'Man of Steel' Review

#451 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

pssst, it's JUST A MOVIE

#452 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
@walzo said:

@rich711 said:

Really?! 5 out of 5 stars?! Did DC pay comicvine to write that or just threaten to cut you off from their creators if you didnt?

Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey.

Stop being yourself.

LMFAO

#453 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2314 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry but honestly would give this movie 2-2.5 stars. I'm not a huge superman fan but I generally like the movies, though this one was quite awful. It made me want to rewatch the Christopher Reeves movies because at least I like the first two.

The movie managed to make me hate Jonathan Kent, which I NEVER have hated him in any incarnation I've read or watched.

Zod: Poor casting and they stripped him of any real motivation outside of that weak compulsion he had to "Protect" Krypton.

Lois: I liked, she was better than the last one and didn't mind the red-ish hair.

Martha: She was fine as well.

Perry: Served his purpose.

Plot-holes up the arse. Also WHY was Jor-El a warrior? That contradicts everything the movie sets up. Liked Kal's new birth origin in theory but that needed work.

Just a subpar movie.

#454 Edited by DeviousBastard (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@ensabahnurx: Jor-El wasn't a warrior. Just a bad-@$$ scientist. Zod probably taught him how to fight since they were friends.

#455 Posted by bj365 (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Just saw the movie it was awesome! best superman fighting scene ever, DC went all out on this one!

#456 Edited by StMichalofWilson (3758 posts) - - Show Bio

Halfway of being the best Superman movie. Why?

  • Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe were the best parts of the movie. I really liked how both their characters played important parts in Clark's life as the fathers.
  • The Lois and Clark dynamic was a bit rushed. Plus Adams looks a bit old for him (that doesn't mean she still wasn't great!)
  • Honestly, this is the first Superman movie that actually showed how powerful and badass the Man of Steel is, which to me was a good thing. I was happy they really made the fight scenes cool, but overall it was way over the top most of the time. I mean the battles in Smallville and Metropolis were so devastating, that I was like "Superman get your **** together man! Save the civilians!".
  • It seemed like they forced Superman to abandon everything from his Kryptonian heritage, that was a bit to far in my opinion.
  • Michael Shannon was held back, I mean it. He did a okay performance as General Zod, but they held him back. Snyder should have let him pull a "Kneel before Zod!!!" and make him spend the rest of the movie making everyone kneel before him.
  • Superman had to kill in order to save lives. Couldn't have saved a moment like that until the sequel or third film? But whatever.

Overall, this was a good action-packed Superhero film, but it wasn't as good as Iron Man 3. Hopefully the sequel can do better.

#457 Posted by morgan_13333 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the battle in metropolis was a total succes, I mean what happens when two gods fights it dosen't mater were they fight the battlefield it's gonnna be destroid and people it's gonna get hurt.

#458 Edited by GeekOfKrypton (40 posts) - - Show Bio

Over all, I was not disappointed but there was too much Lois Lane tho. Even tho I love Superman and his mythology I do not like the Lois character. Thank god they left out Jimmy Olsen. Phew!!!!

By the way what's up with these movies especially CBM where the hero's girl ends up saving the day? We saw that in:

>The Dark Knight rises: Catwoman kills Bane.

>Iron-Man III: Pepper got the Extremis in her and saves Tony in the end.

>Spider-Man: Gwen saved the city and deployed the antidote to the Lizard serum.

>Man of Steel: Lois is endowed with the knowledge to stop the Kryptonians by Jor-El.

and I' sure that there are many more that I left out.

SMH

#459 Posted by Darkseid011 (109 posts) - - Show Bio

just saw it. worst superman or dc movie EVER!

#460 Posted by k4tzm4n (40131 posts) - - Show Bio

just saw it. worst superman or dc movie EVER!

Well, I guess that's good news for Catwoman and Superman 3/4.

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#461 Posted by GodOfMischief (641 posts) - - Show Bio

Just saw it today. It was good, but I think it was extremely over hyped. The acting was good, as were the action scenes; but the pacing felt really slow. It felt like it really dragged at some points.

#462 Posted by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Man of Steel was....AWEsome!

I agree 100% with Gregg's review. The fighting scenes...Oh my Lanta! Those were epic!

I absolutely loved it! Though it wasn't perfect, there were some parts I had problems with but this is a case of the good outweighing the bad.

#463 Edited by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

I just got back from seeing this ALLEGED movie. You can go straight to hell Gregg.

