Man of Steel (2013)

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I think Doomsday should be saved for a JL movie. I think supes should now deal with political corruption and saving people from every day disasters more. Luthor would be good if they do it well.

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willyjoel wrote:The level of stupidity in that IMDB post baffles me (no wonder where it came from). Every single point in that post has been totally disproved and explained in several articles and videos in YT, I know it is a matter of taste and likes, but I guess it is cool now a days to bash something that people like just for the sake of it while sounding semi-intellectual and semi-articulate. To each their own I guess.
No, it was one of those rare examples of a decent IMDb post, which is why I put it here.

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I think most people were predicting 650-700 million at the end of the day. Probably closer to 650.

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Joeyjojo72 wrote:I think most people were predicting 650-700 million at the end of the day. Probably closer to 650.
It's going to end up at 600-650 worldwide, at least.

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willyjoel wrote:
m4st4 wrote:From IMDb, sadly, I agree:
It's pretty depressing that his movie has an 8.0+ rating. What this says to me is that it's merely sufficient for most "fans" to be fed the next "edgy-with-dark-color-palette superhero reboot" complete with obligatory chest-beating moments and all the cgi trimmings, though any concept of actual storytelling be damned. TDKR for example, while being generic (Nolan after all is king of effective generic cinema) at least had competent storytelling that you could connect with and regardless of your feelings about the quality of said storytelling, you felt a forward movement, step by step, that took you along for that ride.

Man of Steel on the other hand fails at even the most basic levels of storytelling, each segment being more convoluted than the last. Constantly jumping forward and back, never allowing a single character or character relationship to progress or develop, causing everything which occurs to feel utterly contrived and greatly in haste (to finally build up to the team-america-esque battle scenes); for example, Jonathon and Martha Kent merely reduced to awkward cameos, Louis being a meddling journalist who initially roots out Clark's secret and thus by association is automatically "romance material". You get the feel that all of this was outlined on paper to be "edgy" and "different", but in the great behemoth machine that is hollywood, it was never truly understood and felt by the director himself, and is why it came out feeling so flat and dead and meaningless.

Then there's just the insultingly bad writing like Clark's father haphazardly sacrificing himself for the dog in the Tornado and Clark refusing to save him in order to safeguard his secret - yet not soon after in that chronology he saves those people in the oil rig, revealing his superman abilities in plain sight, and later, even totals some losers truck in a bar for spilling beer on him - both being worth it - yet saving the man who brought you up on this earth with only a couple people present, and in the chaos of tornado to boot - was not worth it. There are dozens more examples like this.

Well, at least they got our money. So they won in the end, right?
Just... Why? I needed to bump my TDK Trilogy Blu-ray viewing just to forget about this whole mess.
The level of stupidity in that IMDB post baffles me (no wonder where it came from). Every single point in that post has been totally disproved and explained in several articles and videos in YT, I know it is a matter of taste and likes, but I guess it is cool now a days to bash something that people like just for the sake of it while sounding semi-intellectual and semi-articulate. To each their own I guess.
Please direct me to an article or video that disproves or explains away even one of the points made in that IMDb post about Man of Steel.

Also, maybe there's a reason these kind of posts about MOS sound rational and articulate...

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so i'm seein this tomorrow

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4 out of 10

xendor wrote:The positive response from everybody here surprised me.
4/10 and I am being generous.
I'm surprised too.

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prince0gotham wrote:so i'm seein this tomorrow
Waiting to hear your thoughts!

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6/10. Lots of good material, but inelegant execution mars it.

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