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PS. I liked the movie.


I am a little annoyed by everyone freaking out about Man of Steel. I feel like it wasn't perfect, but so what? It was also an amazing movie.  If the Avengers hadn't raised the bar for superhero movies, I feel people wouldn't be so hard on Man of Steel.  How many people out there LOVED Superman more than any other hero before this movie? He was never relatable, and he was always too powerful to be fun.

The Ending: I Love the ending. Period.  It felt like a real fight between two superpowered individuals who can't really hurt themselves.  It all sets up the fact that Superman, after he knows there will be no reasoning with Zod, and knowing that he is a bit out classed, he realizes that killing Zod is the only way to stop his rampage.  But what else does killing Zod mean?  At that point, Zod is the only other known Kryptonian Superman knows, by killing him, he is essentially forcing himself to be the last of his kind, and that's after destroying all of the baby eggies. That's got to be terrible for someone who just discovered who they were.  To go from, "I'm from another planet, which could be a great society," to finally learning about your people, to having to essentially destroy them, is heartbreaking. I like the fact that Superman is such a protector of this world, that he is willing to be the only one to sacrifice to protect it.  I think sometimes, when you have to break your own morals, to save others, it makes for an interesting story.  I would have been pissed if Zod ends up floating in the Phantom Zone. That would have made it all pointless.  

I saw that people said that some of MoS was a lot like Invincible. I thought about that going in, and yes, I'm okay with that. Destruction would seriously happen when Kryptonians hold nothing back fighting back and forth. It's unfortunate, but come on, if Zod had beat Superman, don't you think the destruction would have been worse? Metropolis was ruined. Ok. As a friend of mine put it, "after Luthor rebuilds the city, he sure will have a good reason for hating and trying to get the world to be against Superman in the sequel." Which I think is awesome.

Clark Kent's disguise is stupid. Thank God we got around that in this movie. People complain without thinking. Yes, Clark Kent doesn't slip into a phonebooth... when was the last time you saw one of those? We can move on. 

I am someone who really doesn't mind too much if things are tweaked in the movie representation.  I find it childish that fanboys complain about two and a half hours, in a different medium, not being inline with seventy five years of BIBLE. I'm pretty sure there is some contradiction in 75 years of comic books, so maybe you need to start thinking about your beloved characters as being a little bit more fluid. Superman doesn't kill, I dunno. I know there are contradictions to that, and I feel like he sacrificed everything for Earth, and that feels more like Superman than a silly rule. I always felt like Batman doesn't kill (saying nothing to the fact that he throws batarangs into people's faces). Everything they changed in MoS I was okay with. I feel that Man of Steel's Superman still read as Superman. I don't know where I read it, but this really is the Iron Man movie that ends when Superman just gets out of the cave. I can't wait to see Cavill do it again.
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steel-worker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
The movie was greatĦEven not being fan of Superman,the movie is worthy.In my humble opinion,if Lex Luthor or Jimmy Olsen or kriptonite had been made some appearance for even a single second,I had immediately considered the whole film as a total failure.And I'd get pleased with the final action of Kal El about Zod,that is proof of a mature story.
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arleighd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
PLEASE SIGN BACK ON TO SKYPE
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RansomGetty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Ha, no.
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montrosity Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I agree with all your points...in addition I thought the casting was fantastic and a more fleshed out krypton was cool. I also liked the Alien invasion feel in Metropolis.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!! I totally agree on all counts! Honestly, the only thing that I didn't like about MOS was the kiss between Lois and Clark (I felt like it was rushed...they probably should have waited till the end of the movie, if not the sequel), and I don't hear ANYBODY whining about that? Seriously, the Superman I saw this weekend was closer to the character than the one that's currently in the comics! I think this was the best Superman movie of all time. Not quite as good as the animated series, but much better than the Donner films.
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MarvTMartian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Nice rant!! ;-)
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RusWooton Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I liked the flick, and I agree that there's a lot of unnecessary hand-wringing amongst comics nerds.

By the way, he kills Zod, Ursa, and Nod in Donner's "Superman II" also. Somebody told me that they survived and went to jail in the Director's Cut, but the film in theaters ended with them falling to death in the Fortress of Solitude, then Superman goes and gets revenge on the bully in the diner, beating the crap out of him. :)
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RansomGetty Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Yeah, in general, those Donner movies, while awesome back in the day, are simply not for today. I don't really know how well the "boyscout" would work in today's theaters. I LOVE the Batman 60's tv show. Like, I grew up with tapes of that show, and was obsessed with it. But I know, that having an "ole chum" high waisted Batman frolicking around would be terrible. The Donner Supes was great for that time, but I think we have moved on in the Entertainment world. Superman was a dork in those movies and I think that's a hard sell to fanboys who are trying to be badass. The idea that no one would get hurt when two Kryptonians were fighting in a city, is silly to me. Superman CAN'T save everyone. I'm sorry.

Superman was a smiling dick in the Donner movies because you are right, he DID kill those people. Fans need to calm down and allow for reinterpretations of characters. If they didn't, we would still have happy blue Batman running around in the daylight, and Superman jumping around being a jerk to people.
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RusWooton Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Non^
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Gorgonzola Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of the reviews and criticisms ultimately seemed to boil down to "It's not a Donner film therefore it's bad."

Except the Donner films are shit. Have they seen any of them recently? They're cheesy as hell and don't hold up whatsoever. Why the hell would you want it to be like those? We had that with Superman Returns, look at that abortion of a film if you want that.

And for people complaining about Superman not killing - off the top of my head I can think of a few instances in the freaking animated series where he kills, or at the very least leaves someone to their own doom.

Something I haven't seen too many mention - This felt to me like the second "dark" movie that these superhero movies go through, which is a neat slant on it. He's got the self-doubt out of the way, only way to go for him is up, which is nice. Basically set up the next two movies or whatever as a vehicle for redemption for the destruction he caused in the first.
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