There were 3 decent aspects of this movie. The design (costumes and environments) was good, Krypton felt alien without being distractingly so like Asgard felt in Thor., The music was ok, tense in the tense parts and sad in the sad parts, but if you asked me to hum it to you, I couldn't, not like the 1978 music. The special effects were ok. I saw it in 4K 2D and some of the superfast/flying stuff was OBVIOUS CG like it was being run thru a PS3. Better than Matrix 2 fights that looked like they were made in the original XBox, but it was enough to start to take me out of the movie when combined with the shaky-cam.

It's a sad, dark day when the best character in a movie is played by Russel Crowe. Everyone has been praising him and Kevin Costner, but Costner's Pa Kent was so far out of character for Pa, I couldn't believe 80% of the things he said. EVERYONE knew Superman's "secret" identity, Zod's plan was full of holes, the dialogue was mediocre at best, and awful at times. and all in all, it felt more like an Elseworlds book where Superman just isn't hung up on protecting people. It's like a first draft. It was too long, yet it felt rushed. It's like the editor was out sick for this movie. It's like the cameraman was on meth. Worse than the betrayal that was Dark Knight Rises, ALMOST as bad as Prometheus. You can say that Superman is an outrageous character and people can't relate to him, yada yada yada. If Thor could be a perfectly watchable exciting comic book movie in the B-, 3.5/5 range, why can't Superman be too? Yeah some of the action was cool, but NO amount of action can save such horrible writing. I hope whoever wrote this movie never works on another film again.

1.5/5

The tag line should be "Man of Steel. Because you just don't learn! Give up already!"

#464 Edited by lilben42 (2530 posts) - - Show Bio

Its better when you watch it a second time.

#465 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@fantasgasmic: You are entitled to your own opinion. But MOS, for me, was way better than those 3 pieces of s*it movies that you mentioned.

#466 Edited by k4tzm4n (40131 posts) - - Show Bio

@fantasgasmic:

You can go straight to hell Gregg.

For loving the movie? Really?

Honestly, I don't have the patience for ignorance like that tonight. Be mature, realize people have different opinions and express your own without insulting others. Otherwise, don't bother posting. Consider that a first warning.

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#467 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Btw, I keep reading that there was a part where Cavill looked like Reeve...Did you notice it?

#468 Posted by k4tzm4n (40131 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_ said:

@k4tzm4n: Btw, I keep reading that there was a part where Cavill looked like Reeve...Did you notice it?

No, I don't recall ever thinking that.

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#469 Posted by inferiorego (22962 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, a lot of people in this comment thread are cranky. Ya'll need naps.

It's a new Superman for a new era. I, for one, am tired of Reeves films and was insulted that Superman Returns tried to play off that. I don't want my comics recycling the same old Silver Age crap stories, and the same goes for my movies. They gave us something new, and it was awesome. And finally, Superman has been treated like how he always should have been treated, like a science fiction character.

just saw it. worst superman or dc movie EVER!

Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Superman IV

Watch those... Also, you can't say ever... there's still terrible future movies that have yet to come out.

You can go straight to hell Gregg.

Take a step back and breathe. It's an opinion. There is NO reason you should be telling someone to go to hell because they liked something you didn't like.

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#470 Posted by inferiorego (22962 posts) - - Show Bio
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#471 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@sandman_ said:

@k4tzm4n: Btw, I keep reading that there was a part where Cavill looked like Reeve...Did you notice it?

No, I don't recall ever thinking that.

Apparently when he beans up to the World Changer.

#472 Edited by k4tzm4n (40131 posts) - - Show Bio
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#473 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@sandman_: I saw it too and yeah its in that part

@k4tzm4n: Some people just love being douches. Joke's on him as he ended up looking like a tool over something so minor like a movie

#474 Posted by DocLuthorVonDoom (101 posts) - - Show Bio

I done been snitched out!

#475 Posted by jorgeareizaga (298 posts) - - Show Bio

great movie, super fun, higly recomended!!!!!!!!!!1

#476 Posted by fullmetalquach (94 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree for with almost everything. I think the final action battle in the Avengers was better, but that was due to the teamwork part, but as far as raw action goes I have to admit Man of Steel takes the cake. I wanna see this again in IMAX. I noticed the whole "not caring too much about public safety" thing too., but i easily looked over it because like you pointed out, he is a new hero. However, the ending where he kills Zod. That was unexpected, but not in a good way. Seemed totally out of character. I also think that this movie felt more like the end of a trilogy or something. Things advanced so fast in the movie and with the scope of the final battle I just think it would've been better as ending an era than beginning a journey. Mainly due to the fact that Lois knows who Superman is and that he kills Zod at the end. They could've built up the killing aspect in earlier movies and ended it in this final movie to make it more dramatic for people that don't read comics. I definitely want to see this movie again and it puts hope in my heart for a Justice League movie and for future Superman movies.

