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Man of Steel!
Loved the film. a lot. felt like it was made for me  and I spent my childhood running around with a redish tea-towel tied around my neck, so you know I know what I'm talking about. Superman is my jam.

And I think that's what struck me most about the film: it didn't try to please everyone, it was a superhero movie, for people who like Superman. and Superman did amazing Superman things. God-awfully-amazing Superman things.

I think it felt more like a superhero movie than a lot of other recent flicks in the genre.

Great soundtrack too- get a hold of it if your a fan of filmscores
  • Listening to: Man of Steel soundtrack
  • Reading: artbooks
  • Watching: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Drinking: lotsa water
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kyubiman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student
It was a great movie, I don't understand why it recieved such horrible views.
I am not sure what surprised me more though, the fact that they cussed, or that Superman actually killed Zod. At least he was in emotional agony over it unlike when Batman let Ra's die in Batman Begins.
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starbug17 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dying to see it, I would love to see a 'Man of steel' piece
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Sagakarikikkaru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I want to see it again...
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spidermonkey2099 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I thought it was really good. I didn't like it as much as Avengers or The Dark Knight Trilogy, but it's pretty close behind those (along with the Iron Man movies and some of the X-Men movies).
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worldbreaker9 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was great,but i was kinda dissapointed that zod didn't say "NEEL BEFORE ZOD!".
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ParaChomp Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Guilty pleasure but I can't deny the hate it has gotten. If it just showed things in chronological order, gave more time for Clark's character to develop in different stages of his life, and decreased the amount of time the fight scenes took I think it would have done very well. The material and potential was there it just wasn't presented properly. As much as I would like to see a sequel from the team to correct their mistakes, I don't know what they could do.
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Gibbythesecond Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I am so glad there is someone else out there who loves 'Man of Steel' as much as I do! So many people keep hating on it, but you're totally right: it was an excellent Superman movie for Superman fans. I thought it was amazing, and I particularly liked Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.
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AnthonyTehAwesome Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to tie a pink (we didn't have red) towel around my neck and jump up and down on my trampoline.

I tried a flip once and the towel blinded me. I landed on my head :(.
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I38VWI Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I thought it kinda sucked... A lot.
I thought it did try to please everyone: there were generic Hollywoodblockbuster-superextended action sequences with no real drama or weight, there were zingy/cheesy dialogue exchanges, and there were brood-y, emotional self-conflict moments.
Too many different things.
And I thought it was some of Zimmer's most generic scoring as well.

Overall, the movie was mostly bland, with a few moments that hit some kind of mark.
C-
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VRAB0T0 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well one has to ask themself....man of steel or superman returns?



yeah man of steel was 10 times better
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ChaosVengeance Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Saw it saturday. Bloody amazing! All of the action scenes were spectacular, and it had a gripping storyline. The only problem I have with it, is is it too good to have sequel. I just don't know how they can top it. It's just so damn good. If it gets a sequel, YAY! But how can they make it better than what they have done?
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Silversonicvxd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I saw it yesterday. A LOT better than I expected. I enjoyed it more than Iron Man 3! The tone was perfect for me. I like the story and the humor was just right! Hans Zimmer did a great job on the score! I'll never look at Superman the same way again. Can''t wait for Man of Steel 2!
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MrSebi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen it yet, but a lot of people have suggested it to me. Oddly, some of them have said the exact opposite of you, that it's a Superman movie for people who might not exactly like Superman in the traditional kinda optimistic sort of way he is presented.
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was absolutely blown away by this film, the special effects and music just blew my mind.
And to top it off, I don't even like super man, in my opinion he always seems to overpowered.
But I love this movie and the way they interpret Superman is amazing.
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Eh, I was upset with the ending, the Jonathan Kent characterisation, Lois...most of the characters and relationships actually, though Jor-El was good. The action was cool, it just didn't reach me the same way other tellings have. Too shallow and grimdark.
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that Lois seemed a bit off in the film
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
so ti doens;lt suck YES!!! Don;t spoilt he movie for me, i didn;t see ti yet. however woudl you realyl say tis the best superman made and can stand on its own? WITHOUT comparing it to the epic christopher Reevee ones. [i am not takign Superman 3 or 4 into consideration they where just bad.]
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JJNeeps Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
agreed!
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FarShot Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were parts of the movie that were dead on. Then others that really missed the mark, in my opinion. Getting a Superman movie right is more than just how he flies, how he uses his powers in a fight, or how he carries himself. The psychology of Superman is paramount, and the massive amounts of destruction at the end, but more importantly, what he does (but mostly doesn't) do about it is very concerning, and why ultimately I don't love this movie.

