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Old June 11th, 2013   Alan is offline   #1
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Default Man Of Steel good review shock!

Well, this looks promising. I wasn't expecting much to be honest, now I have some hope!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/62812
 
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Old June 11th, 2013   chrisbenes is offline   #2
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guess it depends on where you read your reviews. I've read a few poor reviews and Rotten Tomatoes only has it at 71% right now.

Still looking forward to seeing this as I have high hopes for this film....But this film is also important for the future of DC Comic movies....the problem I see is that I don't necessarily believe the box office numbers will reflect the quality of this movie. I think this movie makes a ton of money just on it's name and history and by today's standard of success movies are judged by how much it makes and not the quality of the movie itself.

The reviews are mixed...But I will reserve judgement until I see the movie myself next week.
 
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Old June 11th, 2013   Mr. Wrong is offline   #3
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Well, this looks promising. I wasn't expecting much to be honest, now I have some hope!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/62812
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Same here. Thanks for the link! Maybe there is hope for the film.

My son is the exact same age (almost to the day!) I was when Donner's first Superman film came out, and I would like to take him to see it, just like my dad did back then. I just want to know beforehand that this Superman will be... Superman. Sure wish there was a scene in one of the trailers where he smiles a little.
 
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Old June 11th, 2013   Scott Mateo is offline   #4
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Same here. Thanks for the link! Maybe there is hope for the film.

My son is the exact same age (almost to the day!) I was when Donner's first Superman film came out, and I would like to take him to see it, just like my dad did back then. I just want to know beforehand that this Superman will be... Superman. Sure wish there was a scene in one of the trailers where he smiles a little.
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I read one spoilery review in which SPOILER. Highlight below text to read
it says Lois learns his identity early on. That and the obvious collateral damage when Supes throws Zod through a skyscraper.

 
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Old June 11th, 2013   superfriend is offline   #5
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well, see, on his world, the symbol on his chest means hope.

guys.

he's got all kinds of hope hope hopey Mchope that he wants to bring us. guys
 
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Old June 11th, 2013   Simon DelMonte is offline   #6
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Trying hard to be optimistic. But so far, I am convinced this will be dour and play up all the things about Supes I don't think are what he actually should be.
 
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Old June 11th, 2013   ronaldj is offline   #7
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the people on the superman home page gave it a great review,,,,
 
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Old June 12th, 2013   superfriend is offline   #8
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in all seriousness, this is going to slay.
 
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Old June 14th, 2013   scion969 is offline   #9
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I enjoyed the heck out of it. With only very minor complaints, I thought it did a great job of spreading the character stuff throughout the movie. The action was Action.

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Mark Waid's review

I was going to see it today, but after reading Waid's review, probably not.
 
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Mark Waid's review
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Waid has an invalid complaint because he's complaining that superman in the man of steel movie doesn't act and think like an experienced superman from the comics.

I know he's a huge fan and a great writer but he's blinded by his own fanboy goggles.

this is Superman's origin, not just the beginning the whole movie. he's still learning how to be Superman, how to fight a super villain and how to save lives, how to deal with a situation he's never dealt with and how to act like superman to which in the context of this movie took days. He hadn't even figured out how to fly until Jor-El told him to push his powers.

If in the second movie he still doesn't save lives then yeah it's a mistake, but in the context of what's happening it makes sense. He's trying but it's his first ****ing day as Superman. He doesn't know better and until now he never even punched a guy, but had to take down a platoon of trained soldiers, with his abilities.
 
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Old June 14th, 2013   Eric Q is offline   #12
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Waid has an invalid complaint because he's complaining that superman in the man of steel movie doesn't act and think like an experienced superman from the comics.

I know he's a huge fan and a great writer but he's blinded by his own fanboy goggles.

this is Superman's origin, not just the beginning the whole movie. he's still learning how to be Superman, how to fight a super villain and how to save lives, how to deal with a situation he's never dealt with and how to act like superman to which in the context of this movie took days. He hadn't even figured out how to fly until Jor-El told him to push his powers.

If in the second movie he still doesn't save lives then yeah it's a mistake, but in the context of what's happening it makes sense. He's trying but it's his first ****ing day as Superman. He doesn't know better and until now he never even punched a guy, but had to take down a platoon of trained soldiers, with his abilities.
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Oh definitely agree, if by the second film, they're doing this again, then I will probably sharing space on Mr. W's soapbox.
 
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Old June 14th, 2013   darthlucifuge is offline   #13
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Oh definitely agree, if by the second film, they're doing this again, then I will probably sharing space on Mr. W's soapbox.
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Same here. For now, it makes sense to me. Context is everything.
 
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I'm not sure why the early Superman stories are now "proto-Superman tales".

Until they were rebooted or retconned away they were Superman.
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There was no such thing as "canon" at that point. Superman did not sit back 7 issues later and think, "hmmm, maybe it was wrong for me to brutalize a woman to coerce her to submit to my will". It was simply a story that had no intention of being anything other than a self-contained story about a character whose identity had yet to be expanded to anything other than "tough guy who takes no crap".

Because "not mah Superman".
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Thank you for dismissing my opinions as nerd-rage. You might have a point if I was bitching about the ugly costume or other minor details. I was willing to get past all of that if the heart of the character was intact. Exactly as Waid stated, he was willing to forgive a lot of that kind of thing going into the film, as was I. But that moment... That's a hell of a lot more relevant than "not mah Superman".
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Maybe your Superman IS a MURDERER. If so, BRAVO, you win.

Enjoy your lowest-common-denominator entertainment.

You might want to spoiler box the cover from that issue of Byrne's Superman, by the way.
 
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Waid has an invalid complaint because he's complaining that superman in the man of steel movie doesn't act and think like an experienced superman from the comics.

I know he's a huge fan and a great writer but he's blinded by his own fanboy goggles.

this is Superman's origin, not just the beginning the whole movie. he's still learning how to be Superman, how to fight a super villain and how to save lives, how to deal with a situation he's never dealt with and how to act like superman to which in the context of this movie took days. He hadn't even figured out how to fly until Jor-El told him to push his powers.

If in the second movie he still doesn't save lives then yeah it's a mistake, but in the context of what's happening it makes sense. He's trying but it's his first ****ing day as Superman. He doesn't know better and until now he never even punched a guy, but had to take down a platoon of trained soldiers, with his abilities.
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This is spot on. My thoughts exactly.
 
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Mark Waid's review

I was going to see it today, but after reading Waid's review, probably not.
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LOL at not seeing a movie because of Mark Waid!
 
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