#477 Edited by AntWillClark (6 posts) - - Show Bio

It was Excellent movie!!!!! the only thing they should of included was construction workers/ new buildings being rebuilt at the end..... to show that they're trying to get things back to what things where before the destruction. also a scene to show Jor-El explaining to Louis how to defeat Zod and his army would have been nice...It just felt rushed. Now thinking about it... the beginning of clark origins was a bit to long maybe they could used Smallville the Tv series for inspiration on that part it felt way to long....and I didn't buy Kevin Costner performance in this movie... he seemed overly protective maybe, or something ...I like Jonathan Kent in Smallville better ...but maybe we'll see more from him in the next one regarding Clarks memories of his father. The things that we dislike might be the things that will make since the second movie so enjoying this movie for what it was ....I cant imagine how hard it would be to produce/ create a movie towards this magnitude.... so I give all of them a round of applause.

#478 Edited by DeviousBastard (136 posts) - - Show Bio
#479 Edited by AntWillClark (6 posts) - - Show Bio
#480 Posted by Grimoire (537 posts) - - Show Bio

@deviousbastard: Thanks for the link. Clears up a lot of small questions that really didn't bother me as much as those who asked the questions. lol

Just saw the movie and I thought it was great. Only didn't like his secret identity being found out so easily.

#481 Posted by SpidermanWins (3982 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this movie. I hate Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews were so damned opinionated it was insane. Superman is normally serious anyway and even if his lack of humor was somehow an issue that does NOT IN ANY WAY give them the right to warrant it a failing grade based on that reason and shoving away how good the acting was and how moving the movie was at points. Despicable I tell you, stupid, opinionated, unaccepting, frustrating. It blew the nitpicks out of proportion to the point where they forgot how good it really was and had that determine that it was worse than Superman Returns. How in holy hell? I just cant comprehend how to hate a film that much over such little, unimportant hings. It was such a good movie, It's just a damned shame it won't get any reward for what it has brought us in the award shows to come.

#482 Edited by CaptainLantern76 (551 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved this movie. I hate Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews were so damned opinionated it was insane. Superman is normally serious anyway and even if his lack of humor was somehow an issue that does NOT IN ANY WAY give them the right to warrant it a failing grade based on that reason and shoving away how good the acting was and how moving the movie was at points. Despicable I tell you, stupid, opinionated, unaccepting, frustrating. It blew the nitpicks out of proportion to the point where they forgot how good it really was and had that determine that it was worse than Superman Returns. How in holy hell? I just cant comprehend how to hate a film that much over such little, unimportant hings. It was such a good movie, It's just a damned shame it won't get any reward for what it has brought us in the award shows to come.

I loved it too and I somewhat agree with you on Rotten Tomatoes.

#483 Edited by DMXN (93 posts) - - Show Bio

One Easter Egg I noticed was LexCorp, but what was the second?

#484 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

@dmxn: Wayne Satellite.

#485 Posted by warlock360 (28050 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw it at the night screening with barely anyone there (in 3D), it was definately one of the most intense movies out there and action wise can't be compared to anything before. Also, Supermans actor was a very fitting cast, especially if you watch some behind the scenes or interviews.

#486 Edited by TheAcidSkull (17941 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome movie. People bitch way to much

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#487 Posted by JuliusTakalua (270 posts) - - Show Bio

just watched this and came back and first i'd like to say I loved it as a comic book fan and a film-goer but 5/5 is waaaaay too high.

The film is a very very good movie but it's still very choppy and we don't get to embrace the emotional impacts of the movie that much because it's too hasty. Not enough time for audiences to learn the characters and the world better unlike the TDK trilogy. I actually liked this Louis a bit better than the first two Supes movies. This Louis was actually SMART. BUT I also did miss the tension between both Louis and Supes.

The fil did not have enough cheeky moments and humor but it's not that big of a deal. A few laughs were needed but there was at least two or three laughs so it's fine. Cavill sold it as Kal El/Superman/Clark Kent and the story written by Nolan and GOyer was excellent. I only wished that Nolan directed this. He did such a great job showing Batman and Joker and the world they were in in TDK and I bet he could have done the same here.

Snyder was a bit meh to me... The film had too much action in the beginning which I thought was unnecessary and could have replaced it more with what was going on in Krypton really and show some heavy stuff more... It was a strange combo to me really. I don't know who exactly wrote the script but the script did not match Snyder at all.

I'd give it a 4/5, very good or pretty great. But there are others who really loathe this movie (critics and old people who're just nostalgic) and think of this movie as "heresy to Supes!" which is weird cus Man of Steel was very true in tone with teh modern superman mythology. Snyder and the scriptwriter should've focused more on Birthright and Secret Origin than Earth One... The Louis Lane side story was great at times but it started in a hasty way too... More Clark, less everything else!

