM   #1320
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: MAN OF STEEL - Grading & Discussion

kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I didn't hate like I thought I would
I am shocked! Shocked! to learn that preconceived notions didn't stand up to experience!
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
christopher nolan, man of steel, superman

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.