5 Reasons Why Man of Steel Sucks and 5 Reasons Why It Doesn't

Overall, I have to say Man of Steel is a bad movie. However, it is not without it's strengths. And the following list will explain some of those...Along with it's weaknesses. And no, it's not kryptonite.

Overall, I give the movie a C-. Bad, but not horrible, and there would be hope for the sequel if the casting agent wasn't going full retard. And you know what they say about going full retard.

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I thought Zod was awesome :P

Posted by joshmightbe

1. I agree Cavil was good but not the best.

2. Pa Kent was good in this but I feel like any reasonably skilled actor could have played that part.

3, 4, and 5. Mostly agree.

6. Disagree, Shannon did a decent job and unlike many I was Okay with him getting killed since Superman has actually killed Zod like 3 times before.

7. I didn't care about the romance at all, didn't love it, didn't hate it, just didn't care.

8. I liked the fights.

9. There were about 2 minutes of film between Zod dying and the credits, what exactly could they have done to show a personality change in all the characters in that amount of screen time?

10. I thought the middle was the best part.

Overall I have to say I was shocked about peoples reaction to the fights, for 20 damn years I've been hearing comic fans complain about wanting to see Superman actually fight in a movie so WB finally gives us the exact movie fans have been asking for for years and all the sudden they bitch. Its ridiculous, just like I tell my kid, you can't be mad for getting exactly what you ask for.

Posted by TommytheHitman

1. I agree Cavil was good but not the best.

2. Pa Kent was good in this but I feel like any reasonably skilled actor could have played that part.

3, 4, and 5. Mostly agree.

6. Disagree, Shannon did a decent job and unlike many I was Okay with him getting killed since Superman has actually killed Zod like 3 times before.

7. I didn't care about the romance at all, didn't love it, didn't hate it, just didn't care.

8. I liked the fights.

9. There were about 2 minutes of film between Zod dying and the credits, what exactly could they have done to show a personality change in all the characters in that amount of screen time?

10. I thought the middle was the best part.

Overall I have to say I was shocked about peoples reaction to the fights, for 20 damn years I've been hearing comic fans complain about wanting to see Superman actually fight in a movie so WB finally gives us the exact movie fans have been asking for for years and all the sudden they bitch. Its ridiculous, just like I tell my kid, you can't be mad for getting exactly what you ask for.

I did care about the romance. I think it did a good job of making non comic readers stop bitching about Lois Lane.

I enjoyed the whole thing. The only part I didn't love was the opening scene on Krypton and even that was more enjoyable then a certain trilogy of movies that bore the shit out of you.

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Posted by TommytheHitman

Also are you honestly saying you cared about the Superman/Lois romance in the previous films? Really with nothing going on? At least in this film they actually made Lois useful towards the plot instead of screaming for help every five seconds!

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Posted by Deathstroke19

Got to disagree with you here bud. I actually really enjoyed Zod (as I always have), really enjoyed the movie, and LOVED the fit scenes, which as mentioned previously is what we've been asking for for years now.

Posted by dngn4774
  1. The lead actor was a pretty good pic, and I feel like the movie's original trailer (you know, the one that looks like it's an aquaman movie until the last 20 seconds) gave him an uphill battle to fight. It's pretty sad that I think the rookie will outshine Batflek next year.
  2. Total agreement with @joshmightbe on this one. The real credit belongs to the writers on this one.
  3. l have mixed feelings about Crowe's portrayal in this role. In a way, he succeeds at making Jor-El the constant voice of reason, but doesn't seem to do much else with the role. I really wanted him to match Michael Shannon's intensity when Zod gets in his face and I don't feel like that ever happened in the film.
  4. Indeed
  5. What did you expect? With the money DC sank into the special effects, I would have been pissed if they did screw it up. This is sort of like a teacher rewarding a student just for showing up to class. I would have gave points to the staff if they tried doing this on tv their tv shows like Arrow or Smallville, but in a Superman movie I expect nothing less than the best.
  6. Totally disagree. I knew Shannon couldn't trump Stamp's (original Zod) performance, but he definitely delivered. Zod was a General first and a villain second (almost like a Kryptonian Wade Eiling), not just some villain who turned out to be a general. Shannon really nails that distinction.
  7. Amy Adams had the personality but not the look. Besides, no Lois and Clark relationship has really looked believable on the big screen and I'd argue that this comes the closest to being believable. Also, it's only the first movie, she's only know Superman for like a week and they'll have more movies to develop the relationship. Would you rather her be like Thor's girlfriend and pine after him after only like ten minutes of screentime? This seems like a more realistic romance to me.
  8. Kind of a double edged sword here. You got to give Superman Fanboys some ammo in the Battle forums while still making it understandable. I really liked them but I could also see how it could come off as annoying. My advise, leave the Martial Arts fight scene to Batman, and the Michael Bay stuff to Sups.
  9. I agree with @joshmightbe again. The drone scene show that the develoment was that he's not going to stop being who is, a hero. The Drone take down is him saying to the government "whether you trust me or not I'll continue to save lives."
  10. Not sure which part you're classifying as the middle but from the terramorph up to the Zod fight was IMHO the worst part of the film. Taking out Faora (arguably the best character from this film) and waiting 15 minutes as Perry just stares a Jenny Olsen's (bastards) eyes was pretty damn boring. Also, I think Dr. Emil Hamilton got sent to the Phantom Zone too and if so that's another important character whose potential was wasted.

To me the biggest travesties where Jimmy's needless gender swap, losing Faora, and really doing nothing with Dr. Hamilton's character.

Posted by joshmightbe

@dngn4774: To be fair a gender swap isn't even close to the weirdest thing to ever happen to Jimmy.

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Though I never loved Sups, and don't find this movie great or somethin' I can't agree with you. By me, It's a C+/B- movie, and for a Clark fan, It's the greateast thing that hapened to them in decades.

Oh yeah, and Russel Crowe was AWESOME.