#488 Posted by Bezza (3513 posts) - - Show Bio

This is one of the first sensible reviews of MOS I have seen and reflects how I feel about the movie! It had its flaws and isn't the masterpiece that Superman 1 was, or Dark Knight was, but overall its epic!

#489 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked it. Sure it had faults--my pet peeve is the old maneuver of having teh same military guys show up in every scene the military is in--the base in the arctic, then the helicopter/plane attack, then the landing of Zod's ship, then the "bombing" run at the end. And they seemed to force Lois into a lot of scenes where she had no reason to be.

BUT, I honestly didn't care too much about that. The acting was very solid, especially from Zod. He was fantastic--lots of subtlety. Even Costner was good. And the action was great. I was so happy with the speedster-style fighting. Lady Zod (whatever the hell her name is) was a bada$$. Lots of fun.

#490 Posted by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked it. Sure it had faults--my pet peeve is the old maneuver of having teh same military guys show up in every scene the military is in--the base in the arctic, then the helicopter/plane attack, then the landing of Zod's ship, then the "bombing" run at the end. And they seemed to force Lois into a lot of scenes where she had no reason to be.

BUT, I honestly didn't care too much about that. The acting was very solid, especially from Zod. He was fantastic--lots of subtlety. Even Costner was good. And the action was great. I was so happy with the speedster-style fighting. Lady Zod (whatever the hell her name is) was a bada$$. Lots of fun.

#491 Edited by Owie (3689 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked it. Sure it had faults--my pet peeve is the old maneuver of having teh same military guys show up in every scene the military is in--the base in the arctic, then the helicopter/plane attack, then the landing of Zod's ship, then the "bombing" run at the end. And they seemed to force Lois into a lot of scenes where she had no reason to be. And the camera was super-jittery when it really didn't need to be.

BUT, I honestly didn't care too much about that. The acting was very solid, especially from Zod. He was fantastic--lots of subtlety. Even Costner was good. And the action was great. I was so happy with the speedster-style fighting. Lady Zod (whatever the hell her name is) was a bada$$. Lots of fun.

#492 Edited by ScreamingGhost (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe its because I prefer the Timmverse Superman but this film was a subpar 2/5 for me. All the plot holes, pacing problems, generic art direction and product placement killed it for me. Way to much time with Jor-El and not enough on what should matter to Clark the man who raised him. I hope Synder isn't in charge of Justice League, because he didn't even deliver in the action department this time. Just a bunch of punching each other through buildings.

#493 Posted by akirajay38 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this on Saturday, It was definitely amazing and very exciting. Russel Crowe's Jor-El was my favorite thing about the movie. I will spoil one easter egg cause the people I went to see it with didn't see it, so I want people to look for it....Look for a "logo" on a tanker truck ;) My one gripe was with coughing. You'll see.

#494 Posted by Beerminator1 (353 posts) - - Show Bio

The best comic book movie ever made (at least so far). As much as I love The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel is just a bit better. I don't think I've ever had as great experience in a movie theater as I had with this.

The ending was a shocker, seeing Superman kill someone, but I still understand it. There was no way to send Zod to the Phantom Zone anymore, and it's not like he's just going to give up after a beating, he was so pissed off. During their fight, thousands of people must have gotten hurt, maybe even died. Superman realized that the fight would go on maybe for hours and more people would get hurt. He couldn't let anyone else die anymore. There was no other choice than killing him. And it's not like Zod would have just agreed to go fight outside the city. The situation kinda reminded me of when Superman fought Doomsday in 'The Death Of Superman'.

#495 Posted by k4tzm4n (40131 posts) - - Show Bio

@bezza said:

This is one of the first sensible reviews of MOS I have seen and reflects how I feel about the movie! It had its flaws and isn't the masterpiece that Superman 1 was, or Dark Knight was, but overall its epic!

Thanks!

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#496 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Man Of Steel was such a sick movie. Now there's definitely needs to be a sequel to this one for sure. Hopefully a Justice League Movie will be apart of its tie-ins!

#497 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

..And the battle scene between General Zod and Superman was one of the most badass fights I've ever seen on screen.

#498 Edited by Loki9876 (3003 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it not a 5/5 but a 7.6/10.

#499 Posted by Xshinobi (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I finally got around to watching this and I freaking loved every minute of it. I'm a big fan of Zack Snyder and he didn't disappoint here.

#500 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

It does seem that the majority of other critics don't agree with your take that MoS is the best comic book movie. :P (Yes, I know this is just your opinion)

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