Read this review and tell me if you agree:
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FarShot Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What surprises me the most is that I would consider myself ten times more a Trekkie than a comic book fan, and yet I feel ten times more offended by this movie than by JJ Abrams' Trek.
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NickLD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think you guys are overlooking a lot of the problems with your complaints... This is, by all means, Superman's first big conflict in his life (in this retelling), it's the first time he has to use his powers to actually fight someone, AND the people he's fighting are incredibly superpowered as well. He's going into this thing not knowing how to fully control his immense power.
During the (spoilers) Smallville fight, he tells people to go inside, he even saves a guy mid-drop in the middle of a fight, and because of that he gets punched to hell by another kryptonian.
He does what he can, when he can. It's not like him and Zod are just messing around, and "oh well, civilian casualties", Zod isn't really giving him space to breathe, let alone save a ton of people from falling scryscrapers. He does things in order of priority. He destroys the terraforming machine because hey, That's slowly wiping out all life on Earth, then he goes to confront Zod, saving Lois (again) on his way. His hands are pretty much full for the entire second half of the movie.
Everyone is being way too critical of this movie. Compare it to ANY other Superman movie and it blows it out of the water.
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NickLD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
(Also, sorry, didn't see how old these posts were lol)
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FarShot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I compared it to other Superman movies, no it doesn't and here's why.

Movies fall into genres. The first two Superman films definitely were somewhat campy adventure movies. Within that genre it was perfection. Superman is a guy who flies around in red underwear for the love of Krypton. It fits.

The Dark Knight Trilogy trumps the Burton films because they're more appropriate to the Batman mythos/origin story of the orphaned billionaire using his time abroad and finances to help Gotham. Batman always worked best in grimdark suspense.

Zack Snyder's two most famous films, 300 and Watchmen, are dark, very adult films. Nolan is likewise famous for dark, gritty filmmaking as well. I fail to see how this naturally translates into making a good Superman film, considering the entire nature of the character and what he represents. And before someone says "realism", last I checked there's quite a few people on planet Earth who aren't all macro-depressed, daddy trouble plagued individuals.
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NickLD Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You ignored nearly all of my comment haha... I was pointing out the flaws in your complaints.
Also, what I meant with the very last line was that if you compare Man of Steel with Superman Returns, there's no contest. Superman Returns was just bad. Now, if you compare it with the Chris Reeves version, yes, there's a difference with the tone of the movies, but remember, Superman kills Zod in Superman 2 (a defenseless Zod with no powers who wasn't threatening a family with children. everyone seems to forget that part, AND he shows absolutely no remorse).
People ignore all the flaws with the "classics" just because they're "classics"....
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FarShot Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The simple answer is that the Donner movies don't bother with deep morality questions. I don't pick it apart because it never put itself into a lofty position to be picked apart. It made itself corny, slapsticky, and such. Him killing Zod (we don't know they died, they just fell into a pit) was treated as cinematically casually as any villian's downfall in any kid's movie.

The problem is that Man of Steel attempts to treat the matter realistically, so when it fails to do so, I notice it.
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NickLD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did it fail to do it realistically? He doesn't want to kill Zod, and it's not until that final moment that he realizes he has to. It's about as realistic as a Superman flick can get...
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yep. That people are so willing to overlook that, or actually really, really like it, bothers me a little. I mean, it's not like fans of the genre are always on the same page, but the changes are quite significant and not nearly as divisive as I would have imagined.
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ShalkenTanari Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly have to agree with you 100%, which is why I personally gave this movie an 8.5 out of 10.
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cucky126 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you. It was an awesome superhero and Superman movie (I already watch it twice :D ). There was just one detail that kinda pissed me off (almost at the end of the movie, if you know what I'm talking about), but taking that apart, the movie was (almost) perfect.
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BurashiDesign Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
The destruction to the city was unbelievable...
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chinara Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am very much jealous of you having access to the movie already! Here in continental Europe the movie hasn't come out yet. I really want to see it, though!
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